Commentary

2010 D-line class boasts depth

D-line group includes elite run-stoppers and pass-rushers

Originally Published: February 24, 2010
By Kevin Weidl | Scouts Inc.

The defensive line class is the deepest overall position group in the 2010 draft with as many as 10 players being first-round possibilities, and it all starts with the defensive tackles.

Oklahoma's Gerald McCoy and Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh are the headliners, and while we rank McCoy slightly ahead of Suh thanks to more polished pass-rush ability, it really is splitting hairs when separating the two. Suh is stronger and more stout inside, using his hands to disengage and showing good instincts, while McCoy is more of a penetrator who disrupts opposing backfields. Both will have an immediate impact on the interior in the NFL.