Posluszny and Co. make Penn State Linebacker U

From Penn State to Florida, Todd McShay breaks down the top linebackers of 2006.

Updated: August 25, 2006, 10:54 AM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
Here's a quick look at the nation's best linebackers.

1. Penn State Nittany Lions
Linebacker U is back in business. All three starters -- Paul Posluszny, Tim Shaw and Dan Connor -- return from last year's suffocating group. Posluszny is the headliner who earned first-team AP All-America honors last season after starting every game (12) and registering 116 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss and three sacks.