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The Defensive Tackle Problem

Not only am I a big NFL fan, I am also a big College Football fan (Oklahoma State, Go Pokes!!!) and follow both religiously.  I also talk with John Levra, (he was a DL coach for a bunch of teams through out his time in the NFL. Here's his bio if anyone wants to see it http://www.hitrunscore.com/john-levra-biography.html) and because of that I tend to know more about the DT position than any other.  Lately I have been finding myself looking at DT from all across the country. These are the guys that I would like the Colts to draft.

1)  Terrance Taylor 6'0" 310lbs Michigan

     He is great at stopping the run and playing the NT position.  Also, he has no character issues and has not missed a game since becoming a starter three years ago.  He is also good at getting into the back field and disrupting plays, but has some endurance problems if on the field for a long amount of time. 

2) Peria Jerry 6'3" 310lbs Ole Miss

      A very good run stopper but has had some injury problems early in his career, but has played every game last year and this year.  Also good at disrupting the QB and collapsing the pocket.

3)  Vance Walker 6'2" 293lbs Georgia Tech

       A good all around DT with no injury or character issues.  Has a mean streak and plays with a chip on his shoulder all the time. He is also very quick off the ball. 

4)  B.J. Raji 6'1" 335lbs Boston College

     He is also a great run stopper, however he has had a questionable character record and has missed some time this year because of a shoulder surgery.

 

Note: I've only included seniors since no one ever really knows what juniors are going to enter the draft. If anyone wants just leave the name of a DT and I'll try to watch some film of him and try and get some info on him.

What does everyone else think?

 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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