View Full Version : DTs Crop this year

Joey 22
01-10-2006, 07:50 PM
Im loving this years DT crop there are so many nice prospects at the position even at very low rounds like Georgia NT Gerald Anderson :

- Anderson has been a very solid anchor in the middle for Georgia's defense since he earned a starting spot part way through the 2003 season. He is a very good run defender that, despite seeing his share of double teams, is an effective overall player as a nose tackle. Anderson is among the most physically strong players in all of college football. He uses his leg strength very effectively to drive opposing linemen back off the line of scrimmage. He is considered a leader and a hard worker by his coaches and teammates.

- While it hasn't been an issue since, Anderson did spend his first season at Georgia on the sidelines with a shoulder injury. Anderson isn't much of a pass rusher on the inside. He is more of a space eater that tries to free up his teammates to make plays against the pass. Anderson is a bit on the short side for the defensive tackle position.

- Anderson is a very solid overall player that gives a pretty consistent effort. While his statistics are far from gaudy, he gets the job done in the middle. He is a very underrated player because he doesn't put up the statistics that some look for, but he is a big reason that the Georgia defense has been so effective the past few seasons. Anderson continues the tradition of top defensive linemen to come out of Georgia in the past decade or so. He should be effective as a nose tackle in either a 3-4 or a 4-3 defensive scheme, but would likely be most effective in the middle of a 3-4 alignment.

- Casey Hampton

Babatunde Oshinowo who I already opened a threat about, people may wonder why Im so obssesed with DTs well look at out DT rotation, how many get old or expensive next year? Carter, the USC kid and Vickerson are the only locks for me on the next future and also look at Bellichicks draft record, isnt D-line a trend? he even picked a 280 pounder to play LB (Dan Clecko, who due to some departures gained wheight and is in the chart as DT but was intended to play LB) also ther are 2 LSU recruits coming out this year, both are one gappers, I expect Saban to draft one of his LSU kids and one massive DT, last years draft wanst half as deep in DT talent as this years and Saban still pulled 2 DTs, I dont expect us to draft a QB I guess it will be either Ramsey, Carr or Simms for a next years pick, not this years since we have plenty of aging players right now, well now some other prospects,

NameMontavious Stanley

Stats2005: 11 games: 29 solos, 20 assists, 10 TFLS, 6 sacks, 1 PD, 3 FR, 1 FF. Named 2nd-team All-Big East.

2004: 19 solos, 11 assists, 4.5 TFLs, 4 sacks, 2 passes defensed, 2 FFs, 2 FR--returning one for a TD.

2003: 37 total tackles, 13 TFLs, 2 FRs.

CDS Profile This guy was a sleeper, but that is quickly beginning to change. Montavious is a massive 3-4 nose or 4-3 DT who gets the job done. He was the second-leading returning tackler for the Cardinals going into the '05 season, and he also ended up second on the team in 2005. He picked the best year to have his best season and you WILL hear more about him each week as the post-season rolls along. His draft status is still a bit uncertain, but if he produces solid numbers at the combine he could wind up going in the latter part of day one. Even round two is not at all out of the question as this is not a banner year for big, solid DTs with solid college production and good character. He worked very hard on increasing his stamina over the summer prior to the 2005 season, and the extra running has caused him to lose 7 pounds and to play this past season with added quickness and stamina. He is a very personable, mature, and coachable guy. He could still use a bit of refining in the weightroom and needs to continue to run regularly, but he has all the tools to be a solid rotational DT in the NFL for a long time. Montavious will never be a problem off the field, and plays with good intensity--keeping his pads low and doing a very nice job of collapsing the pocket.

photo courtesy of the University of Louisville athletic department:


NameTommy Jackson

School Auburn Class2006Height601.0Weight302Speed5.16 (Unofficial) PositionDT

Stats Year Games Tackles TFL Sacks FR 2002 7 24 9 0.5 0 2003 12 29 8 0.5 2 2004 13 51 7 2.5 2 Totals:

CDS Profile Tommy "TJ" Jackson is one of the top defensive tackles in the nation, but doesn't get the publicity of some of the others. There's nothing flashy about Jackson's game. He's a run stuffer, plain and simple. Jackson has great strength and can hold the point of attack, often taking on two blockers by himself. Very few teams are able to run up the middle when Jackson is in the game. Jackson also has the quickness to get into the backfield and get after the QB. Jackson has the size and experience and production that NFL teams will covet come draft time. Jackson is coachable and is a strong leader in the lockerroom and on the field. A solid senior season will establish him as a day one selection in the 2006 NFL Draft.

2004: Member of Associated Press All-SEC First-Team ... Has had a tackle for loss in 21 of 38 career games ... Fourth on the team with 51 tackles ... Had at least two tackles in each contest while starting in all 13 games ... Posted a tackle for loss (-11) and sack against Virginia Tech in the Nokia Sugar Bowl ... Finished with five tackles against Tennessee in the SEC Championship game ... Passed the 100-tackle mark for his career against the Volunteers ... Registered a career-high seven tackles against Alabama ... Finished with four tackles including one for loss against Georgia ...Totaled four tackles against Ole Miss ... Had half of a sack and five tackles against Kentucky ... Recovered a fumble on the Tennessee 1-yard line and finished with five tackles including one for loss (-6) against the Vols ... Recorded four stops against The Citadel ... Totaled a career-high six tackles including one for loss and recovered a fumble against LSU ... Finished with two tackles against Mississippi State and two stops including one for loss against Louisiana-Monroe ... Has 23 career tackles for loss. Slated as the starter at noseguard after spring drills.

