6 Rookie Linebackers To Target in 2023 IDP Fantasy Football Leagues

May 28, 2023
6 Rookie Linebackers To Target in 2023 IDP Leagues

This was a weird NFL draft class for linebackers. It was deep with athletes, but not many can't-miss prospects. This was a good class if you needed to build depth, but do not expect anyone to contribute right away.

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The NFL seems to be taking its time with linebackers and allowing them to process the game and develop. The number of rookie linebackers who are starting and playing a three-down role is dwindling. They are learning and contributing later on in the season. Only two LBs appeared in more than 800 snaps as rookies in 2022 - Devin Lloyd and Quay Walker. Lloyd even lost playing time, as it was obvious at times that the league moved too fast for him. Brian Asamoah, Jack Sanborn, and Christian Harris were linebackers who took on more snaps as the season went on.

This seems to be the trend. They need to be smarter and be able to diagnose plays in all aspects - especially in coverage. That doesn't mean there won't be linebackers who earn roles. Here are the rookie linebackers I like to potentially have IDP value in 2023. I also provide my rookie LB ranks at the end.

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