Where the Ducks stack up among the nation’s best linebacking groups

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In their preseason preview, our friends over at Collegefootballnews.com ranked the top 10 linebacker groups in the country. According to the site, the Oregon Ducks linebackers are among of the best in the nation.

Oregon ranks No. 2. Only Alabama’s group is better than what the Ducks will put on the field in 2022. Led by Noah Sewell, who is a favorite to win Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, and Justin Flowe, one of the highest recruits to ever commit to the program, the Ducks should be an opposing quarterback’s nightmare.

According to CFN, that success depends on whether Oregon can keep everyone on the field.

Is everyone healthy? Justin Flowe has as much talent as any linebacker in college football, but he hasn’t had any semblance of a break with injuries. He’s ready to go on the outside, and leading tackler Noah Sewell can do it all in the middle. Throw in pro prospect Mase Funa along with rising star Bradyn Swinson, and the Ducks are loaded.

Here’s the entire top 10 with some of each team’s linebackers who are scheduled to lead their respective programs.

Alabama Crimson Tide

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  • Will Anderson

  • Dallas Turner

  • Henry To’o To’o

Oregon Ducks

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  • Noah Sewell

  • Justin Flowe

  • Mase Funa

North Carolina State Wolfpack

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  • Drake Thomas

  • Payton Wilson

  • Isaiah Moore

Washington Huskies

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  • Carson Bruener

  • Edefuan Ulofoshio

  • Cam Bright (transfer from Pittsburgh)

Iowa Hawkeyes

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  • Jack Campbell

  • Seth Benson

Georgia Bulldogs

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  • Nolan Smith

  • Robert Beal

  • Trezmen Marshall

Kentucky Wildcats

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  • JJ Weaver

  • Jacquez Jones

  • DeAndre Square

Syracuse Orange

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  • Mikel Jones

  • Stefon Thompson

  • Marlowe Wax

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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  • JD Bertrand

  • Jack Kiser

  • Bo Bauer

California Golden Bears

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  • Femi Oladejo

  • Muelu Iosefa

  • Jackson Sirmon (transfer from Washington)

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