BEST RATED TACKLING DEFENSIVE LINEMEN 2025 NFL Draft

2025 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.

2025 Defensive linemen ranked by TACKLING

RANK Player Pos Team TACKLING PASS RUSH RUN DEFENSE Rating
1

Walter
Nolen

DL
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
87 74 75
86.8
2

Jack
Sawyer

DE
/ED
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
84 94 94
87.1
3

Tyleik
Williams

DT
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
83 77 81
87.6
4

Stefon
Thompson

OLB
/ED
Syracuse   Mascot
Syracuse Mascot
83 59 70
56.1
5

Kenneth
Grant

DT
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
82 82 76
87.2
6

Jordan
Burch

DE
/ED
Oregon   Mascot
Oregon Mascot
82 65 70
71.6
7

Tyler
Baron

DL
/ED
Tennessee   Mascot
Tennessee Mascot
82 92 81
83.8
8

Khris
Bogle

DE
/ED
Michigan State   Mascot
Michigan State Mascot
81 67 70
70.7
9

Tyreak
Sapp

DL
/ED
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
80 67 71
62.5
10

Landon
Jackson

DL
/ED
Arkansas   Mascot
Arkansas Mascot
80 74 82
87.3
11

Dylan
Brooks

DE
/ED
Kansas   Mascot
Kansas Mascot
79 56 48
63.2
12

Josaiah
Stewart

DE
/ED
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
78 83 82
80.0
13

Mykel
Williams

DE
/ED
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
76 77 88
87.9
14

Tunmise
Adeleye

DL
/ED
Michigan State   Mascot
Michigan State Mascot
76 61 43
60.0
15

Cade
Denhoff

DE
/ED
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
76 54 61
65.0
16

Nazir
Stackhouse

DL
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
76 60 83
84.5
17

T.J.
Sanders

DT
South Carolina   Mascot
South Carolina Mascot
75 75 73
81.3
18

Dani
Dennis-Sutto...

DE
/ED
Penn State   Mascot
Penn State Mascot
75 87 77
86.3
19

James
Pearce Jr.

DE
/ED
Tennessee   Mascot
Tennessee Mascot
74 100 78
92.8
20

Paris
Shand

DE
/ED
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
74 60 63
62.4