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The Top Ranked Linebackers of 2000-2009

 

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   Ray Lewis 1.47138
2   Derrick Brooks 2.19378
3   Brian Urlacher 3.38950
4   Zach Thomas 3.94813
5   Lance Briggs 5.17614
6   Julian Peterson 7.17578
7   Keith Brooking 7.35022
8   Al Wilson 7.65357
9   Keith Bulluck 8.63480
10   Joey Porter 9.36630
11   Donnie Edwards 9.62950
12   Jeremiah Trotter 10.18800
13   London Fletcher 10.64810
14   James Farrior 10.85680
15   DeMeco Ryans 11.84750
16   Patrick Willis 12.18833
17   Takeo Spikes 12.52078
18   DeMarcus Ware 12.86740
19   Jonathan Vilma 14.66520
20   Mike Peterson 14.77288
21   Lofa Tatupu 14.77650
22   Nick Barnett 15.61000
23   Kirk Morrison 15.63480
24   Jon Beason 15.95900
25   Adalius Thomas 18.28800
26   Will Witherspoon 19.25475
27   Jamie Sharper 19.27080
28   Jessie Armstead 19.85175
29   Jason Gildon 20.12950
30   Eric Barton 20.64929
31   Antonio Pierce 20.95700
32   Tedy Bruschi 22.35925
33   Shawne Merriman 22.42725
34   Junior Seau 23.66950
35   Michael Barrow 23.76550
36   Bradie James 23.84786
37   Marvin Jones 24.42200
38   Karlos Dansby 24.46317
39   Dexter Coakley 24.66471
40   Sam Cowart 24.80075
41   Derek Smith 24.97863
42   Gary Brackett 25.07857
43   Thomas Howard 25.45725
44   Chad Greenway 26.32833
45   Andra Davis 26.87025
46   Earl Holmes 27.22033
47   Mike Vrabel 27.38610
48   Marcus Washington 27.91711
49   David Thornton 28.32463
50   D.J. Williams 28.68717
51   Cato June 29.13067
52   Anthony Simmons 29.45933
53   Mark Fields 29.47200
54   Brian Simmons 29.63243
55   Kawika Mitchell 29.64667
56   Dhani Jones 30.36789
57   A.J. Hawk 30.40625
58   Ronald McKinnon 31.14883
59   Bart Scott 31.54263
60   Shelton Quarles 31.84457
61   Akin Ayodele 32.08650
62   Scott Fujita 32.32988
63   Greg Biekert 32.37575
64   Morlon Greenwood 32.46788
65   Marvcus Patton 33.09533
66   LaVar Arrington 33.35020
67   Nate Wayne 33.68875
68   James Harrison 34.56400
69   Terrell Suggs 34.72380
70   Dat Nguyen 35.22900
71   E.J. Henderson 35.40617
72   Daryl Smith 35.75900
73   Mo Lewis 36.26425
74   Larry Foote 36.44350
75   Demorrio Williams 36.94317
76   Chris Claiborne 37.10983
77   Ernie Sims 38.00650
78   Randall Godfrey 38.11157
79   Kailee Wong 38.28017
80   Pisa Tinoisamoa 38.33960
81   Shaun Phillips 39.24375
82   Michael Boley 39.95560
83   Ian Gold 40.18614
84   David Harris 40.46833
85   Danny Clark 41.28990
86   Derrick O. Johnson 41.93520
87   Jay Foreman 42.62200
88   D'Qwell Jackson 43.06067
89   Chad Brown 43.15750
90   Paris Lenon 43.78513
91   Kevin Hardy 44.34425
92   Shawn Barber 44.34425
93   John Mobley 44.67667
94   Gerald Hayes 45.50833
95   Chris Draft 45.59070
96   Na'il Diggs 46.20733
97   Channing Crowder 46.54080
98   Calvin Pace 46.84400
99   Barrett Ruud 46.88420
100   Carlos Emmons 47.09500
101   Ben Leber 47.71143
102   Stephen Cooper 47.90400
103   Jamir Miller 47.97800
104   Thomas Davis 48.10650
105   Darrin Smith 48.25800
106   Rob Morris 48.68933
107   Rosevelt Colvin 48.69557
108   Dan Morgan 48.83875
109   Bill Romanowski 48.98600
110   Kendrell Bell 49.09183
111   Napoleon Harris 49.14229
112   Tommy Polley 49.87380
113   Kamerion Wimbley 50.02550
114   Scott Shanle 50.74900
115   Bernardo Harris 50.87133
