Slimm's 2018 Defensive Tackles (Seniors)

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  1. TedSlimmJr

    TedSlimmJr Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ

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    1. Maurice Hurst / Michigan / 6'2", 285

    2. Derrick Nnadi / Florida St. / 6'1", 312

    3. Kentavius Street / N. C. State / 6'2", 285

    4. Lowell Lotulelei / Utah / 6'2", 310

    5. B.J. Hill / N.C. State / 6'4", 315

    6. Folorunso Fatukasi / UCONN / 6'4", 318

    7. Deadrin Senat / S. Florida / 6'0", 322

    8. Poona Ford / Texas / 5'11", 309

    9. Zaycoven Henderson / Texas A&M / 6'2", 300

    10. Andrew Brown / Virginia / 6'4", 290

    11. Steven Richardson / Minnesota / 6'0", 292

    12. Christian LaCouture / LSU / 6'5", 292

    13. P.J. Hill / Sam Houston St. / 6'0", 308

    14. Noa Merritt / Boston College / 6'0", 290

    15. Joshua Frazier / Alabama / 6'4", 320

    16. Chris Johnson / W. Kentucky / 6'2", 290
     
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    Super early in the process, but I could see DT and center being Miami's top needs heading into next years' draft. Seems like Suh's talent is being wasted a bit without much around him.

    I think the team will continue to build the defense with another pass rusher and safety as high possibilities. I have concerns as to whether Jordan Phillips can get to a consistent level and Mike Pouncey is, unfortunately, a huge injury risk.

    Hopefully, Miami will be picking mid to late 20's.
     
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    Not sure I can get down with Lotulelei over Nnadi. I know Lowell was banged up last year, but Nnadi makes more plays and has better point strength.
     
  4. TedSlimmJr

    TedSlimmJr Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ

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    It's pretty clear to me Maurice Hurst is the straw that stirs the drink for Michigan's defense. He fires off the snap with such great leverage and quickness he's virtually unlockable if you try to single block him.

    He allows those linebackers to play faster than they are and make plays sideline to sideline. He makes the entire defense faster.

    Awsi Dooger has always made a great point in regards to 6'5" defensive tackles like Jordan Phillips, and their issues with leverage. You have about a second to win and establish that leverage inside at the snap. Otherwise you can't get penetration and be disruptive consistently.

    If you want to see a DT that wins nearly every snap, watch Maurice Hurst.
     
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    Seems like most of the attention on Rutgers DL goes to the lengthy DE Kemoko Turay, who has been on radar for a few years now and reminds a bit of Dion Jordan.

    But I think a lot more attention is warranted on DT Sebastian Joseph. He's a uniquely-built player whose combination of lateral movement and strength stands out a whole lot.

     
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    The hands on this Sebastian Joseph really stand out quite a bit. He can grip and rip offensive linemen all day, long as he's not doubled.

    DT #51 on Rutgers

     
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    Harrison Phillips reminds me of those old horror movies like The Blob. He's never moving very fast, but he just keeps working toward the ball, and he makes a ton of plays - a ridiculous amount for a guy playing NT. Maybe the best hands of any DT I've watched. In that sense, he reminds me of a larger Aaron Donald without the speed and burst.
     
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    Awsi Dooger A True Fan

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    Thank you. Defensive tackle has always been my favorite position. I don't follow personnel as closely any more so my opinions are subject to quick glimpses only, and therefore greater error. But with a defensive tackle it's like a golf swing...I can watch just a few repetitions and detect the strengths/weaknesses and overall caliber.
     

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