NFL Draft Report: Defensive tackle grades

NFL scout Dave-Te' Thomas ranks the top 80 defensive tackles, leading off with MSU's Fletcher Cox.

Here are the top 80 defensive tackles in the draft, as rated by NFL Draft Report's Dave-Te' Thomas. "Round" is Thomas' prediction. "Grade" is based on pro potential.

Players with "(NG)" are projected to play nose tackle.


COX, Fletcher (J)

Mississippi State

Height: 6:040 Weight: 298 40 time: 4.77

Round: 1 Grade: 7.8


BROCKERS, Michael (J)

Louisiana State

Height: 6:050 Weight: 322 40 time: 5.31

Round: 1 Grade: 7.0


POE, Dontari (J)

Memphis

Height: 6:034 Weight: 346 40 time: 4.89

Round: 1-2 Grade: 6.4


WOLFE, Derek

Cincinnati

Height: 6:051 Weight: 295 40 time: 4.93

Round: 3 Grade: 6.3


CHAPMAN, Josh (NG)

Alabama

Height: 6:005 Weight: 316 40 time: 5.04

Round: 3-4 Grade: 6.2


REYES, Kendall

Connecticut

Height: 6:041 Weight: 299 40 time: 4.82

Round: 2 Grade: 6.2


THOMPSON, Brandon

Clemson

Height: 6:020 Weight: 314 40 time: 5.20

Round: 2 Grade: 6.1


WORTHY, Jerel (J)

Michigan State

Height: 6:023 Weight: 308 40 time: 5.00

Round: 2 Grade: 6.0


TA'AMU, Alameda (NG)

Washington

Height: 6:024 Weight: 348 40 time: 5.37

Round: 3 Grade: 5.9


STILL, Devon

Penn State

Height: 6:047 Weight: 303 40 time: 5.01

Round: 2 Grade: 5.8


MARTIN, Mike (NG)

Michigan

Height: 6:013 Weight: 306 40 time: 4.88

Round: 3 Grade: 5.6


WINN, Billy (DE)

Boise State

Height: 6:036 Weight: 294 40 time: 4.86

Round: 3-4 Grade: 5.5


HICKS, Akiem (DE)

Regina, Canada

Height: 6:045 Weight: 318 40 time: 5.21

Round: 6 Grade: 5.3


FANGUPO, Hebron (NG)

Brigham Young

Height: 6:006 Weight: 323 40 time: 5.12

Round: 4-5 Grade: 5.4


MOORE, Rennie (DE)

Clemson

Height: 6:031 Weight: 268 40 time: 4.93

Round: 5 Grade: 5.3


HOWARD, Jaye

Florida

Height: 6:030 Weight: 301 40 time: 4.78

Round: 4-5 Grade: 5.2


HARRIS, DaJohn

Southern California

Height: 6:033 Weight: 306 40 time: 4.97

Round: 5 Grade: 5.1


DANIELS, Mike

Iowa

Height: 6:004 Weight: 291 40 time: 4.86

Round: 5-6 Grade: 5.1


MEATOGA, Vaughn

Hawaii

Height: 6:011 Weight: 294 40 time: 4.93

Round: 6-7 Grade: 5.0


FORSTON, Marcus (J)

Miami

Height: 6:012 Weight: 301 40 time: 5.05

Round: 6 Grade: 5.0


RANDALL, Kheeston

Texas

Height: 6:045 Weight: 293 40 time: 5.00

Round: 4-5 Grade: 4.9


ROY, Brett (DE)

Nevada

Height: 6:027 Weight: 275 40 time: 5.00

Round: 5-6 Grade: 4.9


TYSON, DeAngelo (NG)

Georgia

Height: 6:022 Weight: 315 40 time: 5.00

Round: 5 Grade: 4.8


KUHN, Markus

North Carolina State

Height: 6:046 Weight: 299 40 time: 4.87

Round: 6-7 Grade: 4.8


JEAN-BAPTISTE, Nicolas (NG)

Baylor

Height: 6:014 Weight: 330 40 time: 5.41

Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.8


ALECXIH, Chas

Pittsburgh

Height: 6:036 Weight: 296 40 time: 5.31

Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.8


DAVIS, Brian

Presbyterian (SC)

Height: 6:01.4 Weight: 305 40 time: 5.23

Round: PFA Grade: 4.7


TUPOU, Christian (NG)

Southern California

Height: 6:022 Weight: 289 40 time: 5.38

Round: PFA Grade: 4.7


SWEEZY, J.R.

