Defensive Tackle Rankings 2024 NFL Draft

Ohio State Buckeyes defensive tackle Michael Hall Jr. (51) celebrates with defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau (44) after a tackle against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the fourth quarter at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won 21-10. Adam Cairns-USA TODAY Sports
Ohio State Buckeyes defensive tackle Michael Hall Jr. (51) celebrates with defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau (44) after a tackle against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the fourth quarter at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won 21-10. Adam Cairns-USA TODAY Sports

DEFENSIVE TACKLE RANKINGS 2024 NFL DRAFT

The 2024 NFL draft class is loaded with quality interior defensive linemen. Maason Smith from LSU is an elite athlete, who demonstrated skills lining up mostly along the edge in his first year at college, something you rarely see from a player of his size given he weighs in at a little over 300 lbs. He had an unfortunate ACL injury last season, so didn't play a lot - despite this, he has the potential to be the best player in the class.

Leonard Taylor III from Miami is a former five-star recruit who has lived up to his potential, especially shining as a pass rusher. In 2022 despite playing on the inside still managed to create consistent pressure while adding four sacks. Taylor's upside is huge and if he continues to improve has top-ten potential.

While playing on the best defense in the nation at Ohio State Michael Hall Jr. put up an impressive season in 2022 despite having to fight for playing time on a loaded Buck Eye team. He's quick enough to line up outside the OT and has the strength to easily hold up inside. Assuming he gets the reps in 2023 expect a breakout year from him.
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LAST UPDATED: 03/25/2024

Player Rankings - Defensive Tackle

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

T'Vondre
Sweat

DT
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
366lbs 6-4 5.27 11 52.4
86.4
Sweat's size and strength, hallmarks of his college career, translate well into the pro game. As a run-stopper, his capacity to absorb...
2

Ruke
Orhorhoro

DT
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
294lbs 6-4 4.89 17 66.5
85.5
Despite starting football later than most of his peers, Orhorhoro has showcased the athleticism, strength, and versatility that make him an...
3

Michael
Hall Jr.

DT
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
290lbs 6-3 5.00 16 64.1
84.6
Michael Hall Jr.'s trajectory at Ohio State underlines a defender on the rise, bringing to the table an intriguing mix of quickness, power,...
4

DeWayne
Carter

DT
Duke   Mascot
Duke Mascot
302lbs 6-2 4.99 29 94.8
83.8
DeWayne Carter's college career at Duke paints a picture of a player with a solid foundation and the potential to carve out a significant...
5

Mekhi
Wingo

DT
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
284lbs 6-0 4.85 27 91.7
83.4
Mekhi Wingo's trajectory from the SEC to the NFL draft board underscores a DT with undeniable disruptiveness and a motor that doesn't quit....
6

Maason
Smith

DT
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
306lbs 6-5 5.01 22 78.2
83.3
Maason Smith enters the NFL Draft with a unique blend of size, strength, and athleticism that makes him a potential asset on any...
7

Tyler
Davis

DT
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
301lbs 6-2 5.02 32 107.4
82.8
Tyler Davis enters the NFL Draft as a battle-tested interior defensive lineman. His Clemson game tape shows a player with the ability to...
8

Jordan
Jefferson

DT
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
313lbs 6-3 4.70 43 186.7
79.6
Rarely goes to the ground, showing good balance from his high school wrestling days. His spin move is already NFL-caliber, and Jefferson...
9

Jaden
Crumedy

DT
Mississippi State   Mascot
Mississippi State Mascot
301lbs 6-4 4.97 53 204.3
78.3
Crumedy fires off the snap quickly, and Crumedy has the long arms, heavy hands, and fluid movement skills to squeeze through spaces and get...
10

DeVere
Levelston

DT
SMU   Mascot
SMU Mascot
289lbs 6-5 4.80 75 406.5
70.0
While Levelston has the flexibility to dip and bend under tackles, what makes him truly dangerous is his ability to counter. Levelston...
11

Nathan
Pickering

DT
Mississippi State   Mascot
Mississippi State Mascot
300lbs 6-2 5.00 78 411
69.0
His hand use is excellent; he’s strong in the upper body and consistently swats away blockers. Average quickness and power and his bull...
12

DeMonte
Capehart

DT
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
320lbs 6-5 4.75 77 409
60.8
Capehart has the strong core and powerful hands to shed blockers, and Capehart shows excellent instincts with the ability to quickly locate...

2024 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Tackle

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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2024 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Tackle

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.