NFL Draft Defensive Tackle Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft Defensive Tackle Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

2021 NFL Draft

NFL Draft Defensive Tackle Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

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1. Christian Barmore, Alabama

Size: 6-4, 310

The Good: He wasn’t as celebrated as past Alabama top defensive tackles, but he’s every bit as promising as any of them in the Nick Saban era with absolutely everything you could want.

He’s not a Coke machine, but he’s got the bulk, size, and frame to hold his own against double teams in the interior. The real part of the fun is his quickness.

He might not be a volume tackler for a Tide tackle, but he can get behind the line a whole lot with ten sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss in his last two seasons, rising up into something special last year.

The Not-So-Good: The starting experience isn’t quite there with only one year as the main man in the interior. He got more than his share of work in the rotation as a freshman, but last season was his only time taking over.

If there’s any sort of knock – it’s like the “I work too hard” answer in a job interview when asked what your biggest weakness is – he’s almost too aggressive. That should change a bit with a bit more experience, but he’s a bit overactive and will miss plays here and there.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: In a class without a whole lot of great defensive tackles, his value is through the roof as a true first rounder and instant starter.

He’s an Alabama draft pick – he looks and plays the part and has been coached up by the best so he doesn’t need a whole lot of tinkering.

Projected Round: First

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