116   Rocky McIntosh 50.90925
117   Jeff Ulbrich 51.32814
118   Landon Johnson 51.39150
119   Levon Kirkland 51.67933
120   Peter Boulware 51.79280
121   Elvis Dumervil 52.42400
122   LeRoy Hill 52.43920
123   Warrick Holdman 52.51300
124   Paul Posluszny 52.57350
125   Willie McGinest 53.56583
126   Hunter Hillenmeyer 53.60600
127   Clark Haggans 54.09933
128   Brian Cushing 54.54500
129   Eddie Robinson 55.18067
130   Roman Phifer 55.30760
131   Victor Hobson 55.52980
132   Jerod Mayo 55.75500
133   LaMarr Woodley 55.78667
134   Angelo Crowell 55.80775
135   Derrick Rodgers 55.90875
136   Ed Hartwell 56.28750
137   William Thomas 56.86600
138   Stephen Tulloch 56.91875
139   Boss Bailey 57.29750
140   Curtis Lofton 57.87600
141   Stephen Boyd 58.28200
142   Wali Rainer 58.84233
143   Mark Simoneau 59.05638
144   Keith Mitchell 59.22067
145   Jamie Duncan 59.44375
146   Brandon Short 59.64733
147   Jeff Posey 59.78557
148   Keith Newman 60.09486
149   Clay Matthews 60.20100
150   Brian Orakpo 60.90800
151   Omar Gaither 61.20700
152   Charlie Clemons 61.31000
153   Ted Johnson 61.38800
154   Jarret Johnson 61.44267
155   Clint Session 61.67833
156   Manny Lawson 61.67833
157   James Laurinaitis 62.32200
158   Justin Durant 62.62100
159   Greg Ellis 62.82500
160   Peter Sirmon 63.87240
161   Mike Maslowski 63.93400
162   Barrett Green 64.01400
163   Sedrick Hodge 64.27067
164   Matt Stewart 64.57517
165   Steve Foley 64.92280
166   Hardy Nickerson 65.75400
167   Bryan Thomas 66.15600
168   Orlando Ruff 66.48000
169   Brandon Chillar 66.67533
170   Darren Hambrick 67.30067
171   Rob Fredrickson 67.30067
172   Raynoch Thompson 67.97300
173   Donnie Spragan 67.99000
174   Ed McDaniel 68.17800
175   Brad Kassell 68.19520
176   Clint Ingram 68.23075
177   Orlando Huff 68.34983
178   Odell Thurman 68.78600
179   Dwayne Rudd 69.16500
180   Nate Webster 69.37767
181   Lester Towns 70.16233
182   Mike Caldwell 70.53267
183   Henri Crockett 70.65475
184   James Darling 70.69083
185   Lemar Marshall 70.92220
186   Freddie Keiaho 71.94250
187   Ryan Nece 72.34817
188   Jamie Winborn 72.80080
189   Nick Greisen 73.41233
190   Robert W. Thomas 73.65317
191   Chris Gocong 73.69733
192   Parys Haralson 74.16867
193   Geno Hayes 74.34100
194   Greg Favors 74.37067
195   George Koonce 74.44200
196   Alshermond Singleton 74.83067
197   Keith Ellison 75.34700
198   Gerald Dixon 77.47000
199   Chaun Thompson 78.04483
200   Rashad Jeanty 78.12875
201   Lawrence Timmons 79.35333
202   Kevin Bentley 79.46163
203   Brady Poppinga 79.68900
204   Brant Boyer 79.77000
205   Brandon T. Moore 80.31183
206   Leon Williams 81.47433
207   Rocky Boiman 81.51917
208   Colby Bockwoldt 83.12400
209   Anthony Spencer 83.32800
210   David Bowens 83.32800
211   Jason Babin 83.99933
212   Tully Banta-Cain 84.03017
213   James Davis 84.33800
214   Chike Okeafor 84.74200
215   Tim Dobbins 84.84525
216   Matt Wilhelm 84.98140
217   Reggie Torbor 85.16517
218   Ike Reese 85.38057
219   Hannibal Navies 85.46620
220   Ben Taylor 85.68267
221   Bryan Cox 86.35800
222   Tamba Hali 86.36000
223   Stewart Bradley 86.86300
224   Stephen Nicholas 87.60167
225   Kevin Burnett 87.72860
226   Barry Gardner 87.74250
227   DaShon Polk 88.05267
228   Chase Blackburn 88.07200
229   Monty Beisel 88.10357
230   Gary Guyton 88.63050
