2015 NFL draft rankings: Outside linebackers

NFL scout Dave-Te' Thomas grades and ranks the outside linebackers eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft.

PLAYER SCHOOLCL HTWT 40-YDPRO RND
RAY, Shane (RE/OB) MissourirJr 06:02.6247 4.588.3 1
GREGORY, Randy (RE) NebraskaJr 06:04.5255 4.767.4 1
THOMPSON, Shaq (WB) Washington Jr06:01.5 2314.56 7.41
FLOYD, Leonard GeorgiarSo 06:02.5220 4.737.3 1
BEASLEY, Vic (OB) ClemsonrSr 06:02.7235 4.587.1 1
OAKMAN, Shawn (RE) BaylorrJr 06:07.5285 4.846.9 1-2
FOWLER JR., Dante (OB) FloridaJr 06:02.5266 4.796.8 1-2
DUPREE, Alvin (OB) KentuckySr 06:03.5268 4.606.8 1-2
MAULDIN, Lorenzo (OB) Louisville Sr06:03.2 2434.73 6.62
NICOLAS, Dadi (RE/OB) Virginia Tech rJr06:02.5 2314.41 6.52
SMITH, Terrance (WB) Florida State rJr06:02.4 2284.74 6.52
KIKAHA, Hau'Oli (OB) Washington rSr06:02.4 2564.82 6.42
JENKINS, Jordan (RE) GeorgiaJr 06:02.1246 4.766.4 2
STRIKER, Eric (WB) OklahomaJr 06:00.1219 4.736.3 2
CALHOUN, Shilique (RE) Michigan State rJr06:03.5 2574.64 6.22-3
ORCHARD, Nathaniel(OB) UtahSr 06:02.4255 4.766.2 2-3
HAROLD, Eli (OB) VirginiaJr 06:03.6235 4.736.1 3
HODGES, Zachary (OB) HarvardSr 06:02.4234 4.756.0 3
GRISSOM, Geneo (RE) OklahomaSr 06:03.4263 4.825.9 3-4
HUNTER, Daniel (RE) Louisiana State Jr06:05.5 2414.68 5.84
TRAIL, Lynden (RE) Norfolk State rSr06:06.1 2604.76 5.84
DAWSON, Paul “P.J.” Texas Christian Sr06:00.1 2294.74 5.74
RYAN, Jake (SB) MichiganSr 06:02.4235 4.685.7 4
WASHINGTON, Tony OregonSr 06:03.7251 4.735.6 5
TAVAI, J.R. (DE) Southern Cal Sr06:01.5 2514.79 5.65
MATAKEVICH, Tyler (WB) TempleJr 06:01.1230 4.765.5 5
ROSS III, James (WB) MichiganJr 06:00.2225 4.745.5 5
JOHNSON, C.J. Mississippi rJr06:02.0 2374.67 5.45-6
ALEXANDER, Kwon Louisiana State Jr06:01.6 2274.67 5.45-6
VAUGHTERS, James Stanford Sr06:02.0 2544.73 5.36
DICKSON, Xzavier (RE) AlabamaSr 06:03.4268 4.775.2 6
SPAIGHT, Martrell Arkansas Sr06:00.0 2284.83 5.26
SYLVESTRE, Johnior ToledoSr 06:00.0227 4.435.1 6
TULL, Charles Dallas (RE) Tenn.-Chattanooga Sr06:02.2 2424.57 5.16
DAVIS, Aaron (OB) Colorado State Sr06:00.5 2214.76 5.06-7
ROBINSON, Edmond NewberrySr 06:02.1246 4.555.0 6-7
FALLS, Maurice (SB) East Carolina Sr6:02.0 2474.67 5.07
#CLIETT, Reshard South Florida Sr06:02.0 2204.67 5.07
#OTIS, Norkeithus North Carolina Sr06:01.0 2404.73 5.07
DAVIS, Dyshawn (WB) SyracuseSr 06:01.5221 4.744.9 7
FROST, Kris (OB) AuburnrJr 06:02.2234 4.654.9 7
MORRISON, Antonio (WB) FloridaJr 06:01.2222 4.744.9 7
BARNES, Deion (RE) Penn State rJr06:03.6 2544.71 4.87-FA
ELLIS, Collin Northwestern rSr06:01.6 2304.69 4.87-FA
ARMBRISTER, Thurston Miami Sr 06:02.0235 4.794.8 7-FA
#ROBINSON, Matthew MarylandSr 06:03.1242 4.784.8 7-FA
MITCHELL, Braylon ArkansasSr 06:02.0231 4.764.7 PFA
CUDJOE-VIRGIL, Yannik MarylandSr 06:02.4257 4.744.7 PFA
NZEOCHA, Mark WyomingSr 06:02.4232 4.514.7 PFA
ARIGUZO, Ikechi “Chi Chi” Northwestern rSr06:01.1 2324.82 4.7PFA
STEWARD, Anthony“Tony” Clemson (WB) Sr06:01.0 2304.67 4.7PFA
SANDERS, Stephon Southern Methodist Sr06:02.3 2454.78 4.6FA
MARTIN, Gabriel Bowling Green Sr06:02.2 2394.77 4.6FA
