2022 NFL Draft Prospects: Defensive Tackle



The top 2022 Defensive Tackle prospects available for the 2022 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2022 prospect. ** - denotes 2025 prospect.

This page was last updated Jan. 15, 2022. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.

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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2023 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Derrick Brown, Auburn
  • '19 - Quinnen Williams, Alabama
1. Georgia image Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
Height: 6-6. Weight: 330.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 1.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: Davis notched 32 tackles and two sacks in 2021. While he did not produce a big stat line, he was a monster on the inside of the line, eating up blockers and freeing up other defenders to make plays. The massive Davis is a beast at the point of attack and led the Bulldogs' tremendous run defense. Multiple team sources have compared Davis to players like John Henderson and Albert Haynesworth.

7/10/21: Davis was a solid run stuffer for Georgia in 2020. He has some talent, but is raw and needs development. Some team sources said they gave Davis a mid-round grade for the 2021 NFL Draft, but he has the upside to rise and made a favorable impression on some advance scouts.

Davis is a heavy nose tackle who is tough to move at the point of attack. He could be a good fit as a zero-technique in a 3-4 defense. Davis showed more ability to make plays in the backfield in 2019 as a sophomore. He has upside to improve and rise as a senior.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Georgia 11 1 1 1.5 2 25 0
2019 Georgia 14 2 1 2.5 5 18 0
2020 Georgia 7 1 0 1 1 16 0
2021 Georgia 13 1 2 2 4 28 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/4/2021 Clemson
@ Charlotte, NC
W 10 - 3 1 2 3 0
9/11/2021 UAB W 56 - 7 0 0 3 0
9/18/2021 South Carolina W 40 - 13 .5 1 2 0
9/25/2021 @ Vanderbilt W 59 - 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2021 Arkansas W 37 - 0 0 0 2 0
10/9/2021 @ Auburn W 34 - 10 0 0 5 0
10/16/2021 Kentucky W 30 - 13 0 0 3 0
10/30/2021 Florida
@ Jacksonville, FL
W 34 - 7 .5 1 2 0
11/6/2021 Missouri W 43 - 6 0 0 1 0
11/13/2021 @ Tennessee W 41 - 17 0 0 2 0
11/20/2021 Charleston So. W 56 - 7 0 0 0 0
11/27/2021 @ Georgia Tech W 45 - 0 0 0 1 0
12/4/2021 Alabama
@ Atlanta, GA
L 24 - 41 0 0 4 0
12/31/2021 Michigan 34 - 11 0 1 2 0
1/10/2022 @ Alabama - 0 0 0 0




Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
  • '19 - Ed Oliver, Houston
2. Oklahoma image Perrion Winfrey*, DT, Oklahoma
Height: 6-3. Weight: 298.
Projected 40 Time: 5.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: In 2021, Winfrey collected 5.5 sacks and 23 tackles. He decided to skip the Alamo Bowl to prepare for the pre-draft workouts. Here is what an area scout texted me about Winfrey during the Oklahoma-Nebraska game, "Winfrey is a pure three-technique. He'll get better usage of his skill set in the NFL. They play him as a 0 or 4i primarily in their scheme. He's better when they let him tee off and 1-gap. His production gets hit taking so many base reps. They're doing what they need to in order to win. It's our job as scouts to project him properly."

7/10/21: The junior college product Winfrey came on strong for Oklahoma late in the 2020 season. He has a really good skill set with the ability to get upfield. In 2020, he totaled 16 tackles with .5 sacks and three passes batted. Winfrey has a ton of upside to break out in 2021.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2020 Oklahoma 11 1 1 1.5 9 20 0
2021 Oklahoma 12 4 3 5.5 14 23 1

