2014 NFL Scouting Combine: Top linebackers to watch on Monday

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Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, the linebackers will have their turn to showcase their athletic skills as they’ll take center stage at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

With the offenses going toward a lot more spread at the professional level, strong, athletic linebackers are more in demand than they’ve ever been before, especially that athletic part. You need the talent on your defense at the linebacker position to keep up with the speedy offensive pieces they’ll be going against on a weekly basis.

In this group, there are certainly a few prospects that have all the tools necessary to make a tremendous impact at the professional level, and that journey starts on Monday by showing the coaches and executives how athletic they are.

With that, let’s have a look at five of these linebacker prospects to keep an eye on Monday:

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