Top 8 NFL linebackers this season
Nearly eight weeks through the season, the league’s best linebackers are beginning to separate from the rest of the pack.
Using our recently released 2015 Player Grades, here are Pro Football Focus’ top 8 graded linebackers this season:
(Editor’s note: This list may be updated following the completion of Week 8’s MNF game grading process.)
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Luke Kuechly stands atop our rankings
Entering a primetime matchup against the Colts on Monday Night Football, Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly owns the top linebacker grade this season at 94.6.
Despite being injured in Week 1, Kuechly posted strong performances upon his return; in Week 6, he earned the top grade among all ILBs, and the second-best in Week 7.
The Panthers’ star owned PFF’s top grade among all inside linebackers last season, and the eighth-best in 2013.
Can Kuechly continue his strong return from injury against the the Colts tonight?
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