2014 DRAFTTEK BIG BOARD - Ranked by Position
34 Nose Tackles
Most Recent Revision:  4/18/2014


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1 (21)  +2 Notre Dame
Louis Nix
Jr          6'2"          331
#9
BIO
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2 (53)  +4 Penn State
DaQuan Jones
Sr          6'4"          322
#91
BIO
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3 (106)   -5 Louisiana Tech
Justin Ellis
Sr          6'1"          334
#70
BIO
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4 (132)   -1 Arkansas State
Ryan Carrethers
Sr          6'1"          337
#98
BIO
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5 (133)   -9 Tennessee
Daniel McCullers
Sr          6'7"          352
#98
BIO
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6 (150)  +9 Delaware
Zack Kerr
Sr          6'1"          326
#94
BIO
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7 (171) +48 Wisconsin
Beau Allen
Sr          6'3"          335
#96
BIO
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8 (225) -55 Oregon
Ricky Havili-Heimuli
Sr          6'4"          314
#90
BIO
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9 (298) +62 Colo St-Pueblo
Mike Pennel
Sr          6'4"          332
#99
BIO
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10 (310)  +74 California
Villiami Moala
Jr          6'2"          338
#55
BIO
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11 (322)  +3 Arkansas
Robert Thomas
Sr          6'1"          327
#98
BIO
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12 (360)   -72 Tulane
Chris Davenport
Sr          6'3"          330
#73
BIO
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13 (383)   -81 Kentucky
Donte Rumph
Sr          6'2"          323
#99
BIO
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14 (397)   -14 Miami (FL)
Curtis Porter
Sr          6'1"          325
#96
BIO
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DEFENSIVE (NOSE) TACKLE
3-4

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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.
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