Linebacker Close Drill


The purpose of this Linebacker Close Drill is to develop quickness and good body position while closing the distance between offensive blocker while pass rushing.


Defensive linemen assume good pass rush stance on LOS, offensive linemen align off of defenders approximatly 3 to 4 yards off of LOS. On snap of football the offensive linemen shuffle straight back trying to avoid ‘their’ linebacker, while defenders close to ‘their’ offensive lineman with good body lean and execute a pass rush technique when reaching OL.

Coaching Points

  • Good movement off of ball
  • Good body lean
  • Eyes on blocker
  • Make linebacker use a move.


  • Ball