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posted: 5/6/2014 11:03 AM

Top 10 NFL prospects at linebacker

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Khalil Mack, Buffalo 6-2.5 251 4.65 NCAA career leader with 75 TFLs and 16 FFs. Elite athlete and impact pass rusher with 40-inch vertical.

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C.J. Mosley, Alabama 6-2.0 234 4.68 Impact player vs. run is a student of the game who brings strong character and work ethic.

Anthony Barr, UCLA 6-4.7 255 4.66 Converted FB had 23.5 sacks and 41.5 TFLs past 2 seasons; still somewhat raw at key and diagnose.

Ryan Shazier, Ohio State 6-1.1 237 4.59 Lacks size to bang in the trenches but has excellent speed and great range to chase down the ball.

Chris Borland, Wisconsin 5-11.4 248 4.83 Bulky, stumpy run stuffer with elite take-on; plays faster than he times due to excellent instincts.

Kyle Van Noy, BYU 6-3.1 243 4.71 Hard-working instinctive 3-down player is better in pursuit than at point of attack; 62 career TFLs.

Jerry Attaochu, Ga. Tech 6-3.2 252 4.66 Coachable, hard-working, still has plenty of upside after finishing strong with 10.5 sacks in final 6 games.

Demarcus Lawrence, Boise 6-2.7 251 4.80 Rangy athlete has room to grow. Pass-rush potential (19 sacks in 2 yrs.); some character concerns.

Telvin Smith, Florida St. 6-3.0 218 4.52 Undersized Tampa-2 type type flies to the ball with exceptional speed; excellent S-T potential.

Trent Murphy, Stanford 6-5.3 250 4.86 Despite lack of speed had 25 sacks past 2 yrs. Big and strong, better in a phone booth than in space.

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