Graham leads elite trio of 3-4 OLBs

Updated: February 25, 2010, 1:58 PM ET
By Steve Muench
Many defenses are switching to a 3-4 front and as a result 3-4 outside linebackers are becoming a hot commodity. San Francisco (pick 13), Arizona (pick 26), New England (pick 22) and Green Bay (pick 23) are all looking for help at this position, so don't be surprised to see them address this need early. Here is a look at our top three 3-4 outside linebackers.

Michigan's Brandon Graham is ranked ahead of Texas' Sergio Kindle and Ohio State's Thaddeus Gibson because he's the better player on film in our opinion. However, the combine is the perfect venue for Kindle and Gibson to showcase their talents because they are better athletes than Graham.