NFL Mock's Top 25: 2024 NFL Draft prospect rankings plus position rankings & analysis

In this March draft big board we look what prospects are being overrated and underrated in 2024 NFL Draft.
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2024 NFL Draft inside linebacker Rankings

NFL Draft Prospect Tommy Eichenberg
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Underrated: Tommy Eichenberg, Ohio State

Ohio State’s Tommy Eichenberg is your classic old school linebacker. While that type of player is not as much in demand as it used to be, Eichenberg should be able to help improve a team like Dallas’s run defense.

Overrated: Cedric Gray, North Carolina

While Cedric Gray has outstanding production having recorded 121 tackles this season, there are some questions about how he will hold up inside in the NFL. The main reason for this is a lack of strength, and another concern is he only has average instincts.

Non-Power Five player to watch: Tyrice Knight, UTEP

One of the most productive players in college football last season was UTEP linebacker Tyrice Knight who recorded 140 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, and seven pass breakups. In addition to his impressive production he also has NFL size coming in at 235 pounds, and strength recording 21 reps on the bench press.

NFL team who needs this position: Minnesota Vikings

While the Vikings had a strong run defense last year only giving up 99 yards a game they need to add some depth to their linebacker unit.

Overall Rankings (NFL Draft grade I give the player)

1. Jeremiah Trotter Jr, Clemson (third round)

2. Junior Colson, Michigan (third round)

3. Tommy Eichenberg, Ohio State (third round)

4. Jaylan Ford, Texas (fourth round)

5. Trevin Wallace, Kentucky (fourth round)

6. Cedric Gray, North Carolina (fifth round)

7. Edefuan Ulofoshio, Washington (fifth round)

8. Aaron Beasley, Tennesse (sixth round)

9. Jackson Mitchell, UConn (sixth round)

10. James Williams, Miami (sixth round)

11. Nathaniel Watson, Mississippi State (sixth round)

12. Tyrice Knight, UTEP (sixth round)

13. Marist Liufau, Notre Dame (seventh round)

14. Jontrey Hunter, Georgia State (seventh round)