Best Outside Linebackers in NFL History


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Outside linebackers are some of the most dynamic players on the defensive side of the ball. A unique mix of size and explosiveness. Allowing themselves to harass opposing quarterbacks, drop into coverage or contain the edge against the run.

New positions and defenses have been created to showcase their unique skill-set. From the 46 defense to the elephant position, no other position has had defensive schemes cater to them.

When you have a special outside linebacker, there is no telling how much he can affect the game. Wreaking havoc, creating turnovers and changing field position. Helping bring victories and championships to the franchises they play for.

From arguably the greatest defensive player in NFL history to a deep list of other high impact players, check out our list of the greatest outside linebackers to ever grace the gridiron.

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About Vince Corcoran

Vincent played four varsity sports in high school instilling in him a respect for all sports and the athletes who play them. Vince was born and lived in his youth, overseas giving him a well rounded knowledge of many world wide sports. If you made him choose he would say that his biggest love would be college basketball but he is knowledgeable and maintains an interest in a variety sports.

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