2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings: IDL

Interior Defensive Linemen

Rankings by Steve Johnson

Quinnen Williams and Ed Oliver lead the pack here, battling it out for the Number 1 overall pick with Nick Bosa and maybe a QB. The position is deep, with 4-6 potential first rounders and a handful of day two picks.  Clemson produces two potential first round picks in Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence. Jeffery Simmons should also land in the first round.

Last updated 1/17/19


RankNameCollegeYearHt.Wt.Last Ranking
1Quinnen WilliamsAlabamaRS Soph6'32851
2Ed OliverHoustonJunior6'32902
3Jeffery SimmonsMississippi St.Junior6'43004
4Gerald WillisMiamiRS Senior6'32907
5Dexter LawrenceClemsonJunior6'43308
6Jerry TilleryNotre DameSenior6'72999
7Christian WilkinsClemsonSenior6'43006
8Isaiah BuggsAlabamaSenior6'528710
9Charles OmenihunTexasSenior6'6275
10Dre'Mont JonesOhio St.RS Junior6'3285
Ricky WalkerVirginia TechRS Senior6'2304

*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.