As we continue our series of our early 2014 rankings at each position, today we arrive the LB position. 'Backers are important players for a defense because they have to be responsible at defending both the run and pass.
With the wide-open spread offensive attacks of today's game, lighter and more athletic linebackers are needed. The classic big and bulky strong-side LB is almost extinct. This 2014 class has a good variation of second-level defenders to help stop all kinds of offensive schemes.
Whether your program needs a sideline-to-sideline chaser-type, a classic Mike to man the middle, an athletic coverage 'backer or wants to add the classic Sam LB type, this 2014 class has a good pool to pick from.
Check this list out, as it is opening board of the top 10 2014 LB prospects.