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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Defensive Tackle
* - indicates underclassman
COLLEGE: Pittsburgh State
Moves well laterally. Quick and fast. Deceptive power. Can go through or around blocks. Rockets off the ball. Plays run and pass well.
Great mobility; Penetrates; Collapses pocket; Disruptive; Always in backfield.
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COLLEGE: Notre Dame
Thick. Powerful. Pretty good penetration. Wilfork-like. Very active.
Agile but not fast; Strong space eater; Great penetration; Immposible to move.
COLLEGE: Notre Dame
Good speed but slow off the snap. Solid all-around athlete. Intriguing build and potential.
Versatile; Good contain; Decent speed; Strong; Not sure where he fits.
COLLEGE: Florida State
Thick and stout. Stops feet at times. Can be violent. Decent bull rush.
Athletic; Good lateral movement; Not a PR threat; Good motor.
ACL 2013. Athletic. Heady. Likes to dance around blocks, but can shed. Lacks elite power.
Small; Fast and quick; Good awareness on screens; Great motor.
BEST OF THE REST
6-2, 308, 5.24
[Andy Hart] Quick off snap. Good size and ahtletic. Swims. Active hands. Big-bodied penetrator. Active hands.
[Paul Perillo] Athletic; Good size; Doubled a lot; Penetrates well; Strong; Good motor.
Will Sutton, Arizona State
6-0, 303, 5.26
[Andy Hart] Quick. Shifty around blocks. Penetrator. Decent hands. Average power. Played all over.
[Paul Perillo] Good size, mobility; Penetrates; Good swim move; Plays run well; In backfield a lot.
RaShede Hageman, Minnesota
6-6, 310, 5.02
[Andy Hart] Inconsistent. Looks the part. Production? Overrated.
[Paul Perillo] Versatile; Great size; Limited PR; Strong.
6-7, 352, 5.18
[Andy Hart] Huge. Pretty athletic for size. Slow off ball. Uses hands OK. Pure run stuffer.
[Paul Perillo] Huge; Swallows ball carriers; Too tall?; Slow; Good strength.
George Uko*, USC
6-3, 284, 4.99
[Andy Hart] DT/DE tweener. Pocket collapser. Athletic build and hips. Too high at times. Uses hands. Pursues.
[Paul Perillo] Good speed; Sticks with it; Strong at point of attack.
Ego Ferguson*, LSU
6-3, 315, 5.10
[Andy Hart] Slow off ball. Uses hands pretty well. Violent. One career sack? Pretty thick
[Paul Perillo] Quick but not fast; Good size; Penetrates and pursues; Collapses pocket.
6-4, 297, 5.03
[Andy Hart] Thick. Athletic. Decent motor. More of a collapser than penetrator.
[Paul Perillo] Moves well; Pursues laterally; Strong pocket collapser; Tough.
Caraun Reid, Princeton
6-2, 302, 4.91
[Andy Hart] Two-time All-American. Competition? Decent quickness and power. Didn't wow me.
[Paul Perillo] Very quick; Penetrates well; Good pass rusher; Lined up over ball at times; Strong.
Deandre Coleman, California
6-5, 314, 5.06
[Andy Hart] Knee injury. Very good build. Long and uses length. Sheds. Tommy Kelly-like.
[Paul Perillo] Great size; Good speed; Penetrates; Fights thru traffic, drags blockers.
Justin Ellis, Louisiana Tech
6-1, 334, 5.27
[Andy Hart] Tree stump. But penetrates. Athletic. Good motor. Fat belly. Could play lower. Violent run stuffer.
[Paul Perillo] Huge; Penetrates; Slow but plays run well; Sloppy technique at times.
6-2, 290, 5.10
[Andy Hart] Athletic DT. Quick swim move. Can shed. Good motor. Penetrator.
[Paul Perillo] Decent pursuit; Big penetration/run stuffer; Aggressive; Tough.
Shamar Stephen, Uconn
6-5, 309, 5.25
[Andy Hart] Not fast or quick. Big body. Nothing special. Inconsistent pad level.
[Paul Perillo] Good size; Powerful; Tends to stand up at times.
Ken Bishop, Northern Illinois
6-0, 306, 5.21
[Andy Hart] Active. Decent athlete. Quick. Short. Solid pop and power. Very good motor.
[Paul Perillo] Real strong; Overpowered blockers; Not fast.
6-1, 337, 5.47
[Andy Hart] Has the build. Project. Athletic. Thirck. Goal line fullback. Project with potential.
[Paul Perillo] Big bodied mauler; Powerful; Not much technique/just bullies inferior competition.
Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State
6-2, 317, 5.27
[Andy Hart] Thick. Gets too high. Decent motor. Average athlete. Gets hands up.
[Paul Perillo] Bull rush; Not overly athletic; Not many moves; Plays hard; Good awareness.
Eathyn Manumaleuna, BYU
6-2, 296, 5.16
[Andy Hart] Undersized. Moves well laterally. Aggressive. Plays like big LB.
[Paul Perillo] Big hitter; Moves well; Athletic; Looked faster than his time.
Zack Kerr, Delaware
6-1, 326, 5.08
[Andy Hart] Thick. Athletic. Shoots gaps. Splits blockers. Decent hands. Not as stout as should be.
[Paul Perillo] Great size; Slow but strong.
Chris Whaley, Texas
6-3, 269, 5.02
[Andy Hart] Decent athlete. Speed to chase plays.
[Paul Perillo] Slow; Chases plays; Good motor.
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