HUGHES, Travis (WB) North Carolina Sr06:01.4 2204.68 4.6FA
ANDERSON, Zaire (WB) NebraskarSr 05:11.1220 4.684.6 FA
JAKES, Tank Memphis Sr 05:11.0225 4.814.6 FA
SHIRLEY, Josh Nevada-Las Vegas rSr06:02.2 2324.58 4.6FA
BUHAGIAR, Vincent San Jose State Sr06:03.5 2454.85 4.6FA
JOHNSON, Javarie (SB) New Mexico Sr06:02.7 2454.82 4.5FA
OLIPHANT, Efrem Houston Sr06:01.0 2304.76 4.5FA
LYNCH, Cameron Syracuse Sr05:11.0 2264.75 4.5FA
RICHARDSON, Nick Abilene Christian Sr06:00.0 2404.67 4.5FA
BATES, Houston Louisiana Tech rSr06:02.1 2504.68 4.5FA
BELL, Tony Tennessee-Martin Sr05:11.1 2304.70 4.5FA
THOMAS, Todd Pittsburgh Sr06:01.4 2304.68 4.5FA
LARGENT, Derek San Diego State Sr06:03.0 2404.82 4.4CMP
ONTKO, Cameron Cal Poly Sr05:11.0 2264.55 4.4CMP
TRUMAN, Jonathan Kansas State Sr05:11.7 2204.72 4.4CMP
MACKALL, David Delaware Sr06:03.0 2454.73 4.4CMP
COCHRAN, Theiren (RE) Minnesota rJr06:05.6 2484.79 4.4CMP
PULETASI, Sonny Wyoming Sr06:02.3 2454.92 4.4CMP
ALEXANDER, Donell “D.J.” Oregon State Sr06:01.6 2254.72 4.4CMP
THOMAS, Earnest Illinois Sr06:00.4 2064.70 4.3CMP
MARCH, Justin AkronSr 05:11.1 2264.73 4.3CMP
TAYLOR, Travis Murray State Sr06:02.0 2314.75 4.3CMP
LIPFORD, Darius North Carolina Sr06:02.4 2554.80 4.3CMP
BROWN, William N. Carolina Central Sr06:03.3 2294.68 4.3CMP
WILLIAMS, Travis Youngstown State Sr06:02.3 2194.64 4.3CMP
KINTZEL, Kevin Western Illinois Sr06:01.6 2274.90 4.3CMP
SINGLETON, Alexander Montana State Sr06:02.1 2424.85 4.3CMP
NEEDS FURTHER EVALUATION - MAJOR MEDICAL CONCERNS
#BALL, Neiron Florida Sr06:02.2 2304.65 4.7PFA
#DEVALL, Denzel Alabama Jr06:01.6 2504.74 2.54-5
#FACKRELL, Kyler Utah State rJr06:04.2 2454.74 2.53
#FUA, Alani Brigham Young Sr06:04.6 2184.74 4.6FA
#NKEMDICHE, Denzel Mississippi (SS) Jr05:11.4 2124.67   
NEEDS FURTHER EVALUATION - MAJOR OFF-FIELD ISSUES
%FIELDS, Devonte (RE) Texas Christian rSo06:03.6 2404.63 2.52
%POWELL, Marke Winston-Salem Sr06:03.1 2334.77 4.5FA
%SPENCE, Noah (RE) Ohio State rJr06:02.6 2404.68 2.52
OTHER PLAYERS TO BE EVALUATED
AKUNNE, Derek North Texas Sr06:00.0 2444.84   
ALFRED, Kewan Memphis Sr06:03.0 2404.76   
ALLEN, Zachary Wake Forest Sr06:01.0 2404.63   
ANDERSON, Kevin Stanford rJr06:03.2 2444.86   
ANDERSON, Ryan (RE) Alabama rSo06:02.1 2554.75   
ANYAMA, Boris Louisiana-Lafayette Sr06:02.0 2214.74   
ATCHISON, Jonathan West Texas AM Sr06:02.0 2364.76   
ATWELL, Brandon Ohio University Sr06:02.0 2264.82   
BACON, Sean San Jose State Sr06:03.0 2444.78   
BAGGS, Donnie Texas A&M Sr06:01.0 2304.76   
BAILEY, Matthew Tulane Sr05:11.0 2054.76   
BARBER, T.T. (WB) Middle Tennessee Jr06:00.6 2164.67   
BASS, Anthony Tennessee State Sr06:01.0 2304.79   
BASS, Jamaal Northern Illinois Sr5:010.0 2254.58   
BEAN, Jimmy (RE) Oklahoma State rJr06:04.2 2454.69   
BELL, Corey (SS) Boise State Sr05:11.1 2074.56   
BENSON, Aaron Texas Sr06:02.0 2334.59   
BEYER, Brennen Michigan rSr06:02.3 2564.84   
BOHANNA, Ferlando Mississippi State Sr06:00.0 2304.82   
BORGS, Alex Wyoming Sr06:02.0 2324.8   
BOYD, Julian Ball State Sr06:02.0 2204.88   
BRACKENS, Jared Iowa State Sr06:01.0 2104.62   
