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2007 NFL Draft defensive tackle rankings

Frank Coyle's analysis of the class:

This is an above average senior class that was boosted by the addition of highly touted junior Alan Branch.


POSITION
GRADE
B-

Branch has the talent to be a top-10 selection, and his decision to declare improved a good group.

This position has been a prime area of focus in recent drafts, feature several first-round picks.

Senior Amobi Okoye had a strong postseason that probably elevated him to the first round.

Rk Player, School
Height
Weight
1 Alan Branch*, Michigan
6-5
325 pounds
2 Amobi Okoye, Louisville
6-1
315 pounds
3 Quinn Pitcock, Ohio State
6-3
295 pounds
4 x-Justin Harrell, Tennessee
6-3
305 pounds
5 Marcus Thomas, Florida
6-2
290 pounds
6 Brandon Mebane, California
6-3
305 pounds
7 Tank Tyler, NC State
6-2
320 pounds
8 Kareem Brown, Miami
6-4
310 pounds
9 Ryan McBean, Oklahoma State
6-5
275 pounds
10 Turk McBride, Tennessee
6-3
275 pounds
11 Jay Alford, Penn State
6-3
290 pounds
12 Jeremy Clark, Alabama
6-2
305 pounds
13 Keith Jackson, Arkansas
6-0
300 pounds
14 David Patterson, Ohio State
6-3
285 pounds
15 Louis Leonard, Fresno State
6-5
340 pounds
16 Shelton Bynum, North Carolina
6-5
300 pounds
17 Antonio Johnson, Mississippi State
6-3
310 pounds
18 Quintin Echols, Kansas State
6-0
315 pounds
19 Clifton Ryan, Michigan State
6-2
305 pounds
20 Keenan Carter*, Virginia
6-2
310 pounds
21 Larry Brown, Oklahoma State
6-3
295 pounds
22 Derek Landri, Notre Dame
6-3
275 pounds
23 Dominic Lee, Alabama
6-2
305 pounds
24 Ramel Meekins, Rutgers
6-0
280 pounds
25 Kelly Talavou, Utah
6-0
320 pounds

* - Underclassman
x - Injury issues

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Frank Coyle is a nationally known NFL scout who publishes Draft Insiders' Digest and www.draftinsiders.com. In it's 16th season, Draft Insiders' Digest is dedicated to year-round coverage of NFL and NCAA Football. He covers the NFL Draft and free agency extensively with a veteran scouting staff that provides insightful and unique information on players and team potential in the coming seasons. Draft Insiders' Digest is an extensive publication that produces over 20 issues throughout the year, beginning with an Online Pro Prospects Preview and Fantasy Football Rankings in August and a 200-page Draft Yearbook in March.

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