1. Green Bay Packers: De’Vondre Campbell, Quay Walker, Krys Barnes, Ty Summers
The Minnesota Vikings could probably be in competition with the Packers here, and this may be a what have you done for me lately type of bias towards Green Bay. Still, it was Campbell, not Smith that was receiving all of the national recognition as the top linebacker in the NFC North, as well as one of the best in the NFL.
Campbell has had a long, but less illustrious career than Roquan Smith. Still, he was excellent in a new scheme and now gets to play next to Quay Walker. This may be overrating Walker a bit as well, but coming from Georgia as a thumper in the middle this could be a spot where he is plug and play with immediate impact potential.
The combination of size, length, and speed that Campbell and Walker present is everything you need in today’s linebacker.
The big reason Minnesota could be argued into the top spot is the depth. Barnes and Summers is why the Packers felt inclined to extend Campbell after getting him cheap for that impressive year. Then, they doubled down with the drafting Walker. There is a chance that the depth exposes them, and Campbell takes a step back. The Packers could fall as low as three. Still, Campbell and Walker on paper is tough to beat out.