2013 NFL Draft middle linebacker rankings

Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas State's Arthur Brown may be a middle linebacker in the NFL. He may be a weak-side linebacker. Wherever Brown plays in the NFL, he'll be a three-down linebacker and one of the most athletic players on the field. Even though he didn't work out, he helped himself at the NFL Combine coming in at 241 pounds. He's short, but he's not small.

The top of the middle linebacker group this year is strong. Players like Manti Te'o and Kevin Minter may not be the most athletic, but they should be dependable plug and play rookies. Alec Ogletree and Kevin Bostic are upside players with athleticism.

1. Arthur Brown | 6'0, 241 pounds | Middle linebacker | Kansas State
2. Manti Te'o | 6'1 1/4, 241 pounds | Middle linebacker | Notre Dame
3. Alec Ogletree | 6'2 1/2, 242 pounds | Middle linebacker | Georgia *
4. Kevin Minter | 5'11 7/8, 246 pounds | Middle linebacker | LSU *
5. Nico Johnson | 6'2, 248 pounds | Middle linebacker | Alabama
6. Jon Bostic | 6'0 7/8, 245 pounds | Middle linebacker | Florida
7. Kiko Alonso | 6'3, 238 pounds | Middle linebacker | Oregon
8. Kevin Reddick | 6'3, 240 pounds | Middle linebacker | North Carolina
9. A.J. Klein | 6'1 1/4, 250 pounds | Middle linebacker | Iowa State
10. Bruce Taylor | 6'1 1/4, 237 pounds | Middle linebacker | Virginia Tech
11. Steve Beauharnais | 6'0 7/8, 240 pounds | Middle linebacker | Rutgers
12. Vince Williams | 6'1, 250 pounds | Middle linebacker | Florida State
13. Tom Wort | 6'0, 235 pounds | Middle linebacker | Oklahoma *
14. Michael Mauti | 6'2, 243 pounds | Middle linebacker | Penn State
15. Will Ebner | 6'0, 230 pounds | Middle linebacker | Missouri
16. Nick Clancy | 6'3, 232 pounds | Middle linebacker | Boston College
17. Will Compton | 6'2, 230 pounds | Middle linebacker | Nebraska
18. Greg Blair | 6'2, 252 pounds | Middle linebacker | Cincinnati

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