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/4/2021 Tulane W 40 - 35 .5 2 3 0
9/11/2021 Western Caro. W 76 - 0 1.5 2 2 0
9/18/2021 Nebraska W 23 - 16 .5 1 3 0
9/25/2021 West Virginia W 16 - 13 1 1 3 0
10/2/2021 @ Kansas St. W 37 - 31 0 0 0 0
10/9/2021 Texas
@ Dallas, TX
W 55 - 48 1 2 3 0
10/16/2021 TCU W 52 - 31 0 0 2 0
10/23/2021 @ Kansas W 35 - 23 0 1 1 0
10/30/2021 Texas Tech W 52 - 21 0 0 1 0
11/13/2021 @ Baylor L 14 - 27 0 2 2 0
11/20/2021 Iowa St. W 28 - 21 1 1 1 0
11/27/2021 @ Oklahoma St. L 33 - 37 0 2 2 1
12/29/2021 Oregon
@ San Antonio, Texas
W 47 - 32 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M
  • '19 - Christian Wilkins, Clemson
3. Texas A&M image DeMarvin Leal*, DT, Texas A&M
Height: 6-4. Weight: 290.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: In 2021, Leal had 58 tackles with 8.5 sacks, one forced fumble and two passes defended. He decided to skip the Gator Bowl to prepare for the pre-draft workouts. The Aggies played him at end and tackle, but his pass-rushing talents are most dangerous on the inside. Some in the media have even projected Leal as a high first-round pick, but in speaking to multiple team sources, they have a second-round grade on Leal.

"He'll probably go in the second," said a director of player personnel. "I love his ability to rush the passer, and he's instinctive versus the run. But I have my struggles with him. I think he's going to have issues early on playing the run inside. And he has sort of a bad body. Feels like more of a package guy early on."

"I don't see a high first-rounder with Leal," said a national scout. "He's not powerful or sudden, but he's agile and fluid. He will struggle inside."

7/10/21: Leal flashed for the Aggies in 2020 and 2019, but really looked like things were clicking for him at the end of the 2020 season. As a sophomore, he had 30 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and three passes defended. In 2019, he recorded 38 tackles and two sacks. Leal has a good skill set with a ton of upside.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2019 Texas A&M 12 1 2 2 8 38 0
2020 Texas A&M 10 2 1 2.5 9 37 1
2021 Texas A&M 12 7 3 8.5 14 57 1

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/4/2021 Kent St. W 41 - 10 1 1 5 0
9/11/2021 Colorado
@ Denver, CO
W 10 - 7 0 0 5 0
9/18/2021 New Mexico W 34 - 0 1.5 2 3 0
9/25/2021 Arkansas
@ Arlington , TX
L 10 - 20 0 1 5 0
10/2/2021 Mississippi St. L 22 - 26 2 3 4 0
10/9/2021 Alabama W 41 - 38 0 0 7 0
10/16/2021 @ Missouri W 35 - 14 1 2 6 0
10/23/2021 South Carolina W 44 - 14 0 0 0 0
11/6/2021 Auburn W 20 - 3 0 0 6 0
11/13/2021 @ Ole Miss L 19 - 29 1 2 7 1
11/20/2021 Prairie View W 52 - 3 1 1 4 0
11/27/2021 @ LSU L 24 - 27 1 2 5 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Ross Blacklock, TCU
  • '19 - Dre'Mont Jones, Ohio State
4. Florida image Zachary Carter, DT/DE, Florida
Height: 6-3. Weight: 285.
Projected 40 Time: 5.05.
Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: Carter turned 2021 into his best season, recording 31 tackles with 11 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and eight sacks. He played well for Florida, producing consistently in the pass rush. Similar to former Gator Jonathan Bullard, Carter is a tweener end/tackle for the next level, and that hurts his grade according to team sources. Carter's best fit to stick in the NFL and turn into a solid player could be as a three-technique defensive tackle in a 4-3 defense. For that role, he might need to gain weight, but he also will need to become a tougher run defender.

Team sources were impressed with Carter in 2021, and he helped himself with his performances over the saeson. They think he is a heavy edge defender who can bump inside to rush the quarterback in the sub package. They say that while Carter doesn't like to grind blocks and got tossed around some as a run defender versus Alabama, they like his athleticism and speed for a defender who is around 6-foot-3, 285 pounds. They feel Carter is similar to Boogie Basham, who was a second-round pick by the Bills in the 2021 NFL Draft. Scouts believe Carter could end up in late first-round contention even though they are grading him more as a second-round talent.

