Found February 13, 2013 on Queen City Sports:
Queen City Sports DT Rankings: 1. Star Lotulelei, Utah (40 pts) 2. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri (36 pts) 3. Shariff Floyd, Florida (29 pts) 4. Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State (26 pts) 5. Jesse Williams, Alabama (25 pts) 6. John Jenkins, Georgia (22 pts) 7. Kawann Short, Purdue (18 pts) 8. Akeem Spence, Illinois (8 pts) 9. Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern State (7 pts) 10. Sylvester Williams, North Williams (6 pts)   Others receiving votes: Everett Dawkins, Florida State (2 pts), Jordan Hill, Penn State (1 pt) *Point system: The prospect in each person’s one spot is given 10 points, the second player is given 9, and this will continue down to the tenth prospect receiving one point.* To view previous prospect rankings, click the here: QCS NFL Propsect Rankings To see how the individual writers ranked the players, scroll to the bottom of the page Analysis: Defensive tackle may be the deepest position in this year’s draft. On April 25th, the first night of the 2013 NFL Draft, you may see up to six defensive tackles selected. That just shows you how deep this draft is. It’s no surprise that Star Lotulelei was first on all of QCS’ lists. He is the most dominant of the defensive linemen available has the potential to be a better pro than Ndamukong Suh in my opinion. Lotulelei has an extremely quick first step and has the ability to dominant a game. That said, I’ve also seen footage where he’s disappeared for spans of time. It’s not due to lack of talent. That said, Lotulelei should blow everyone away at the combine and he will probably be the first defensive player taken in the draft. Sheldon Richardson of Missouri is explosive and powerful. He played extremely well against tougher competition this season, but the biggest knock on him is that he’s only had one great season. In 24 games, Richardson only has 13 starts. There will be a team calling his name on day one. Florida DT Shariff Floyd ranks third on the QCS list. He’s come on a bit lately as he was a borderline first round pick about a month ago. Today, he looks like the sure thing. Entering college, Floyd was one of the highest DT recruits in the nation. At Florida, he showed he was worthy of the hype. Floyd has great hands and is very powerful. His biggest weakness is his lack of speed. Johnathan Hankins was a two year starter at Ohio State. He exhibits great footwork and is great against the run. He has had a few knee issues the last two seasons, but in both cases the injuries were minor. Jesse Williams of Alabama may be the strongest DT in the draft. Williams bench-presses 600 lbs and uses power well for leverage. He is also strong with his hands. The only weakness in Williams’ game is that he may rely on his strength too much as his footwork and speed aren’t great. The last of the borderline first round picks is John Jenkins of Georgia. Jenkins has the ideal size you look for in a DT and is very athletic. In college, Jenkins was purely a run-stopper as he didn’t apply much pressure on the QB. Kawann Short is a day two prospect in the NFL Draft. He is strong and hard to move in the middle. Short is also good at getting his arms up to bat down passes if he cannot get to the QB. He has had some inconsistency issues. Akeem Spence of Illinois is a day three pick with plenty of potential. Spence is similar to John Jenkins, albeit a bit less talented. He’s great against the run but really doesn’t get to the quarterback. Brandon Williams of Missouri Southern State is a small-school prospect with NFL talent. I’m personally very high on Williams and think he could jump all the way up beside John Jenkins on the draft board. He has the ideal frame of a DT and is very versatile. His strength allows him to push people aside and he proved at the Senior Bowl that he could be successful against some of the best OL in college. Last, in Queen City Sports’ rankings is Sylvester Williams of North Carolina. Williams is a day three pick, with good strength and burst. He is very streaky on the field however and will disappear for large spans of time. Are there any prospects that you feel should have cracked our Top 10? Let us know in the comment section!   Individual Writer Rankings:   Ryan Talbot's Rankings 1. Star Lotulelei, Utah 2. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri 3. Jesse Williams, Alabama 4. Shariff Floyd, Florida 5. Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State 6. John Jenkins, Georgia 7. Kawann Short, Purdue 8. Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern State 9. Akeem Spence, Illinois 10. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina Michael Bundt's Rankings 1.     Star Lotulelei, Utah 2.     Sheldon Richardson, Missouri 3.     Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State 4.     John Jenkins, Georgia 5.     Shariff Floyd, Florida 6.     Jesse Williams, Alabama 7.     Kawann Short, Purdue 8.     Sylvester Williams, North Carolina 9.     Akeem Spence, Illinois 10. Jordan Hill, Penn State Jason Davis' Rankings 1. Star Lotulelei, Utah 2. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri 3. Sharrif Floyd, Florida 4. Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State 5. John Jenkins, Georgia 6. Jesse Williams, Alabama Williams 7. Kawann Short, Purdue 8. Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern State 9. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina 10. Akeem Spence, Illinois Johnathan Snyder's Rankings 1 Star Lotulelei, Utah 2 Sheldon Richardson, Missouri 3 Sharrif Floyd, Florida 4 Jesse Williams, Alabama 5. Kawann Short, Purdue 6. Johnathan Hankins, Ohio St 7. John Jenkins, Georgia 8. Akeem Spence, Illinois 9 Everett Dawkins, Florida St 10 Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern State   The post Prospect Rankings: Defensive Tackles appeared first on Queen City Sports.
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