Is Kevin Minter the best inside linebacker in the 2013 NFL Draft? (Joe Murphy/Getty Images)
KCCD Contributor: Dalton Barker
Sitting around the TV on a Saturday discussing the finer points of your Friday night escapades and the intricacies of the 3-4 interior tackle gap control(O, wait, that’s probably just me and my friends), inevitably the word best spills over into the conversation. Who is the best? Who is best quarterback, receiver, tackle etc.
But this year with players like Manti Te’o, Alec Ogletree and CJ Mosley single-handily dominating opposing offenses, a renaissance of “best” linebacker talk has spilled over into living-rooms, churches and bars (The last two are not mutually-exclusive for ND fans). ND fans are championing their Hawaiian Messiah Manti Te’o as the best thing since Charlie Weis decided to leave the Golden Corral and South Bend altogether. Even Alabama fans are proclaiming that one of their defensive players might be one of the best in the country.