April 30, 2015

2015 Defensive Tackle Prospects

#94, Leonard Williams, DT, Southern California


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


Though I'm not a huge fan of the depth of the Defensive Tackle class, it's very top heavy. Leonard Williams and Danny Shelton headline the group, but, there are four or five other players who could garner first round consideration. If you don't take an interior defensive lineman in round one, you'll have plenty of worthy options to consider on the second day of the draft.

(Player heights, weights, arm length, hand size, and workout results have been updated post Combine and All-Star games.)




Tier 1:

1. Leonard Williams*
Experience: Junior | School: Southern California
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 304 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 5/8" | Arm Length: 34 5/8" | Grade: Top 5


40 Time: 4.97 | Bench: DNP | Vertical: 29.5" | Broad: 106"
3 Cone: 7.59 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.53 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
80 Tackles, 9.5 TFL, 7.0 Sacks, INT, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, 3 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
73 Tackles, 12.5 TFL, 5.0 Sacks, 4 QBH, Fumble Forced, Blocked Kick




Tier 2:

2. Danny Shelton
Experience: Senior | School: Washington
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 338 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/4" | Arm Length: 32" | Grade: Top 10


40 Time: 5.64 | Bench: 34 | Vertical: 30.5" | Broad: 95"
3 Cone: 7.99 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.65 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
93 Tackles, 16.5 TFL, 9.0 Sacks, 3 QBH, 2 Fumbles Recovered

2013 Season Stats:
59 Tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 3 PBU, 2 Blocked Kicks




Tier 3:

3. Carl Davis
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Iowa
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 320 lbs.
Hand Size: 11" | Arm Length: 34 5/8" | Grade: Round 1


40 Time: 5.07 | Bench: 28 | Vertical: 33" | Broad: 103"
3 Cone: 7.91 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.47 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
36 Tackles, 9.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 5 QBH, Blocked Kick

2013 Season Stats:
42 Tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QBH




4. Malcolm Brown*
Experience: Junior | School: Texas
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 323 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 32 1/2" | Grade: Round 1


40 Time: 5.05 | Bench: 26 | Vertical: 29.5" | Broad: 98"
3 Cone: 7.84 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.59 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
70 Tackles, 13.0 TFL, 6.5 Sacks, 1 PBU, 7 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
66 Tackles, 10.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 4 PBU, 3 QBH, Blocked Kick




5. Eddie Goldman*
Experience: Junior | School: Florida State
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 335 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/8" | Arm Length: 33 1/8" | Grade: Round 2


40 Time: 5.27 | Bench: DNP | Vertical: 26" | Broad: DNP
3 Cone: 7.62 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.87 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
35 Tackles, 8.0 TFL, 4.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
19 Tackles, 3.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks




6. Jordan Phillips**
Experience: Sophomore (RS) | School: Oklahoma
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 327 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 3/8" | Arm Length: 34 3/4" | Grade: Round 2


40 Time: 5.17 | Bench: 28 | Vertical: 30" | Broad: 105"
3 Cone: 7.88 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.68 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
38 Tackles, 7.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, Fumble Recovered, Blocked Kick

2013 Season Stats:
7 Tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QBH




7. Michael Bennett
Experience: Senior | School: Ohio State
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 297 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/4" | Arm Length: 33 5/8" | Grade: Round 2


40 Time: 4.98 | Bench: DNP | Vertical: 35.5" | Broad: DNP
3 Cone: DNP | 20-Yard Shuttle: DNP | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
40 Tackles, 14.0 TFL, 7.0 Sacks, 3 PBU, 3 QBH, 3 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
42 Tackles, 11.5 TFL, 7.0 Sacks, 1 QBH, 3 Fumbles Forced




Tier 4:

8. Henry Anderson
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Stanford
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 294 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 3/4" | Arm Length: 33 1/4" | Grade: Round 2


40 Time: 5.03 | Bench: 23 | Vertical: 30" | Broad: 111"
3 Cone: 7.20 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.19 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
65 Tackles, 14.5 TFL, 8.0 Sacks, 2 PBU, 9 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
20 Tackles, 4.0 TFL, 3.0 Sacks




9. Mario Edwards Jr.*
Experience: Junior | School: Florida State
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 272 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 7/8" | Arm Length: 33 1/4" | Grade: Round 2


40 Time: 4.84 | Bench: 32 | Vertical: 32.5" | Broad: 120"
3 Cone: 7.44 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.55 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
44 Tackles, 11.0 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 5 PBU, 2 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
28 Tackles, 9.5 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, INT, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, Fumble Forced, Fumble Recovered




10. Grady Jarrett
Experience: Senior | School: Clemson
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 298 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 32 3/8" | Grade: Round 3


40 Time: 5.06 | Bench: 30 | Vertical: 31" | Broad: 113"
3 Cone: 7.37 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.56 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
45 Tackles, 10.0 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 4 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
59 Tackles, 10.5 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 3 QBH




