The LB class this year is pretty solid, with Reuben Foster leading the way. Foster plays ILB/MLB, however, while the OLB position is led by two very, very good prospects in Matthew Thomas and Jaylon Smith.
The two are so intertwined with one another that they are listed back to back in the top 10 of the ESPNU 150. Both of these OLB prospects offer an array of talents to a defense and it's tough to say who's actually better.
Until now, that is.
This read will be a scouting breakdown of both prospects in important positional categories. At the end, we'll settle on who we think is the better OLB.