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All-Time Greatest Draft - Linebackers
Miami Hurricane LB Ray Lewis
Miami Hurricane LB Ray Lewis
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Apr 22, 2011


Where were some of the greatest players of all-time drafted? Check out the ranking of the 25 greatest NFL linebackers and where they were picked.

2011 NFL Draft 

All-Time Linebackers

2011 NFL Prospect Rankings & Breakdowns
- QBs | RBs | FBs | WRs
- TEs | OTs | OGs | Cs 

2011 NFL Post-Combine Draft Rankings
- Top 32 Talents
- 2nd Rounders
- 3rd Rounders
- 4th Rounders
- 5th Rounders
- 6th Rounders
- 7th Rounders & Top Free Agents  

2011 NFL Combine Position Analysis
- QB | RB | WR | TE
- C | OT | OG | DE
- DT | ILB | OLB | S | CB
- 2012's Top Returning NFL Prospects - Offense

THE 2010 NFL DRAFT


2010 CFN Talent Rankings
- 1st Rounders
- 2nd Rounders
- 3rd Rounders
- 4th Rounders
- 5th Rounders
- 6th Rounders
- 7th Rounders 
- Top Free Agent Talents 

2010 CFN Position Rankings & Analysis

- QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs
- Cs | OTs | OGs | DEs
- DTs | ILBs | OLBs
- Ss | CBs

2010 NFL Combine Quick Looks & Post-Combine Rankings

- QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs
- Cs | OTs | OGs | DEs
- DTs | ILBs | OLBs
- Ss | CBs

2010 NFL Combine Results
- QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs
- Cs | OTs | OGs | DEs
- DTs | ILBs | OLBs
- Ss | CBs 

2010 NFL Combine
- Offensive Winners  
- Offensive Losers 
- Defensive Winners 
- Defensive Losers

- 2011 NFL Inside Linebacker Rankings 
- All-Time Greatest Draft - Defensive Tackles

1. Ray Lewis, Miami
Year Drafted: Baltimore Ravens, 1996
Draft Position: 1st Round, 26th Pick

2. Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina
Year Drafted: New York Giants, 1982
Draft Position: 1st Round, 2nd Pick

3. Dick Butkus, Illinois
Year Drafted: Chicago Bears, 1965
Draft Position: 1st Round, 3rd Pick

4. Ray Nitschke, Illinois
Year Drafted: Green Bay Packers, 1958
Draft Position: 3rd Round, 11th Pick

5. Brian Urlacher, New Mexico
Year Drafted: Chicago Bears, 2000
Draft Position: 1st Round, 9th Pick

6. Sam Huff, West Virginia
Year Drafted: New York Giants, 1956
Draft Position: 3rd Round, 5th pick

7. Jack Lambert, Kent State
Year Drafted: Pittsburgh Steelers, 1974
Draft Position: 2nd Round, 20th Pick

8. Willie Lanier, Morgan State
Year Drafted: Kansas City Chiefs, 1967
Draft Position: 2nd Round, 24th Pick

9. Derrick Thomas, Alabama
Year Drafted: Kansas City Chiefs, 1989
Draft Position: 1st Round, 4th Pick

10. Chuck Bednarik, Penn
Year Drafted: Philadelphia Eagles, 1949
Draft Position: 1st Round, 1st Pick

11. Mike Singletary, Baylor
Year Drafted: Chicago Bears, 1981
Draft Position: 2nd Round, 10th Pick

12. Jack Ham, Penn State
Year Drafted: Pittsburgh Steelers, 1971
Draft Position: 2nd Round, 8th Pick

13. Joe Schmidt, Pitt
Year Drafted: Detroit Lions, 1953
Draft Position: 7th Round, 12th Pick

14. Ted Hendricks, Miami
Year Drafted: Baltimore Colts, 1969
Draft Position: 2nd Round, 7th Pick

15. Andre Tippett, Iowa
Year Drafted: New England Patriots, 1982
Draft Position: 2nd Round, 14th Pick

16. Harry Carson, South Carolina State
Year Drafted: New York Giants, 1976
Draft Position: 4th Round, 13th Pick

17. Bill George, Wake Forest
Year Drafted: Chicago Bears, 1951
Draft Position: 2nd Round, 9th Pick

18. Patrick Willis, Ole Miss
Year Drafted: San Francisco 49ers, 2007
Draft Position: 1st Round, 11th Pick

19. Les Richter, California
Year Drafted: Los Angeles Rams, 1954 
Draft Position: 1st Round, 2nd Pick

20. Rickey Jackson, Pitt
Year Drafted: New Orleans Saints, 1981  
Draft Position: 2nd Round, 23rd Pick

21. Nick Buoniconti, Notre Dame
Year Drafted: New England Patriots, 1963  
Draft Position: 13th Round, AFL

22. George Connor, Notre Dame
Year Drafted: Pittsburgh Steelers, 1945  
Draft Position: 15th Round, 3rd Pick

23. Dave Wilcox, Oregon
Year Drafted: San Francisco 49ers, 1964  
Draft Position: 3rd Round, 1st Pick

24. Bobby Bell, Minnesota
Year Drafted: Minnesota Vikings, 1963  
Draft Position: 2nd Round, 2nd Pick

25. Chris Hanburger, North Carolina
Year Drafted: Washington Redskins, 1965  
Draft Position: 18th Round, 7th Pick

- 2011 NFL Inside Linebacker Rankings 
- All-Time Greatest Draft - Defensive Tackles