11. Marcus Hardison
Experience: Senior | School: Arizona State
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 305 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 3/8" | Arm Length: 33 1/2" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: 4,92 | Bench: 27 | Vertical: 25.5" | Broad: 107"
3 Cone: DNP | 20-Yard Shuttle: DNP | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
53 Tackles, 15.0 TFL, 10.0 Sacks, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 1 QBH, 3 Fumbles Forced, Fumble Recovered

2013 Season Stats:
5 Tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 Sacks




Tier 5:

12. Ellis McCarthy*
Experience: Junior | School: UCLA
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 337 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 7/8" | Arm Length: 34 1/8" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: 5.21 | Bench: 24 | Vertical: 32" | Broad: 109"
3 Cone: 8.16 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 5.07 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
20 Tackles, 3.0 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
28 Tackles, 3.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 2 PBU, 1 QBH




13. Christian Covington*
Experience: Junior (RS) | School: Rice
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 289 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 33 1/4" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: 4.89 | Bench: 24 | Vertical: 30.5"| Broad: 111"
3 Cone: 7.43 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.43 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
20 Tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2.5 Sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
59 Tackles, 11.5 TFL, 4.0 Sacks, 3 PBU, 4 QBH, Fumble Forced, Fumble Recovered, Blocked Kick




14. Darius Philon**
Experience: Sophomore (RS) | School: Arkansas
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 298 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/2" | Arm Length: 32 3/8" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: 4.89 | Bench: 26 | Vertical: 31" | Broad: 107"
3 Cone: 7.53 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.75 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
46 Tackles, 11.5 TFL, 4.5 Sacks, 2 PBU, 6 QBH, Fumble Forced, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
46 Tackles, 9.0 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 2 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced




15. Xavier Cooper*
Experience: Junior (RS) | School: Washington State
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 293 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 3/8" | Arm Length: 31 1/2" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: 4.86 | Bench: 29 | Vertical: 29" | Broad: 110"
3 Cone: 7.23 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.37 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
37 Tackles, 9.5 TFL, 5.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 4 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
50 Tackles, 13.5 TFL, 5.0 Sacks, 4 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced, Fumble Recovered




16. Gabe Wright
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Auburn
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 296 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 3/4" | Arm Length: 32 5/8" | Grade: Round 5


40 Time: 5.07 | Bench: 34 | Vertical: 26.5" | Broad: 100"
3 Cone: 7.73 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.56 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
24 Tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 10 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
31 Tackles, 8.5 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 8 QBH




Tier 6:

17. Louis Trinca-Pasat
Experience: Senior (RS)| School: Iowa
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 292 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/8" | Arm Length: 31 7/8" | Grade: Round 5


40 Time: 4.96 | Bench: 21 | Vertical: 32" | Broad: 105"
3 Cone: 7.40 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.30 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
69 Tackles, 11.5 TFL, 6.5 Sacks, 3 PBU, 3 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
39 Tackles, 9.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 2 PBU, 1 QBH




18. Xavier Williams
Experience: Junior (RS) | School: Washington State
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 325 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/4" | Arm Length: 33 1/2" | Grade: Round 5


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
93 Tackles, 14.0 TFL, 8.0 Sacks, 3 PBU, 3 QBH, 2 Blocked Kicks

2013 Season Stats:
74 Tackles, 12.0 TFL, 5.5 Sacks, 2 PBU, 1 QBH, Fumble Forced, Fumble Recovered




19. Joey Mbu
Experience: Senior | School: Houston
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 313 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/4" | Arm Length: 35" | Grade: Round 5


40 Time: 5.54 | Bench: DNP | Vertical: 22.5" | Broad: 97"
3 Cone: 8.20 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 5.01 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
32 Tackles, 4.5 TFL, 2.5 Sacks, INT, 4 PBU, 1 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
29 Tackles, 3.5 TFL, 0.5 Sack, 3 PBU, 6 QBH




20. Tyeler Davison
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Fresno State
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 316 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 3/4" | Arm Length: 34" | Grade: Round 6


40 Time: 5.18 | Bench: 32 | Vertical: 33" | Broad: 105"
3 Cone: 7.53 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.46 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
60 Tackles, 12.0 TFL, 7.5 Sacks, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
41 Tackles, 7.5 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 2 PBU, 1 QBH, Blocked Kick




21. Derrick Lott
Experience: Senior | School: Chattanooga
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 314 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/8" | Arm Length: 33 5/8" | Grade: Round 6


40 Time: 4.99 | Bench: 30 | Vertical: 26.5" | Broad: 106"
3 Cone: 7.30 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.44 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
41 Tackles, 13.5 TFL, 6.0 Sacks, 6 QBH, Fumble Forced, Fumble Recovered

2013 Season Stats:
17 Tackles, 2.5 TFL, 3 QBH




22. Kaleb Eulls
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Mississippi State
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 305 lbs.
Hand Size: 11" | Arm Length: 33 1/2" | Grade: Round 6


