Which NFL team has the most talent at linebacker heading into the 2014 season?
This was a tougher question to answer than you might have expected. Suspensions and injuries took Daryl Washington, Jon Beason, NaVorro Bowman, Sean Lee, Kiko Alonso and Sean Weatherspoon off of rosters (some for longer than others), and an impending Aldon Smith suspension leaves a huge question mark hanging over the San Francisco 49ers' roster.
But looking at those players expected to be available in 2014—and both Bowman and Smith are—which team has the most talent?
Talent may seem like a vague ranking system, but this takes into account past production, future projections, pre-draft rankings for rookies and the scheme fit of the group. And not just for the starters, but for key backups in an NFL that's becoming more about specialization on defense.
All depth charts are from Ourlads.com.