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 Kwiatkaski, 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 higthlight analysis from sources including ProFootballFocus, ESPN NFL, ProFootballReference, NFL.com, CBS Sports NFL, Ourlands, and Bleacher Report)

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