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Tony Pauline's Defensive Tackle Rankings

Tony Pauline from Sports Illustrated and offers comprehensive position-by-position rankings of the draft prospects for's draft coverage.

Here are the defensive tackles that I expect to be drafted. Detailed scouting reports are available for the top 12 players by clicking the player's name.

Tony Pauline's Defensive Tackle Rankings
Rank Name School Grade
1 Ndamukong Suh Nebraska 1st
2 Gerald McCoy Oklahoma 1st
3 Dan Williams Tennessee 1st
4 Jared Odrick Penn State 1st
5 Tyson Aluala California 1st-2nd
6 Brian Price UCLA 2nd
7 Linval Joseph East Carolina 2nd
8 Terrence Cody Alabama 2nd
9 Cam Thomas North Carolina 2nd
10 Lamarr Houston Texas 2nd-3rd
11 Earl Mitchell Arizona 2nd-3rd
12 Arthur Jones Syracuse 3rd
13 Torrell Troup Central Florida 3rd
14 Geno Atkins Georgia 3rd
15 Jeff Owens Georgia 3rd
16 Al Woods LSU 3rd
17 Doug Worthington Ohio State 3rd-4th
18 Aleric Mullins North Carolina 3rd-4th
19 Michael Neal Purdue 4th
20 Brandon Deaderick Alabama 4th-5th
21 Malcolm Sheppard Arkansas 5th
22 Corey Peters Kentucky 5th-6th
23 Nate Collins Virginia 6th
24 D'Anthony Smith Louisiana Tech 6th
25 Vince Oghobaase Duke 6th-7th
26 Charles Alexander LSU 6th-7th
27 Jake Ricks Auburn 7th
28 Lorenzo Washington Alabama 7th-Free Agent
*Grade refers to round player is expected to be drafted.

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