North Carolina State

Height: 6:046 Weight: 298 40 time: 4.97

Round: PFA Grade: 4.7


HUGHES, John

Cincinnati

Height: 6:024 Weight: 309 40 time: 5.32

Round: PFA Grade: 4.7


POWELL, Tydreke

North Carolina

Height: 6:022 Weight: 311 40 time: 5.28

Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.7


ROBERTSON, Travian

South Carolina

Height: 6:041 Weight: 302 40 time: 5.12

Round: PFA Grade: 4.7


REGIS, Micanor

Miami

Height: 6:032 Weight: 302 40 time: 5.23

Round: FA Grade: 4.7


HAMILTON, Dominique

Missouri

Height: 6:046 Weight: 313 40 time: 5.45

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


ARMSTEAD, Armond

Southern California

Height: 6:047 Weight: 290 40 time: 5.12

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


CONRATH, Matt

Virginia

Height: 6:074 Weight: 290 40 time: 5.18

Round: 7/FA Grade: 4.6


WADE, Myles (NG)

Portland State

Height: 6:013 Weight: 312 40 time: 5.23

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


KIBBLE, Ray

Kansas State

Height: 6:037 Weight: 308 40 time: 5.23

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


JEROD-EDDIE, Tony

Texas A&M

Height: 6:040 Weight: 305 40 time: 5.15

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


WILLIAMS, Renard

Eastern Washington

Height: 6:005 Weight: 302 40 time: 5.18

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


BUTRYM, Patrick

Wisconsin

Height: 6:031 Weight: 290 40 time: 5.14

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


WILSON, Craig

Illinois

Height: 6:044 Weight: 326 40 time: 5.10

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


COSGROVE, Michael

Idaho

Height: 6:040 Weight: 301 40 time: 5.10

Round: FA Grade: 4.6


OBI, Conrad

Colorado

Height: 6:031 Weight: 289 40 time: 5.17

Round: FA Grade: 4.5


TUIPULOTU, Kaniela (NG)

Hawaii

Height: 6:006 Weight: 310 40 time: 5.28

Round: FA Grade: 4.5


CHANDLER, Nate

UCLA

Height: 6:043 Weight: 294 40 time: 5.02

Round: FA Grade: 4.5


MOORE, Terrence

Nebraska

Height: 6:027 Weight: 286 40 time: 5.07

Round: CMP Grade: 4.5


HENIGAN, Elliott

Alabama-Birmingham

Height: 6:054 Weight: 310 40 time: 5.60

Round: CMP Grade: 4.5


CAMERON, Ronnie

Old Dominion

Height: 6:022 Weight: 304 40 time: 5.38

Round: CMP Grade: 4.5


CARAGEIN, Myles

Pittsburgh

Height: 6:015 Weight: 293 40 time: 5.07

Round: CMP Grade: 4.5


COLLING, Randy

Gannon

Height: 6:037 Weight: 321 40 time: 5.34

Round: CMP Grade: 4.5


ANUNOBY, Chigbo

Morehouse

Height: 6:037 Weight: 328 40 time: 5.46

Round: CMP Grade: 4.5


MASCH, Zach

Hawaii

Height: 6:016 Weight: 283 40 time: 5.05

Round: CMP Grade: 4.5


MULABAH, Thomas

California (PA)

Height: 6:003 Weight: 299 40 time: 4.94

Round: CMP Grade: 4.5


KITCHEN, Ishmaa'ily (NG)

Kent State

Height: 6:010 Weight: 334 40 time: 5.33

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


AIONO, James

Utah

Height: 6:025 Weight: 305 40 time: 5.12

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


BILUKIDI, Christo

Georgia State

Height: 6:044 Weight: 312 40 time: 5.05

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


RESONNO, Terrell

Missouri

Height: 6:032 Weight: 298 40 time: 5.24

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


RANKIN, Brandon

Washington State

Height: 6:032 Weight: 280 40 time: 5.21

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


GUIDRY, Raphael

Kansas State

Height: 6:037 Weight: 303 40 time: 5.28

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


BAKER, Chase

Boise State

Height: 6:015 Weight: 292 40 time: 5.37

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


BROWN, Eddie (NG)

Texas A&M

Height: 6:000 Weight: 321 40 time: 5.07

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


NOWAK, Drew

Western Michigan

Height: 6:034 Weight: 292 40 time: 5.25

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


JACOBS, Anthony

Minnesota

Height: 6:017 Weight: 286 40 time: 4.78

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


WALKER, Tyrunn

Tulsa

Height: 6:036 Weight: 298 40 time: 4.91

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


NIX, Jordan

North Carolina

Height: 6:020 Weight: 296 40 time: 4.98

Round: CMP Grade: 4.4


FINAU, Tevita

Utah

Height: 6:042 Weight: 288 40 time: 5.04

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


HARRISON, Damon (NG)

