NFL Draft: 5 Traits Every NFL Scout Looks for in a Star Linebacker

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NFL Draft: 5 Traits Every NFL Scout Looks for in a Star Linebacker
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Scouts have one of the hardest jobs in the NFL. It's their job to find the right players for the franchise.

In regards to linebackers specifically, scouts need to look beyond the obvious qualities to find great players.

Linebackers obviously need to be big, strong, fast and agile, but that is not enough to be a great linebacker. 

In the NFL, every player is big, strong, fast and agile; so what do scouts look for to distinguish the average linebackers from future great ones?

The following traits are the ones that distinguish great linebackers from average ones.

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