April 10, 2007
Rank Player School Year* Ht./Wt. Hometown
1. Dan Connor Penn State Sr. 6-3/233 Wallingford, PA
Connor continues the tradition of Linebacker U.
2. James Laurinaitis Ohio State Jr. 6-3/244 Hamel, MN
He had a knack for finding the ball last year.
3. Philip Wheeler Georgia Tech Sr. 6-2/215 Columbus, GA
Perhaps no linebacker is better at rushing the passer.
4. Vince Hall Virginia Tech Sr. 6-0/246 Chesapeake, VA
He has over 100 tackles each of the last two years.
5. Rey Maualuga Southern Cal Jr. 6-3/250 Eureka, CA
There might not be a harder hitter in the nation.
6. Jerod Mayo Tennessee Jr. 6-2/230 Hampton, VA
Injuries slowed him down after a great start last year.
7. Xavier Adibi Virginia Tech Sr. 6-2/224 Hampton, VA
Adibi and Hall are the best linebacking duo in the nation.
8. Jasper Brinkley South Carolina Sr. 6-2/262 Thomson, GA
He had more than twice as many tackles as any teamate last year.
9. J Leman Illinois Sr. 6-3/235 Champaign, IL
Leman ranked third in the nation in tackles last year.
10. Jonathan Goff Vanderbilt Sr. 6-4/235 Stoneham, MA
He plays his best against the toughest opponents.
*When the 2007 season begins.
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