- Tom VanHaaren, ESPN Staff Writer
The 2014 NFL draft showed just how important defensive linemen could be to any team. The Houstan Texans chose defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, and 21 other defensive linemen were selected in the first four rounds.
That position group is also highly sought after at the college level, which is why coaches from around the country will be spending plenty of time in the state of Virginia.
With five ESPN 300 defensive linemen and a few others of note, Virginia is the home to some potential game-changers at the next level.
1dMitch Sherman and Dan Murphy
2dMitch Sherman and Dan Murphy
3dDan Murphy and Mitch Sherman