Commentary

D-line class deepest in 2011 draft

Evaluating defensive linemen includes five key skill areas, and versatility is important

Originally Published: April 25, 2011
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.

Evaluating defensive linemen is never easy and breaking down prospects includes all areas of their game -- pass-rush skills, run-stopping ability, versatility, hand/foot quickness and toughness/motor. With our 2011 draft board finalized, here's how we rank the top defensive tackles and ends in each of those areas, as well as our rankings of all defensive linemen with draftable grades.