Bill Lund

Big Ten Linebackers Are Back In Business

Created on Aug. 05, 2013 6:59 AM EST

Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

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.

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