2013 NFL Draft outside linebacker rankings: Elite talent Barkevious Mingo leads group

BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 22: Barkevious Mingo #49 of the LSU Tigers sacks quarterback Clint Moseley #15 of the Auburn Tigers during the game at Tiger Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Just how good are LSU's Barkevious Mingo and Georgia's Jarvis Jones? Both should be top 10 picks in the 2013 NFL Draft. Because of that alone, the outside linebacker class is a strong one. Then add seniors like Brandon Jenkins, Gerald Hodges and Jamie Collins and you have one of the better prospect groups in next year's draft.

One player to watch closely this fall is Georgia senior Cornelius Washington. He has been up and down as a prospect. It's impossible to ignore his two-game suspension in 2011 for a DUI. But its even more impossible to overlook his 29 quarterback pressures a year ago.

Devon Kennard of Southern California was intentionally left off the list. He may miss the season following a torn pectoral muscle. Check out the full rankings after the jump.

SENIORS

1. Brandon Jenkins | 6'3, 260 pounds | Defensive end/Outside linebacker | Florida State
2. Gerald Hodges | 6'2, 233 pounds | Outside linebacker | Penn State
3. Jamie Collins | 6'3, 239 pounds | Outside linebacker | Southern Miss
4. Khaseem Greene | 6'1, 220 pounds | Outside linebacker | Rutgers
5. Chase Thomas | 6'3, 240 pounds | Outside linebacker | Stanford
6. Sean Porter | 6'2, 230 pounds | Outside linebacker | Texas A&M
7. Kenny Tate | 6'4, 230 pounds | Outside linebacker | Maryland
8. Walter Stewart | 6'4 1/2, 248 pounds | Defensive end/Outside linebacker | Cincinnati
9. Cornelius Washington | 6'4, 268 pounds | Outside linebacker | Georgia
10. Sio Moore | 6'2, 229 pounds | Outside linebacker | Connecticut

JUNIORS

1. Barkevious Mingo | 6'5, 240 pounds | Defensive end/Outside linebacker | LSU *
2. Jarvis Jones | 6'3, 241 pounds | Outside linebacker | Georgia *
3. Denicos Allen | 5'11, 232 pounds | Outside linebacker | Michigan State *
4. Jelani Jenkins | 6'0, 230 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida *
5. Ronald Powell | 6'4, 250 pounds | Defensive end | Florida *
6. Jonathan Brown | 6'1, 235 pounds | Outside linebacker | Illinois *
7. Trent Murphy | 6'6, 255 pounds | Outside linebacker | Stanford *
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