Ranking: The Top Middle Linebackers of the 2016 Season 

  1. Bobby Wagner, Seahawks
  2. Luke Kuechly, Panthers
  3. Paul Posluszny, Jaguars
  4. NaVarro Bowman, 49ers
  5. Lawrence Timmons, Steelers
  6. Benardrick McKinney, Texans
  7. Zach Brown, Bills
  8. Dont’a Hightower, Patriots
  9. Jordan Hicks, Eagles
  10. C.J Mosley, Ravens
  11. Jerrell Freeman, Bears
  12. Eric Kendricks, Vikings
  13. Alec Olgetree, Rams
  14. Derrick Johnson, Chiefs
  15. Christian Kirksey, Browns
  16. Kwon Alexander, Buccaneers
  17. Ryan Shazier, Steelers
  18. Mason Foster, Redskins
  19. Deion Jones, Falcons
  20. Kiko Alonso, Dolphins
  21. Gerald Hodges, 49ers
  22. Brian Cushing, Texans
  23. Avery Williamson, Titans
  24. Brandon Marshall, Broncos
  25. Preston Brown, Bills
  26. Kevin Minter, Cardinals
  27. Perry Riley, Raiders
  28. David Harris, Jets
  29. Danny Trevathan, Bears
  30. Ramik Wilson, Chiefs
  31. Wesley Woodyard, Titans
  32. Jatavis Brown, Chargers
  33. Tahir Whitehead, Lions
  34. Zach Orr, Ravens
  35. Jake Ryan, Packers
  36. Anthony Hitchens, Cowboys
  37. Deone Bucannon, Cardinals
  38. Will Compton, Redskins
  39. Todd Davis, Broncos
  40. Denzel Perryman, Chargers
  41. D’Qwell Jackson, Colts
  42. Demario Davis, Browns
  43. Vince Williams, Steelers
  44. Sean Spence, Titans
  45. Su’a Cravens, Redskins
  46. Korey Toomer, Chargers
  47. Sio Moore, Colts/Chiefs/Cardinals
  48. Joe Thomas, Packers
  49. Nate Stupar, Saints
  50. Corey Nelson, Broncos
  51. Blake Martinez, Packers
  52. Max Bullough, Texans
  53. Nick Bellore, 49ers
  54. Paul Worrilow, Falcons
  55. Justin Lillard-March, Chiefs
  56. Michael Wilhoite, 49ers
  57. Edwin Jackson, Colts
  58. Mike Hull, Dolphins
  59. Patrick Onwuasor, Ravens
  60. Zaire Anderson, Broncos
  61. Tyler Matakevich, Steelers
  62. Joshua Perry, Chargers
  63. Audie Cole, Vikings
  64. A.J Klein, Panthers
  65. Antonio Morrison, Colts
  66. Nick Kwiatkoski, Bears
  67. Ben Heeney, Raiders
  68. Dekota Watson, Broncos
  69. Martell Spaight, Redskins
  70. LeRoy Reynolds, Falcons
  71. Nick Vigil, Bengals
  72. Christian Jones, Bears
  73. Cory James, Raiders
  74. Josh McNary, Colts
  75. Kelvin Sheppard, Giants
  76. James Laurinaitis, Saints
  77. Manti Te’o, Chargers
  78. Darron Lee, Jets
  79. John Timu, Bears
  80. Julian Stanford, Jets
  81. Rey Maualuga, Bengals

(Opinion based rankings based on statistical and highlight analysis from sources including ProFootballFocus, ESPN NFL, ProFootballReference, NFL.com, CBS Sports NFL, Ourlands, and Bleacher Report)

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