231   Kevin Lewis 88.64533
232   Alex Lewis 89.08725
233   Zeke Moreno 90.49700
234   Antwan Peek 90.57680
235   Adrian Ross 90.93050
236   John Holecek 91.54067
237   Nick Roach 91.81200
238   DeAndre Levy 92.01600
239   Brandon Siler 92.31500
240   Ryan Fowler 92.49600
241   Brandon Johnson 92.51900
242   Elijah Alexander 93.63000
243   Teddy Lehman 93.83200
244   Allen Aldridge 94.03400
245   Jason Taylor 94.13700
246   Shantee Orr 94.23400
247   Keith Adams 94.25320
248   Winfred Tubbs 94.64200
249   D.D. Lewis 95.04100
250   Quincy Black 95.37867
251   James Allen 95.51333
252   Brendon Ayanbadejo 96.00167
253   Kevin Mitchell 96.03100
254   Akeem Jordan 96.05400
255   Travian Smith 96.23300
256   Brandon Spoon 97.06600
257   Dwight Hollier 98.68200
258   Isaiah Kacyvenski 99.04967
259   Sam Rogers 99.08200
260   Mario Haggan 99.14160
261   Chris Slade 99.28600
262   Derrick Pope 99.43975
263   Lemanski Hall 99.62067
264   Dontarrious Thomas 99.74275
265   Charlie Anderson 99.75933
266   Donte Curry 99.84317
267   Robert Jones 100.09400
268   Ryan Phillips 100.09400
269   Dean Wells 100.90200
270   Marcus U. Bell 100.96733
271   Canute Curtis 101.23667
272   LeVar Woods 101.48480
273   Cornell Brown 101.53550
274   Sean Harris 101.91400
275   Matt Roth 102.41700
276   Aaron Curry 102.62100
277   James Anderson 102.92000
278   Jim Nelson 103.00000
279   David Hawthorne 103.12400
280   Marques Harris 103.12625
281   Ken Norton 103.53000
282   H.B. Blades 103.62700
283   Chris Clemons 103.95950
284   Keith Rivers 104.03500
285   Clint Kriewaldt 104.40563
286   Caleb Miller 104.48750
287   Levar Fisher 104.74200
288   Troy Evans 105.07886
289   Keyaron Fox 105.44400
290   Jamar Williams 105.74800
291   Barron Wortham 105.95400
292   Corey Mays 105.98367
293   T.J. Slaughter 106.17120
294   Carlos Polk 106.23180
295   Heath Farwell 106.45500
296   Larry Izzo 106.62200
297   Brian L. Allen 106.65700
298   Marty Moore 106.76200
299   Don Davis 107.08171
300   Bobby Carpenter 107.29250
301   Pierre Woods 107.39767
302   John DiGiorgio 107.71950
303   Tracy White 108.77514
304   Jason Trusnik 108.98400
305   Darryl Blackstock 109.18625
306   Jeff Gooch 109.20120
307   Tim Johnson 109.28300
308   Lewis Bush 109.38600
309   Rey Maualuga 110.39800
310   Niko Koutouvides 110.52783
311   Kroy Biermann 110.54750
312   Lee Woodall 110.59800
313   Keith Burns 111.52257
314   Cornelius Bennett 111.61000
315   Sam Williams 111.81200
316   Gilbert Gardner 111.86275
317   Matt Chatham 111.88780
318   Vinny Ciurciu 112.14367
319   Mike Jones 112.21400
320   Kenyatta Wright 112.23120
321   Brian Iwuh 112.24150
322   Glenn Cadrez 112.81800
323   Wesley Woodyard 113.72900
324   Armegis Spearman 114.03400
325   Will Herring 114.23200
326   Matt McCoy 114.46767
327   Quinton Culberson 115.14300
328   Josh Stamer 115.18040
329   Markus Steele 115.57867
330   Khary Campbell 116.45825
331   Mark Brown 116.65800
332   Nick Rogers 116.72333
333   Jashon Sykes 116.76100
334   Jacob Ford 117.26400
335   Eric Westmoreland 117.66600
336   Patrick Chukwurah 117.82660
337   Raonall Smith 118.07200
338   Andre Carter 118.88200
339   Jyles Tucker 118.88200
340   Tommy Hendricks 119.16000
341   Desmond Bishop 120.35933
342   Eddie Mason 120.35933
343   Zach Diles 120.44550
344   Kenny Peterson 121.00300
