Rating the top senior prospects

Updated: September 13, 2004, 2:41 PM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts, Inc.
There is the potential for more depth at linebacker in this year's class than the last three drafts, but there are still only a couple of prospects that are considered sure things as first-round selections. Oklahoma's Lance Mitchell would have been one of them last year if he stayed healthy, but a season-ending knee injury in 2003 was a major setback. He's back playing for the Sooners, but his '05 draft status hinges on his ability to stay healthy and pass his physical.

Looking ahead to the 2005 NFL Draft, Scouts, Inc., breaks down the top senior inside linebackers in the nation.

Defensive prospects:
DE | DT | IL | OL | S | CB | P | K | RS | Grade explanation

Offensive prospects:
QB | FB | RB | WR | TE | C | OG | OT

Todd McShay

ESPN Senior Writer