Defensive Tackles  

There were twenty DTs taken in the 2020 draft. There was a solid offering of talent in each round throughout the draft, with nine players drafted within the first 3 rounds.

 

1) Marvin Wilson | 6'4 | 311 | DT | Florida State - 

Wilson is a thick, powerful prospect who offers up abilities in all facets. While he has the size and strength to play the zero technique as a run clogger, he offers up much more than just that. He has a commanding bull rush and uses his hands well to swat would-be blockers off of him. When operating with a full head of steam, he's very challenging to hem up. He deservedly draws plenty of double teams. He had 5 sacks last season, 4 of which came against two teams.

2) Jay Tufele | 6'3 | 313 | DT | USC -

Tufele has good size and plays with measured intensity. While he fires off the ball, he's controlled and does a good job keeping his eyes in then backfield, reading the play. His hand usage is some of the best you'll see within this class, as he makes it very challenging for blockers to latch onto him. He stacks well against the run and does a good job shedding blocks to get into the backfield vs. the run and pass. He had 4.5 sacks in 2019.

3) Darius Stills | 6'1 | 290 | DT | West Virginia -

Stills lacks prototypical size, but that actually plays to his advantage more times than not. He plays with a low center of gravity, and when coupled with his lightning quick get-off he's really tough to get a hat on. He's frenetic in attacking the ball, plays with a constant motor that runs hot. He can squat well vs. the run, and is a menace when going after the QB. While he has the versatility and experience to line up as a zero technique or off-shade, I like him better at the latter. His 10-tackle, 3-sack performance against the then ranked #12 Baylor Bears in 2019 was damn impressive.

4) Jaylen Twyman | 6'2 | 290 | DT | Pittsburgh -

Twyman had good size, strength and quickness as a whole. He's a guy who can beat his opponents in a number of different ways. He's far too athletic for most blockers, is able to work past them just by being the better athlete. However, he's nuanced at the LOS. He uses his hands well to push/pull the blocker to get him off-base, as well as hand-slapping them so they can't latch onto him. He will get too erect at times and expose his chest. When he stays low, reads his keys and uses his technique he's real good.

5) Tyler Shelvin | 6'2 | 346 | DT | LSU -

One-dimensional players seldom end up real high on my board unless they excel at the one dimension. Shelvin is one of those guys. He's not a pass-rusher and does little directly in that regard. However. he's a monstrous-sized dude who eats things up at the LOS vs. the run. He brings too much size and logjam ability to not draw attention. If you need a big NT to dam up the river, he's your guy.

6) Phidarian Mathis | 6'3 | 313 | DT | Alabama

7) Jordan Williams | 6'3 | 310 | DT | Clemson

8) Levi Onwuzurike | 6'2 | 293 | DT | Washington

9) Naquan Jones | 6'3 | 339 | DT | Michigan State

10) Jordon Scott | 6'1 | 335 | DT | Oregon

11) Glen Logan | 6'3 | 309 | DT | LSU

12) Nyles Pinckney | 6'1 | 295 | DT | Clemson

13) Lorenzo Neal | 6'3 | 315 | DT | Purdue

14) Tyrone Truesdell | 6'2 | 310 | DT | Auburn

15) Khyiris Tonga | 6'3 | 340 | DT | BYU

16) Aubrey Solomon| 6'4 | 305 | DT | Tennessee

17) PJ Mustipher | 6'5 | 290 | DT | Penn State 

18) Kyree Campbell | 6'3 | 304 | DT | Florida

19) Kobie Whiteside | 6'1 | 310 | DT | Missouri