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Rivals.com defensive tackles 2007

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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Marvin AustinDT
Washington, DCBallou

There are no limits to how good Austin could be.

5 stars6'2"291N. Carolina
#2Torrey DavisDT
Seffner, FLArmwood

Closing speed makes him a dangerous pass rusher.

5 stars6'5"290Florida
#3Da'John HarrisDT
Gardena, CASerra

Quickly climbing the charts in California.

4 stars6'4"266USC
#4Kerry MurphyDT
Hoover, ALHoover

Big and agile tackle moves quickly to the football.

4 stars6'5"315Alabama
#5Brian PriceDT
Los Angeles, CACrenshaw

Was outstanding at the Palo Alto NIKE Camp.

4 stars6'2"285UCLA
#6Joseph BarksdaleDT
Detroit, MICass Tech

Had 20 tackles for loss in 2005.

4 stars6'6"323LSU
#7Andre JonesDT
El Paso, TXAndress

One of many big early grabs for the Longhorns.

4 stars6'4"305Texas
#8Myles WadeDT
Portland, ORCentral Catholic

One of the most impressive interior linemen at the West Coast NIKE Camps.

4 stars6'2"322Oregon
#9Drake NevisDT
Marrero, LAJohn Ehret

Quick first step helps him cause havoc in opposing backfields.

4 stars6'1"281LSU
#10John BrownDT
Lakeland, FLLakeland

Best true nose tackle prospect in the country.

4 stars6'2"285Florida
#11Josh BrentDT
Bloomington, ILCentral Catholic

Best DT in Illinois in years.

4 stars6'3"280Illinois
#12Donald LangleyDT
Germantown, MDSeneca Valley

Was named first team all-county, all-league and second team all-state as a junior.

4 stars6'2"295Tennessee
#13Cameron HeywardDT
Suwanee, GAPeachtree Ridge

Gifted athlete also could play offensive tackle.

4 stars6'5"264Ohio St.
#14Antonio JeremiahDT
Hilliard, OHDarby

Also a standout wrestler.

4 stars6'4"280Michigan St.
#15Simi FiliDT
Salt Lake City, UTCottonwood Senior

Best DT from Utah since Haloti Ngata.

4 stars6'2"339Oregon
#16Will BlackwellDT
West Monroe, LAWest Monroe

Could help a college program in a number of ways.

4 stars6'4"296LSU
#17D'Angelo McCrayDT
Jacksonville, FLAndrew Jackson

McCray is big and athletic.

4 stars6'4"289Illinois
#18Kaniela TuipulotuDT
Kahuku, HIKahuku

Gets early nod for top player in Hawaii.

4 stars6'1"280Arizona
#19Ted LaurentDT
Powder Springs, GAMcEachern

Good at slipping blocks and avoiding blockers.

4 stars6'0"285Mississippi
#20Jarvis JenkinsDT
Central, SCDaniel

Active and quick, Jenkins has the potential to dominate.

4 stars6'4"308Clemson
#21Tydreke PowellDT
Ahoskie, NCHertford County

Physical tackle rushes like an end.

4 stars6'3"298N. Carolina
#22Rolando MelanconDT
Lutcher, LALutcher

Quick off the line and into the backfield.

4 stars6'2"260Tennessee
#23Nick JenkinsDT
Damascus, MDGood Counsel

Great size allows him to fit in 4-3 or 3-4.

4 stars6'2"282Virginia
#24Alfred McCulloughDT
Athens, ALAthens

Moves well and is a good pass rusher.

4 stars6'3"297Alabama
#25Luther DavisDT
West Monroe, LAWest Monroe

Can flat-out get to the quarterback.

4 stars6'4"254Alabama
#26Ian WilliamsDT
Altamonte Springs, FLLyman

Had 23 tackles for loss in 2005.

3 stars6'2"294Notre Dame
#27Chris PerryDT
Keller, TXFossil Ridge

Devastating force that clogs the inside with ease.

3 stars6'3"319Miami (FL)
#28William BrimfieldDT
Neeses, SCHunter-Kinard-Tyler

Moves up the charts after solid senior season.

3 stars6'5"287Tennessee
#29Nick GentryDT
Prattville, ALPrattville

Motor never stops running.

3 stars6'1"265Alabama
#30Logan WallsDT
Dawsonville, GADawson County

High-motor prospect also is a special teams standout.

3 stars6'2"272Georgia Tech
#31Wayne ThomasDT
Nottingham, NJNottingham

Had 102 tackles, 19 for loss, and 13 sacks as a junior.

3 stars6'6"285Rutgers
#32Josh ChapmanDT
Hoover, ALHoover

Part of Alabama's best high school defensive line.

3 stars6'1"280Alabama
#33Justin CheadleDT
Bakersfield, CABakersfield

Should excel in the Pac 10 where DTs much also rush the passer

3 stars6'2"266California
#34Renaldo SagesseDT
Montreal, PQMontreal Vieux School

This Canadian import is a big play player.

3 stars6'4"315Michigan
#35Dominique HamiltonDT
El Paso, TXChapin

Hamilton is more evidence of a strong year in El Paso.