BRAUSE, Tyler Kentucky Sr06:03.0 2454.84   
BRYANT, Serderius Mississippi Sr05:08.6 2234.75   
CADOGAN, Sherard Wisconsin Sr06:02.0 2364.74   
CAMPBELL, De'Vondre Minnesota (WB) rJr06:04.2 2384.73   
CAPI, Nordly AkronrSr 06:02.5 2494.86   
CARR, Daunte Arkansas Sr06:02.0 2164.64   
CASSEUS, Clemente Cincinnati Sr06:01.0 2274.72   
CLARKE, Deon Virginia Tech Jr06:01.5 2134.76   
COEN, Cyrus Washington State Sr06:00.0 2124.74   
COOPER, David Indiana Sr06:01.0 2374.77   
COX, Bryan Jr. (RE) Florida rSo06:02.5 2604.79   
DAVIS, Daniel Pennsylvania Sr06:02.0 2454.78   
DELAIRE, Ryan (RE) Towson rSr06:03.6 2504.87   
DIGGS, Jordan (SS) South Carolina rSo05:11.6 2214.63   
DOCTOR, Michael Oregon State Sr06:00.0 2284.64   
DONATELL, Steve Wake Forest rSo06:04.5 2254.88   
EDERAINE, Ejiro Fresno State Jr06:02.1 2224.82   
FEENEY, Travis Washington rJr06:03.5 2184.77   
FLEMING, Isaiah Cheyney Sr05:11.0 2254.58   
FLETCHER, Drake Toledo Sr06:00.0 2304.83   
FRANKLIN, Aaron Oklahoma Sr06:01.0 2224.59   
FRENCH, Christian (RE) Oregon rJr06:04.5 2444.86   
GARRETT, Collin Stephen F Austin Sr06:01.0 2154.66   
GASQUE, Leighton Middle Tennessee Sr06:02.0 2084.63   
GEARY, Jake East Carolina Sr06:02.0 2434.74   
GOLDEN, Kendrick Memphis Sr06:03.0 2154.66   
GOLSON, Brandon West Virginia Sr06:02.0 2204.67   
GRAY, Troy Central Florida Sr06:01.0 2104.66   
GREEN, Airek William & Mary Sr06:00.0 2254.81   
GREER III, Woodson Colorado Sr06:03.0 2154.76   
GRESHAM-CHISHOLM, D. Howard Jr06:02.5 2504.86   
GUANELLA, Garrett San Jose State Sr06:04.0 2354.78   
GWACHAM, Obum (SB) Oregon State rSr06:04.5 2364.65   
HANSEN, Travis Nevada Sr06:02.0 2254.72   
HARRIS, Maleki South Alabama Sr06:01.0 2104.65   
HARVEY-CLEMONS, Josh Louisville Jr06:04.1 2124.64   
HEFFERNAN, Tommy North Carolina Sr06:01.0 2154.76   
HELTON, David Duke Sr 06:03.0 2354.85   
HEWITT, Neville Marshall Sr06:01.0 2204.68   
HODGE, Stephen Fordham Sr06:00.0 2054.74   
HUGHES, Casey Vanderbilt Sr06:00.0 2254.72   
HUNTER, D.J. Marshall rJr05:11.5 2054.79   
JACKSON, Tevin Texas Sr06:02.0 2334.64   
KANKOLONGO, Nehemie Wyoming Sr05:11.0 2124.59   
KNOTT, Luke Iowa State rSo06:00.2 2184.65   
KODUA, Kennedy Syracuse Sr06:02.0 2404.88   
LEWIS, Donavon Fresno State Sr06:02.0 2394.71   
LEWIS, Keith Mississippi Sr06:00.0 2204.62   
LUEDERS, Blake (RE) Stanford rSr06:04.1 2604.78   
MAGGITT, Curt (SB) Tennessee rJr06:02.1 2444.67   
MALLETT, Marcus Texas Christian Sr06:01.0 2274.62   
MASON, Corey Cincinnati Sr06:02.0 2234.79   
MAURA, Brian Kansas Sr06:03.0 2154.85   
McCORD, Tyriq (WB) Miami Jr06:02.2 2454.76   
MILLAN, Marc Idaho Sr06:00.0 2154.63   
MILLER, Jevohn Iowa State Sr06:01.0 2404.79   
MITCHELL, Willie Central Florida Sr06:00.0 2284.79   
MOUHON, Silverberry (RE) Cincinnati rJr06:03.5 2484.86   
MUAAVA, Derek San Jose State Sr06:00.0 2604.76   
MUELLER, Ryan Kansas State Sr06:01.5 2454.82   
MURPHY, Clarence Maryland Sr06:02.0 2554.88   
NOEL, Rodman North Carolina State Sr06:03.0 2204.63   
NWANEKEZI, Maduka Bryant rSr06:01.6 2304.74   
ODENIGBO, Ifeadi Northwestern rSo06:02.6 2354.72   
