Round 1 – Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame – 6-2, 215
Don’t let his size fool you. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is one of the best linebackers in this year’s draft and he provides excellent value with the 19th overall pick. He is a supremely gifted athlete who is basically the total package. JOK can cover receivers, running backs, and tight ends over the middle and offers a solid pass rush. He is the ideal candidate at middle linebacker for the Washington Football Team.
Round 2 – Jabril Cox, Louisiana St. – 6-3, 235
Jabril Cox’s college football life started at North Dakota St. and then he transferred to LSU for his final season of eligibility. Cox is an excellent coverage linebacker, but can struggle at times in run support. Playing for a year against tough SEC competition helped his overall play and he should continue to improve as a pro.
Round 3 – Pete Werner, Ohio St. – 6-3, 240
Ohio St. is known for producing defensive standouts at nearly every position and linebacker is no exception. Pete Werner may not be the flashiest of linebackers, but he is a fundamentally sound blue-collar type of player who rarely makes mistakes or plays himself out of position. Werner is a perfect fit for a 4-3 defense and should be able to play the middle, but only if the defensive line is a talented group of players. That makes him a great option for the Washington Football Team.
Round 3 – Dylan Moses, Alabama – 6-3, 235
If you are looking for the perfect replacement after the departure of Kevin Pierre-Louis, look no further than Tuscaloosa and another member of Alabama’s famed defense. Dylan Moses is an ideal fit in a 4-3 defense as a Will or Sam defender. He possesses great sideline to sideline speed and Moses loves to place a devastating hit on offensive players coming to his part of the field. He is a true Jack Del Rio type of player.