2022 NFL Draft Prospects: Nose Tackle



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

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2020 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

2021 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

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

Previous Seasons

  • '21 - Tedarrell Slaton, Florida
  • '21 - Marvin Wilson, Florida State
  • '21 - Marvin Wilson, Florida State
  • '21 - Marvin Wilson, Florida State
  • '21 - Christian Barmore, Alabama
  • '21 - Christian Barmore, Alabama
  • '21 - Christian Barmore, Alabama
  • '21 - Christian Barmore, Alabama
  • '21 - Christian Barmore, Alabama
  • '21 - Christian Barmore, Alabama
  • '20 - Derrick Brown, Auburn
  • '19 - Christian Wilkins, Clemson
1. USC image Jay Tufele, NT, USC
Height: 6-3. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.22.
Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
View Ranking History

7/13/20: Tufele was a disruptive presence for USC in 2019, totaling 42 tackles with 4.5 sacks and a pass batted. His run defense was improved, and he looks like he has upside to improve as an upperclassman. After redshirting in 2017, Tufele made an impressive debut for the Trojans in 2018, racking up three sacks with 23 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss and a blocked field goal. Tufele has the upside to grow and play better as he gains experience


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Southern California 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Southern California 12 3 0 3 5 23 0
2019 Southern California 13 4 1 4.5 8 42 0
2020 Southern California 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
8/31/2019 Fresno St. W 31 - 23 0 0 4 0
9/7/2019 Stanford W 45 - 20 1 1 6 0
9/14/2019 @ BYU L 27 - 30 (1OT) 0 1 3 0
9/20/2019 Utah W 30 - 23 0 0 2 0
9/28/2019 @ Washington L 14 - 28 1 2 4 0
10/12/2019 @ Notre Dame L 27 - 30 0 0 1 0
10/19/2019 Arizona W 41 - 14 .5 1 2 0
10/25/2019 @ Colorado W 35 - 31 0 0 3 0
11/2/2019 Oregon L 24 - 56 1 1 5 0
11/9/2019 @ Arizona St. W 31 - 26 0 0 2 0
11/16/2019 @ California W 41 - 17 1 1 3 0
11/23/2019 UCLA W 52 - 35 0 1 4 0
12/27/2019 Iowa
@ San Diego, Calif.
L 24 - 49 0 0 3 0




Previous Seasons

  • '21 - Jay Tufele, USC
  • '21 - Jay Tufele, USC
  • '21 - Jay Tufele, USC
  • '21 - Jay Tufele, USC
  • '21 - Marvin Wilson, Florida State
  • '21 - Jay Tufele, USC
  • '21 - Jay Tufele, USC
  • '21 - Jay Tufele, USC
  • '21 - Jay Tufele, USC
  • '21 - Jay Tufele, USC
  • '20 - Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
  • '19 - Dexter Lawrence, Clemson
2. Florida State image Cory Durden, NT, Florida State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 312.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

7/13/20: Durden has good size to him with athleticism and quickness at the point of attack. He had a breakout year as a redshirt sophomore in 2019, showing some pass-rushing skills and upside to be better as an upperclassman. If Durden can continue to get after the quarterback, he could rise. Having Marvin Wilson next to him to draw attention could help Durden produce a big junior year


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Florida St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Florida St. 12 2 0 2 7 22 0
2019 Florida St. 13 3 4 5 9 39 1
2020 Florida St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
8/31/2019 Boise St. L 31 - 36 0 0 2 0
9/7/2019 La.-Monroe W 45 - 44 (1OT) 1 1 4 1
9/14/2019 @ Virginia L 24 - 31 1.5 2 3 0
9/21/2019 Louisville W 35 - 24 1 2 4 0
9/28/2019 NC State W 31 - 13 0 0 1 0
10/12/2019 @ Clemson L 14 - 45 0 0 3 0
10/19/2019 @ Wake Forest L 20 - 22 0 0 4 0
10/26/2019 Syracuse W 35 - 17 0 0 0 0
11/2/2019 Miami (FL) L 10 - 27 1 1 4 0
11/9/2019 @ Boston College W 38 - 31 0 0 6 0
11/16/2019 Alabama St. W 49 - 12 0 0 1 0
11/30/2019 @ Florida L 17 - 40 0 1 4 0
12/31/2019 Arizona St.
@ El Paso, Texas
L 14 - 20 .5 2 3 0