OSBORNE, Mitchell Tulsa Sr06:02.0 2104.69   
OXENDINE, Justin (RE) The Citadel Sr06:02.1 2554.82   
PITTMAN, Brandon North Carolina State Sr06:02.0 2244.76   
RADCLIFFE, James Rice Sr 06:01.0 2204.74   
RASCO, Jermauria Louisiana State Sr06:03.0 2624.84   
REILLY, Michael (RE) William & Mary Sr06:02.5 2654.89   
RICHARDSON, LeBrandon Bethune-Cookman Sr06:00.2 2554.73   
ROBINSON, Christopher Morgan State rJr06:01.5 2204.76   
ROMERO, Daquan Virginia Sr06:01.0 2354.76   
ROUSE, James Marshall rSr06:04.6 2704.93   
RUISE, Darvin Missouri Sr06:01.0 2404.68   
SANTACATERINA, Michael Northern Illinois Sr05:10.0 2104.62   
SANTOS, David (WB) Nebraska rJr05:11.6 2254.64   
SAXTON, Travis Boise State Sr06:01.0 2144.66   
SIMMONS, Victor Kansas Sr06:01.0 2204.64   
SINGER, Grant Mary Sr 06:01.0 2154.65   
STOVALL, Ray Louisiana-Monroe Sr06:02.0 2324.79   
STRICKLAND, DeVante Kent State Sr06:01.0 2314.81   
SWAIN, Rahmon South Florida Sr06:00.0 2084.64   
TEMPLE, Nick Cincinnati Sr05:10.0 2184.63   
THEREZIE, Robenson (SS) Auburn Sr05:09.2 2064.45   
THOMPSON, Kendall Texas Sr06:03.0 2394.76   
TONKERY, Wes West Virginia Sr06:02.0 2224.69   
TUIPULOTU, Eric Idaho Sr05:11.0 2154.73   
TWINE, Alex Maryland Sr06:00.0 2354.87   
VILLEMEZ, Mitch Louisiana Tech Sr06:01.0 2254.69   
WAGENMANN, Zack (RE) Montana rSr06:03.5 2504.87   
WAITERS, Raheem Marshall Sr06:00.0 2184.68   
WARTMAN, Nyeem Penn State rSo06:01.1 2364.76   
WELLS, Matt Mississippi State rSr06:00.5 2204.63   
WILLIAMS, Chase Virginia Tech rSr06:01.5 2154.68   
WILLIAMS, Kenny (WB/RB) Texas Tech Sr05:09.2 2274.58   
WILLIAMS, Terran Western Kentucky Sr06:02.0 2224.66   
WINKEL, Bobby Northern Illinois Sr06:01.0 2274.71   
WOESTMANN, Kyle Vanderbilt Sr06:02.3 2524.83   
NOTES: To understand the position codes, DE indicates defensive end; RE is for rush ends/3-4 pass rushers; DT indicates defensive tackle; NG indicates nose guard; MB is for a 4-3 middle linebacker; IB indicates 3-4 inside linebacker; OB indicates outside linebacker; WB indicates 3-4 weak-side ‘backer; SB indicates 3-4 strong-side ‘backer; CB indicates cornerback; FS indicates free safety; SS indicates strong safety…On offense, QB indicates quarterback; WR is for wide receivers; TE is for tight ends; H-B indicates Half-Backs; TB indicates tailbacks; FB indicates fullback; OC indicates center; OT indicates offensive tackle; OG indicates offensive guard…For special teams, PK indicates placekicker; PT indicates

rSr/rJr indicates player redshirted/graduating class…# indicates major injury that could impact draft grade…CL indicates college class… HT indicates height of the player…WT indicates weight…40 indicates 40-yard dash time…225 indicates repetitions in the 225-pound bench press…VJ indicates vertical jump…BJ indicates broad jump…SH indicates 20-yard shuttle…3C indicates three-cone drill…PRO-indicates The NFL Draft Report’s projected pro potential grade (see chart below)…RND indicates the round we project the player to be selected.


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