Ranking the 2012 Draft Prospects by Position – 4-3 Defensive TacklesPosted: January 25, 2012
Earlier in the day I looked at the Nose Tackle class and now I will look at your more traditional DT, that plays in a 4-3 scheme.
1. Devon Still, Penn State – Still is the best DT prospect in the draft and I already described him in the 3-4 DE post. Look for a Player Profile on him within the next couple weeks.
2. Michael Brockers, LSU – Brockers, along with being the #2 3-4 DE, is also the #2 4-3 DT. As with Still, look for a Player Profile on Brockers within the next few weeks.
3. Brandon Thompson, Clemson – Thompson had a very good season and has a lot of potential at the next level. He is an above average pass rusher and is very strong against the run. He has a late first round to early second round grade.
4. Jerel Worthy, Michigan State – Worthy came into the year with an early first round grade, but after a tough start to the season, he has seen his stock fall to the second round. However, he still has loads of potential and could become a huge steal.
5. Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State – Cox had incredible season this year. He has above average pass rushing skills and is pretty strong against the run. I like his potential as a long term starter but not a pro-bowler.
After the jump, see the rest of the very deep defensive tackle class
6. Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati
7. Kawaan Short, Purdue
8. Jared Crick, Nebraska
9. Kendall Reyes, Connecticut
10. Logan Harrell, Fresno State
11. Brett Roy, Nevada
12. Mike Daniels, Iowa
13. Kheeston Randall, Texas
14. Baker Steinkuhler, Nebraska
15. Marcus Forston, Miami
16. Mike Martin, Michigan
17. Tydreke Powell, North Carolina
18. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
19. Tony Jerod-Eddie, Texas A&M
20. Delvin Johnson, Marshall
21. Jaye Howard, Florida
22. Travian Robertson, South Carolina