It is hard to be successful on defense if you don’t have an inside linebacker that is both a great athlete and has the ability to be a great leader. When it comes to the 2016 college football season, there are some talented players at the position that will likely make a huge difference in whether these teams contend this year.
One linebacker is unsure of his status with his team amidst some controversy, while another has the tall task of replacing one of the best from the 2015 season.
However, all five of these players should be expected to step up and make plays for their teams.
Let’s count down the top five inside linebackers in the country for the 2016 college football season.