2003: Played in 12 games and totaled 29 tackles and eight tackles for loss on the season ... Has had at least one tackle for loss in 14 of 25 games during his career ... Recovered a fumble which led to Auburn’s final touchdown against Wisconsin in the Music City Bowl ... Held out of the Alabama game after suffering a knee injury against Georgia ... Finished with three tackles including one for loss against Georgia ... Totaled four tackles including one for loss against Ole Miss ... Posted a career-high five tackles including two for loss against Louisiana-Monroe ... Recovered a fumble in the second quarter and had one tackle against Mississippi State ... Recorded two stops against LSU and three tackles against Arkansas ... Tied for the team lead with four tackles including two for loss (-7) and half a sack (-6) against Western Kentucky ... Registered three tackles including one for loss and had a quarterback hurry against USC.

2002: Named Fourth-Team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News ... Part of the playing rotation at noseguard ...One of two true freshman in the defensive rotation ... Finished season with 24 tackles ... Tied for third on the team with nine tackles for loss ... Had at least one tackle for loss in eight games ... Had three tackles including a tackle for loss (-4) against Georgia ... Registered four tackles including a tackle for loss against LSU ... Finished with one tackle for loss against Florida ... Totaled four tackles including one for loss against Arkansas ... Finished with three tackles including one for loss (-5) against Syracuse ... Registered three tackles against Vanderbilt... Totaled three tackles including half a sack (-3) and a tackle for loss (-1) against Western Carolina.

PREP: Totaled 127 tackles, 12 sacks, four fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles from defensive tackle position as a senior ...Also played offensive line as a senior ... Led Opelika to a 10-2 record ... Registered 107 tackles, four sacks, four batted passes, one caused fumble and one recovered fumble as a junior ... Two-year starter on defense and three-year starter on offense ... Ranked one of the top 15 defensive tackles in the nation by Rivals100.com ... Birmingham News Super All-State Team ... Alabama Sports Writers All-State selection ...American General Alabama Player of the Year finalist ... Huntsville Times Elite 11 ... Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100 ... Ranked one of the top 15 players in the state of Alabama by SuperPrep Magazine ... Max Emfinger All-American ... Prep Star All-American selection ... Also competed in track and wrestling and posted a 63-3 record on the mat.

PERSONAL: High school teammate of Will Herring and Lemarcus Rowell ... Born December 12, 1983 ... Son of Virginia Jackson.

ABOUT T.J.: Favorite Food: Collard Greens and Cornbread ... Favorite Movie: Ace Ventura, Pet Detective ... Most Memorable Football Experience: My first time stepping on the field as a college player and I got down in my stance before the referee had even put the ball into play ... Something I Have Always Wanted to Do: Skydive, but with my body type, I’d fall to the ground quickly ... People Would Be Surprised to Know: I will never watch a scary movie ... In a Movie, Who Plays You: Bernie Mac.

Steve Fifita

Stats2004: 23 solos, 22 assists, for 45 total tackles with 9 TFL, 4.5 sacks, and 1 INT.

2005: 19 solos, 22 assists, for 41 total tackles with 14 TFL, 5 sacks, and 1 pass defensed.

CDS Profile Steve is a big, strong, DT prospect. Last year he was named first-team all-conference and was this year as well. At only 5'11", Steve is relatively short for an NFL DT, but he plays a lot bigger than his size would indicate, and looks perfect in the role (where he projects well) as a pure NT in a 3-4 defense. He is the strongest player on the Utes' benching 460 and squatting an amazing 675! Steve is so strong that he draws double teams each game and sometimes an occasional triple team comes his way. He is great against the run and can get to the QB pretty well for a DT. Shuffles very well for a big man, uses his hands effectively, shows some creativity in his pass rush (thought he prefers the bull rush--and does very well with that technique) and does not get locked onto easily by the opposing Cs and OGs. His size gives him great leverage advantages against some of the taller O-lineman he faces. In a relatively weak DT class this year, Fifita has been rated as high as #5 by some draft experts. From CDS's perspective, he could go as high as the 3rd DT off the boards. Come April I think Fifita will be one of the top DT prospects and be taken in the 2nd or 3rd round of the 2006 NFL Draft. His rise up the charts is likely to parallel that of former Utah linemate DT Sione Pouha from last year, who ended up going in the 3rd round of the 2005 NFL draft to the New York Jets. Steve is an old-school warrior, who keeps his motor running and always seems to find the football quickly. Should be a quality starter for many years in the middle of somebody's 3-4 defense.

Plus Domata Peko from Michigan State who I couldnt find a profile for but fits the Casey Hampton, Vince Wilfork profile as well plus plays in a school where Saban has coached previously almost all these players have some connection with Saban either he has coached them or against them or play in schools where Saban personally scouted or even picked players from, now for the other needs I would go with LB and DB and like I mentioned QB but not in the draft.

01-11-2006, 12:20 AM
Are you talking about Brandon Mckinney. He might be available with one of our 7ths .
Position: DT/NG Number: 99
School: Michigan St. Height: 6'3
Status: Senior Weight: 327
* A massive mountain of a man to move!
* He really stuffs the opposing teams run lanes and running game
* He neutralizes his man one on one consistantly
* Has strong arms and hands to handle his man
* Normally takes on multiple blockers, which frees up other players to do their job
* He is aggressive, and hustles to the ball frequently
* Shows desire on most plays
* Somewhat athletic for a man his size
* Could use better conditioning
* Due to his lack of good conditioning, he tends not to play the better part of the defensive snaps

01-11-2006, 12:28 AM
Montavious is in my mock :dolphins: