2012 NFL Draft Prospects: Outside Linebackers


The Baltimore Ravens have said that despite the loss of veteran outside linebacker Jarret Johnson to free agency, they plan on giving three-year veteran Paul Kruger every opportunity to claim the position in his fourth season. While no one doubts Kruger's ability to rush the passer, it's his ability to stop the run and back-peddle into pass coverage that remains to be seen.

With that in mind, here are the best inside linebackers coming out in the 2012 NFL Draft tomorrow evening. Alabama's Courtney Upshaw, South Carolina's Melvin Ingram and Illinois' Whitney Mercilus are rated as the top three in the draft class and are projected as OLB's at the pro level.

Check out their video profiles above compliments of SB Nation's YouTube Channel.

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