Danny Flynn, of bleacherreport.com, gives his list of the top-20 linebackers, in college football, for the upcoming 2011 season.

Arizona St's Vontaze Burfict (#7) may be the best linebacker in the country.

It's easy to see why Alabama has been/will be so good, defensively. Dont'a Hightower and Courtney Upshaw are both ranked in Flynn's top-11.

Vontaze Burfict will lead a Arizona St. defense that I think will be the backbone of a very good Sun Devils team, this year.