40 Time: 5.20 | Bench: 26 | Vertical: 28" | Broad: 104"
3 Cone: 7.31 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.59 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
34 Tackles, 3.0 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 1 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
26 Tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 PBU




23. Leterrius Walton
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Central Michigan
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 315 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/4" | Arm Length: 32 1/4" | Grade: Round 6


40 Time: 5.25 | Bench: 25 | Vertical: 27" | Broad: 103"
3 Cone: 7.91 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.78 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
33 Tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 2 PBU, 6 QBH, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
34 Tackles, 9.5 TFL, 1.0 Sack, Fumble Forced




24. Corey Crawford
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Clemson
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 299 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/4" | Arm Length: 34 1/2" | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: 5.01 | Bench: 17 | Vertical: 33" | Broad: 110"
3 Cone: 7.64 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.65 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
24 Tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 6 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
44 Tackles, 10.5 TFL, 2.5 Sacks, INT, 4 PBU, 5 QBH, Fumble Forced




Tier 7:

25. Deon Simon
Experience: Senior | School: Northwestern State
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 321 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/2" | Arm Length: 33" | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: 5.12 | Bench: 35 | Vertical: 29.5" | Broad: 105"
3 Cone: 7.92 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.76 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
26 Tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 5 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
42 Tackles, 7.0 TFL, 4.5 Sacks, 3 PBU, 1 QBH




26. Bobby Richardson
Experience: Senior | School: Indiana
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 283 lbs.
Hand Size: 11" | Arm Length: 34 5/8" | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: 5.16 | Bench: DNP | Vertical: 32.5" | Broad: 106"
3 Cone: 7.57 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.41 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
35 Tackles, 9.5 TFL, 5.5 Sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, Blocked Kick

2013 Season Stats:
39 Tackles, 3.5 TFL, 3 PBU




27. Chucky Hunter
Experience: Senior | School: Texas Christian
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 298 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/8" | Arm Length: 32" | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
44 Tackles, 9.5 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 5 QBH, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
43 Tackles, 6.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 2 QBH, Fumble Forced




28. Travis Raciti
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: San Jose State
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 292 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/2" | Arm Length: 31" | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
72 Tackles, 6.5 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 2 QBH, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
37 Tackles, 4.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 2 Blocked Kicks




29. Darius Kilgo
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Maryland
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 320 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/8" | Arm Length: 32 1/4" | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
43 Tackles, 8.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, Blocked Kick

2013 Season Stats:
37 Tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QBH




Tier 8:

30. James Castleman
Experience: Senior | School: Oklahoma State
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 311 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/2" | Arm Length: 33" | Grade: UDFA


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
45 Tackles, 7.5 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, INT, 2 PBU, 3 QBH, 3 Blocked Kicks

2013 Season Stats:
33 Tackles, 5.0 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 1 PBU, Fumble Forced, 2 Blocked Kicks




31. J.T. Surratt
Experience: Senior (RS)| School: South Carolina
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 305 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/8" | Arm Length: 32" | Grade: UDFA


40 Time: 5.05 | Bench: 33 | Vertical: 31" | Broad: 108"
3 Cone: 7.75 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.83 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
30 Tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 3 QBH, Blocked Kick

2013 Season Stats:
33 Tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 2 QBH




32. Cameron Botticelli
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Minnesota
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 292 lbs.
Hand Size: N/A | Arm Length: N/A | Grade: UDFA


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
29 Tackles, 9.0 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 2 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
23 Tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 1 PBU, 2 QBH




33. Olsen Pierre
Experience: Senior | School: Miami
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 300 lbs.
Hand Size: N/A | Arm Length: N/A | Grade: UDFA


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
32 Tackles, 2.5 TFL, 2 PBU, 2 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
33 Tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 2 PBU, 2 QBH, Blocked Kick




34. Brandon Ivory
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Alabama
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 308 lbs.
Hand Size: N/A | Arm Length: N/A | Grade: UDFA


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
13 Tackles, 0.5 TFL

2013 Season Stats:
24 Tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 QBH




35. Warren Herring
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Wisconsin
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 287 lbs.
Hand Size: N/A | Arm Length: N/A | Grade: UDFA


40 Time: 5.20 | Bench: 28 | Vertical: 35" | Broad: 116"
3 Cone: 7.38 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.57 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
17 Tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
17 Tackles, 6.0 TFL, 4.0 Sacks, 1 QBH




36. Thomas Teal
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: North Carolina State
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 296 lbs.
Hand Size: N/A | Arm Length: N/A | Grade: UDFA


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
47 Tackles, 8.0 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 4 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
40 Tackles, 10.5 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 4 QBH




37. Desmond Hollin
Experience: Senior | School: Fresno State
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 285 lbs.
Hand Size: N/A | Arm Length: N/A | Grade: UDFA


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
33 Tackles, 4.0 TFL

2013 Season Stats:
16 Tackles, 3.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks