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Free Agent Rankings: Outside Linebackers

Here's a look at the top 5 players at each position as free agency gets underway ...

Top Five Outside Linebackers

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Bart Scott

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Extremely versatile playmaker. Can start inside or outside. Can play in a 3-4 or a 4-3. His production peaked in 2006, but Scott remains one of the best linebackers in the NFL.

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2

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Michael Boley

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Boley was a star on the rise prior to 2008. Didn't adjust well to the new coaching staff. He was a real playmaker in the past. Effective against the run and pass.

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3

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Angelo Crowell

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Missed the 2008 season because of a knee injury. Has been a productive playmaker in the past. Could play inside linebacker in some schemes.

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4

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Takeo Spikes

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Veteran linebacker played inside in the Niners 3-4 defense this year and did a good job. Had three interceptions. Has always been a good run defender. He's not as athletic as in the past, but still is a quality starter.

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Derrick Brooks

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It was shocking to see the Bucs cut their leader. Brooks will turn 36 in April and isn't the playmaker he once was, but he remains a solid player and big time leader. Could be an excellent addition for a young team.

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