Depth and versatility highlight ILB class
The 2011 inside linebacker class is very strong as a whole and elite up top with seven prospects landing in the ESPNU 150, which is the most since 2008.
What makes this group so distinct is the number of scheme-versatile prospects represented. The upper-tier prospects in this class are all solid, downhill run stoppers, but several could play on the strong side (SAM) thanks to their length, range and coverage skills -- which makes them all the more coveted. Their collective skill set also ...
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