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Compare and contrast: The inside linebackers

LB Martez Wilson (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NFL Scouting's Michael DiJulio assesses the top inside linebackers in the draft, listing their strengths and weaknesses. Who has the size, who has the speed and who has the intangibles?

Inside linebackers are often seen as the quarterback of the defense, which is why they are especially important to a unit's success. Three of the past four drafts have seen the likes of Patrick Willis, Jerod Mayo and Rolando McClain all chosen in the first round. Unfortunately, this year's group is lacking in top-tier talent, as just one prospect figures to have even an outside chance of being... Recommended Stories