Previous Seasons

  • '21 - Mustafa Johnson, Colorado
  • '21 - Tedarrell Slaton, Florida
  • '21 - Tedarrell Slaton, Florida
  • '21 - Christian Barmore, Alabama
  • '21 - Jay Tufele, USC
  • '21 - Tedarrell Slaton, Florida
  • '21 - Tedarrell Slaton, Florida
  • '21 - Tedarrell Slaton, Florida
  • '21 - Marvin Wilson, Florida State
  • '21 - Marvin Wilson, Florida State
  • '20 - Raekwon Davis, Alabama
  • '19 - Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame
3. Alabama image LaBryan Ray, NT, Alabama
Height: 6-5. Weight: 292.
Projected 40 Time: 4.9.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

7/13/20: 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. He was wise to return to Alabama for 2020.

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. Ray could take on a bigger role as a senior and has upside to rise


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Alabama 6 1 0 1 3 5 0
2018 Alabama 15 2 1 2.5 7 39 0
2019 Alabama 3 1 0 1 2 9 1
2020 Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
8/31/2019 Duke
@ Atlanta, Georgia
W 42 - 3 0 1 5 0
9/7/2019 New Mexico St. W 62 - 10 1 1 2 1
9/14/2019 @ South Carolina W 47 - 23 0 0 2 0
9/21/2019 Southern Miss. W 49 - 7 0 0 0 0
9/28/2019 Ole Miss W 59 - 31 0 0 0 0
10/12/2019 @ Texas A&M W 47 - 28 0 0 0 0
10/19/2019 Tennessee W 35 - 13 0 0 0 0
10/26/2019 Arkansas W 48 - 7 0 0 0 0
11/9/2019 LSU L 41 - 46 0 0 0 0
11/16/2019 @ Mississippi St. W 38 - 7 0 0 0 0
11/23/2019 Western Caro. W 66 - 3 0 0 0 0
11/30/2019 @ Auburn L 45 - 48 0 0 0 0
1/1/2020 Michigan
@ Orlando, Fla.
W 35 - 16 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '21 - LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • '21 - Mustafa Johnson, Colorado
  • '21 - LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • '21 - Tedarrell Slaton, Florida
  • '21 - Tedarrell Slaton, Florida
  • '21 - LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • '21 - LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • '21 - Marvin Wilson, Florida State
  • '21 - Tedarrell Slaton, Florida
  • '21 - Tedarrell Slaton, Florida
  • '20 - Jordan Elliott, Missouri
  • '19 - Khalen Saunders, Western Illinois
4. Georgia image Jordan Davis, NT, Georgia
Height: 6-6. Weight: 330.
Projected 40 Time: 5.6.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

7/13/20: Davis is a heavy nose tackle who is tough to move at the point off 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 junior and/or 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
8/31/2019 @ Vanderbilt W 30 - 6 0 1 2 0
9/7/2019 Murray St. W 63 - 17 0 0 1 0
9/14/2019 Arkansas St. W 55 - 0 0 0 2 0
9/21/2019 Notre Dame W 23 - 17 0 0 0 0
10/5/2019 @ Tennessee W 43 - 14 0 0 0 0
10/12/2019 South Carolina L 17 - 20 (1OT) 0 0 0 0
10/19/2019 Kentucky W 21 - 0 0 0 2 0
11/2/2019 Florida
@ Jacksonville, Fla.
W 24 - 17 .5 1 2 0
11/9/2019 Missouri W 27 - 0 0 1 2 0
11/16/2019 @ Auburn W 21 - 14 0 0 1 0
11/23/2019 Texas A&M W 19 - 13 1 1 2 0
11/30/2019 @ Georgia Tech W 52 - 7 0 0 1 0
12/7/2019 LSU
@ Atlanta, GA
L 10 - 37 1 1 3 0
1/1/2020 Baylor
@ New Orleans, LA
W 26 - 14 0 0 0 0