345   Trevor Scott 121.71000
346   Torrance Marshall 121.94167
347   Jason Glenn 122.39200
348   Philip Wheeler 122.56650
349   Jason Kyle 123.25056
350   Marcus Wilkins 123.27575
351   Tim Terry 123.52600
352   Ahmad Brooks 123.62700
353   Tyjuan Hagler 123.83100
354   Adam Hayward 123.89433
355   Bryan Kehl 124.33400
356   Mathias Kiwanuka 124.53800
357   Twan Russell 124.90433
358   Cody Spencer 125.91433
359   Lance Laury 126.48667
360   Pat Thomas 126.65900
361   Tavares Gooden 126.65900
362   Bryan Knight 126.80850
363   Jordon Dizon 127.16200
364   Tony Gilbert 127.21475
365   Antwan Barnes 127.42933
366   Roger Knight 127.42933
367   Artie Ulmer 127.70440
368   Jameel McClain 127.86900
369   Louis Green 128.27525
370   David Vobora 128.78000
371   Bobbie Howard 129.18200
372   Sam Sword 129.18200
373   Marvin Mitchell 129.31467
374   Andre Frazier 129.36080
375   Keith O'Neil 129.95433
376   Frank Chamberlin 130.05533
377   Rocky Calmus 130.44450
378   Kaluka Maiava 130.90100
379   Mason Unck 131.16633
380   Isaiah Ekejiuba 131.27980
381   Gerald McRath 131.60800
382   Courtney Watson 131.81000
383   Trev Faulk 132.41400
384   Terrence Melton 132.66650
385   Alex Hall 132.81800
386   Andy Studebaker 133.02200
387   Fred Jones 133.07275
388   Zak DeOssie 133.08533
389   Quinton Caver 133.11900
390   Brad Jackson 133.28733
391   Wesly Mallard 133.32100
392   Todd F. Collins 133.42600
393   Brad Jones 133.72900
394   Jon Condo 133.79233
395   Kris Griffin 133.79233
396   Eric Alexander 134.02800
397   Mike Nattiel 134.53500
398   Gerris Wilkinson 134.93900
399   Dannell Ellerbe 135.14300
400   John Fiala 135.44200
401   Joe Odom 135.74700
402   Kenard Lang 135.85000
403   Lorenzo Styles 135.85000
404   Sekou Sanyika 136.05000
405   Russell Allen 137.26400
406   Jovan Belcher 137.97100
407   Reinard Wilson 138.07000
408   David Pollack 139.08200
409   Pete Monty 139.08200
410   Sean Moran 139.23150
411   Mike Morton 139.28200
412   Roderick Green 139.28200
413   Brian M. Williams 139.89000
414   Rob Holmberg 139.89000
415   Moise Fokou 140.09200
416   Quincy Stewart 140.32367
417   Anthony Schlegel 140.79900
418   Greg Jones 140.89800
419   Jon Alston 140.94850
420   Darrell McClover 141.43467
421   Shannon Taylor 142.98333
422   Saleem Rasheed 143.01900
423   Jeff Kelly 143.12200
424   Scott Galyon 143.32200
425   Scott Kowalkowski 143.72600
426   Rahim Abdullah 143.93000
427   Adam Seward 144.13000
428   Justin Ena 144.23100
429   Jonathan Goff 144.33400
430   Spencer Larsen 144.33400
431   Jack Golden 144.59933
432   Jasper Brinkley 145.04100
433   Quentin Groves 145.04100
434   Justin Rogers 145.19050
435   K.D. Williams 145.34200
436   Edward Thomas 145.54600
437   Blake Costanzo 146.25100
438   Zack Walz 147.16200
439   Nate Harris 147.31150
440   Phil Clarke 147.76600
441   Tim Shaw 148.72550
442   Larry Atkins 148.90867
443   Brett Goode 149.07900
444   Cameron Wake 149.28300
445   Jo-Lonn Dunbar 149.28300
446   Dwayne Gordon 149.58600
447   Terry Killens 149.78600
448   Colin Allred 150.13950
449   Johnny Rutledge 150.59400
450   Ramon Humber 150.69700
451   Victor Butler 151.40400
452   Joe Bowden 152.01000
453   Boomer Grigsby 152.05850
454   Antwan Applewhite 152.11100
455   Ricky Brown 152.26050
456   Robert Reynolds 152.61400
457   Eddie Moore 152.81800
