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The Top Ranked Linebackers of the 1990's

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player participated in 60% of his teams games.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Junior Seau 3.18240
2   Derrick Thomas 3.47700
3   Greg Lloyd 6.44975
4   Kevin Greene 6.50433
5   Hardy Nickerson 6.87000
6   Seth Joyner 8.01356
7   Cornelius Bennett 8.05230
8   Chad Brown 8.60286
9   Chris Spielman 8.62300
10   Bryce Paup 8.65267
11   Jessie Tuggle 8.84730
12   Ken Harvey 9.01200
13   Mo Lewis 9.81900
14   Sam Mills 10.36500
15   Vincent Brown 10.68250
16   Rickey Jackson 12.30200
17   Bryan Cox 12.50200
18   William Thomas 13.87322
19   Bill Romanowski 15.98910
20   Ken Norton 16.50990
21   Jessie Armstead 17.26700
22   Levon Kirkland 18.25675
23   Mike Singletary 18.55133
24   Pat Swilling 18.58067
25   Mike Johnson 18.84660
26   Pepper Johnson 18.96625
27   Broderick Thomas 19.17338
28   Ray Lewis 19.77600
29   Simon Fletcher 19.77600
30   Darryl Talley 20.04614
31   Zach Thomas 20.38200
32   Karl Mecklenburg 20.40200
33   Chris Slade 21.09200
34   Peter Boulware 21.51400
35   James Francis 21.61830
36   Vaughan Johnson 22.80600
37   Derrick Brooks 22.88660
38   Michael Barrow 25.07014
39   Michael Brooks 26.10867
40   Wilber Marshall 27.11267
41   Ed McDaniel 27.51240
42   Bobby Houston 27.90667
43   Lonnie Marts 28.01856
44   Joe Bowden 28.20538
45   Eddie Robinson 28.23063
46   Dexter Coakley 29.59400
47   Jack Del Rio 30.25960
48   Lawrence Taylor 30.40200
49   Kevin Hardy 30.48200
50   Al Smith 30.74440
51   Mike Jones 32.40844
52   Clay Matthews 32.82514
53   Terry Wooden 33.16950
54   Andre Collins 33.89444
55   Roman Phifer 34.13056
56   Winfred Tubbs 34.13800
57   Johnny Holland 34.32000
58   Byron Evans 34.46120
59   Quentin Coryatt 34.59775
60   Andre Tippett 34.72400
61   Lamar Lathon 35.28971
62   Lee Woodall 35.52917
63   Jason Gildon 35.55167
64   Carlos Jenkins 35.71360
65   John Mobley 35.78867
66   Winston Moss 35.90538
67   Mike Croel 36.16000
68   George Koonce 36.63100
69   Darrin Smith 36.88520
70   Rob Fredrickson 36.99017
71   George Jamison 36.99750
72   Rufus Porter 37.10657
73   Mark Fields 37.26900
74   Kurt Gouveia 37.61633
75   Mike Merriweather 37.67400
76   Charles Haley 37.87800
77   Jamir Miller 38.59550
78   Darion Conner 39.31443
79   Jeff Brady 39.89367
80   Jeff Herrod 40.52022
81   Barry Minter 41.00150
82   Kyle Clifton 41.10929
83   Stephen Boyd 41.26375
84   Fred Strickland 41.90000
85   Renaldo Turnbull 41.91800
86   Rod Stephens 41.93883
87   Tracy Simien 42.49271
88   Gary Plummer 42.65313
89   Donnie Edwards 42.80400
90   Sam Rogers 43.43483
91   Duane Bickett 46.06017
92   Allen Aldridge 47.26833
93   Dixon Edwards 47.40613
94   Wayne Simmons 47.41700
95   Ricardo McDonald 47.55650
96   Leslie O'Neal 47.57400
97   Shane Conlan 47.71900
98   Robert Jones 47.85025
99   Tony Bennett 47.90867
100   Carl Banks 48.35880
