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Defensive Tackles

The were 23 DTs selected in the 2023 draft, as follows:

Round 1 - Jalen Carter, Calijah Kancey, Mazi Smith, Bryan Bresee

Round 2 - Keeanu Benton, Gervon Dexter

Round 3 - Zaach Pickens, Byron Young, Kobie Turner, Brodric Martin, Siaki Ika

Round 4 - Colby Wooden, Tyler Lacy, 

Round 5 - Jaquelin Roy

Round 6 - Karl Brooks, Keondre Colburn, Scott Matlock, Dante Stills

Round 7 - Travis Bell, Raymond Vohasek, Nesta Jade Silvera, Jordon Riley, Moro Ojom

1) Byron Murphy II | 6'1 | 297 | DT | Texas

10/7 - Oklahoma - Got off the ball well at times and was a challenge to hem up for long at the LOS. He was a difference-maker up front.

 

2) Jer'Zhan Newton | 6'2 | 300 | DT | Illinois

9/8 - Kansas - Newton lined up as a DE in a 3-4 scheme, showed a good first step off the ball. He was able to work himself free at ties and display a great motor in pursuit. He was hemmed up a number of times 1:1 however, making his play a bit hit or miss.

11/11 - Indiana - Showed off a quick first step with great athletic ability, but was washed out vs. the run a few times.

3) T'Vondre Sweat | 6'4 | 360 | DT | Texas

9/9 - Alabama - Had aa meh game in my book. He was a big body at times, but his lack of lateral quickness limited him. 

10/7 - Oklahoma - Played with plus power, showed good arm extension to keep blocks off his frame at times. 

4) Kris Jenkins | 6'3 | 300 | DT | Michigan

10/7 - Minnesota - As per usual for Michigan's scheme, Jenkins operated with fresh legs in a rotational role. When in, he showed strength at the LOS and the ability to deflate the pocket at times. He wasn't sex, but held down his role well. 

5) Ruke Orhorhoro | 6'4 | 295 | DT | Clemson

9/4 - Duke - Orhorhoro looked special in this one. He had to go up against double team blocks throughout this contest, held his own. He was able to deflate the pocket quite a few times, was a challenge to block across the interior. 

10/7 - Wake Forest - Looked the part on a number of snaps, provided stout run defense with the ability to deflate the pocket in the passing game. 

10/21 - Miami - He stood out just a couple times, but was largely held in check. He was in on just 1 stop, didn't assert himself overall.

6) Leonard Taylor | 6'3 | 305 | DT | Miami

10/7 - Georgia Tech - Had an off and on game. While he did look good on several snaps - exploded off the ball and getting skinny in gaps, showed a bull rush. On other snaps, he was bottled up 1:1 in seemingly easier fashion, looking average. 

10/21 - Clemson - Had a solid game. He was in on 5 tackles, had 2 TFLs. He shot gaps well and was too quick to hem up for long a number of times. 

7) Brandon Dorlus | 6'3 | 290 | DT/DE | Oregon

9/9 - Texas Tech - Dorlus lined up everywhere along the LOS, with his best fit within the interior. While he didn't flash initial burst or quickness, his functional, mauling strength was apparent, as he grinded through blocks the throughout the game. His late game pressure forced an INT, sealed the game. 

10/14 - Washington - Dorlus once again lined up at DE and DT. He showed off a good bull rush in both regards, was most effective at DT. His combination of strength and quickness was too much for the Washington RG. He had 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1.5 TFLS. Looked very strong. 

8) Michael Hall | 6'2 | 285 | DT | Ohio State

9/2 - Indiana - Created fits for the opposing O-line in spurts throughout the game. He showed off a nice blend of speed, power and hand usage. 

9/23 - Notre Dame - Had a very solid game, flashed a number of times. He exploded off the snap, showed good anchor strength, coupled his hand usage to get off blocks. He was in on 4 tackles. 

10/21 - Penn State - Had a decent showing up front, but didn't flash in any one regard. 

9) Braden Fiske | 6'4 | 292 | DT | Florida State

9/3 - LSU - Fiske was decent at times, but did struggle against size and was too easily turned off the ball against the run. 

