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Patriots 2011 Draft Report: OLB Rankings

Von Miller our No. 1 rated OLB will go in the top 10 of the 2011 NFL Draft. (Photo on

Thursday is the big day. Stay with us as we wrap up our 2011 NFL Draft rankings.

Up next, the outside linebacker rankings.

One thing to note is our “Patriots Interest Scale.” Using our best judgment we have placed a ranking, 0-10, on whether or not the Patriots appear to have interest in the prospect.

  • 0 = the lowest level of interest.
  • 10 = the highest level of interest.

Also, our rankings don’t include tweener prospects like Brooks Reed or Allen Bailey, both of whom could play in a 3-4 scheme as an outside linebacker.

Outside Linebacker Rankings

Ranking Name College Height Weight Patriots Interest
1. Von Miller Texas A&M 6-2 246 1
2. Justin Houston Georgia 6-2 270 6
3. Bruce Carter North Carolina 6-1 241 0
4. Akeem Ayers UCLA 6-2 254 1
5. Dontay Moch Nevada 6-1 248 0
6. Mark Herzlich Boston College 6-4 244 4
7. Colin McCarthy Miami 6-1 238 0
8. Chris Carter Fresno State 6-1 248 2
9. Mason Foster Washington 6-1 245 0
10. Ross Homan Ohio State 6-0 240 0

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Matthew Marcantonio is the Patriots and college football editor at Sports of Boston. Marcantonio has contributed for two newspapers; the Sentinel & Enterprise (Leominster, Mass) and The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La) and held internships with The Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated.

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