Top 8 NFL linebackers this season

Entering his MNF matchup with the Colts, Luke Kuechly tops our PFF linebacker grades in 2015. See who else made the top eight.

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(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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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To view the full list with the ranking of every NFL linebacker, access a free one-day trial of Pro Football Focus Player grades now.

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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  • Jim Winslow

    Hightower will probably be on this list by the end of the season

    • zach morano

      I agree

  • anon76returns

    Both Broncos ILBs on this list.

    Because, you know, their defense doesn’t have 3 really good coverage CBs, two excellent edge rushers, two excellent run defense DEs in base, and two excellent interior pass rushers in nickel.

  • Keoni Pleasants

    Still Thomas Davis Sr. gets no love?

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