7/10/21: The Gators' defense struggled in 2020, but Carter was one of the bright spots, notching five sacks, 36 tackles and two passes defended. Carter has quality quickness and athleticism to get after the quarterback. If he can get to the quarterback more as a senior while holding up against the run, Carter could really rise.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Florida 9 0 0 0 1 8 0
2019 Florida 13 4 1 4.5 9 31 1
2020 Florida 12 4 2 5 13 36 0
2021 Florida 12 6 4 8 12 32 1

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/4/2021 Fla. Atlantic W 35 - 14 3 3 4 1
9/11/2021 @ South Fla. W 42 - 20 .5 1 3 0
9/18/2021 Alabama L 29 - 31 0 1 3 0
9/25/2021 Tennessee W 38 - 14 1 1 2 0
10/2/2021 @ Kentucky L 13 - 20 1 1 3 0
10/9/2021 Vanderbilt W 42 - 0 0 0 1 0
10/16/2021 @ LSU L 42 - 49 .5 1 2 0
10/30/2021 Georgia
@ Jacksonville, FL
L 7 - 34 0 0 3 0
11/6/2021 @ South Carolina L 17 - 40 0 1 1 0
11/13/2021 Samford W 70 - 52 .5 1 4 0
11/20/2021 @ Missouri L 23 - 24 (1OT) 1.5 2 2 0
11/27/2021 Florida St. W 24 - 21 0 0 4 0
12/23/2021 UCF 17 - 29 0 0 0 0




Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Marlon Davidson, Auburn
  • '19 - Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
5. Alabama image Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama
Height: 6-4. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.46.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: In 2021, Mathis recorded 53 tackles, nine sacks and one forced fumble. He has some interior pass-rush ability alongside some quickness and athleticism. Mathis could rise during the 2022 NFL Draft process because team sources say he has very good intangibles as a leader, worker and teammate.

7/10/21: Mathis played well for Alabama in 2020, recording 31 tackles with 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three passes defended. It was his first season of serious playing time, so he could rise in 2021 now that he has experience. Mathis has excellent size with athletic upside.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Alabama 15 0 0 0 0 18 0
2019 Alabama 12 0 0 0 1 27 1
2020 Alabama 13 1 1 1.5 6 31 1
2021 Alabama 13 7 2 8 12 46 1

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/4/2021 Miami (FL)
@ Atlanta, Georgia
W 44 - 13 1 1 5 0
9/11/2021 Mercer W 48 - 14 1 1 3 0
9/18/2021 @ Florida W 31 - 29 .5 2 7 0
9/25/2021 Southern Miss. W 63 - 14 0 0 1 0
10/2/2021 Ole Miss W 42 - 21 1 1 3 1
10/9/2021 @ Texas A&M L 38 - 41 0 0 3 0
10/16/2021 @ Mississippi St. W 49 - 9 0 0 1 0
10/23/2021 Tennessee W 52 - 24 1 1 4 0
11/6/2021 LSU W 20 - 14 1 2 9 0
11/13/2021 New Mexico St. W 59 - 3 0 0 0 0
11/20/2021 Arkansas W 42 - 35 0 1 5 0
11/27/2021 @ Auburn W 24 - 22 (4OT) 1.5 2 3 0
12/4/2021 Georgia
@ Atlanta, GA
W 41 - 24 1 1 2 0
12/31/2021 Cincinnati 27 - 6 1 2 3 0
1/10/2022 @ Georgia - 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jordan Elliott, Missouri
  • '19 - Dexter Lawrence, Clemson
6. Arkansas image John Ridgeway, DT/NT, Arkansas
Height: 6-5. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.01.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: Ridgeway had 39 tackles and two sacks in 2021. He played well and impressed team evaluators.