Previous Seasons

  • '21 - Naquan Jones, Michigan State
  • '21 - LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • '21 - Jordan Davis, Georgia
  • '21 - LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • '21 - LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • '21 - Jordan Davis, Georgia
  • '21 - Jordan Davis, Georgia
  • '21 - LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • '21 - Jordan Davis, Georgia
  • '21 - Jordan Davis, Georgia
  • '20 - DaVon Hamilton, Ohio State
  • '19 - Chris Slayton, Syracuse
5. Alabama image D.J. Dale*, NT, Alabama
Height: 6-3. Weight: 308.
Projected 40 Time: 5.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

7/13/20: Dale flashed as a freshman, showing the ability to be disruptive. He could break out over the next two years and end up rising high for his draft class. With his skill set of size, speed and athleticism, Dale has a lot of physical upside


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2019 Alabama 10 1 0 1 4 17 0
2020 Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
8/31/2019 Duke
@ Atlanta, Georgia
W 42 - 3 0 1 3 0
9/7/2019 New Mexico St. W 62 - 10 0 0 2 0
9/14/2019 @ South Carolina W 47 - 23 1 1 3 0
9/21/2019 Southern Miss. W 49 - 7 0 0 0 0
9/28/2019 Ole Miss W 59 - 31 0 1 2 0
10/12/2019 @ Texas A&M W 47 - 28 0 0 2 0
10/19/2019 Tennessee W 35 - 13 0 1 2 0
10/26/2019 Arkansas W 48 - 7 0 0 1 0
11/9/2019 LSU L 41 - 46 0 0 2 0
11/16/2019 @ Mississippi St. W 38 - 7 0 0 0 0
11/23/2019 Western Caro. W 66 - 3 0 0 0 0
11/30/2019 @ Auburn L 45 - 48 0 0 0 0
1/1/2020 Michigan
@ Orlando, Fla.
W 35 - 16 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '21 - Marvin Wilson, Florida State
  • '21 - Naquan Jones, Michigan State
  • '21 - Neil Farrell Jr., LSU
  • '21 - Jordan Davis, Georgia
  • '21 - Jordan Davis, Georgia
  • '21 - Marvin Wilson, Florida State
  • '21 - Marvin Wilson, Florida State
  • '21 - Jordan Davis, Georgia
  • '21 - LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • '21 - LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • '20 - Benito Jones, Ole Miss
  • '19 - Isaiah Buggs, Alabama
6. Michigan State image Naquan Jones, NT, Michigan State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 339.
Projected 40 Time: 5.4.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
View Ranking History


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 Michigan St. 13 0 0 0 3 13 0
2018 Michigan St. 13 1 2 2 6 26 1
2019 Michigan St. 13 1 0 1 1 15 0
2020 Michigan St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
8/30/2019 Tulsa W 28 - 7 0 0 0 0
9/7/2019 Western Mich. W 51 - 17 0 0 0 0
9/14/2019 Arizona St. L 7 - 10 0 0 2 0
9/21/2019 @ Northwestern W 31 - 10 0 0 1 0
9/28/2019 Indiana W 40 - 31 0 0 2 0
10/5/2019 @ Ohio St. L 10 - 34 0 0 3 0
10/12/2019 @ Wisconsin L 0 - 38 0 0 0 0
10/26/2019 Penn St. L 7 - 28 0 0 2 0
11/9/2019 Illinois L 34 - 37 0 0 0 0
11/16/2019 @ Michigan L 10 - 44 0 0 1 0
11/23/2019 @ Rutgers W 27 - 0 0 0 2 0
11/30/2019 Maryland W 19 - 16 0 0 1 0
12/27/2019 Wake Forest
@ Bronx, NY
W 27 - 21 1 1 1 0


