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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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  • Micah Aaron Parsons (born May 26, 1999), nicknamed "Hot Whistle" and "The Lion", is an American football outside linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played ...more
  • Darius Shaquille Leonard (born July 27, 1995) is an American football Outside linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the South ...more
  • Federico Anthony "Fred" Warner (born November 19, 1996) is an American football linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at BYU and was ...more
  • Brian Burns is an American football outside linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State.
  • Bobby Joseph Wagner is an American football linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He played college football for Utah State. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the ...more
  • Khalil Delshon Mack (born February 22, 1991) is an American football outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the ...more
  • Trent Jordan "T. J." Watt is an American football outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Wisconsin, and ...more
  • Jordyn W. Brooks (born October 21, 1997) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Tech and was drafted by ...more
  • Shaquil Akeem "Shaq" Barrett (born November 17, 1992) is an American football outside linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the ...more
  • Von B'Vsean Miller Jr. (born March 26, 1989) is an American football outside linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). Miller played college football at Texas A&M, where ...more
  • Lavonte David (born January 23, 1990) is an American football linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Nebraska, ...more
  • Jerome Baker (born December 25, 1996) is an American football linebacker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State.
  • Chandler James Jones (born February 27, 1990) is an American football outside linebacker for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Jones was selected by the New England ...more
  • Devin White (born February 17, 1998) is an American football linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A consensus All American, White played college football at LSU, winning the 2018 Butkus Award, ...more
  • Isaiah Simmons (born July 26, 1998) is an American football linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson and was drafted by the ...more
  • Demario Davis (born January 11, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of ...more
  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (born November 4, 1999) is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame, where he ...more
  • Fe'Zahn Tremaine Edmunds (born May 2, 1998) is an American football linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia Tech and was drafted ...more
  • Joshua Allen (born July 13, 1997) is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He most recently played college football for the Kentucky Wildcats. ...more
  • Clint Mosley Jr. (born June 19, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the ...more
  • Roquan Daevon Smith (born April 8, 1997) is an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia. Smith became the first ...more
  • Eric-Nathan M. Kendricks (born February 29, 1992) is an American football middle linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCLA. As a ...more
  • Foyesade Oluokun (born August 2, 1995) is a Nigerian-American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Yale University, ...more
  • Alexander James Johnson (born December 24, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tennessee.
  • Nicholas Bolton (born March 10, 2000) is an American football linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Missouri, and was drafted by ...more