BEST RATED TACKLING DEFENSIVE LINEMEN 2024 NFL Draft

2024 BEST RATED TACKLING DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Effective tackling at the defensive line can drastically disrupt offensive schemes and establish a physical tone. Noteworthy players like Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh) and Chase Young (Ohio State) have, in the past decade, exemplified the impact of a defensive lineman with a proficient tackling skill set, consistently demonstrating an ability to bring down ball carriers and quarterbacks alike.

Dive into the data below to uncover the current college defensive linemen demonstrating an adept tackling ability. Engage with various statistics, such as total tackles, tackles for loss, and solo tackles, to understand the defensive prowess and impact these players bring to the table, significantly shaping the dynamics of the game.

2024 Defensive linemen ranked by TACKLING

RANK Player Pos Team TACKLING PASS RUSH RUN DEFENSE Rating
1

Stefon
Thompson

OLB
/ED
Syracuse   Mascot
Syracuse Mascot
92 66 79
69.2
2

Maason
Smith

DL
/ED
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
92 84 63
83.5
3

Caleb
Okechukwu

DL
/ED
Syracuse   Mascot
Syracuse Mascot
84 65 62
65.0
4

Tyler
Davis

DT
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
82 74 92
82.9
5

Rondell
Bothroyd

DL
/ED
Oklahoma   Mascot
Oklahoma Mascot
80 70 72
67.1
6

Mekhi
Wingo

DT
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
80 77 88
83.3
7

Chris
Braswell

LB
/ED
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
80 94 72
86.7
8

Justin
Eboigbe

DL
/ED
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
78 67 91
81.1
9

Jaden
Crumedy

DL
/ED
Mississippi State   Mascot
Mississippi State Mascot
78 66 79
78.2
10

Dylan
Brooks

DE
/ED
Kansas   Mascot
Kansas Mascot
78 56 47
58.1
11

Garrett
Nelson

LB
/ED
Nebraska   Mascot
Nebraska Mascot
78 86 75
65.7
12

Jordan
Jefferson

DT
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
78 67 77
79.7
13

Amari
Gainer

LB
/ED
North Carolina   Mascot
North Carolina Mascot
78 60 69
58.4
14

Tyreak
Sapp

DL
/ED
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
77 65 69
52.7
15

Aaron
Lewis

DL
/ED
Rutgers   Mascot
Rutgers Mascot
77 91 65
66.6
16

Nathan
Pickering

DT
Mississippi State   Mascot
Mississippi State Mascot
77 65 78
66.0
17

Jayson
Jones

DL
Auburn   Mascot
Auburn Mascot
77 70 75
66.6
18

T'Vondre
Sweat

DT
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
76 94 100
86.2
19

Ruke
Orhorhoro

DT
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
75 71 80
85.4
20

Tunmise
Adeleye

DL
/ED
Michigan State   Mascot
Michigan State Mascot
75 60 43
53.8