Which teams will have the top linebacker units and who will be the best individual linebackers in the country? Ben Glicksman and Colin Becht discuss.

By Ben Glicksman and Colin Becht
July 17, 2015

Across the country, the Power Five conferences are loaded with talent at linebacker entering the 2015 season. The Pac-12 alone features four teams who could all claim to have one of the top linebackers in the nation, as could several of the top candidates to reach the College Football Playoff. As we chronicled earlier, this season boasts an incredible depth of elite running backs. Now get to know the guys who will try to shut those backs down.

SI.com’s Ben Glicksman and Colin Becht discuss the following topics in the video above:

• If you could only take one team’s set of linebackers, whom are you picking? Which team has the best overall linebacker unit in the country?

• Which individual linebacker is the best in the country? Who will win this year’s Butkus Award?

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