August 5, 2021

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The NFL’s best players at every position

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The NFL’s best players at every position


(Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)

As is the case with safeties, modern linebackers have to do more than they ever have before — it’s no longer enough to just move forward and deal with running backs. Now, you have to man the slot, cover curl/flat, and be able to run the seam and the post. Oh, and it also helps if you’re a plus-level pass-rusher, both from the edge and in blitz packages. Here are the 11 linebackers who best fill this new paradigm.

The NFL’s best players at every position