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Top 2013 4-3 Defensive Tackle Prospects
Most Recent Revision:  4/14/2013


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DEFENSIVE TACKLE
4-3

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The Defensive Tackles in a 4-3 line up between the center and offensive guards. His responsibilities include:

1) Stop the run, particularly in the middle of the field
2) Maintain position - keep interior offensive linemen off of the linebackers
3) Provide interior pass rush, pushing and collapsing the pocket

This diagram shows the Defensive Tackles in a standard 4-3 alignment. One prospect may be selected over another based on the following factors:

A. Prevailing defensive philosophy: In a "read and react" 4-3, the defensive line controls the offensive line to allow the LBs to flow to the ball. In "attack and penetrate", the defensive line takes more of a 1-gap approach and the LBs have more gap responsibilities.

B. Opponent's offensive philosophy: In facing a power running game, the DTs have primary run-stopping responsibility, with support from the LBs and the Strong Safety. Responsibilities in the passing game are: 1) collapsing the pocket, 2) providing an interior pass rush and 3) increasing length (hands and arms up) to limit the opposing QB's vision of passing lanes.
DE43 DE34 DT43 DT34 OLB43 OLB34 WILB SILB SS FS CB
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1 (5)   -1 Florida
Sharrif Floyd
Jr          6'3"          297
#73
2 (9) +4 Utah
Star Lotulelei
Sr          6'2"          311
#92
3 (13) -4 Missouri
Sheldon Richardson
Sr          6'2"          294
#34
4 (24)  +1 North Carolina
Sylvester Williams
Sr          6'3"          313
#92
5 (37)   -6 Purdue
Kawann Short
Sr          6'3"          299
#93
6 (38)   -3 Alabama
Jesse Williams
Sr          6'3"          323
#54
7 (38)   0 Ohio State
Johnathan Hankins
Jr          6'3"          320
#52
8 (56)   -2 Georgia
Jonathan Jenkins
Sr          6'4"          346
#6
9 (96)   -9 Missouri Southern
Brandon Williams
Sr          6'1'          335
#66
10 (104)   -7 Illinois
Akeem Spence
Jr          6'1"          307
#94
11 (117)  +2 Penn State
Jordan Hill
Sr          6'1"          303
#47
12 (123)  +20 Tennessee-Martin
Montori Hughes
Sr          6'4"          329
#93
13 (140)   -4 LSU
Bennie Logan
Jr          6'2"          309
#93
14 (174)  +16 Georgia
Kwame Geathers
Jr          6'5"          342
#99
15 (177)  +3 Florida State
Everett Dawkins
Sr          6'2"          292
#93
16 (202)  +1 South Florida
Cory Grissom
Sr          6'1"          306
#46
17 (218)  +7 Mississippi State
Josh Boyd
Sr          6'3"          310
#97
18 (229)  +16 Georgia Tech
T.J. Barnes
Sr          6'6"          369
#90
19 (253)   -25 Florida State
Anthony McCloud
Sr          6'2"          312
#92
20 (254)   0 Mississippi
Gilbert Pena
Sr          6'2"          334
#99
21 (277)   -15 Wyoming
Mike Purcell
Sr          6'3"          303
#50
22 (278)   -11 Samford
Nicholas Williams
Sr          6'4"          309
#94
23 (317)   -36 New Hampshire
Jared Smith
Sr          6'3"          302
#90
24 (324)   -6 Oklahoma
Stacy McGee
Sr          6'3"          308
#92
25 (338)   -14 Georgia
Abry Jones
Sr          6'3"          313
#93
26 (348)   -43 Bowling Green
Chris Jones
Sr          6'1"          302
#91
27 (349)   0 Maryland
A.J. Francis
Sr          6'5"          321
#96
28 (349)   -22 Michigan State
Anthony Rashad White
Sr          6'2"          330
#98
29 (350)   -1 Alabama
Quinton Dial
Sr          6'5"          318
#90
30 (350)   -3 Michigan
William Campbell
Sr          6'5"          308
#73
31 (350)   0 Notre Dame
Kapron Lewis-Moore
Sr          6'4"          298
#89
32 (378)   -2 Georgia Southern
Brent Russell
Sr          6'2"          290
#80
33 (389)   -31 Rutgers
Scott Vallone
Sr          6'3"          278
#94
34 (390)  +1 Louisiana-Lafayette
Cordian Hagans
Sr          6'4"          302
#93
35 (391)   -4 Utah
Dave Kruger
Sr          6'5'          285
#44
36 (395)  +2 Florida
Omar Hunter
Sr          6'0"          312
#99
37 (398)   -10 Maryland
Joe Vellano
Sr          6'2"          285
#72
38 (399)   -6 Nebraska
Baker Steinkuhler
Sr          6'5"          290
#55
39 (400)   -15 Oklahoma
David King
Sr          6'4"          286
#90


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