2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings: IDL

Interior Defensive Linemen

Rankings by Steve Johnson

Ed Oliver leads the pack here, as one of the highest upside DTs in previous years. The position is deep, with 4-6 potential first rounders and a handful of day two picks. Alabama keeps producing Interior Defensive Linemen, as this year they have Raekwon Davis and Quinnen Williams as potential top 10 picks and Isaiah Buggs as another potential top 50 pick. Clemson also produces two potential top 50 picks in Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence. Jeffery Simmons and Rashard Lawrence could also be first rounders.

Last Updated: 11/15/18


RankNameCollegeYearHt.Wt.Last Ranking
1Quinnen WilliamsAlabamaRS Soph6'3285NR
2Ed OliverHoustonJunior6'32901
3Raekwon DavisAlabamaJunior6'73082
4Jeffery SimmonsMississippi St.Junior6'43004
5Rashard LawrenceLSUJunior6'33045
6Christian WilkinsClemsonSenior6'43003
7Jerry TilleryNotre DameSenior6'53067
8Dexter LawrenceClemsonJunior6'4330NR
9Isaiah BuggsAlabamaSenior6'52878
10Gerald WillisMiamiRS Senior6'3290NR

*Note. Interior Defensive Linemen are what I project as inside DTs in 40 fronts and DEs or NTs in a 30 fronts. Obviously versatility is key in the NFL but these positions refer to base fronts.