101   Carlton Bailey 48.65786
102   Derek Smith 49.25533
103   Derrick Rodgers 49.25533
104   Steve Tovar 49.54657
105   Eric Hill 49.91820
106   David Griggs 50.06333
107   Keith Mitchell 50.60200
108   Corey Widmer 50.65329
109   Ronald McKinnon 50.88400
110   Ted Johnson 51.23750
111   Randall Godfrey 51.49000
112   Dwayne Rudd 51.67933
113   Corey Miller 51.83129
114   Greg Biekert 52.06743
115   Richard Harvey 52.20456
116   John Offerdahl 53.43400
117   Alfred Williams 53.83400
118   Lewis Bush 53.95100
119   David Little 54.10333
120   Joe Cain 55.36300
121   Jamie Sharper 56.25800
122   Vinson Smith 56.42300
123   Earl Holmes 57.06600
124   Dennis Gibson 57.45133
125   Carlos Emmons 57.87400
126   Anthony Davis 57.93317
127   Barron Wortham 58.04750
128   Brian M. Williams 58.25700
129   Marvin Jones 58.27700
130   Chip Banks 58.68200
131   Mike L. Cofer 59.09000
132   Glenn Cadrez 59.63875
133   Jim Morrissey 60.29800
134   Gabe Northern 60.58000
135   Henry Rolling 60.98400
136   Jimmy Williams 61.18600
137   Takeo Spikes 61.31000
138   Dwight Hollier 61.49638
139   Joe Kelly 61.64700
140   Eugene Lockhart 63.26067
141   Aaron Wallace 63.59783
142   Gerald Dixon 63.64414
143   Jerrol Williams 64.06867
144   Jesse Solomon 64.33800
145   Chris Singleton 64.97867
146   Bryan Schwartz 65.01133
147   Willie McGinest 65.14800
148   Riki Ellison 65.41533
149   Scott Stephen 65.55000
150   Chris Martin 65.97320
151   Tim Harris 66.23600
152   Brian Noble 66.49267
153   Todd F. Collins 66.88067
154   Dean Wells 67.06083
155   James Willis 67.67800
156   Keith DeLong 68.91667
157   David Wyman 70.43167
158   Ken Tippins 72.44150
159   Tracy Hayworth 72.57375
160   Tedy Bruschi 73.10400
161   Elijah Alexander 73.18333
162   Steve Grant 73.52800
163   David Brandon 74.17550
164   Brian Simmons 74.64200
165   James E. Williams 74.90156
166   Jeremiah Trotter 75.25000
167   Tyronne Stowe 75.50760
168   Ron George 76.56586
169   Ron Cox 76.96186
170   Mike Caldwell 77.29517
171   Mark Maddox 78.14467
172   Mike Wilcher 78.48200
173   Bernardo Harris 79.04260
174   Freddie Joe Nunn 79.08600
175   Terry Irving 79.29025
176   Dino Hackett 79.49000
177   Johnny Meads 79.89400
178   John Grimsley 80.22867
179   Aundray Bruce 80.45500
180   Gary Reasons 81.57533
181   Steve Morrison 81.89100
182   Reggie D. Brown 81.91400
183   John Roper 82.11400
184   Mike Barber 82.11400
185   Henri Crockett 82.38333
186   Reinard Wilson 82.65267
187   Greg Manusky 82.69320
188   Larry Kelm 82.80000
189   Mike Walter 82.92200
190   Sam Cowart 83.12600
191   John Holecek 83.19133
192   Bryan Hinkle 83.20400
193   Dwayne Gordon 83.39567
194   Keith Goganious 84.25420
195   Monte Coleman 84.55720
196   Matt Millen 84.74200
197   Danny Stubbs 84.94600
198   Cliff Odom 85.07667
199   Kevin Murphy 85.22400
200   Ron Rivera 85.34600
201   Garth Jax 85.38850
202   Dante Jones 85.42600
203   Barney Bussey 85.55000
204   Greg Jones 85.88467
205   Britt Hager 86.14071