10) Tyler Davis | 6'2 | 300 | DT | Clemson 

9/4 - Duke - Davis' play really stood out tonight. He proved to be very stout at the LOS with active hands, often had to fight against double team blocks. He did a good job of eating space and giving his LBs lanes to get to the ball carriers. 

10/7 - Wake Forest - Was very unselfish up front, ate blocks well, freed up others. He showed a good get off, nice play strength. 

10/21 - Miami - Davis had a very strong game. He was able to beat blocks a number of times, was also very stout vs. the run. Miami had little success running at him. 

11) Mekhi Wingo | 6'1 | 295 | DT | LSU

9/3 - Florida State - Wingo had an eye-popping performance in this one. He was lightning-quick off the snap, compromised the pocket several times. His ability to shoot gaps and cross the OG's face was impressive. 

10/7 - Missouri - Had  decent game, not great. He was quick off the snap and got skinny in gaps at times, but was held in check more time than not. 

10/14 - Auburn - Wingo was a bit up and down. While he showed some pass rush skills, he got hemmed up vs. the run often. 

12) DeWayne Carter | 6'2 | 302 | DT | Duke

9/4 - Clemson - Carter had an impressive game. He showed off his ability to rush the passer, as well as hold form against the run. He knocked his blocker of course a number of times, causing the RB to redirect his path. 

10/14 - NC State - Carter had an excellent game.  He played all along the LOS, and created fits against everyone he faced. He showed the versatility to play DT as well as DE.

13) McKinley Jackson | 6'2 | 325 | DT | Texas A&M

10/7 - Alabama - Ate blocks well up front, didn't allow interior runs. He anchored well, showed heavy hands. 

14) Maason Smith | 6'5 | 305 | DT | LSU

10/7 - Missouri - Smith had a solid game. While he was limited when lining up at base DE, he faired well along the interior. He fired off the bll well, created some issue up front.

10/14 - Auburn - Smith wasn't flashy, but he was a solid clog along the LOS. 

15) Jordan Jefferson | 6'3 | 313 | DT | LSU

10/14 - Auburn - Jefferson was solid today. He got caught looking into the backfield vs. locating the ball a couple times, but was a strong, formidable defender up front.

16) Justin Eboigbe  | 6'5 | 292 | DT/DE | Alabama

17) Keith Randolph | 6'5 | 305 | DT | Illinois

9/8 - Kansas - Randolph was steady at the LOS and ate up blocks, but was neutralized for the most part, not flashing much. 

11/11 - Indiana - Unselfish play, ate up blocks throughout the game. 

18) Gabe Hall | 6'6 | 287 | DT | Baylor

19) Marcus Harris | 6'3 | 295 | DT | Auburn

20) Fabien Lovett | 6'4 | 328 | DT | Florida State

9/3 - LSU - This was a marginal game for the big man. He provided some girth inside, but looked bested by other DTs tonight, presumably rusty still from his prior injury.

21) Jamree Kromah | 6'3 | 271 | DT/DE | James Madison

999) Tyleik Williams | 6'2 | 290 | DT | Ohio State 

999) T.J. Sanders | 6'5 | 298 | DT | South Carolina

999) Ty Hamilton | 6'2 | 290 | DT | Ohio State

999) Shemar Turner | 6'4 | 300 | DT | Texas A&M

999) Davin Vann | 6'2 | 280 | DT | North Carolina State

999) Howard Cross III | 6'3 | 305 | DT | Notre Dame

999) Joshua Farmer | 6'3 | 317 | DT | Florida State

999) Nazir Stackhouse | 6'3 | 320 | DT | Georgia

999)  Dontay Corleone | 6'2 | 320 | DT | Cincinnati

999) Yahya Black | 6'5 | 315 | DT | Iowa

999) Ricky Barber | 6'3 | 295 | DT | UCF

999) Omari Thomas | 6'4 | 320 | DT | Tennessee

999) Nash Hutmacher | 6'4 | 330 | DT | Nebraska

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