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Te'o, Telfort hold down top spots in 2009 OLB rankings

Originally Published: August 13, 2008
By Billy Tucker | Scouts Inc.

Similar to 2008, this year's outside linebacker class is deep in talent and comprised of fast and rangy undersized prospects. That the classes are comparable makes sense; the position is changing at the college level. As evaluators, we are now seeking out prospects who can adjust to the increased speed of the game. With wide-open, spread offenses becoming so prevalent, defenses cannot afford to have perimeter linebackers who can't make plays in space or cover the field sideline-to-sideline.

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