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Over the past decade, linebackers have had to evolve as much as any other defensive position as offenses have opened things up. Our discussions on LBs then and now, but mostly now:
2:04—Will it eventually be an issue that teams are trotting out a bunch of 220-pound linebackers? Will we see more and more Jacksonville-style offenses popping up?
11:48—In Carolina, Shaq Thompson will be relied on in a bigger role during Thomas Davis’s suspension. Will he be up to the task? And where does Luke Kuechly rank among the all-time great linebackers?
31:09—Is Anthony Barr being used right in Minnesota? And should they pay big bucks to keep him?
36:17—Ranking the top 10 linebackers in football
49:15—The Lightning-ish Round: Aside from the Big 3 (Kuechly, Wagner and Lee), which linebacker has the best shot to win Defensive Player of the Year in 2018? Who was the best free-agent signing among LBs? As a 3-4 ILB, was Roquan Smith really worth a top-10 pick? True or false: In three years, Telvin Smith-Myles Jack is the best linebacking tandem in football.
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