April 16, 2011

2011 Defensive Tackle Prospects

#57 Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

QB / RB / FB / WR / TE / OT / OG / C / DE / DT / OLB / ILB / CB / FS / SS / K / P


1. Marcell Dareus*
Experience: Junior | School: Alabama
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 318 lbs. | Arm: 33 3/8 in. | Hand: 10 1/8 in.
40 Time: 4.92 | Bench: 24 Reps | Projected: Top 2


Analysis:
Marcell Dareus has overtaken Fairley as the number one tackle, and is now in the conversation for being the first player taken. At 6-3, 319 pounds, he has a quicker first step than Fairley and is more versatile. 3-4 teams will be eying Dareus as an end and possibly at nose tackle now. (2/28/11)

Season Stats:
34 Tackles, 11.0 TFL, 4.5 Sacks, 10 QBH, 4 PBU




2. Nick Fairley*
Experience: Junior | School: Auburn
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 297 lbs. | Arm: 34 3/4 in. | Hand: 9 3/4 in.
40 Time: 4.86 | Bench: N/A | Projected: Top 8


Analysis:
Fairley is the most dominant defensive lineman in the draft. He is coming of off an excellent combine, but as of now he is not a lock as the number one overall pick or the number one defensive tackle. (2/28/11)

Season Stats:
60 Tackles, 24.0 TFL, 11.5 Sacks, 21 QBH, INT, 2 FF, 2 FR




3. Muhammad Wilkerson*
Experience: Junior | School: Temple
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 315 lbs. | Arm: 35 1/4 in. | Hand: 10 in.
40 Time: 4.96 sec. | Bench: 27 Reps | Projected: Top 20


Season Stats:
70 Tackles, 13.0 TFL, 9.5 Sacks, 2 QBH, 2 FF, 1 FR, 3 PBU




4. Phil Taylor
Experience: Senior | School: Baylor
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 334 lbs. | Arm: 34 in. | Hand: 10 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 31 Reps | Projected: Round 1-2


Analysis:
The top true nose tackle in the draft, teams like Denver and Houston will try and snag him in the second round, but he may not make it past round 1. He continues to rise up draft boards. (2/28/11)

Season Stats:
62 Tackles, 7.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 3 QBH, FF, 2 PBU




5. Corey Liuget*
Experience: Junior | School: Illinois
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 298 lbs. | Arm: 33 1/4 in. | Hand: 9 1/2 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 27 Reps | Projected: Round 1-2


Analysis:
Liuget may have seen a slight dip in his stock. He only measured at 6-2, 298 pounds, which means he may strictly be a 4-3 defensive tackle. However, he is still a first round pick. (2/28/11)

Season Stats:
63 Tackles, 12.5 TFL, 4.5 Sacks, 10 QBH, 3 PBU




6. Marvin Austin
Experience: Senior | School: North Carolina
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 309 lbs. | Arm: 32 5/8 in. | Hand: 10 1/4 in.
40 Time: 4.90 sec. | Bench: 38 Reps | Projected: Round 1-2


Season Stats:
Dismissed from team




7. Stephen Paea
Experience: Senior | School: Oregon State
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 303 lbs. | Arm: 32 7/8 in. | Hand: 10 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 49 Reps | Projected: Round 2-3


Analysis:
Amazing! Paea benched 225 pounds an NFL Combine record 49 times! I knew the guy was strong but wow! He is still a borderline first round pick at this point, but he could be a lock if teams think he could eventually play nose tackle. (2/28/11)

Season Stats:
46 Tackles, 11.0 TFL, 7.0 Sacks, 1 QBH, 4 FF, 2 PBU




8. Jarvis Jenkins
Experience: Senior | School: Clemson
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 310 lbs. | Arm: 33 1/4 in. | Hand: 9 1/2 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 17 Reps | Projected: Round 2-3


Season Stats:
51 Tackles, 9.0 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 16 QBH, 2 FF, Block, 1 PBU




9. Terrell McClain
Experience: Senior | School: South Florida
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 297 lbs. | Arm: 32 3/4 in. | Hand: 10 1/8 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 29 Reps | Projected: Round 2-3


Season Stats:
24 Tackles, 4.5 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 7 QBH




10. Kenrick Ellis
Experience: Senior | School: Hampton
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 346 lbs. | Arm: 35 1/8 in. | Hand: 10 1/2 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 26 Reps | Projected: Round 2-3


Season Stats:
94 Tackles, 15.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 5 QBH, 2 FF, 2 FR




11. Drake Nevis
Experience: Senior | School: LSU
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 294 lbs. | Arm: 31 1/2 in. | Hand: 9 3/8 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 31 Reps | Projected: Round 3-4


Season Stats:
56 Tackles, 13.0 TFL, 6.0 Sacks, 4 QBH, INT, 3 FF, FR, Safety, 1 PBU




12. Jurrell Casey*
Experience: Junior | School: USC
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 300 lbs. | Arm: 32 in. | Hand: 8 7/8 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 26 Reps | Projected: Round 3-4


Season Stats:
67 Tackles, 11.0 TFL, 4.5 Sacks, INT, FR, 2 PBU




13. Jerrell Powe
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 335 lbs. | Arm: 33 1/4 in. | Hand: 9 5/8 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 27 Reps | Projected: Round 3-4


Season Stats:
27 Tackles, 8.5 TFL, 2.5 Sacks, 1 QBH, 1 FF, 1 PBU




14. Lawrence Guy*
Experience: Junior | School: Arizona State
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 305 lbs. | Arm: 32 3/4 in. | Hand: 10 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 28 Reps | Projected: Round 4-5


Season Stats:
41 Tackles, 6.0 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 2 PBU




15. Sione Fua
Experience: Senior | School: Stanford
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 308 lbs. | Arm: 34 in. | Hand: 10 1/2 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 30 Reps | Projected: Round 4-5


Season Stats:
23 Tackles, 6.0 TFL, 4.5 Sacks, 2 FF.




16. Martin Parker
Experience: Senior | School: Richmond
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 303 lbs. | Arm: 33 3/4 in. | Hand: 9 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 5-6


Season Stats:
96 Tackles, 13.5 TFL, 5.5 Sacks, 9 QBH, 1 FF, Block, 1 PBU




17. Ian Williams
Experience: Senior | School: Notre Dame
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 319 lbs. | Arm: 32 in. | Hand: 9 1/2 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 31 Reps | Projected: Round 5-6


Season Stats:
38 Tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 3 QBH, INT, 1 PBU




18. Cedric Thornton
Experience: Senior | School: Southern Arkansas
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 309 lbs. | Arm: 33 5/8 in. | Hand: 10 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 6-7


Season Stats:
52 Tackles, 13.0 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 5 QBH, 1 FF, 1 PBU




19. Chris Neild
Experience: Senior | School: West Virginia
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 319 lbs. | Arm: 31 7/8 in. | Hand: 10 3/4 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 6-7


Season Stats:
N/A




20. David Carter
Experience: Senior | School: UCLA
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 297 lbs. | Arm: N/A | Hand: N/A
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 7-FA


Season Stats:
41 Tackles, 5.0 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 1 FF, 2 PBU