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Ranking Top 25 Inside Linebackers

Te'o (Brian Spurlock - USA Today Sports)

The draft class goes much deeper than first-round prospects Kevin Minter, Manti Te'o and Alec Ogletree. Arthur Brown, Khaseem Greene and Sio Moore could go in the second round, and A.J. Klein and Mike Taylor add some Wisconsin flavor.

Here is how Packer Report ranks this year's prospects at inside linebackers, based on conversations with three scouts, who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity, and the NFL's longtime lead scout, Dave-Te' Thomas. 1. Kevin Minter, LSU (6-0, 246): Our Best in Class. 2. Manti Te'o, Notre Dame (6-1, 241): Few defenders have won as many honors as Te'o. Not only did he win the Butkus Award as...

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