Linebackers are big, bad tackling machines.
The great ones have the ability to stop running backs on their tracks and also have the speed and athleticism to match up against bulky tight ends or gritty slot receivers in pass coverage.
It's never an exact science when it comes to finding the next Hall of Famer out of the draft because there are other intangibles involved besides impressive numbers in college.
With that in mind, let's take a look at the upcoming crop of linebackers. Perhaps one of these guys will be the league's next defensive superstar.
Here we go.