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Big Ten Linebackers Are Back In Business

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Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier was ranked 28th among all prospects on Football.com's first Big Board for the 2014 NFL Draft. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images.
Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier was ranked 28th among all prospects on Football.com's first Big Board for the 2014 NFL Draft. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images.

The Big Ten linebacker that may have the biggest impact in the NFL is Ryan Shazier.

Shazier was All-Big Ten as a sophomore after leading the Buckeyes in tackles with 115, 17 of which were behind the line of scrimmage. Shazier has great speed for the position, shows good instincts and has the frame (6-foot-2, 222 pounds) to develop into one of the best in a line of great Buckeyes backers.

If he has another year like his 2012 season, he likely will be one of the top juniors declaring for the draft at any position.