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
|1||Quinnen Williams||Alabama||RS Soph||6'3||285||NR|
|4||Jeffery Simmons||Mississippi St.||Junior||6'4||300||4|
|7||Jerry Tillery||Notre Dame||Senior||6'5||306||7|
|10||Gerald Willis||Miami||RS Senior||6'3||290||NR|
*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.