2011 NFL Draft Player Rankings: Defensive Tackle
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1. Marcell Dareus, Alabama – 1st Round
2. Nick Fairley, Auburn – 1st Round
3. Corey Liuget, Illinois – 1st Round
4. Stephen Paea, Oregon State – 1st-2nd Round
5. Phil Taylor, Baylor – 1st -2nd Round
6. Muhammad Wilderson, Temple – 1st – 2nd Round
7. Drake Nevis – 2nd Round
8. Marvin Austin, UNC – 2nd Round
9. Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson – 2nd – 3rd Round
10. Kendrick Ellis, Hampton – 2nd – 3rd Round
11. Jerrell Powe, Mississippi – 3rd Round
12. Lawrence Guy, Arizona State – 3rd Round
13. Jurrell Casey, USC – 3rd – 4th Round
14. Terrell McClain, USF – 3rd – 4th Round
15. Ian Williams, Notre Dame – 4th Round
16. Cedric Thornton, Southern Arkansas – 4th Round
17. Martin Parker, Richmond – 4th-5th Round
18. Sione Fua, Standford – 4th- 5th Round
19. David Carter, UCLA – 5th Round
20. Chris Neild, WVU- 6th Round
21. Sealver Siliga, Utah – 6th Round
22. Anthony Gray, S. Mississippi – 7th Round
23. Mike Blanc, Auburn – 7th Round
24. John Graves, Virginia Tech – 7th Round – Undrafted
25. Ladi Ajiboye, South Carolina – 7th Round – Undrafed
The Defensive Tackle position is one of the strongest positions in the entire draft. With players capable of playing in both 3-4 and 4-3 defensive alignments, any team in this league could fill their needs. Most of the starting talent will be found in first couple rounds, there are a number of good rotational players found later in the draft. Through the first 19 picks teams should find immediate impact.
The Outside Linebacker position is very strong in the first couple rounds and should add a number of instant starters to both 3-4 and 4-3 teams. Deeper in the draft the position thins out some, though there are still good value picks in rounds 5-7.