Defensive Line Rankings 2025 NFL Draft

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LAST UPDATED: 01/22/2024

Player Rankings - Defensive Line

# Player Pos Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

Patrick
Payton

DE
/ED
Florida State   Mascot
Florida State Mascot
235lbs 6-5 4.65 1 4
88.4
Payton has long arms and displays good power in his hands, which gives him the ability to slip off blocks. As a run defender, Payton has...
2

R.J.
Oben

DE
/ED
Duke   Mascot
Duke Mascot
255lbs 6-4 4.79 2 5
88.2
Aggressive with good awareness to track the ball and attack. Tenacious, tough, competItIve and versatile. He’s a high-effort pass rusher...
3

JT
Tuimoloau

DE
/ED
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
270lbs 6-4 4.62 6 6
87.4
His closing burst is outstanding, and Tuimoloau routinely finished plays last year. He has range and toughness as a run defender,...
4

Landon
Jackson

DL
/ED
Arkansas   Mascot
Arkansas Mascot
281lbs 6-7 4.68 4 16
85.9
His fluidity and speed allow him to cover a lot of ground when dropping back into zone, and Jackson is capable of turning and running with...
5

Dontay
Corleone

DL
Cincinnati   Mascot
Cincinnati Mascot
318lbs 6-2 5.10 32 17
85.5
Combines strength and footwork to fill holes inside, as well. Recovers from cut blocks or falling on his way to make a tackle. Corleone...
6

Princely
Umanmielen

DE
/ED
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
255lbs 6-5 4.68 12 18
85.4
Possesses accurate snap anticipation and timing to beat blockers off the edge. A chase-and-tackle Will prospect, Umanmielen is...
7

Jack
Sawyer

DE
/ED
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
265lbs 6-4 4.60 13 20
85.3
Sawyer has an explosive first step and converts that short-area speed into power, a capable bull rusher. Flashes nimble feet to...
8

Tyleik
Williams

DT
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
290lbs 6-2 4.78 15 29
84.6
Williams is good at exploiting gaps with his initial burst and agile feet, but he could improve in one-on-one situations to be...
9

Jaheim
Oatis

DL
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
370lbs 6-5 4.90 10 38
84.0
Surprisingly light on his feet and shows the ability to break down reasonably well to make the tackle in tight quarters against much...
10

Thor
Griffith

DT
Harvard   Mascot
Harvard Mascot
260lbs 6-2 4.95 9 33
84.0
His motor is excellent, and he’s quick to locate the ball and make plays against the run. He’s quick to react and locate the ball, and...
11

Nazir
Stackhouse

DL
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
320lbs 6-3 5.10 19 40
83.7
Combines strength and footwork to fill holes inside, as well. Recovers from cut blocks or falling on his way to make a tackle. Rarely goes...
12

Howard
Cross III

DL
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
280lbs 6-0 4.96 12 47
83.2
Cross has a wide base and a low center of gravity to hold his ground, as well as the upper-body strength to shed blockers. Quick off the...

2025 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Line

We've compared players post combine 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

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2025 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Line

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.