BEST RATED RUN DEFENDING LINEBACKERS 2024 NFL Draft

2024 BEST RATED RUN DEFENDING LINEBACKERS

A dominant run defense often pivots on the linebacker’s capability to decipher plays, navigate through blocks, and bring down ball carriers with efficacy. Throughout the years, linebackers like Reuben Foster (Alabama) and Jaylon Smith (Notre Dame) have etched their names in college football lore, being recognized for their exceptional ability to quell opposing run games through astute play reading and unyielding tackling.

Explore, in the subsequent data, a compilation of current linebackers who stand as bastions against the run in college football. Delve into their play via metrics like run-stop percentage, tackles for loss, and run defense grading, offering a nuanced view of how these linebackers are curbing opposing run offenses and fortifying their team’s defensive front.

2024 Linebackers ranked by RUN DEFENSE

RANK Player Pos Team TACKLING PASS RUSH RUN DEFENSE COVERAGE Rating
1

Jaylan
Ford

LB
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
76 69 88 61
79.2
2

Edgerrin
Cooper

LB
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
75 86 86 83
86.5
3

Jeremiah
Trotter Jr.

LB
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
65 86 84 87
85.6
4

Payton
Wilson

LB
North Carolina State   Mascot
North Carolina State Mascot
91 75 83 89
86.4
5

Junior
Colson

LB
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
95 67 83 82
86.2
6

Tommy
Eichenberg

LB
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
85 74 81 67
81.5
7

Isaiah
Major

LB
Florida A&M   Mascot
Florida A&M Mascot
78 77 81 80
69.4
8

Nathaniel
Watson

LB
Mississippi State   Mascot
Mississippi State Mascot
98 80 79 70
79.0
9

Dallas
Gant

LB
Toledo   Mascot
Toledo Mascot
77 55 79 75
75.5
10

JD
Bertrand

LB
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
68 82 78 76
78.9
11

Aaron
Casey

LB
Indiana   Mascot
Indiana Mascot
55 77 78 55
76.0
12

Dallas
Turner

LB
/ED
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
70 94 78 86
89.3
13

Javon
Solomon

OLB
/ED
Troy   Mascot
Troy Mascot
74 88 76 68
83.0
14

Derek
Wingo

LB
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
39 60 76 47
67.7
15

Tatum
Bethune

LB
Florida State   Mascot
Florida State Mascot
66 70 76 74
77.4
16

Stefon
Thompson

OLB
/ED
Syracuse   Mascot
Syracuse Mascot
89 63 76 74
69.2
17

Richard
Jibunor

OLB
/ED
Troy   Mascot
Troy Mascot
73 78 75 66
75.0
18

Stephen
Dix Jr.

LB
Marshall   Mascot
Marshall Mascot
76 57 75 61
66.5
19

Michael
Barrett

LB
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
72 89 75 80
78.5
20

Cody
Simon

LB
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
83 85 74 73
67.5