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

Yes! We are still power ranking every single starter in the NFL here at The USB! It’s a long process, but someone has to do it. We need to know exactly which players were the best at their respective positions last season as head into the new football season and it’s my job to rank them.

Today, we are ranking the middle linebackers currently playing in a 3-4 scheme. These guys are asked to do a lot, so let’s show them some love please.

LET’S DO THIS!

 

 

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30. Reggie Ragland (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: Hasn’t played
Career Tackles: Hasn’t played
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): Hasn’t played
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): Hasn’t played
Last Year’s Ranking: 18th (2016)


 

29. Jon Bostic (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 2.0
Career Tackles: 142
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 2
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

28. Kamalei Correa (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 0.0
Career Tackles: 4
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 4
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

27. Tank Carder (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 0.0
Career Tackles: 53
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 5
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

26. Joe Schobert (Cleveland Browns)

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 Age: 23
Career Sacks: 0.5
Career Tackles: 28
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 28
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

25. Vince Williams (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 2.5
Career Tackles: 190
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 47
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

24. Darron Lee (New York Jets)

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Age: 22
Career Sacks: 1.0
Career Tackles: 73
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 73
Last Year’s Ranking: 17th (2016)


 

23. Blake Martinez (Green Bay Packers)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 1.0
Career Tackles: 69
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 69
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

22. Will Compton (Washington Redskins)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 1.0
Career Tackles: 263
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 106
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

21. Preston Brown (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 1.0
Career Tackles: 368
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 139
Last Year’s Ranking: 32nd (2016), 14th (2015)


 

20. Haason Reddick (Arizona Cardinals)

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


 

19. Demario Davis (New York Jets)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 8.5
Career Tackles: 448
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 99
Last Year’s Ranking: 24th (2016), 20th (2015)


 

18. Alec Ogletree (Los Angeles Rams)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 3.5
Career Tackles: 406
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 136
Last Year’s Ranking: 10th (2016)


 

17. Sean Spence (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 5.0
Career Tackles: 144
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 54
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

16. Todd Davis (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 0.5
Career Tackles: 139
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 96
Last Year’s Ranking: 28th (2016)


 

15. Jake Ryan (Green Bay Packers)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 0.0
Career Tackles: 132
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 82
Last Year’s Ranking: 21st (2016), 12th (2015)


 

14. Deone Bucannon (Arizona Cardinals)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 5.0
Career Tackles: 284
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 91
Last Year’s Ranking: 6th (2016)


 

13. Avery Williamson (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 8.5
Career Tackles: 284
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 103
Last Year’s Ranking: 16th (2016), 13th (2015)


 

12. Brian Cushing (Houston Texans)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 13.0
Career Tackles: 649
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 65
Last Year’s Ranking: 22nd (2016), 23rd (2015)


 

11. Danny Trevathan (Chicago Bears)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 4.0
Career Tackles: 348
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 66
Last Year’s Ranking: 3rd (2016), 17th (2015)


 

10. Ryan Shazier (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 7.0
Career Tackles: 210
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 87
Last Year’s Ranking: 20th (2016), 19th (2015)


 

9. Mark Barron (Los Angeles Rams)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 7.0
Career Tackles: 482
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 118
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked at MLB


 

8. Wesley Woodyard (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 17.5
Career Tackles: 672
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 57
Last Year’s Ranking: 2nd (2016), 28th (2015)


 

7. Derrick Johnson (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 34
Career Sacks: 27.5
Career Tackles: 1081
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 90
Last Year’s Ranking: 1st (2016), 10th (2015)


 

6. Brandon Marshall (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 3.5
Career Tackles: 271
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 52
Last Year’s Ranking: 4th (2016), 2nd (2015)


 

5. Ramik Wilson (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 0.0
Career Tackles: 76
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 96
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

4. C.J. Mosley (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 7.0
Career Tackles: 342
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 92
Last Year’s Ranking: 13th (2016), 4th (2015)


 

3. Benardrick McKinney (Houston Texans)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 6.0
Career Tackles: 192
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 129
Last Year’s Ranking: 6th (2016), 11th (2015)


 

2. Zach Brown (Washington Redskins)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 14.0
Career Tackles: 410
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 149
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

1. Jerrell Freeman (Chicago Bears)

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Age: 31
Career Sacks: 12.0
Career Tackles: 587
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 110
Last Year’s Ranking: 5th (2016), 30th (2015)

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