By Michael Stewart/@golferbad

This will be part 11 in a series of 13 as we review the inside linebacker position in the upcoming 2021 NFL draft. Many have projected the inside linebacker position as the thinnest among the defensive side of the ball. Personally; I believe that honor should be directed to the safety position as I see a lot more talent at the inside linebacker than most. Let’s take a look at my Top 10 list of inside linebackers in the upcoming 2021 NFL draft.

  1. Micah Parsons (Penn State)-6’2/245: Impact player, can play inside and outside
  2. Zaven Collins (Tulsa)-6’4/260: A notch or two below Parsons, but still dynamic.
  3. Nick Bolton (Missouri)-6’0/235: Playmaker on the inside; plays very physical.
  4. Dylan Moses (Alabama)-6’2/235: Solid run stuffer between the tackles.
  5. Chazz Surratt (North Carolina)-6’3/230: Needs to develop, but his the tools to be a solid inside linebacker.
  6. Baron Browning (Ohio State)-6’3/248: Nice blend of run defense and pass coverage skills.
  7. Cameron McGrone (Michigan)-6’1/232: Got to like his high motor, needs time to develop a little more.
  8. Monty Rice (Georgia)-6’1/235: Sideline to sideline attacker, high energy.
  9. K. J Britt (Auburn)-6’0/236: Solid pass coverage skills, above average run stuffer.
  10. Ventrell Miller (Florida)-6’1/230: Played both inside & out, could stay at inside Linebacker.
  11. Erroll Thompson (Mississippi State)-6’1/250: Blue collar player, not flashy but gets the job done.  

The Giants could certainly be looking for an inside linebacker to pair with Blake Martinez in the upcoming draft. Despite the development of Tae Crowder in 2020, if a certain ILB falls into the Giants lap in this draft; they could be tempted to pull the trigger and draft one.