Previous Seasons

  • '21 - Jordan Elliott, Missouri
  • '21 - Levi Onwuzurike, Washington
  • '21 - Forrest Merrill, Arkansas State
  • '21 - Neil Farrell Jr., LSU
  • '21 - Neil Farrell Jr., LSU
  • '21 - Neil Farrell Jr., LSU
  • '21 - Bobby Brown, Texas A&M
  • '21 - Bobby Brown, Texas A&M
  • '21 - Neil Farrell Jr., LSU
  • '21 - Neil Farrell Jr., LSU
  • '20 - Leki Fotu, Utah
  • '19 - Greg Gaines, Washington
7. LSU image Tyler Shelvin, NT, LSU
Height: 6-3. Weight: 346.
Projected 40 Time: 5.55.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
View Ranking History


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2017 LSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 LSU 6 1 1 1.5 2 9 0
2019 LSU 15 0 0 0 4 39 0
2020 LSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
8/31/2019 Ga. Southern W 55 - 3 0 1 6 0
9/7/2019 @ Texas W 45 - 38 0 0 2 0
9/14/2019 Northwestern St. W 65 - 14 0 0 3 0
9/21/2019 @ Vanderbilt W 66 - 38 0 0 4 0
10/5/2019 Utah St. W 42 - 6 0 0 1 0
10/12/2019 Florida W 42 - 28 0 1 3 0
10/19/2019 @ Mississippi St. W 36 - 13 0 0 2 0
10/26/2019 Auburn W 23 - 20 0 1 5 0
11/9/2019 @ Alabama W 46 - 41 0 0 3 0
11/16/2019 @ Ole Miss W 58 - 37 0 1 4 0
11/23/2019 Arkansas W 56 - 20 0 0 2 0
11/30/2019 Texas A&M W 50 - 7 0 0 1 0
12/7/2019 Georgia
@ Atlanta, GA
W 37 - 10 0 0 3 0
12/28/2019 Oklahoma
@ Atlanta, Georgia
W 63 - 28 0 0 0 0
1/13/2020 Clemson
@ New Orleans, La.
W 42 - 25 0 0 0 0


Previous Seasons

  • '21 - Nyles Pickney, Clemson
  • '21 - Nyles Pickney, Clemson
  • '21 - Christian Barmore, Alabama
  • '21 - Forrest Merrill, Arkansas State
  • '21 - Naquan Jones, Michigan State
  • '21 - Naquan Jones, Michigan State
  • '21 - Neil Farrell Jr., LSU
  • '21 - Neil Farrell Jr., LSU
  • '21 - Bobby Brown, Texas A&M
  • '21 - Bobby Brown, Texas A&M
  • '20 - Rashard Lawrence, LSU
  • '19 - P.J. Johnson, Arizona
8. Texas A&M image Bobby Brown III, NT, Texas A&M
Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
View Ranking History


Career Stats

Season Team Games SackUA SackA Sacks TFL Tackles FF
2018 Texas A&M 13 0 0 0 1 14 0
2019 Texas A&M 13 0 1 .5 3 21 0
2020 Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result Sacks TFL Tackles FF
8/29/2019 Texas St. W 41 - 7 0 0 0 0
9/7/2019 @ Clemson L 10 - 24 0 0 1 0
9/14/2019 Lamar University W 62 - 3 0 0 1 0
9/21/2019 Auburn L 20 - 28 0 0 4 0
9/28/2019 Arkansas
@ Arlington, TX
W 31 - 27 0 0 1 0
10/12/2019 Alabama L 28 - 47 0 0 2 0
10/19/2019 @ Ole Miss W 24 - 17 0 1 3 0
10/26/2019 Mississippi St. W 49 - 30 0 0 0 0
11/2/2019 UTSA W 45 - 14 0 0 2 0
11/16/2019 South Carolina W 30 - 6 0 0 0 0
11/23/2019 @ Georgia L 13 - 19 0 1 3 0
11/30/2019 @ LSU L 7 - 50 .5 1 3 0
12/27/2019 Oklahoma St.
@ Houston, Texas
W 24 - 21 0 0 1 0




2020 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

2021 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

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





 








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