Best NFL Linebackers of the 2018-2019

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The Top Ten

1 Von Miller Von Miller Vonnie B'Vsean Miller Jr. is an American football outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.

''The NFL's sack leader since 2014 with 48.5. Ranks second in NFL history in sacks per game (0.80) among players who have appeared in 100 or more contests, trailing only Reggie White (0.85).'' - htoutlaws2012

2 Luke Kuechly Luke Kuechly Luke August Kuechly is an American football linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

''Wasted no time re-establishing himself as the NFL's top MLB after missing the final six games of 2016 with a concussion.'' - htoutlaws2012

3 Deion Jones Deion Jones

''A huge reason the Falcons finished with top-10 rankings in total and scoring defense for the first time since their 1998 Super Bowl season. Led the Falcons in 138 tackles and 3 interceptions.'' - htoutlaws2012

4 C.J. Mosley C.J. Mosley Clinton "C. J." Mosley, Jr. is an American football linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

''Hit the ground running as a rookie in 2014 and hasn't slowed down since. His 474 tackles rank fifth among all NFL players over the past four seasons.'' - htoutlaws2012

5 Bobby Wagner Bobby Wagner Bobby Joseph Wagner is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

''Surpassed Eugene Robinson (942) as Seahawks' all-time leading tackler in 2019 at his current pace. Just one tackle away from passing Joe Nash (779) for third place on Seattle's list.'' - htoutlaws2012

6 Lavonte David Lavonte David Lavonte David is an American football linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.

''One of only two players -- along with Thomas Davis -- with at least 15 sacks and 10 interceptions over the past six seasons. Knack for big plays reflected by his franchise-record five fumble recoveries in 2017.'' - htoutlaws2012

7 Telvin Smith Telvin Smith Telvin Smith is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.

''Carolina's Luke Kuechly and Baltimore's C.J. Mosley are the only other players with 400-plus tackles, five interceptions and at least four forced and recovered fumbles since 2014. Had 14 tackles and a 50-yard fumble return for a touchdown in a playoff upset of Pittsburgh.'' - htoutlaws2012

8 Blake Martinez Blake Martinez

''Martinez became the first Packers player with 150-plus tackles (158, to be exact) since A.J. Hawk in 2013. Likely to replace the departed Morgan Burnett (Pittsburgh) as Green Bay's defensive signal caller, which shows how much he's already valued by new Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.'' - htoutlaws2012

9 Christian Kirksey Christian Kirksey

One of the few bold spots for the terrible 2017 Browns team was they actually had some good showing at the linebacker position, and leading the way was Kirksey. - htoutlaws2012

10 Tahir Whitehead Tahir Whitehead Tahir Ali Whitehead is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

A tackling machine any team would need if there linebackers are not good enough to extend a stop play on a streaky drive to slow down. - htoutlaws2012

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