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

YES! WE ARE STILL RANKING NFL STARTERS HERE AT THE USB! It’s a long process, but we are almost done with it! By this time next week, we should be putting a bow tie on these things and we will all know just how good our favorite NFL teams are as we head into pre-season in just over a month.

Are you excited?

Me too.

Let’s rank the best middle linebackers currently playing in a 4-3 scheme first though. Whaddya say?

LEZ DO DIS!!!!!

 

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17. Jelani Jenkins (Oakland Raiders)

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Age: 25
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 29
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): F
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): F
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

16. A.J. Klein (New Orleans Saints)

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Age: 25
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 31
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): F
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): C
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

15. Keenan Robinson (New York Giants)

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Age: 27
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 83
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): B-
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): F
Last Year’s Ranking: 12th (2016), 24th (2015)


 

14. Raekwon McMillan (Miami Dolphins)

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Age: 20
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

13. Jarrad Davis (Detroit Lions)

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Age: 21
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

12. Myles Jack (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Age: 21
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 24
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): B-
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): F
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

11. Denzel Perryman (Los Angeles Chargers)

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Age: 24
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 72
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): C
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): C
Last Year’s Ranking: 9th (2016)


 

10. NaVorro Bowman (San Francisco 49ers)

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Age: 29
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 35
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): B
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): A-
Last Year’s Ranking: 14th (2016), 1st (2015)


 

9. Anthony Hitchens (Dallas Cowboys)

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Age: 25
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 78
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): B
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): F
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

8. Kwon Alexander (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

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Age: 22
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 145
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): B
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): F
Last Year’s Ranking: 9th (2016)


 

7. David Harris (New England Patriots)

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Age: 33
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 95
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): B
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): C
Last Year’s Ranking: 10th (2016), 32nd (2015)


 

6. Kevin Minter (Cincinnati Bengals)

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders

Age: 26
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 81
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): B
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): C
Last Year’s Ranking: 16th (2016)


 

5. Eric Kendricks (Minnesota Vikings)

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Age: 25
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 109
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): B
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): D+
Last Year’s Ranking: 6th (2016), 7th (2015)


 

4. Deion Jones (Atlanta Falcons)

NFL: Super Bowl LI-New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons

Age: 22
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 75
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): B+
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): C
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

3. Jordan Hicks (Philadelphia Eagles)

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Age: 24
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 85
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): A
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): F
Last Year’s Ranking: 7th (2016)


 

2. Bobby Wagner (Seattle Seahawks)

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Age: 26
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 167
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): B+
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): A
Last Year’s Ranking: 5th (2016), 2nd (2015)


 

1. Luke Kuechly (Carolina Panthers)

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Age: 26
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 102
Pass Coverage Grade (for 2016-17 season): A
Run Defense Grade (for 2016-17 season): A-
Last Year’s Ranking: 1st (2016), 1st (2015)

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