Scouting Report: Defensive Tackle Rankings

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

2014 Defensive Tackle Rankings

1. Aaron Donald Pitt

2. Louis Nix III Notre Dame

3. Timmy Jernigan Flordia State

4. DaQuan Jones Penn State

5.  Ra'Shede Hageman Michigan State 


This is an interesting mix of talent at the defensive tackle position. Donald is a John Randle type player who is great at penetrating the backfield and collapsing the pocket but susceptible to being overpowered. Nix is a classic 3-4 defensive tackle who has got injury and coachability concerns. Jernigan is a smaller defensive tackle who plays like a nose tackle and DaQuan Jones is a nose tackle type who plays like a three technique. There isn’t an all-around player from the tackle position this year. All will find a home though.