206   Dwayne Sabb 86.15300
207   Marcus Buckley 86.42529
208   Carl Zander 86.76200
209   Andre Royal 87.01675
210   Ray Farmer 87.97400
211   Eugene Marve 88.30867
212   Shawn Barber 88.37800
213   Thomas Benson 88.37800
214   Antonio London 88.51640
215   Marco Coleman 90.60200
216   Myron Baker 91.05675
217   Scott Radecic 91.39600
218   Andy Katzenmoyer 91.41000
219   James Darling 91.54067
220   Chad Cascadden 93.07675
221   Donta Jones 93.26340
222   Mike Morton 93.90980
223   John Johnson 94.03400
224   Robert Lyles 94.03400
225   Tracy Scroggins 94.03400
226   Chris Claiborne 94.64200
227   Jerry Olsavsky 95.06120
228   Frank Stams 95.52600
229   Steve Hendrickson 95.54600
230   Marty Moore 95.55650
231   Craig Sauer 95.72800
232   Jeff Gooch 96.53600
233   Scott Kowalkowski 96.55288
234   Shelton Quarles 96.92733
235   Patrick Sapp 97.34400
236   Jerry Robinson 97.67000
237   Van Waiters 97.73533
238   Sean Harris 98.43460
239   Ed Brady 99.12317
240   Keith Burns 99.24800
241   Mike Peterson 99.49000
242   David Howard 99.62067
243   Jessie Small 99.69000
244   David White 100.14450
245   James Farrior 100.42867
246   Paul Butcher 100.43250
247   Marlo Perry 100.63640
248   Anthony Simmons 100.90200
249   Tom McManus 101.23667
250   Anthony Bell 101.50600
251   John Rade 102.11400
252   John Henry Mills 102.31300
253   Sean Moran 102.58333
254   Brett Faryniarz 103.02525
255   Randy Kirk 103.16357
256   Ray Berry 103.32600
257   Devon McDonald 103.37875
258   Al Wilson 103.53000
259   Ernest Dixon 103.60600
260   Godfrey Myles 104.03000
261   Cedric Figaro 104.05020
262   Aubrey Beavers 104.13400
263   London Fletcher 104.13400
264   Leon White 104.81800
265   James Folston 104.99475
266   Brian Jones 105.07467
267   Eddie Sutter 105.22180
268   Marc Woodard 105.57967
269   Anthony Harris 105.95400
270   Lamont Hollinquest 106.05000
271   Alex Gordon 106.63600
272   Steve DeOssie 106.72450
273   Cornell Brown 107.16200
274   Darrick Brownlow 107.35117
275   Chris Bordano 107.36600
276   Ryan Phillips 107.97000
277   Jim Schwantz 108.22675
278   Matt Vanderbeek 108.25180
279   Rob Holmberg 108.41033
280   Billy Ray Smith 109.38600
281   Wali Rainer 109.99400
282   Todd Kelly 110.19200
283   Victor P. Jones 110.25160
284   Kevin Mitchell 110.71620
285   Joe Mott 110.80200
286   Vestee Jackson 111.00200
287   Sam Anno 111.28200
288   Burnell Dent 111.47133
289   Percy Snow 111.74067
290   Demetrious DuBose 111.86275
291   Richard Brown 112.00900
292   David Braxton 112.29200
293   Kevin P. Walker 112.41800
294   Tracy Rogers 112.49380
295   Scott Kozak 112.89800
296   Monty Brown 114.66967
297   Steve Foley 115.04200
298   Antonio Goss 115.24100
299   Terry Killens 115.32200
300   Rahim Abdullah 115.65000
301   Mark Williams 115.74900
302   Rick Hamilton 115.85000
303   Mike Reichenbach 116.65800
304   Scott Galyon 116.73600
305   Charlie Clemons 117.46600
306   Tom Tumulty 117.46600
307   Jeff Kopp 117.72075
308   Tony Walker 118.47400
