2019 NFL Draft Defensive Tackle Rankings: From The College Perspective

2019 NFL Draft Defensive Tackle Rankings: From The College Perspective

2019 NFL Draft

2019 NFL Draft Defensive Tackle Rankings: From The College Perspective

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1. Quinnen Williams, Alabama

6-3, 303: 300-pound men aren’t supposed to be able to run a 4.8 40 and be as agile and quick as a defensive end.

Williams was able to stand out even among great Alabama defensive players and recent star linemen. Going from good, to unblockable, to a one man destructive force, he because a gamechanger who could be a force against the run on one play, and blow through the line into the backfield on one play on the next.

Some might consider the 6-3 size a slight knock, but he uses his height to his advantage for leverage, and he’s better when getting keyed on by double teams than he gets credit for.

No, he’s not going to be the giant space-eater some might like, but that’s not necessarily a must in today’s NFL. Williams will always give a full-on effort – the coaches LOVE him – won’t take a play off, and will be an alpha dog for a defense from Day One.

Even with everything already in place, there’s the upside to do a bit more – and there’s a wee bit of a call to be made with him.

He’s still able to get a bit stronger, and he’s going to have to fight to stay at around 300 pounds, but if he doesn’t work out as a top five overall pick, it’s not the fault of the team that takes him.

Projected Round: Top Ten Overall
Real Value: Top Ten Overall

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