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NFL Draft Update: Defensive Tackles

While there is no top-10 pick in this group of DTs, it is still a solid group with 4 players in each of the top 2 rounds.

The Seahawks are not in need of a starting DT, so it’s the later round picks that I’ve paid the most attention to. Keep an eye on Mike Conrath of  Virginia and Brett Roy of Nevada in the 6th round area of the draft. Both are undersized DTs with quick first steps that could come in and play on passing downs and give Seattle’s big run stoppers a rest, and also increase the overall quality of the Seahawk pass rush.

Rank Player Pos P Rank

School

Ht. Wt.
Devon Still

DT

1

Penn State

6-4

310

Brandon Thompson

DT

2

Clemson

6-2

310

Jerel Worthy

DT

3

Michigan St.

6-3

310

Dontari Poe

DT

4

Memphis

6-5

350

Alameda Ta’amu

DT

5

Washington

6-3

337

Fletcher Cox

DT

6

Mississippi St.

6-4

295

Josh Chapman

DT

7

Alabama

6-1

310

Sylvester Williams

DT

8

North Carolina

6-3

320

Kawann Short

DT

9

Purdue

6-3

310

Marcus Forston

DT

10

Miami (Fla.)

6-3

300

Kendall Reyes

DT

11

Connecticut

6-4

296

Kheeston Randall

DT

12

Texas

6-5

305

Jaye Howard

DT

13

Florida

6-3

303

Mike Martin

DT

14

Michigan

6-1

304

Derek Wolfe

DT

15

Cincinnati

6-5

300

DaJohn Harris

DT

16

Southern Cal

6-4

310

Mike Daniels

DT

17

Iowa

6-0

280

Matt Conrath

DT

18

Virginia

6-7

280

Brett Roy

DT

19

Nevada

6-3

280

Christian Tupou

DT

20

Southern Cal

6-2

300

DeAngelo Tyson

DT

21

Georgia

6-2

306

Tydreke Powell

DT

22

North Carolina

6-3

310

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