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Top 2012 3-4 Nose Tackle Prospects
Most Recent Revision:  4/27/2012


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DEFENSIVE (NOSE) TACKLE
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The Defensive (aka "Nose") Tackle in a 3-4 lines up over the offensive center. His responsibilities include:

1) Stop the run, particularly in the middle of the field
2) Maintain position with a low center of gravity - tie up at least 2 offensive linemen, allowing linebackers to pursue the flow of play
3)Provide interior pass rush, pushing and collapsing the pocket

This diagram shows the Nose Tackle in a standard 3-4 alignment. His responsibilities are based on the following factors:

A. Prevailing defensive philosophy: In a "read and react" 3-4, 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: On running plays the Nose Tacvkle has the responsibility of clogging the middle, with support from the linebackers and 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 (24)  +2 Memphis
Dontari Poe
Jr          6'4"          346
#74
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2 (51)  +8 Washington
Alameda Ta'amu
Sr          6'3"          335
#74
3 (90)   -15 BYU
Hebron Fangupo
Sr          6'1"          323
#91
Video
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4 (180)   -1 Alabama
Josh Chapman
Sr          6'1"          316
#99
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5 (189)   -25 Baylor
Nicolas Jean-Baptiste
Sr          6'2"          335
#90
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6 (200)   -7 Kent State
Ishmaa'ily Kitchen
Sr          6'3"          334
#93
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7 (207)  +1 Morehouse College
Chigbo Anunoby
Sr          6'4"          324
#94
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8 (254)   -2 William Penn
Damon Harrison
Sr          6'2"          340
#43
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9 (269)  +28 Shaw
Charles Deas
Sr          6'3"          316
#77
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10 (322)   -1 Georgia Tech
T.J. Barnes
Sr          6'6"          335
#90
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11 (337)   -2 Marshall
Brandon Bullock
Sr          6'3"          350
#93
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12 (358)   -4 Norfolk State
Josh Turner
Sr          5'11"          338
#99
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13 (369)  +2 TX A&M-Kingsville
Johnny Tivao
Sr          6'0"          351
#50
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14 (379)   0 Stephen F. Austin
Weekendfer Saurit
Sr          5'11"          320
#91
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15 (386)   -1 Humboldt State
Andrew Iupati
Sr          6'1"          310
#78
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