Defensive Line Rankings 2021 NFL Draft

YOUR NFL GM VS. AUTODRAFT

Ever wondered what would happen if your favorite team just went into the draft without doing any independent research, without studying hours of tape, or even listening to team scouts? Well, after many years of watching NFL teams making numerous questionable ‘reaches’ in the draft, and totally ignoring the prevailing wisdom - we decided to re-examine all your team’s drafts over the last ten years.
The results are (sometimes) interesting – but what it really does show, is that on the whole - NFL teams would have done better by putting their feet up and just switching on autodraft.
Take a look, we have every team's draft since 2011 rated.

Player Rankings - Defensive Line

# Player Pos Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
36

Justus
Reed

DL/ED
Virginia Tech   Mascot
Virginia Tech Mascot
255lbs 6-3 4.78 96 422
63.0
Strengths Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves lin...
39

Quinton
Bohanna

DT
DAL   Mascot
DAL Mascot
357lbs 6-4 5.46 67 276.5
62.0
Strengths Has the ability to create a pile in the middle, even showing the ability to split the occasional double-team. However, i...
38

Carlo
Kemp

DL/ED
GB   Mascot
GB Mascot
281lbs 6-3 5.12 106 492
62.0
Strengths Flashes upper-body strength to rip and has the punch to push through interior linemen on stunts and twists.Combines stre...
42

Jack
Heflin

DL
GB   Mascot
GB Mascot
304lbs 6-3 5.30 90 393
61.0
Strengths Rarely goes to the ground, showing good balance from his high school wrestling days.Combines strength and footwork to fi...
41

Justus
Te'i

DL/ED
Utah State   Mascot
Utah State Mascot
260lbs 6-3 4.77 139 765
61.0
Strengths Aggressive with good awareness to track the ball and attack. Tenacious, tough, competItIve and versatile.Vision to locat...
40

Jonathan
Marshall

DL
NYJ   Mascot
NYJ Mascot
317lbs 6-3 4.75 85 354.5
61.0
Strengths Big-bodied rusher with very good upper-body strength. Strong and stout at the point of attack with the measurables to oc...
44

Lorenzo
Neal Jr.

DT
Purdue   Mascot
Purdue Mascot
325lbs 6-3 5.35 97 442.5
60.0
Strengths Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves lin...
43

Elijah
Ponder

DT
Cincinnati   Mascot
Cincinnati Mascot
275lbs 6-3 5.06 99 452
60.0
Strengths His strength up and down the line of scrimmage, and quickness for his size, make him a mid- to late-round target.Excelle...
51

Cam
Murray

DT
ARI   Mascot
ARI Mascot
294lbs 6-2 5.23 174
59.0
Strengths Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves lin...
52

Jerome
Johnson

DL
MIA   Mascot
MIA Mascot
300lbs 6-2 5.23 162
59.0
Strengths Delivers a strong punch and uses his hands to shed blocks to make plays in the hole or outside the box. Uses lower-body ...
50

O'Bryan
Goodson

DL
Memphis   Mascot
Memphis Mascot
297lbs 6-1 5.12 103 484
59.0
Strengths Short, stumpy build so he typically wins the leverage battle. When he does so, Chapman can be tough to move, even showin...
49

Ellison
Hubbard

DL
Colorado State   Mascot
Colorado State Mascot
290lbs 6-2 4.93 138 762
59.0
Strengths More of a hustling pass rusher than an accomplished or natural one, he'll make his mark as a fifth or sixth defensive li...

2021 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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2021 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.

Check back after the combine as these numbers are likely to change.

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