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Draft risk study: Linebackers

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Updated: May 9, 2007, 4:42 AM ET
By Ted Kluck | Special to Page 2

By position: QB | RB | WR | O-line | DE | DT | LB | CB | S | Study wrap

They are brought in for different reasons -- to provide a pass rush, to shore up a suspect run defense, or because they are a good "scheme fit." They are linebackers, and while some -- like Brian Bosworth and LaVar Arrington -- have achieved glamour status, most come off the board mid-to-late first round.

Linebackers can rocket up predraft rankings by running fast at pro days and combine workouts, which often ...

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