[2017-18 NFL Position Power Rankings] 3-4 Outside Linebackers

Week three of POWER RANKING EVERY SINGLE NFL STARTER rolls along with a look at the edge rushers currently getting it done in a 3-4 scheme.

These guys are NFL quarterbacks worst nightmares. When you lay down to sleep at night, you may have a nightmare of a shark eating your leg or perhaps you’re getting chased by a bear and you can’t run because your feet weigh 1,000 pounds.

Well, NFL QB’s don’t have those nightmares. Their nightmares consist of these guys running at them at full speed and taking their heads off as a trophy. What a life, right?

So, who’s the top outside linebacker in the 3-4? I think we all know who it is, but let’s find out together anyway….

ENJOY THE LIST!

 

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30. Ramon Humber (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 3.5
Career Tackles: 210
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 16
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

29. Connor Barwin (Los Angeles Rams)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 49.5
Career Tackles: 320
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 34
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

28. Clay Matthews (Green Bay Packers)

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Age: 31
Career Sacks: 72.5
Career Tackles: 396
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 24
Last Year’s Ranking: 20th (2016), 28th (2015)


 

27. Za’Darius Smith (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 6.5
Career Tackles: 50
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 20
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

26. Lorenzo Mauldin (New York Jets)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 6.5
Career Tackles: 33
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 16
Last Year’s Ranking: 31st (2016)


 

25. Bud Dupree (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 8.5
Career Tackles: 50
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 24
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

24. Preston Smith (Washington Redskins)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 12.5
Career Tackles: 73
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 38
Last Year’s Ranking: 30th (2016)


 

23. Robert Quinn (Los Angeles Rams)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 54.0
Career Tackles: 186
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 10
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

22. Pernell McPhee (Chicago Bears)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 27.0
Career Tackles: 161
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 16
Last Year’s Ranking: 3rd (2016), 4th (2015)


 

21. Leonard Floyd (Chicago Bears)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 7.0
Career Tackles: 33
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 7.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 33
Last Year’s Ranking: 22nd (2016)


 

20. Jordan Jenkins (New York Jets)

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Age: 22
Career Sacks: 2.5
Career Tackles: 41
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 41
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

19. Dee Ford (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 15.5
Career Tackles: 68
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 10.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 38
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

18. Jamie Collins (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 12.5
Career Tackles: 360
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 43
Last Year’s Ranking: 4th (2016), 2nd (2015)


 

17. John Simon (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 10.0
Career Tackles: 120
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 51
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

16. Jabaal Sheard (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 36.0
Career Tackles: 260
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 33
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

15. Terrell Suggs (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 34
Career Sacks: 114.5
Career Tackles: 764
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 8.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 35
Last Year’s Ranking: 16th (2016), 8th (2015)


 

14. Shane Ray (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 12.0
Career Tackles: 68
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 8.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 48
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

13. Justin Houston (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 60.0
Career Tackles: 285
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 21
Last Year’s Ranking: 2nd (2016), 1st (2015)


 

12. Christian Kirksey (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 8.0
Career Tackles: 292
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 148
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

11. Gerald Hodges (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 3.5
Career Tackles: 83
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 83
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

10. James Harrison (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 39
Career Sacks: 81.5
Career Tackles: 785
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 53
Last Year’s Ranking: 8th (2016)


 

9. Derrick Morgan (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 36.5
Career Tackles: 248
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 9.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 33
Last Year’s Ranking: 23rd (2016), 7th (2015)


 

8. Brian Orakpo (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 57.5
Career Tackles: 351
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 10.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 46
Last Year’s Ranking: 10th (2016), 21st (2015)


 

7. Ryan Kerrigan (Washington Redskins)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 58.5
Career Tackles: 322
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 11.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 33
Last Year’s Ranking: 15th (2016), 3rd (2015)


 

6. Jadeveon Clowney (Houston Texans)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 10.5
Career Tackles: 99
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 6.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 52
Last Year’s Ranking: 11th (2016), 14th (2015)


 

5. Whitney Mercilus (Houston Texans)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 37.5
Career Tackles: 227
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 7.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 53
Last Year’s Ranking: 4th (2016), 26th (2015)


 

4. Nick Perry (Green Bay Packers)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 23.5
Career Tackles: 152
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 11.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 52
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

3. Markus Golden (Arizona Cardinals)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 16.5
Career Tackles: 82
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 12.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 51
Last Year’s Ranking: 24th (2016)


 

2. Chandler Jones (Arizona Cardinals)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 47.0
Career Tackles: 260
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 11.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 49
Last Year’s Ranking: 14th (2016)


 

1. Von Miller (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 73.5
Career Tackles: 78
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 13.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 78
Last Year’s Ranking: 1st (2016), 2nd (2015)

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