Who Is The Best Linebacker In The NFL Right Now?

Who is the best linebacker in the NFL right now? That's up to you football fans to decide—and it won't be easy. Complete with some of the best linebackers of all time, the list below features all the top defensemen currently playing. There to prevent runs and block passes, linebackers have a tough job. Of course, they're also there for the potential sack, or rushing a throw at the least—and they can be the offensive team's worst nightmare. If you had to choose from the top NFL linebackers, who would you want on your side?

From C.J. Moseley to Khalil Mack, the best current NFL linebackers are serious forces to be reckoned with, and these two may just be the best out there right now. Nevertheless, you also have to consider powerhouses like Blake Martinez, Sean Lee, Eric Kendricks, and Anthony Barr, among plenty of other talented and fearsome outside and middle linebackers. One thing all these backers have in common is they're at the top of their game. However, the question still remains: who are the best linebackers in the NFL right now?

Vote below for the NFL linebackers you think are the best. You can also vote players down if you feel they should be lower on the list—as well as add players who should also be considered among the best tacklers in football. 

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  • Bobby Wagner
    1
    Los Angeles Rams
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • T.J. Watt
    2
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Position: Outside linebacker
    • Birthplace: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
  • Khalil Mack
    3
    Los Angeles Chargers
    • Position: Outside linebacker
    • Birthplace: Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Darius Leonard
    4
    Indianapolis Colts
    • Position: Outside linebacker
    • Birthplace: Nichols, South Carolina
  • Micah Parsons
    5
    Dallas Cowboys
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Von Miller
    6
    Buffalo Bills
    • Position: Outside Linebacker, Defensive end
    • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
  • Fred Warner
    7
    San Francisco 49ers
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: San Marcos, California
  • Lavonte David
    8
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida
  • Chandler Jones
    9
    Las Vegas Raiders
    • Position: Outside linebacker
    • Birthplace: Rochester, New York
  • Demario Davis
    10
    New Orleans Saints
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Brandon, Mississippi
  • Shaquil Barrett
    11
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Devin White
    12
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Position: Middle linebacker
    • Birthplace: Springhill, Louisiana
  • Josh Allen
    13
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Cumberland County, Virginia
  • Tremaine Edmunds
    14
    Buffalo Bills
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Danville, Virginia
  • Roquan Smith
    15
    Chicago Bears
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Georgia
  • Brian Burns
    16
    Carolina Panthers
    • Position: Outside linebacker
    • Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Eric Kendricks
    17
    Minnesota Vikings
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Clovis, California
  • Devin Bush
    18
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida
  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
    19
    Cleveland Browns
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia
  • Isaiah Simmons
    20
    Arizona Cardinals
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Patrick Queen
    21
    Baltimore Ravens
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Ventress, Louisiana
  • Deion Jones
    22
    Atlanta Falcons
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nick Bolton
    23
    Kansas City Chiefs
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Frisco, Texas
  • Myles Jack
    24
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Bud Dupree
    25
    Tennessee Titans
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Macon, Georgia