3 stars6'4"279Missouri
#36Tim LambDT
Tallahassee, FLLincoln

Big guy plays active and strong.

3 stars5'11"315Auburn
#37Ahmad JonesDT
Silsbee, TXSilsbee

Was an all-district selection on both sides of the ball last season.

3 stars6'2"319Oklahoma St.
#38Tonio CelottoDT
Simi Valley, CARoyal

A big time run stuffing DT

3 stars6'4"240Oregon
#39Demetrious DavisDT
St. Joseph, MOBenton

Impressive frame and good motor makes him a good get for the Huskers.

3 stars6'2"286Nebraska
#40Kwamaine BattleDT
Bailey, NCSouthern Nash

Battled his way into a solid star in 2006 season.

3 stars6'1"260Virginia Tech
#41Terrence MooreDT
New Orleans, LAMcDonogh 35

Moved up the charts as a senior.

3 stars6'3"267Nebraska
#42Josh AllisonDT
Lake Orion, MILake Orion

Tallied an amazing 25 sacks from the defensive tackle spot as a junior

3 stars6'2"246Cent. Michigan
#43Cody HundertmarkDT
Humboldt, IA

Another impressive get for Iowa in its own backyard.

3 stars6'4"266Iowa
#44Terrell McClainDT
Pensacola, FLPensacola

Another stud from the Panhandle of Florida.

3 stars6'2"264South Florida
#45Vaughn MeatogaDT
Honolulu, HIKamehameha

Another fast-riser that's had a great spring and summer campaign

3 stars6'2"280Hawaii
#46Garett PendergastDT
Anaheim, CAServite

Good OL, even better DT.

3 stars6'3"272Boise St.
#47Quinton PrinceDT
Oklahoma City, OKHeritage Hall

Wasn't well known until he blew up his opposition at the Texas A&M NIKE camp.

3 stars6'3"298Oklahoma St.
#48LaMarcus WilliamsDT
Bastrop, LABastrop

Will need to develop, but has a skill set.

3 stars6'1"280Mississippi St.
#49Donte'e NichollsDT
Pompano Beach, FLBlanche Ely

There’s always a big value in defensive tackles like Nicholls.

3 stars6'2"270South Carolina
#50Bud TribbeyDT
Richmond, VAVarina

Has good speed for an inside player.

3 stars6'0"280Syracuse
#51Nick WoodDT
Poway, CAPoway

Motor doesn’t ever stop running

3 stars6'2"272Washington
#52Ryan WheatDT
Flint, MICarman Ainsworth

Good combination of size and athletic ability.

3 stars6'4"298Michigan St.
#53Daryle BallewDT
Cincinnati, OHWithrow

Was once the best kept secret in Ohio - but word is out now

3 stars6'3"285Illinois
#54Michael WilcoxonDT
Aledo, TXAledo

Wilcoxon was an unknown, but when film got around, offers followed.

3 stars6'2"271Texas
#55Uriah GrantDT
Miramar, FLEverglades

Undersized, but has good strength and quickness.

3 stars6'0"251Wake Forest
#56Tyrone DuncanDT
Westlake Village, CAWestlake

One of the most impressive players at USC’s summer camp

3 stars6'2"300Washington
#57Anthony MihotaDT
Fredericksburg, VAMassaponax

Earned all-district offensive lineman honors as a junior.

3 stars6'5"258Virginia
#58Hans PhilippDT
San Bernardino, CAArroyo Valley

Some think he might be even better than his brother

3 stars6'1"282Arizona
#59Adrian CampbellDT
Richardson, TXBerkner

College coaches love his upside.

3 stars6'6"255Arkansas
#60Chimaeze OkoliDT
Virginia Beach, VASalem

Became one of Virginia's hottest recruits late.

3 stars6'5"275Penn St.
#61Jeff BoydDT
Indianapolis, INWarren Central

Great senior season.

3 stars6'2"280Indiana
#62David AngilauDT
Niwot, CONiwot

An early BYU pledge that will play early for the Cougars.

3 stars6'1"255BYU
#63Demarcus LattierDT
Garland, TXSouth Garland

Plays in one of the better areas for football in Texas.

3 stars6'2"285Houston
#64Dion ArmstrongDT
Fort Valley, GAPeach County

Another that climbs the charts after a good senior season.

3 stars6'0"319Maryland
#65Jonathan EnglishDT
River Ridge, LAJohn Curtis

A big-time hole clogger.

3 stars6'0"334Arizona St.
#66Junius LewisDT
Morgantown, WVMorgantown

Born and raised on WVU.

3 stars6'0"278West Virginia
#67Kyle LinneyDT
Taylorsville, NCAlexander Central

N.C. State gets a good one.

3 stars6'3"277N.C. State
#68Patrick DorseyDT
Houston, TXYates

James McClinton clone.

3 stars5'11"263Kansas
#69Colby WhitlockDT
Noble, OK

Tech is famous for turning sleeper players in Oklahoma and turning them into stars.

3 stars6'3"290Texas Tech
#70Sam JonesDT
Fuquay-Varina, NCFuquay Varina

Could also play offensive tackle in college.

3 stars6'5"262list

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