2019 NFL Draft Defensive Tackle Prospects

Here are the Defensive Tackle prospects that excelled in team market share meeting a threshold criteria of 5% Solo tackles, 15% TFLs and 20% sacks.

  1. Ed Oliver – Houston
    Ed Oliver had an 8.4% solo tackle market share. Oliver has the second most career solo tackles among active defensive linemen with 123. Oliver made #1 on Chase Goodbread’s NFL.com’s “18 for ’18: College football’s most freakish athletes” and #2 on Bruce Feldman’s 2018 college football Freaks List. Oliver can broad jump 10-1, vertical jump 36 in., squat 650 lbs, bench press 405 and power clean 385. His broad jump and vertical would have been tops among Defensive Tackles at the 2018 combine. Ed Oliver made All-AAC First Team for three consecutive years, the only 2018 AAC player to do so. He was 2017 AAC Defensive Player of the Year and a Consensus All American in 2017 and 2018. As reported by Pro Football Focus, Oliver was top five in run defense grade each of the last three seasons. Oliver is praised for a strong work ethic and a relentless motor.
  2. Cortez Broughton – Cincinnati
    Cortez Broughton had a 22.3% TFL market share. His 18.5 TFLs was fourth among defensive linemen draft prospects. Cortez Broughton was 2016 All AAC Second Team and 2018 All AAC First Team. Broughton was selected to Pro Football Focus 2018 All AAC First Team , and per PFF – “Broughton turned a solid 2017 season into a massive 2018 campaign as he led AAC interior defensive linemen with 34 total QB pressures.” Broughton had 18 tackles for loss in 2018 which was the second most among defensive tackles. He is the new style of DT a smaller, fast DT with great burst off the ball. Broughton achieved praise for his week at the East West Shrine Game. Real GM’s Jeff Risdon: “Watching East DL doing footwork and bag drills. Cincinnati DT Cortez Broughton is thriving, great feet for a big guy.”
  3. Michael Dogbe – Temple
    Michael Dogbe was 2018 All AAC First Team. Eight weeks thru the 2018 season Pro Football Focus had Quinnen Williams and Michael Dogbe as the only two interior defensive linemen to rank in the top five in terms of most pressures and most defensive stops. Dogbe is a weight room warrior. Since his high school freshman year when he weighed only 160 lbs and was pushed around. After freshman year he hit the weight room and never stopped. He earned a single-digit at Temple, a testament to his work ethic, especially in the weight room. Dogbe bench pressed over 500 pounds and squats over 600 pounds. Michael Dogbe impressed scouts at the Shrine Game. During practices, one area scout praised Dogbe’s motor and ability to beat big blockers with a bull rush. Dogbe had a monster game against Maryland this year where he had 5 solo tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.

  4. Daniel Wise – Kansas
    Daniel Wise had a 25% sacks market share with five sacks. All five of Wise’s sacks were solo, which tied for tenth among all NCAA defensive tackles. Wise made All Big-12 conference 2016 Honorable Mention, 2017 First Team and 2018 First Team. He is a four year starter. Referred to as “unblockable” throughout the week of Shrine practices, Wise was unstoppable most of the game . “Cannot put into words how valuable Daniel is to our program — an outstanding leader with a tremendous work ethic and an infectious personality!!” – Kansas coach David Beaty.

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