7/10/21: Ridgeway made a good impression on the advance scouts, and they have given him a favorable projection entering the season. Ridgeway has excellent size and strength at the point of attack. He could help himself in 2021 by producing more sacks and impressing at an all-star game.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma
  • '19 - Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame
7. Connecticut image Travis Jones, DT/3-4DE, Connecticut
Height: 6-4. Weight: 333.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 3-4.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: Jones went under the radar in 2021, but he is a big nose tackle who flashed some pass-rush ability over the past two years, putting up 3.5 sacks each season. Jones also was a solid run defender with 126 tackles over the past three seasons. He has accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl, and he could rise with a strong week in Mobile.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 UConn 12 0 1 .5 8 46 0
2019 UConn 12 2 3 3.5 9 40 0
2020 UConn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 UConn 11 4 1 4.5 8 47 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Raekwon Davis, Alabama
  • '19 - Chris Slayton, Syracuse
8. Georgia image DeVonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
Height: 6-2. Weight: 313.
Projected 40 Time: 5.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: During the 2021 season, team sources though Wyatt could go in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft and probably wouldn't slide below the fifth round. They said Wyatt is only a fit as a three-technique for a 4-3 defense, but he has some gap-shooting ability and could be a nice value pick if he's drafted for that role. In 2021, Wyatt collected 39 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass batted.

7/10/21: Wyatt is a tough nose tackle who is adept at stuffing lanes and making stops in the ground game. As a senior, he needs to improve his pass rush in order to rise as a prospect.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Georgia 12 1 1 1.5 2 19 0
2019 Georgia 13 1 0 1 2 30 0
2020 Georgia 10 0 0 0 2 25 0
2021 Georgia 12 2 1 2.5 7 34 2

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/26/2020 @ Arkansas W 37 - 10 0 0 2 0
10/3/2020 Auburn W 27 - 6 0 0 2 0
10/10/2020 Tennessee W 44 - 21 0 0 3 0
10/17/2020 @ Alabama L 24 - 41 0 0 2 0
10/31/2020 @ Kentucky W 14 - 3 0 0 7 0
11/7/2020 Florida
@ Jacksonville, FL
L 28 - 44 0 0 4 0
11/21/2020 Mississippi St. W 31 - 24 0 0 0 0
11/28/2020 @ South Carolina W 45 - 16 0 0 1 0
12/12/2020 @ Missouri W 49 - 14 0 0 0 0
1/1/2021 Cincinnati
@ Atlanta, Georgia
W 24 - 21 0 2 4 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Larrell Murchison, N.C. State
  • '19 - Khalen Saunders, Western Illinois
9. Ohio State image Haskell Garrett, DT, Ohio State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 302.
Projected 40 Time: 5.02.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: In 2021, Garrett had 22 tackles and 5.5 sacks.

7/10/21: Garrett flashed during the shortened 2020 season, and he could rise in 2021, if he builds on his performance. Garrett totaled 20 tackles with two sacks, an interception and a pass defended last season. He is shorter and lacks length, but he is quick and has upside. Now that Garrett has some starting experience, the senior's play could really jump.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - DaVon Hamilton, Ohio State
  • '19 - Isaiah Buggs, Alabama
10. Stanford image Thomas Booker, DT/3-4DE, Stanford
Height: 6-2. Weight: 303.
Projected 40 Time: 5.05.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: Booker totaled 59 tackles and 1.5 sacks for Stanford in 2021.

7/10/21: Booker played solid football for Stanford in its 2020 shortened season. Over his first two seasons, Booker was a solid defender at the point of attack. He had 3.5 sacks with 29 tackles as a freshman and improved in his sophomore year with 50 tackles, four sacks and three passes batted. Booker has quality size to him with upside to develop.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Stanford 13 3 1 3.5 5 28 0
2019 Stanford 12 4 0 4 10 50 1
2020 Stanford 6 1 0 1 3 11 0
2021 Stanford 12 1 1 1.5 6 59 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
11/7/2020 @ Oregon L 14 - 35 0 1 3 0
11/14/2020 Colorado L 32 - 35 0 0 0 0
11/27/2020 @ California W 24 - 23 1 1 0 0
12/5/2020 @ Washington W 31 - 26 0 0 1 0
12/12/2020 @ Oregon St. W 27 - 24 0 0 2 0
12/19/2020 @ UCLA W 48 - 47 (2OT) 0 1 5 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - James Lynch, Baylor
  • '19 - Greg Gaines, Washington
11. Tennessee image Matthew Butler, DT/3-4DE, Tennessee
Height: 6-3. Weight: 290.
Projected 40 Time: 5.1.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: Butler totaled 47 tackles, five sacks and a forced fumblein 2021. He put together a quality year for Tennessee.