William Penn (IA)

Height: 6:025 Weight: 342 40 time: 5.59

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


HUNTER, David

Houston

Height: 6:014 Weight: 302 40 time: 4.99

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


EBBITT, Michael

Texas State

Height: 6:032 Weight: 275 40 time: 5.00

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


KIRKSEY, Brandon

Minnesota

Height: 6:012 Weight: 296 40 time: 5.06

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


WILSON, Oren

Akron

Height: 6:014 Weight: 296 40 time: 5.04

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


HAMPTON, Maurice

Maryland

Height: 6:025 Weight: 288 40 time: 4.99

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


IGBINOSUN, Ike

Southern Connecticut

Height: 6:036 Weight: 288 40 time: 4.95

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


HOLLINS, Jonathan

Texas Southern

Height: 6:025 Weight: 305 40 time: 5.29

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


DAVIDSON, Ian

Hampton

Height: 6:026 Weight: 298 40 time: 5.58

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


IUPATI, Andrew (NG)

Humboldt State

Height: 6:005 Weight: 300 40 time: 5.29

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


LATU, Nuku

Colorado State

Height: 6:014 Weight: 312 40 time: 5.29

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


NICHOLLS, Donte'e (NG)

Tennessee State

Height: 6:006 Weight: 322 40 time: 5.14

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3


ANDERSON, Quintin

Wagner (NY)

Height: 6:036 Weight: 270 40 time: 5.09

Round: CMP Grade: 4.3




Thomas' grades are based on pro potential and are not round projections.

8.5-9.0


Franchise Player: Immediate starter. ... Should have a major impact to the success of the franchise, barring injury. ... Possesses superior critical factors in all areas. ... Plays with consistency and without abnormal extra effort. ... Rare talent.

7.8-8.4


Top Ten Player: Immediate starter. ... Should have a major impact to the success of the franchise, barring injury. ... Possesses superior critical factors in most areas. ... Plays with consistency and without abnormal extra effort. ... Rare talent.

7.3-7.7


Star Quality: Eventual starter. ... Should make a significant contribution in his first year. ... Possesses above average critical factors. ... Has the talent and skills to start. ... Will contribute to upgrading the team. ... Can play without abnormal effort, but has some inconsistency in his play that will improve with refinement and development. ... Has no real weakness.

6.9-7.2


Impact Player: Possesses at least average to above average critical factors in all areas. ... Will contribute immediately, whether as a starter or a valuable reserve. ... Will move into the starting lineup with seasoning. ... Above average player who needs to refine certain areas.

6.4-6.8


Eventual Starter: Could move into the starting lineup within three years. ... Has average critical factors in all areas. ... Needs further development, but has the ability to contribute.

6.0-6.3


Potential Starter: Could force himself into the starting lineup with improved performances. ... Will make a team. ... Has average critical factors in most areas, but at least one with less than average quality that he will have a hard time overcoming. ... Probable draft choice.

5.5-5.8


Roster Player: Has the ability to serve as a key reserve and possible future starter. ... Has average critical factors, but more several areas that are less than average. ... Plays with normal extra effort.

5.0-5.4


Project: Has the skills to play pro ball with proper tutoring. ... May make a team based on need. ... Possesses no real strong critical factors and is probably below average in several areas that the player will have a hard time overcoming.. Possible draft choice, but only if that team is caught short on talent available at that position.

4.6-4.9


Developmental : Could make a team with an impressive showing in training camp. ... Not strong in most critical factors. ... Deficient in more than one area that he will not be able to overcome. ... At least average in the factor of competitiveness. ... May not make a team due to his limitations.

4.1-4.5


Camp Player: Has redeeming qualities that could allow him to play in the pros with improved performances. ... Deficient in more than one critical factor. ... Might make a team, but will always be the player that squad will look to replace.

3.5-4.0


Reject: Might make a team, but has glaring deficiencies in several critical factors. ... Below average competitor whose athletic skills will allow him to enter training camp, but has a difficult time in trying to make a team.

2.0-2.5


Unrated: Serious injury (2.0) or off-field problem (2.5).


Dave-Te' Thomas has more than 40 years of experience scouting for the NFL. With the NFL Draft Report, Thomas handles a staff that evaluates and tests college players before the draft and prepares the NFL's official Draft Packet, which is distributed to all 32 teams prior to the draft. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this story on our subscriber message board.


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