2014 NFL Draft outside linebacker rankings

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It's time to recognize Khalil Mack as the top outside linebacker in the 2014 NFL Draft.

If Khalil Mack and Anthony Barr traded schools, there probably wouldn't be a debate over which player is the better NFL prospect. Mack has faced an uphill battle to gain recognition during his career at Buffalo, but his senior season should leave no questions about his pro potential. While Barr has put up impressive stats at UCLA, there are still serious questions about whether or not he will ever learn to fully take advantage of his physical tools. For that reason, Mack takes over the top spot in our linebacker rankings.

After the top two, there is still plenty of talent. Jeremiah Attaochu is a player to watch in the coming months, as he could turn some heads at the NFL Scouting Combine. There are plenty of college defensive ends in our outside linebacker rankings and even more could join the list before the process is over.

For now, we have 22 outside linebackers ranked. Here is the full list.

1. Khalil Mack | 6'3, 244 pounds | Outside linebacker | Buffalo
2. Anthony Barr | 6'4, 248 pounds | Outside Linebacker | UCLA
3. Ryan Shazier | 6'2, 222 pounds | Outside linebacker | Ohio State *
4. Trent Murphy | 6'6, 261 pounds | Outside linebacker | Stanford
5. Jeremiah Attaochu | 6'3, 240 pounds | Outside linebacker | Georgia Tech
6. Christian Jones | 6'4, 232 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida State
7. Dee Ford | 6'2, 238 pounds | Outside linebacker | Auburn
8. Kyle Van Noy | 6'3, 235 pounds | Outside linebacker | BYU
9. Devon Kennard | 6'3, 260 pounds | Outside linebacker | Southern California
10. Telvin Smith | 6'3, 218 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida State
11. Carl Bradford | 6'1, 243 pounds | Outside linebacker | Arizona State *
12. Adrian Hubbard | 6'5, 260 pounds | Outside linebacker | Alabama
13. Morgan Breslin | 6'2, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | Southern California
14. Ronald Powell | 6'4, 244 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida *
15. Shaquil Barrett | 6'2, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | Colorado State
16. Denicos Allen | 5'11, 215 pounds | Outside linebacker | Michigan State
17. Anthony Hitchens | 6'1, 233 pounds | Outside linebacker | Iowa
18. Jonathan Brown | 6'1, 235 pounds | Outside linebacker | Illinois
19. Derrell Johnson | 6'2, 264 pounds | Outside linebacker | East Carolina
20. Prince Shembo | 6'1, 258 pounds | Outside linebacker | Notre Dame
21. Boseko Lokombo | 6'3, 229 pounds | Outside linebacker | Oregon
22. Christian Kirksey | 6'2, 235 pounds | Outside linebacker | Iowa

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