7/10/21: Butler was a solid defender for the Volunteers over the past two seasons, contributing in both phases. It would help the senior to show more pass-rush ability in 2021 and to gain some strength for the NFL.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Tennessee 8 0 0 0 1 4 0
2018 Tennessee 9 0 0 0 2 13 0
2019 Tennessee 13 2 1 2.5 4 45 0
2020 Tennessee 10 2 0 2 4 43 1
2021 Tennessee 12 5 0 5 6 43 1

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/26/2020 @ South Carolina W 31 - 27 0 0 0 0
10/3/2020 Missouri W 35 - 12 0 0 3 0
10/10/2020 @ Georgia L 21 - 44 0 0 4 0
10/17/2020 Kentucky L 7 - 34 0 0 5 0
10/24/2020 Alabama L 17 - 48 1 1 6 0
11/7/2020 @ Arkansas L 13 - 24 0 1 6 0
11/21/2020 @ Auburn L 17 - 30 0 1 6 0
12/5/2020 Florida L 19 - 31 0 0 2 0
12/12/2020 @ Vanderbilt W 42 - 17 1 1 7 1
12/19/2020 Texas A&M L 13 - 34 0 0 4 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Benito Jones, Ole Miss
  • '19 - Gerald Willis III, Miami
12. Alabama image LaBryan Ray, DT, Alabama
Height: 6-3. Weight: 279.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: Ray had 11 tackles and one sack in 2021.

7/10/21: In 2020, Ray was a solid defender for Alabama, but he did not show significant progress as a pass rusher and also dealt with injuries. He was wise to return to Alabama for 2021. Ray has trimmed weight off his frame, and it will be interesting to see if emerges as a serious speed rusher as a result.

Ray recorded nine tackles with a sack and forced fumble during his 2019 season. He went out of the lineup in September because of a foot injury that required surgery. While Quinnen Williams was the star of the Alabama defensive line in 2018, Ray flashed at times for the Crimson Tide and had some nice moments that year. Ray totaled 39 tackles with six for a loss, 2.5 sacks and two passes batted for the season.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Leki Fotu, Utah
  • '19 - Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri
13. Kentucky image Marquan McCall, DT/NT, Kentucky
Height: 6-3. Weight: 358.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: McCall had nine tackles in 2021. He was injured in late September and came back to play in the final two regular-season games.

7/10/21: McCall is a thick and heavy nose tackle who has some surprising quickness for such a huge lineman. In 2020 and 2019, McCall flashed run-stuffing ability. For the NFL, he looks limited as a rotational nose tackle who won't be a pass rusher for the sub package.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Kentucky 8 1 0 1 2 5 1
2019 Kentucky 13 0 0 0 4 21 0
2020 Kentucky 10 0 1 .5 2 22 0
2021 Kentucky 9 0 0 0 4 9 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/26/2020 @ Auburn L 13 - 29 0 0 0 0
10/3/2020 Ole Miss L 41 - 42 (1OT) .5 1 1 0
10/10/2020 Mississippi St. W 24 - 2 0 0 0 0
10/17/2020 @ Tennessee W 34 - 7 0 0 1 0
10/24/2020 @ Missouri L 10 - 20 0 0 6 0
10/31/2020 Georgia L 3 - 14 0 0 4 0
11/14/2020 Vanderbilt W 38 - 35 0 0 1 0
11/21/2020 @ Alabama L 3 - 63 0 0 3 0
11/28/2020 @ Florida L 10 - 34 0 1 2 0
12/5/2020 South Carolina W 41 - 18 0 0 2 0
1/2/2021 NC State
@ Jacksonville, Fla.
W 23 - 21 0 0 2 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Rashard Lawrence, LSU
  • '19 - Kevin Givens, Penn State
14. Ohio State image Jerron Cage, DT/NT, Ohio State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 306.
Projected 40 Time: 5.02.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: Cage had one sack and 11 tackles in 2021. He missed some action with injuries. Cage should return for his senior year.

