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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Defensive Tackle

Posted May 1, 2014

Patriots Football Weekly continues their Draft prospect rankings and notes with the defensive tackle position.


DRAFT RANKINGS/NOTES BY POSITION:

QB | RB | TE | WR | C | OG | OT | DT | DE | ILB | OLB | CB | FS | SS

The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Today, they offer their notes and rankings on the defensive tackles.

* - indicates underclassman

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DEFENSIVE TACKLES

1 AARON DONALD
COLLEGE: Pittsburgh State

HEIGHT: 6-1
HEIGHT: 285
40 TIME: 4.68
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ANDY HART:
Moves well laterally. Quick and fast. Deceptive power. Can go through or around blocks. Rockets off the ball. Plays run and pass well.
PAUL PERILLO:
Great mobility; Penetrates; Collapses pocket; Disruptive; Always in backfield.
2 LOUIS NIX III*
COLLEGE: Notre Dame

HEIGHT: 6-2
WEIGHT: 331
40 TIME: 5.42
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ANDY HART:
Thick. Powerful. Pretty good penetration. Wilfork-like. Very active.
PAUL PERILLO:
Agile but not fast; Strong space eater; Great penetration; Immposible to move.
3 STEPHON TUITT*
COLLEGE: Notre Dame

HEIGHT: 6-5
WEIGHT: 304
40 TIME: 4.92
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ANDY HART:
Good speed but slow off the snap. Solid all-around athlete. Intriguing build and potential.
PAUL PERILLO:
Versatile; Good contain; Decent speed; Strong; Not sure where he fits.
4 TIMMY JERNIGAN*
COLLEGE: Florida State

HEIGHT: 6-2
WEIGHT: 299
40 TIME:  5.06
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ANDY HART:
Thick and stout. Stops feet at times. Can be violent. Decent bull rush.
PAUL PERILLO:
Athletic; Good lateral movement; Not a PR threat; Good motor.
5 DOMINIQUE EASLEY
COLLEGE: Florida

HEIGHT: 6-2
WEIGHT: 288
40 TIME:  4.93
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ANDY HART:
ACL 2013. Athletic. Heady. Likes to dance around blocks, but can shed. Lacks elite power.
PAUL PERILLO:
Small; Fast and quick; Good awareness on screens; Great motor.


BEST OF THE REST

Anthony Johnson*, LSU
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.

Daniel McCullers, Tennessee
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.

Kelcy Quarles*, South Carolina
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.

Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech
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.

Ryan Carrethers, Arkansas State
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.


Want more Draft video? Check out highlight videos of all the top college prospects entering the 2014 NFL Draft.

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