Bessire: DT Ranks and Projections

Last Updated: 10/14/2014 10:06 AM ET

Projections for every ranked defensive tackle are below. Players are ranked based on PredictionMachine.com's 2013 projected statistics for what each player would be expected to do as a 16 game starter on a totally average NFL team against a completely average NFL schedule. Read more about how rankings and projections are done (also includes 2012 rankings and projections). See biographical and statistical data on each defensive tackle prospect here

This year, we have added an impact score (0 - 10 scale) for each player that is a relative value based on the projections that can put players in context across positions and draft classes. In the score, a seven or above can generally outperform a replacement player in the NFL at his position as a rookie; an eight or above can be expected to start and a player with a rating over nine is a unique, standout player who could star.

As a matter of context, at this time last year, using the same process leveraged for 2013 below (independent of actual drafting teams), the top five wide receivers last season had scores of: Kendall Reyes (8.5), Devon Still (8.1), Michael Brockers (8.0), Jerel Worthy (8.0) and Derek Wolfe (7.9). 

Defensive Tackle 2013 Projected Data

Rank Player Tackles Sacks TFL FF Score
1 Sharrif Floyd 38.0 3.6 9.0 0.9 9.1
2 Kawann Short 37.7 5.2 11.0 1.0 8.8
3 Sheldon Richardson 48.1 3.2 7.9 2.1 8.0
4 Christopher Jones 25.5 6.6 9.6 1.3 7.7
5 Star Lotulelei 33.1 4.1 7.5 2.4 7.6
6 Brandon Williams 29.7 4.7 8.4 1.9 7.5
7 Joseph Vellano 37.9 4.0 8.5 1.0 7.2
8 Caraun Reid 24.5 3.3 6.2 0.7 7.1
9 Bennie Logan 31.2 2.0 4.5 1.1 6.9
10 Johnathan Hankins 40.5 2.2 4.8 0.6 6.9
11 Jordan Hill 42.6 3.5 6.1 1.0 6.9
12 Sylvester Williams 33.0 4.6 9.7 0.6 6.9
13 Scott Vallone 31.4 2.2 7.7 0.5 6.7
14 Anthony Francis 29.8 2.9 5.7 0.5 6.6
15 Jesse Williams 23.8 1.1 2.5 0.5 6.3
16 Johnathan Jenkins 35.3 2.7 3.6 0.9 6.3
17 Williams Pericak 36.9 1.8 4.5 2.3 6.3
18 Brent Russell 24.4 3.1 5.7 0.5 6.1
19 Akeem Spence 43.4 1.2 4.9 1.3 6.0
20 Byron Jerideau 29.3 2.3 4.0 0.5 5.8
21 Rob Lohr 26.3 2.2 7.7 0.6 5.7
22 Jared Smith 21.3 2.3 4.9 1.0 5.7
23 Omar Hunter 28.4 0.5 2.9 0.5 5.7
24 Christopher Burnette 30.2 2.3 4.1 1.3 5.7
25 Nigel Nicholas 24.7 2.6 3.6 1.4 5.7
26 Michael Atkinson 30.1 1.5 3.2 1.6 5.6
27 Romney Fuga 24.5 1.1 1.8 0.5 5.6
28 Deon Goggins 32.7 1.1 5.9 0.5 5.5
29 Larry Black 28.9 3.0 8.1 0.5 5.5
30 Garrett Goebel 28.5 1.1 3.0 0.5 5.4
31 Cordian Hagans 23.1 2.8 4.5 0.4 5.4
32 Anthony Mccloud 22.1 1.3 1.6 0.5 5.3
33 Gilbert Pena 24.6 1.7 4.6 0.5 5.3
34 Everett Dawkins 20.9 1.1 2.0 0.5 5.2
35 Josh Downs 15.9 2.4 3.8 0.5 5.2
36 Baker Steinkuhler 34.6 2.3 4.7 0.5 5.2
37 Vai Lutui 23.7 1.1 3.5 0.4 5.1
38 Cory Grissom 27.4 1.9 4.6 0.5 5.1
39 Andrew Seumalo 24.2 2.3 3.2 0.5 5.1
40 Anthony Rashad White 20.0 0.4 1.6 0.5 5.0
41 Terrence Stephens 13.2 1.0 2.6 0.6 4.9
42 Steve Bigach 27.7 1.0 1.5 1.5 4.9
43 Cleyon Laing 27.3 2.0 2.8 1.0 4.8
44 Dequinta Jones 19.8 0.7 1.9 0.6 4.8
45 Josh Boyd 24.2 1.8 2.9 0.5 4.7
46 Kwame Geathers 25.1 0.9 3.1 0.5 4.7
47 Nicholas Williams 16.1 3.1 3.5 0.3 4.6
48 Isaac Remington 22.2 1.3 3.5 0.5 4.6
49 Neal Huynh 18.7 1.6 4.5 0.4 4.5
50 Jamark Mcfarland 22.2 2.4 4.3 0.5 4.5
51 Tarence Barnes 19.4 1.2 2.9 0.5 4.5
52 William Campbell 26.3 1.1 1.4 0.5 4.4
53 Montori Hughes 20.1 1.9 4.0 0.4 4.4
54 Michael Brooks 22.2 1.5 2.8 0.4 4.4
55 Stacy Mcgee 22.1 1.6 3.7 0.5 4.3
56 Aaron Tipoti 25.3 0.5 1.2 0.6 4.0
57 Casey Walker 21.2 0.5 2.6 0.6 4.0
58 Brandon Moore 13.9 0.3 4.5 0.4 3.9
59 Kaleb Ramsey 20.2 0.6 2.8 0.4 3.7
60 Donovan Carter 15.4 0.4 0.7 0.5 3.5
61 Corey Adams 12.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 3.0

2013 NFL Draft Content Schedule:

Initial First Round Mock Draft 

February 5

Statistical and Biographical Info on all Prospects

February 19

Update Positional Reports (through 2012)

February 19

2013 QB Rankings/Top 5/Projections

March 5

2013 RB Rankings/Top 5/Projections

March 7

2013 WR/TE Rankings/Top 5/Projections

March 12

2013 OT Rankings/Top 5

March 14

2013 Guard Rankings/Top 5

March 19

2013 Center Rankings/Top 5

March 21

2013 Defensive Tackle Rankings/Top 5/Projections

March 26

2013 Pass Rusher Rankings/Top 5/Projections

March 28

2013 ILB Rankings/Top 5/Projections

April 2

2013 Cornerbacks/Top 5/Projections

April 4

2013 Safeties/Top 5/Projections

April 9

Update Mock Draft (and/or top 100 list)

April 11

Pre-Draft Thoughts and Observations Blog

April 16

Pre-Draft Thoughts and Observations Blog

April 23

Rookie and Class Rankings

May 2

Team Evaluations

May 2