7/10/21: Cage has not produced a lot yet for Ohio State, but the NFL advance scouts saw enough flashes and felt he played well enough in practice to earn a spot on their preseason watch list with a quality projection as a starting point. Cage has the skill set to rise in 2021.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Robert Windsor, Penn State
  • '19 - P.J. Johnson, Arizona
15. Notre Dame image Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, DT, Notre Dame
Height: 6-2. Weight: 259.
Projected 40 Time: 5.05.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: Tagovailoa-Amosa notched 25 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble over the 2021 season. He has made some clutch plays for the Fighting Irish. Tagovailoa-Amosa would be rated higher if he weren't so undersized.

7/10/21: Tagovailoa-Amosa flashed some ability as a junior, making some big plays, and he could rise if he builds on that as a senior. Tagovailoa-Amosa, however, is very undersized and needs to gain weight for the NFL. He lacks the length to move to the edge, so he might need some developmental time in the pros.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Notre Dame 13 0 0 0 3 9 0
2018 Notre Dame 2 0 0 0 1 2 0
2019 Notre Dame 12 0 1 .5 4 22 0
2020 Notre Dame 11 2 1 2.5 7 17 1
2021 Notre Dame 11 2 0 2 6 20 1

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/12/2020 Duke W 27 - 13 0 1 4 0
9/19/2020 South Fla. W 52 - 0 0 1 1 0
10/10/2020 Florida St. W 42 - 26 0 0 0 0
10/17/2020 Louisville W 12 - 7 0 0 0 0
10/24/2020 @ Pittsburgh W 45 - 3 1 1 3 0
10/31/2020 @ Georgia Tech W 31 - 13 0 1 2 0
11/7/2020 Clemson W 47 - 40 (2OT) 0 0 0 0
11/14/2020 @ Boston College W 45 - 31 0 0 0 0
11/27/2020 @ North Carolina W 31 - 17 .5 1 3 0
12/5/2020 Syracuse W 45 - 21 1 1 3 1
12/19/2020 Clemson
@ Charlotte, N.C.
L 10 - 34 0 1 1 0
1/1/2021 Alabama
@ Arlington, Texas
L 14 - 31 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Josiah Coatney, Ole Miss
  • '19 - Demarcus Christmas, Florida State
16. Minnesota image Esezi Otomewo, DT/3-4DE, Minnesota
Height: 6-5. Weight: 292.
Projected 40 Time: 4.9.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: Otomewo had 30 tackles and three sacks in 2021.

7/10/21: Otomewo made modest contributions in 2020. He has a skill set with upside, including some speed to go with size. Over the past few seasons, Otomewo has done a nice job of gaining weight and filling out his frame. Otomewo flashed as a sophomore to earn a spot on NFL teams' preseason watch list, and he has reappeared on their watch list for the 2022 NFL Draft.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Minnesota 13 1 0 1 2 14 1
2019 Minnesota 13 2 1 2.5 7 22 0
2020 Minnesota 7 1 0 1 2 15 0
2021 Minnesota 12 1 0 1 2 27 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
10/24/2020 Michigan L 24 - 49 0 0 2 0
10/30/2020 @ Maryland L 44 - 45 (1OT) 0 0 1 0
11/7/2020 @ Illinois W 41 - 14 1 1 4 0
11/13/2020 Iowa L 7 - 35 0 1 4 0
11/20/2020 Purdue W 34 - 31 0 0 2 0
12/12/2020 @ Nebraska W 24 - 17 0 0 2 0
12/19/2020 @ Wisconsin L 17 - 20 (1OT) 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Khalil Davis, Nebraska
  • '19 - Trysten Hill, Central Florida
17. Missouri image Akial Byers, DT/3-4DE, Missouri
Height: 6-3. Weight: 298.
Projected 40 Time: 5.05.
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
View Ranking History

1/15/22: In 2021, Byers recorded 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

