2015 NFL Draft: Early Look at Inside Linebackers

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(26) is tackled by UCLA Bruins linebacker Eric Kendricks (6). Byron Hetzler-USA TODAY Sports

With the Green Bay Packers season now over–despite how painful it is–sometimes the best thing to do is look ahead to the next stage in the NFL process.

With that in mind, I’d like to start looking at this year’s NFL draft class. Each week I’ll provide an early breakdown of each position in the draft and highlight not only the top prospects but also some of the mid-to-late round gems that could contribute immediately at the next level.

Today, I want to take a look at the inside linebackers because it tops the list of the Green Bay Packers roster needs going into the offseason, in my opinion, and a position Green Bay could consider in an early round. The Packers need another physical, yet athletic, guy to line up alongside Sam Barrington.

There isn’t a top talent, like C.J. Mosley, in this year’s class, but as a whole, this insider linebacker crop looks to be much deeper than the 2014 group.

The strength of this class also appears to be on day two of the draft, which is where Green Bay may ultimately find their guy for the future.

Here’s a brief breakdown of the inside linebackers for the 2015 draft class.