2014 NFL Draft outside linebacker rankings

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA's Anthony Barr continues to top an improving group of outside linebacker prospects.

The outside linebacker class is deep in talent, much more so than when the season started. The one known before the season was UCLA's Anthony Barr. While he's not putting up big sack numbers early in the season, he's still the top player at the position. Khalil Mack of Buffalo emerged as a first-round talent against Ohio State. Buckeye Ryan Shazier hasn't done anything to hurt his draft status.

Jeremiah Attaochu of Georgia Tech and Morgan Breslin of Southern California have also helped their draft status. New names in Miami's Denzel Perryman and Florida's Ronald Powell have made names for themselves as juniors. Perryman is a model weak-side linebacker with athleticism. Powell is a college end who obviously fits at the next level as a 3-4 outside linebacker.

At some point, maybe on the rankings update after this one, we'll split up the outside linebacker rankings. It's not really fair, or logical, to compare someone like Shazier (strictly a 4-3 player) to Breslin (more than likely just 3-4 prospect).

1. Anthony Barr | 6'4, 248 pounds | Outside Linebacker | UCLA - Preseason notes
2. Khalil Mack | 6'3, 244 pounds | Outside linebacker | Buffalo - Preseason notes
3. Ryan Shazier | 6'2, 222 pounds | Outside linebacker | Ohio State * - Preseason notes
4. Christian Jones | 6'4, 232 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida State - Preseason notes
5. Kyle Van Noy | 6'3, 235 pounds | Outside linebacker | BYU - Preseason notes
6. Jeremiah Attaochu | 6'3, 240 pounds | Outside linebacker | Georgia Tech
7. Morgan Breslin | 6'2, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | Southern California - Preseason notes
8. Adrian Hubbard | 6'5, 260 pounds | Outside linebacker | Alabama - Preseason notes
9. Denzel Perryman | 6'0, 240 pounds | Outside linebacker | Miami *
10. Ronald Powell | 6'4, 244 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida *
11. Telvin Smith | 6'3, 218 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida State
12. A.J. Johnson | 6'2, 240 pounds | Outside linebacker | Tennessee - Preseason notes
13. Trent Murphy | 6'6, 261 pounds | Outside linebacker | Stanford
14. Jonathan Brown | 6'1, 235 pounds | Outside linebacker | Illinois
15. Denicos Allen | 5'11, 215 pounds | Outside linebacker | Michigan State
16. Dee Ford | 6'2, 238 pounds | Outside linebacker | Auburn
17. Chris McCain | 6'6, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | California *
18. Jeff Luc | 6'1, 248 pounds | Outside linebacker | Cincinnati *
19. Anthony Hitchens | 6'1, 233 pounds | Outside linebacker | Iowa
20. Gabe Martin | 6'1, 224 pounds | Outside linebacker | Bowling Green *
21. Prince Shembo | 6'1, 258 pounds | Outside linebacker | Notre Dame
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