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Scouts Inc. on inside linebackers

Originally Published: August 5, 2009
Scouts Inc.

The middle linebacker often defines his defense. The great NFL defenses of this generation have taken on the personality of these players, like Ray Lewis with the Ravens, Derrick Brooks with the Bucs, Harry Carson with the Giants and Mike Singletary with the Bears.

Besides possessing great instincts, a middle linebacker is counted on to captain the defense and to be a leader in the locker room and on the field. Speed and quickness are great, but a nose for the football and an extensive ...

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