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Ell’s Top 5 Defensive Tackles NFL Draft 2022

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1. Jordan Davis, Georgia  

Strengths: size/strength, aggressiveness/mobility for size              

Weakness: limited snaps, limited pass rush

Draft Projection: Top 10 – Top 20

2. Devonte Wyatt, Georgia

Strengths: strength/athleticism, high motor/ability to stop run   

Weakness: length/double teams, pass rush

Draft Projection: Top 15 – Late 1st Round

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3. Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma

Strengths: athleticism/versatility (3-4 DE/4-3 DT), mobility and footwork               

Weakness: consistency/technique issues, still learning (former JUCO player)

Draft Projection: 2nd Round

4. DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M

Strengths: athleticism/length, pass rush/footwork and mobility

Weakness: weight/size, motor/consistency

Draft Projection: 2nd Round – Early 3rd Round

5. Travis Jones, UConn

Strengths: size/strength, run stopping/motor

Weakness: double teams, pass rush/quickness

Draft Projection: Late 2nd Round – 3rd Round

Position Grade: B-

The Defensive Tackle position is led by the Georgia duo of Davis and Wyatt who both have earned at least mid-1st round grades. Davis wowed everyone at the combine with his mobility at his size and teams are hoping that he can be a 3-down player, but the run stopping should be guaranteed. Wyatt also wowed at the combine and he should be another good run stopper who can add a push up the middle, but just like Davis he should only get better. Winfrey is a high motor, pass-rusher who wowed scouts by winning MVP at the Senior Bowl; he could have an early impact in the right scheme. Leal was in the top 10 buzz after a big pass rushing year, but a bad showing at the combine has dropped his stock; he may be best in a rotation/movable piece. Jones wowed scouts at the Senior Bowl showing his strength and ability to dominate while being voted top DT by the O-line putting his name on the radar. Other names to look for are Matthew Butler, Tennessee, Thomas Booker, Stanford, Eyioma Uwazurike, Iowa State, and Logan Hall, Houston, who may be viewed more as a DE.   

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