309   Brant Boyer 118.49320
310   Scott Studwell 118.88200
311   Ray Bentley 119.08200
312   Tony Peterson 119.28100
313   Jeff Mills 119.28200
314   Darren Hambrick 119.48600
315   Keith Brooking 119.48600
316   Lemanski Hall 119.53875
317   Santo Stephens 119.68600
318   Pellom McDaniels 119.69000
319   Ken Rose 120.37200
320   Mark Dusbabek 120.49800
321   DeMond Winston 120.62867
322   Leo Barker 120.69800
323   Jason Kyle 120.86433
324   E.J. Junior 121.50600
325   O.J. Brigance 121.78600
326   Greg Favors 121.91000
327   Darren Comeaux 122.11400
328   David Grayson 122.11400
329   Adrian Ross 122.31400
330   Hugh Green 123.12200
331   Lorenzo Styles 123.28833
332   Billy Granville 123.32200
333   Darin Jordan 123.59133
334   Lenoy Jones 124.13000
335   Thomas Homco 124.36567
336   Bobby Abrams 124.39933
337   Pete Bercich 125.20733
338   Joey Porter 125.34600
339   Steve Hyche 125.54600
340   Kurt Barber 126.01533
341   James Logan 126.95800
342   Warrick Holdman 126.96200
343   Michael Lowery 127.56600
344   Jock Jones 127.63133
345   Larry Izzo 127.63133
346   Doug Colman 128.45200
347   Barry Gardner 128.57800
348   Bob Spitulski 128.57800
349   Ed Reynolds 128.57800
350   Toby Caston 128.70867
351   Kailee Wong 128.77800
352   Quintus McDonald 130.19400
353   Ray Jacobs 130.69700
354   Tony McCombs 130.79800
355   Troy A. Johnson 130.79800
356   Eric Barton 131.81000
357   David Merritt 132.36350
358   Trev Alberts 133.02200
359   Tom Beer 133.17150
360   Dave Garnett 133.22200
361   Fredd Young 133.42600
362   Steve Conley 133.42600
363   Jamie Duncan 133.62600
364   Mike Vrabel 133.82600
365   Eric Shaw 134.03000
366   Ravin Caldwell 134.03000
367   Eric Ravotti 134.23400
368   Dan Brandenburg 135.17267
369   Alshermond Singleton 136.25000
370   Ike Reese 136.45400
371   Marc Munford 136.65800
372   DeShone Myles 137.46600
373   Vernon Crawford 137.66600
374   Dana Howard 137.97100
375   Kevin Jefferson 137.97100
376   Ervin Randle 138.07000
377   Jude Waddy 138.07000
378   Sammie Burroughs 138.47400
379   Kanavis McGhee 138.67400
380   Ed Williams 139.08200
381   Jim Nelson 139.08200
382   Ed Robinson 139.89000
383   James Burgess 140.49400
384   Kinnon Tatum 141.30200
385   Wardell Rouse 141.50600
386   Niko Noga 142.11000
387   Patrise Alexander 142.11000
388   Dat Nguyen 142.31400
389   Louis Cooper 142.44467
390   Simon Shanks 142.92000
391   Johnie Cooks 143.12200
392   Greg Clark 143.25267
393   Johnny Rembert 143.32200
394   Ruffin Hamilton 143.79133
395   Jeff Kelly 143.93000
396   Travian Smith 143.93000
397   Eric Fairs 144.53400
398   Kivuusama Mays 144.53400
399   Derrick Oden 144.83500
400   Glen Young 145.04100
401   Rick Graf 145.34200
402   Ink Aleaga 145.54600
403   Michael Reid 145.54600
404   Brian Forde 146.15000
405   Brian Smith 146.35400
406   Joe Cummings 147.16200
407   Alcides Catanho 147.31150
408   David Bavaro 147.36200
409   John Fiala 147.36200
410   Reggie Givens 147.36200
