As we switch gears to the 2016 NFL Draft, it’s important to note outside linebackers today have to be very versatile in the NFL.
Some schemes have them putting their hand down to rush the quarterback out of the defensive end position, while others want them to be able to cover tight ends and slot receivers as if they were cornerbacks.
There are a number of great linebackers this year that could end up being names to watch in the NFL, despite their current stock in the NFL Draft. They have proven they could be great players if teams want to take a chance on them.
Let’s take a look at the top five underrated outside linebackers available this year in the 2016 NFL Draft.