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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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  • Bobby Wagner
    1
    Los Angeles Rams
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Khalil Mack
    2
    Los Angeles Chargers
    • Position: Outside linebacker
    • Birthplace: Fort Pierce, Florida
  • T.J. Watt
    3
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Position: Outside linebacker
    • Birthplace: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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
  • Chandler Jones
    7
    Las Vegas Raiders
    • Position: Outside linebacker
    • Birthplace: Rochester, New York
  • Fred Warner
    8
    San Francisco 49ers
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: San Marcos, California
  • Lavonte David
    9
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida
  • Shaquil Barrett
    10
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Demario Davis
    11
    New Orleans Saints
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Brandon, Mississippi
  • Tremaine Edmunds
    12
    Buffalo Bills
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Danville, Virginia
  • Josh Allen
    13
    Jacksonville Jaguars
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Cumberland County, Virginia
  • Devin White
    14
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Position: Middle linebacker
  • Brian Burns
    15
    Carolina Panthers
    • Position: Outside linebacker
    • Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Devin Bush
    16
    Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Pembroke Pines, Florida
  • Roquan Smith
    17
    Chicago Bears
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Georgia
  • Eric Kendricks
    18
    Minnesota Vikings
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Clovis, California
  • Isaiah Simmons
    19
    Arizona Cardinals
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
    20
    Cleveland Browns
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia
  • Nick Bolton
    21
    Kansas City Chiefs
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Frisco, Texas
  • Jordyn Brooks
    22
    Seattle Seahawks
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
  • Shaq Thompson
    23
    Carolina Panthers
    • Position: Outside linebacker
    • Birthplace: Sacramento, California
  • Patrick Queen
    24
    Baltimore Ravens
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Ventress, Louisiana
  • Bobby Okereke
    25
    Indianapolis Colts
    • Position: Linebacker
    • Birthplace: Santa Ana, California