2014 DRAFTTEK BIG BOARD - Ranked by Position
43 Defensive Tackles
Most Recent Revision:  3/28/2014


QB Center OG LOT ROT TE RBF RBC WRF WRS FB
DE43 DE34 DT43 DT34 OLB43 OLB34 ILB SS FS CB PK

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1 (15) +13 Pittsburgh
Aaron Donald
Sr          6'1"          285
#97
BIO
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2 (17)   -2 Florida State
Timmy Jernigan
Jr          6'3"          299
#8
BIO
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3 (23)   -6 Notre Dame
Louis Nix
Jr          6'2"          331
#9
BIO
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4 (42)   0 Minnesota
Ra'Shede Hageman
Sr          6'6"          310
#99
BIO
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5 (46)  +9 South Carolina
Kelcy Quarles
Jr          6'4"          297
#99
BIO
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6 (55)  +15 Florida
Dominique Easley
Sr          6'2"          288
#2
BIO
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7 (61)   -5 Notre Dame
Stephon Tuitt
Jr          6'5"          304
#7
BIO
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8 (70) -24 Arizona State
Will Sutton
Sr          6'0"          303
#90
BIO
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9 (78)  +12 LSU
Ego Ferguson
Jr          6'3"          315
#9
BIO
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10 (79)   0 Penn State
DaQuan Jones
Sr          6'4"          322
#91
BIO
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11 (90)   -12 LSU
Anthony Johnson
Jr          6'2"          308
#90
BIO
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12 (124)   0 Tennessee
Daniel McCullers
Sr          6'7"          352
#98
BIO
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13 (136)   0 Princeton
Caraun Reid
Sr          6'2"          302
#11
BIO
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14 (137)   0 Louisiana Tech
Justin Ellis
Sr          6'1"          334
#70
BIO
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15 (182)   0 USC
George Uko
Jr          6'3"          286
#90
BIO
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16 (183)   0 Arkansas State
Ryan Carrethers
Sr          6'1"          337
#98
BIO
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17 (220)   0 Brigham Young
Eathyn Manumaleuna
Sr          6'2"          296
#55
BIO
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18 (221)   0 Connecticut
Shamar Stephen
Sr          6'5"          309
#59
BIO
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19 (222)   0 Alabama
Jeoffrey Pagan
Jr          6'3"          310
#8
BIO
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20 (229)  +4 California
Deandre Coleman
Sr          6'5"          309
#91
BIO
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21 (233)   0 Delaware
Zack Kerr
Sr          6'1"          326
#94
BIO
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22 (247)   0 Oregon
Ricky Havili-Heimuli
Sr          6'4"          314
#90
BIO
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23 (279) -50 Oklahoma State
Calvin Barnett
Sr          6'2"          300
#99
BIO
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24 (289)   -13 Syracuse
Jay Bromley
Sr          6'3"          293
#96
BIO
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25 (297)  +3 Purdue
Bruce Gaston
Sr          6'2"          305
#90
BIO
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26 (317)  +12 Georgia
Garrison Smith
Sr          6'3"          299
#56
BIO
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27 (338)  +18 Northern Illinois
Ken Bishop
Sr          6'1"          308
#93
BIO
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28 (351)  +18 Florida State
Demonte McAllister
Sr          6'2"          290
#97
BIO
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29 (354)  +25 Valdosta State
Lawrence Virgil
Sr          6'4"          284
#86
BIO
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30 (382)  +3 California
Villiami Moala
Jr          6'2"          338
#55
BIO
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31 (394)  +5 Texas
Chris Whaley
Sr          6'3"          295
#96
BIO
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32 (397)   0 Wisconsin
Beau Allen
Sr          6'3"          335
#96
BIO
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33 (398)  +1 Southern Miss
Khyri Thornton
Sr          6'3"          304
#98
BIO
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34 (399)  +19 Kentucky
Donte Rumph
Sr          6'2"          323
#99
BIO
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35 (399)  +39 Colorado St-Pueblo
Mike Pennel
Sr          6'4"          332
#99
BIO
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36 (401)  +13 North Carolina
Tim Jackson
Sr          6'5"          285
#93
BIO
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37 (401)  +39 Colorado St-Pueblo
Mike Pennel
Sr          6'4"          332
#99
BIO
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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.
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