2020 NFL Draft: Top Nose Tackles (1-Tech)

Most Recent Update: 4/21/2020 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
5
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Derrick Brown
Auburn
6'5"
326
SR
2
14
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Javon Kinlaw
South Carolina
6'5"
324
SR
3
67
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Davon Hamilton
Ohio State
6'4"
320
SR
4
121
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Leki Fotu
Utah
6'5"
330
SR
5
125
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Rashard Lawrence
LSU
6'2"
308
SR
6
140
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Carlos Davis
Nebraska
6'2"
313
SR
7
176
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Benito Jones
Ole Miss
6'1"
316
SR
8
254
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Bravvion Roy
Baylor
6'1
330
RSR
9
262
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Darrion Daniels
Nebraska
6'3"
311
SR
10
287
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Tyler Clark
Georgia
6'4"
300
JR
11
315
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John Penisini
Utah
6'1"
318
SR
12
400
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Mosese Fifita
Air Force
6'1"
330
SR
13
446
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Auzoyah Alufohai
West Georgia
6'4"
320
SR
14
498
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Josh Avery
Southeast Missouri
6'4"
320
RSR


Glossary of Terms
Defensive Line
What is a 0-Technique Defensive Tackle?

A defensive lineman lined up head-to-head with the center whose primary responsibility is to take on double teams/eat up blocks (also called the nose-tackle in a 3-man front).

What is a 1-Technique Defensive Tackle?

A defensive lineman lined up in the A-gap, between the center and guard, whose primary responsibility is to take on double teams/eat up blocks (also called the nose-tackle in a 4-man front).

What is a 3-Technique Defensive Tackle?

A defensive lineman lined up in the B-gap, between the guard and tackle, often the "pass-rushing" DT.

What is a 5-Technique Defensive Tackle?

A defensive lineman lined up just outside the offensive tackle; primary used in a 3-man front.

What is a Wide-nine Defensive Tackle?

A Defensive Lineman (End) lined up outside of the tight end, or extended one gap outside of the tackle (if no tight end), primarily used in a 4-man front.

What is a Stunt?

A change-in-pace of a defensive lineman's rush, often paired with another defensive lineman in which one lineman drops down a gap after the snap and the other loops around, throwing off the timing and spacing of the offensive line.

What is a Swim Move?

During a rush, the defender swipes his arm down (similar to a swimmimg motion) to swipe away an offensive lineman's hands.

What is a Bull Rush?

A power move straight ahead into the body of the offensive lineman, attempting to push the lineman back into the pocket

What is a Speed-to-power technique?

A technique in which the defensive lineman uses quick first step/burst to get the tackle off balance and then drives with power into the chest of the offensive lineman

What is an EDGE defender?

A 4-3 DE or a 3-4 OLB who's primary responsibility is to put pressure on the pocket.