Middle linebacker is like the quarterback of the defense. He's the guy that has to keep the defense together and make sure everyone is doing their job. Inside linebackers have to play the run, the pass, and on occasion, rush the quarterback. They have to be extremely versatile, and play with a combination of speed and power.
Before the season started I ranked the top 10 players at several positions. I never released the 10 best middle linebackers. So after over a month here it is—the top ten middle linebackers in the NFL.