Commentary

Outside linebackers carry their position

Lack of elite inside linebackers could worry teams looking to bolster their interiors

Updated: February 25, 2011, 1:02 PM ET
By Steve Muench | ESPN.com

Three outside linebackers -- Texas A&M's Von Miller, UCLA's Akeem Ayers and Georgia's Justin Houston -- could come off the board in the first round, but there is a glaring lack of elite talent at the top of the inside linebacker class.

Steve Muench played four years of Division I-AA football before joining Scouts Inc. in 2002. He has evaluated both NFL and college players for Scouts Inc., but his current focus is on the NFL draft.