411   Sidney Coleman 147.36200
412   Richard Jordan 147.76600
413   Tuineau Alipate 147.86900
414   Ivan Caesar 147.97000
415   Mickey Pruitt 148.57400
416   DeWayne Dotson 148.87700
417   Don Davis 148.90867
418   Ratcliff Thomas 149.58600
419   Wesley Leasy 150.13950
420   Percell Gaskins 150.19000
421   Terry Crews 150.54350
422   Reggie Barnes 151.20200
423   Mike McDonald 151.80600
424   Pete Monty 151.80600
425   Tim Lucas 152.01000
426   Tarek Saleh 152.21000
427   Kurt Larson 152.61400
428   Keena Turner 152.81800
429   Zack Walz 152.81800
430   Eddie Mason 153.37150
431   Al Chamblee 153.62600
432   Tyrus McCloud 153.62600
433   Reggie Burnette 154.43400
434   Richard Tardits 155.24200
435   Antony Jordan 156.05000
436   Michael Hamilton 157.46200
437   George Bethune 157.66600
438   Nate Wayne 157.66600
439   Dion Foxx 158.47400
440   John Brantley 158.47400
441   Spencer Reid 158.67400
442   Brett Collins 163.11800
443   Brett Wallerstedt 163.11800
444   Darryl Ford 163.11800
445   Canute Curtis 163.32200
446   Eugene Seale 163.52200
447   Alan Campos 164.13000
448   Matt Russell 164.93800
449   Dennis Stallings 165.54200
450   Hal Garner 165.54200
451   Bernard Clark 167.15800
452   Andre Powell 168.17000
453   Mitch Donahue 168.77400
454   Eddie Johnson 168.97800
455   Jeff Posey 168.97800
456   John Galvin 168.97800
457   Keo Coleman 168.97800
458   Rob McGovern 169.98600
459   Mitch Palmer 170.59400
460   Calvin Tiggle 171.40200
461   Tyrell Peters 171.60200
462   Glenell Sanders 172.21000
463   Khari Samuel 172.21000
464   Sam Sword 173.82600
465   Mike Stonebreaker 174.63400
466   Rosevelt Colvin 174.63400
467   Damien Covington 174.73500
468   Brad Jackson 175.44200
469   Darnell Stephens 176.14900
470   Doug Miller 176.25000
471   Mike Maslowski 176.25000
472   Whit Marshall 176.25000
473   Marcus Cotton 177.86600
474   Mark Brown 178.67400
475   Mark Sander 178.67400
476   Ricky Andrews 178.67400
477   Clint Kriewaldt 181.09800
478   Jaime Fields 181.09800
479   Twan Russell 181.09800
480   Brian Ratigan 181.90600
481   Daved Benefield 181.90600
482   Greg Briggs 181.90600
483   Orlando Ruff 181.90600
484   Travis Hill 181.90600
485   Darryl Hardy 182.71400
486   Greg Bellisari 182.71400
487   Steve Russ 182.71400
488   Toran James 182.71400
489   Rick Dennison 183.52200
490   Huey Richardson 186.75400
491   Dave Ahrens 187.56200
492   Ashley Sheppard 189.17800
493   Eldonta Osborne 189.17800
494   Roosevelt Collins 189.17800
495   Galand Thaxton 189.98600
496   Muadianvita Kazadi 189.98600
497   Willis Crockett 189.98600
498   Ben Hanks 190.79400
499   Larry McGrew 190.79400
500   Craig Ogletree 191.60200
501   Ricky Hunley 191.60200
502   Reggie Freeman 193.21800
503   A.J. Jimerson 194.83400
504   Paschall Davis 194.83400
505   Kevin O'Neill 195.64200
506   Troy Dumas 196.45000
507   Anthony Thompson 197.25800
508   Jerry Jensen 197.25800
509   Larry Etienne 197.25800

 


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