Everyone has heard the saying "defense wins championships;" with that being said, a lot of winning teams have had a terrible offense but are still able to win because of a dominant defense.
When it comes to defense, the most important position is the middle linebacker. This player must plug up holes, go into coverage, create pressure, adjust to the offense, to be great you have to straight up make plays.
He is the play caller, the leader, the defense's heart and soul.
Over the years there have been numerous players at this position, but only a few have gone down as the elite at their class.
In this article, I will list who I see as the top Middle linebackers coming into the 2010 season.