458   Larry Grant 152.81800
459   David Herron 152.96750
460   Bobby Brooks 153.01800
461   James Folston 153.62600
462   Karon Riley 154.23200
463   Orantes Grant 155.03800
464   Kory Minor 155.44200
465   Scott McKillop 155.64600
466   Barry Minter 156.05000
467   Jordan Beck 156.14900
468   Dan Connor 156.35300
469   Jordan Senn 156.35300
470   Ramon Guzman 156.35300
471   Kelvin Moses 156.65400
472   Michael Young 156.85800
473   Rod Davis 157.05800
474   Leon Joe 157.66600
475   Jamal Brooks 158.47400
476   Mark Maddox 158.47400
477   Chad Nkang 159.18100
478   Edmond Miles 159.18100
479   Rich Scanlon 159.28200
480   Jim Maxwell 159.88600
481   O.J. Brigance 160.69400
482   Patrick Bailey 161.45150
483   Marquis Cooper 161.90600
484   Ashlee Palmer 162.71600
485   Riall Johnson 162.91600
486   Roy Manning 163.32200
487   Keith Miller 164.13000
488   Ray Wells 164.13000
489   Steve Tovar 164.13000
490   Ali Highsmith 164.83700
491   Rian Wallace 164.83700
492   Tony Taylor 164.83700
493   Stanford Keglar 164.98650
494   Jonathan Casillas 165.54400
495   Dwayne Levels 166.25100
496   Tarek Saleh 166.35000
497   John Leake 166.45100
498   Alfred Fincher 167.10750
499   Anthony Cannon 167.10750
500   Marques Murrell 167.46100
501   Clint Sintim 168.37200
502   Arnold Harrison 168.87500
503   Solomon Bates 168.97800
504   Dominique Stevenson 169.07900
505   Antoine Cash 169.78600
506   James Logan 169.78600
507   Torrance Daniels 169.78600
508   Joe Tuipala 169.98600
509   Abdul Hodge 170.49300
510   Corey Jenkins 170.49300
511   Chris Gizzi 171.19800
512   Anthony Denman 171.60200
513   Xavier Adibi 171.90700
514   Khari Samuel 172.41000
515   Jason Short 173.06650
516   Kenny Onatolu 173.32100
517   Khalid Abdullah 174.02800
518   Sherrod Coates 174.02800
519   Louis Mackey 175.44200
520   Hilee Taylor 176.85600
521   Deon Humphrey 178.06600
522   Thomas Gafford 178.27000
523   Donnel Thompson 178.67400
524   Jeremy Cain 178.97700
525   Erik Storz 179.48200
526   Billy Granville 180.29000
527   Jorge Cordova 180.39100
528   Brandon Jamison 181.09800
529   Jimmy McClain 181.09800
530   Tyreo Harrison 181.09800
531   Kalen Thornton 181.90600
532   Jeremy Loyd 182.51200
533   Joey LaRocque 182.51200
534   Zack Follett 183.21900
535   Clayton White 183.52200
536   Ron George 183.52200
537   Steve Octavien 183.92600
538   Julius Williams 184.63300
539   Anthony Davis 185.13800
540   Joe Mays 185.34000
541   Mitch Palmer 185.94600
542   Ryan LaCasse 186.04700
543   Nick Speegle 186.75400
544   Prescott Burgess 186.75400
545   Tim McGarigle 186.75400
546   Bryce Paup 187.56200
547   Drew Wahlroos 187.56200
548   Corey Atkins 189.17800
549   Ryan Myers 189.17800
550   Terry Pierce 189.17800
551   Sean Tufts 189.98600
552   J.J. Jones 190.79400
553   Olrick Johnson 190.79400
554   K.C. Asiodu 190.99600
555   Kevin O'Neill 191.60200
556   Marcus Reese 191.60200
557   Courtland Bullard 192.41000
558   Eric Johnson 192.41000
559   Ratcliff Thomas 192.41000
560   Maugaula Tuitele 193.21800
561   Antonio Wilson 194.02600
562   Cornelius Anthony 194.83400
563   Jonas Lewis 195.64200
564   Brandon Barnes 196.45000
565   Donta Jones 197.25800
566   Lance Mitchell 197.25800
567   Curtis Holden 198.06600
568   Andre O'Neal 198.87400

 


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