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Old 02-09-2008, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default 2008 NFL Draft Defensive Tackle Rankings

2008 NFL Draft Defensive Tackle Rankings
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This is a good senior class with two special defenders -- Glenn Dorsey and Sedrick Ellis -- both considered top 10 prospects.
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POSITION GRADE B-
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With the addition of several highly regarded underclassmen like Pat Sims and Letroy Guion, this class has 10 prospects who could crack our next list of the top 100 prospects.

Defensive tackle has become a prime area of focus in recent NFL Drafts with many teams looking here in the first round. This year's group should be no different, with senior Kentwan Balmer becoming one of the fastest rising prospects in the entire draft class.


Defensive Tackle Rankings

1. Glenn Dorsey, 6-2, 300, LSU
An explosive senior, Dorsey will give his club a dominant, versatile inside presence.

2. Sedrick Ellis, 6-1, 295, USC
Ellis is a powerful, disruptive inside force and will be highly coveted in April.

3. Kentwan Balmer, 6-5, 300, North Carolina
An athletic interior defender, Balmer has fine production and triangle numbers to impress in the postseason.

4. * Pat Sims, 6-2, 310, Auburn
This wide-body can stack the middle and shows explosiveness to make plays in the backfield.

5. Marcus Harrison, 6-3, 310, Arkansas
Harrison is athletic for his size and could see his stock rise in the postseason.

6. Frank Okam, 6-5, 320, Texas
Despite returning for his senior season, Okam needs fine NFL Combine for make up for an average 2007 season.

7. * Letroy Guion, 6-4, 285, Florida State
Guin could move up some draft boards after scouts view his tapes and see him in action at the Combine.

8. DeMario Pressley, 6-3, 300, North Carolina State
Pressley could be an explosive inside force, combining power and quickness, but he needs more consistency.

9. Red Bryant, 6-5, 325, Texas A&M
Bryant is a huge, wide-body who combines power, agility and quickness.

10. Trevor Laws, 6-1, 300, Notre Dame
A quick, powerful tackle, Laws is coming off a huge performance at the Senior Bowl.

11. Dre Moore, 6-4, 310, Maryland
Moore flashes big-play ability, relying on a quick burst to get into the backfield.

12. Andre Fluellen, 6-2, 285, Florida State
Fluellen had an inconsistent senior season and needs a big NFL Combine to move toward the top 10 tackle prospects.

13. Frank Morton, 6-2, 322, Tulane
14. Keilen Dykes, 6-4, 295, West Virginia
15. Carlton Powell, 6-2, 295, Virginia Tech
16. Ahtyba Rubin, 6-2, 320, Iowa State
17. Jason Shirley, 6-5, 335, Fresno State
18. Maurice Murray, 6-4, 315, New Mexico State
19. Nate Robinson, 6-5 310, Akron
20. Nick Hayden, 6-4, 305, Wisconsin
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:19 PM   #2
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Red Bryant or Dre Moore in the 3rd round would be great....
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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Dre Moore

I think I'm sold on that guy, at least as a late pick
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:13 AM   #4
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Default Re: 2008 NFL Draft Defensive Tackle Rankings

Do you see Moore as a NT or DE in our system? or possibly being capable of handling both positions if needed?

I think it could also be time to groom a NT for the future like Rubin or another run stopping widebody.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:15 PM   #5
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He's a beast that I think could handle either but, he is quick off the ball and I think if we wanted him to, he'd play DE....
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Balmer in the 1st round if he last that long would be a nice fit here if he is the best available player at 23. But Trevor Laws might just be there close to us in the 2nd and that might be better suited for us.
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I hope not... The Bus was enuff ND players for the next 10 years...LOL
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Balmer could be a nice fit at DE in our 3-4 defense. I have heard this on some sites and I wouldnt mind it at all.
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Balmer could be a nice fit at DE in our 3-4 defense. I have heard this on some sites and I wouldnt mind it at all.
i agree completely elvis...

especially if most of the OT's and OG's are gone by our pick... i wouldn't mine snatching him...
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He's a beast that I think could handle either but, he is quick off the ball and I think if we wanted him to, he'd play DE....
i agree, i think his speed would be best utilized at DE....he'd be a steel in the 3rd !!! red bryant would be a better NT option.
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