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Consensus 49ers Big Board - Linebackers v. 1.0

Decided to finish up the defensive side of the ball with the interior linebacker prospects. Spent a little less effort on this due to the lack of early draft need. I tried to eliminate the pass rushers, but did not differentiate between the rest of the positions (Sam, Will, Mike).

I used several draftnik sites to get an average draft position for the players - thus the "consensus". I then grouped the prospects into seven tiers, colored them following the rainbow (magenta, blue=good, red=bad). Then moved those guys up and down arbitrarily based on their stats, what little I know of the prospects, how they fit in the 49ers' schemes as I perceive it.

My other tables and bit more on the method can be read here:

http://www.ninersnation.com/2013/4/4/4186088/consensus-49ers-big-board-wideouts-v1-0

http://www.ninersnation.com/2013/4/3/4181282/consensus-49ers-big-board-ol-and-qb-v-1-0

http://www.ninersnation.com/2013/3/31/4168806/consensus-49ers-big-board-defensive-tackles-v1-0

http://www.ninersnation.com/2013/4/1/4172832/consensus-49ers-big-board-te-and-olb-v1-0

http://www.ninersnation.com/2013/4/2/4176538/consensus-49ers-big-board-defensive-backs-v-1-0

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via i45.tinypic.com

Due to the lack of positional need, even the best LBs are relegated to Tier 3.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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