By: Daniel Krywaruczenko @Fball_Analytics, September 17, 2018
Headlining the InstantScouting 2018 Elite Class: FCS – Linebackers Class is Bednarik Award watch list nominee T.J. Edwards of Missouri University.
Position, Name, Class, School, Hometown, Ht & Wt
LB Azeez Al-Shaair, Senior, Florida Atlantic, Tampa, FL 6’2″ 227
Florida Atlantic LB led Conference USA in tackles with 147 including 11 tackles for loss.
LB Ulysses Gilbert, Senior, Akron, Ocala, FL 6’1″ 225
First-team All-MAC selection was selected MAC Defensive Player of the Week twice accumulating 9.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks.
LB Jim Jones, Senior, Kent State, Tallahassee, FL 6’1″ 220
Had 98 total tackles with 8 tackles for loss at Kent State earning 1st Team All-MAC honors.
LB Khalil Hodge, Senior, Buffalo, Stockton, CA 6’1″ 235
University of Buffalo LB had 154 total tackles with 6.5 tackles for loss (tfl) achieving All-MAC honors.
LB Cameron Smith, Senior, USC, Roseville, CA 6’2″ 250
Had a team-high 112 tackles with 11 tfl and will be entering his 4th consecutive season starting at ILB for the Trojans as a senior.
LB Ben Burr-Kirven, Senior, Washington, Menlo Park, CA 6’0″ 221
2nd team All-PAC 12 selection had 4 tackles for loss and 2 forced fumbles at Washington.
LB T.J. Edwards, Senior, Wisconsin, Lake Villa, IL 6’1″ 242
Logged 75 tackles including 53 solo stops and 11 tfl earning All-America honors.
LB Joe Dineen Jr., Senior, Kansas, Lawrence, KS 6’2″ 235
Kansas team captain was selected as an All-American (Sports Illustrated) registering 137 tackles including 25 tackles for loss.
LB Dakota Allen, Senior, Texas Tech, Humble, TX 6’1″ 235
Team captain at Texas Tech played at Will LB leading team with 102 tackles along with 2 sacks.
LB Chris Peace Senior, Virginia, Newport News, VA 6’2″ 250
All-ACC Honorable Mention selection finished with 68 total tackles including 10.5 tackles for loss.
InstantScouting is a Canadian based independent global scouting service that is committed to helping aspiring athletes at the collegiate and free agent level showcase their abilities to professional football teams in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. We offer coaches and professional scouts the opportunity to view some of the best football talent from around the world.
InstantScouting has selected its fourth annual Elite Class (Previously known as “Top Seniors” and currently selects teams in FBS, FCS, Division 2, Division 3, NAIA & USports. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the scouts who work to create professional football opportunities for athletes.