7/10/21: Byers has a decent skill set with some upside, but he needs to produce more as a run defender and pass rusher as a senior to be more than a late-round pick.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Missouri 7 0 0 0 0 3 0
2018 Missouri 13 0 0 0 2 11 0
2019 Missouri 12 0 1 .5 3 18 1
2020 Missouri 9 0 0 0 3 15 0
2021 Missouri 12 1 1 1.5 4 23 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/26/2020 Alabama L 19 - 38 0 0 1 0
10/3/2020 @ Tennessee L 12 - 35 0 0 0 0
10/10/2020 LSU W 45 - 41 0 0 0 0
10/24/2020 Kentucky W 20 - 10 0 1 2 0
10/31/2020 @ Florida L 17 - 41 0 0 1 0
11/21/2020 @ South Carolina W 17 - 10 0 2 5 0
11/28/2020 Vanderbilt W 41 - 0 0 0 1 0
12/5/2020 Arkansas W 50 - 48 0 0 3 0
12/12/2020 Georgia L 14 - 49 0 0 1 0
12/19/2020 @ Mississippi St. L 32 - 51 0 0 1 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - McTelvin Agim, Arkansas
  • '19 - Renell Wren, Arizona State
18. TCU image Corey Bethley, DT/NT, TCU
Height: 6-1. Weight: 312.
Projected 40 Time: 5.05.
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
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1/15/22: Bethley notched 18 tackles and one sack in 2021. He missed a number of games on the season.

7/10/21: Bethley is a short and thick tackle, but he flashed some pass-rush ability for the Horned Frogs in the past. In 2018, he had five sacks, but did not come close to that production in the past two years. He needs to improve his rush production and run defense as a senior.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 TCU 14 1 0 1 6 26 0
2018 TCU 13 5 0 5 10 28 0
2019 TCU 12 2 1 2.5 5 20 0
2020 TCU 4 1 0 1 2 6 0
2021 TCU 9 1 0 1 1 18 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/26/2020 Iowa St. L 34 - 37 0 0 0 0
10/3/2020 @ Texas W 33 - 31 0 0 1 0
10/10/2020 Kansas St. L 14 - 21 1 1 4 0
10/24/2020 Oklahoma L 14 - 33 0 1 1 0
10/31/2020 @ Baylor W 33 - 23 0 0 0 0
11/7/2020 Texas Tech W 34 - 18 0 0 0 0
11/14/2020 @ West Virginia L 6 - 24 0 0 0 0
11/28/2020 @ Kansas W 59 - 23 0 0 0 0
12/5/2020 Oklahoma St. W 29 - 22 0 0 0 0
12/12/2020 Louisiana Tech W 52 - 10 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Raequan Williams, Michigan State
  • '19 - Daylon Mack, Texas A&M
19. LSU image Neil Farrell Jr., DT, LSU
Height: 6-4. Weight: 319.
Projected 40 Time: 5.29.
Projected Round (2022): 7-FA.
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1/15/22: Farrell had 45 tackles, two sacks and two passes batted in 2021.

7/10/21: Farrell originally initially opted out of the 2020 season, but he then re-joined LSU. He had a solid game against Florida and was a quality run defender at the point of attack. Ferrell was a rotational defender for LSU with only three starts as a junior, but he flashed athletic ability with pass-rush potential and was a solid run defender. With Tyler Shelvin moving onto the NFL, Farrell should be a starter as senior. If he can increase his pass-rush production, he could rise.


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 LSU 5 0 0 0 0 5 0
2018 LSU 10 1 1 1.5 5 23 0
2019 LSU 15 3 0 3 9 46 1
2020 LSU 10 1 0 1 3 25 1
2021 LSU 12 2 0 2 11 45 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
9/26/2020 Mississippi St. L 34 - 44 0 0 1 0
10/3/2020 @ Vanderbilt W 41 - 7 0 0 4 0
10/10/2020 @ Missouri L 41 - 45 0 0 1 0
10/24/2020 South Carolina W 52 - 24 0 0 0 0
10/31/2020 @ Auburn L 11 - 48 0 1 2 0
11/21/2020 @ Arkansas W 27 - 24 0 0 0 0
11/28/2020 @ Texas A&M L 7 - 20 0 1 2 1
12/5/2020 Alabama L 17 - 55 0 0 6 0
12/12/2020 @ Florida W 37 - 34 0 0 2 0
12/19/2020 Ole Miss W 53 - 48 1 1 7 0




2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2023 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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