Defensive Tackle is considered one of the deepest positions in this years draft. Seems to be a great year for the Broncos to draft a DT early….. Or is it?
The Top three players at DT on most of the gurus draft boards are Star Lotulelei , Sharrif Floyd , and Sheldon Richardson for good reason. No one truly believes any of these three will drop to the Broncos at pick number 28 come draft day. I believe the next group of DTs predicted to be taken in the late first through third rounds are not the type of playmakers you should expect early in the draft …. Maybe with the exception of Kawann Short who will probably also be gone before pick 28..... Johnathan Hankins , John Jenkins , Jesse Williams , Sylvester Williams , and Akeem Spence are all very good at what they do and I’m sure they will have good NFL careers, but In my opinion they are not an improvement on the roster over Bannon, Unrien, or Vickerson .
Where are the playmakers after the top 3 or 4 DTs in the draft? Over the last month or so I’ve been reading and watching as much video as I can find and MY favorite Playmaking Defensive Tackles that will be available on the second or third days of the draft are;
***Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern***…..
at 6’2" 340 Williams is a huge run stuffing 1 or 3 technique DL he showed up at the senior bowl as a relatively unknown small school guy and is now charging up draft boards and is on most sleeper lists for this years draft. From what I read The Broncos could pick him up in the 4th or 5th round.
Check him out here…
***Montari Hughes, UT Martin***
…at 6’4" 330 Hughes is another huge NT type from a small school. He looks to be more agile than Williams but not as strong. He also should be available in the 4th or 5th rounds
***Jordan Hill Penn St***
…. at 6’2 295 Hill is my favorite prospect besides maybe Lotulelei or Floyd at DT in this years draft the only real knock on this guy is his size but in my opinion he would fit in great at 3 technique along the Broncos D-line. He gives Guards fits with his athleticism and non stop motor with excellent use of hands and very good power. As a redshirt freshman he rotated with three NFL-caliber players in Jared Odrick, Ollie Ogbu, and Devon Still. Now the other three have moved on to the NFL and I’m sure helped Hill become the player he is today. Did I mention Hill is a high character guy and leader through example on a very high profile team and a UNiversity going through major drama
Here is my guy check out the video....
Watch Hill take on Wisconsin in the last game of the year with 12 tackles and 2 sacks..dont forget Wisconsin has the first or second ranked center in Travis Fredrick …. gaurds Kyle Costagan, and Dallas Lewallen are still having nightmares of Hill