[UPDATE] 2018 NFL Draft DT Rankings — Top 40

One position that will be called early, often and deep into the 2018 NFL Draft is at defensive tackle, which includes a class that features a handful of first round talents and depth well into day three. North Carolina State has a plethora of defensive line prospects, including BJ Hill and Kentavius Street on the interior. Canadian born Nathan Shepard from D-II Fort Hayes State is projected to be taken in the top 100 overall selections, while the athletic Bruce Hector of USF is an under the radar prospect to watch on day three. There are a handful of players who project as UDFA who have an excellent shot of making a team, including Frank Herron of LSU, Sebastian Joseph of Rutgers and Abdullah Anderson of Bucknell. Keep it locked to NFL Draft Bible as we unveil our positional rankings and follow us @NFLDraftBible

POSITIONAL RANKINGS

OFFENSE

QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C

DEFENSE

DT | 3-4 DE | 4-3 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | ST

DEFENSIVE TACKLES

RK FIRST LAST SCHOOL PROJ REPORT AUDIO
1 Vita Vea* Washington 1 LINK
2 DaRon Payne* Alabama 1 LINK
3 Taven Bryan* Florida 1 LINK
4 Maurice Hurst Michigan 1 LINK
5 Harrison Phillips* Stanford 2 LINK
6 Tim Settle Virginia Tech 2
7 BJ Hill North Carolina State 2
8 Deadrin Senat USF 3
9 Andrew Brown Virginia 3 LINK
10 Derrick Nnadi Florida State 3
11 Nathan Shepard Fort Hayes State 4
12 Poona Ford Texas 4
13 Kentavius Street North Carolina State 4
14 Justin Jones North Carolina State 5
15 Folorunso Fatukasi Connecticut 5
16 Kendrick Norton* Miami 5
17 PJ Hall Sam Houston State 6
18 Lowell Lotulelei Utah 6 LINK
19 Greg Gilmore LSU 6
20 John Atkins Georgia 6
21 Bruce Hector South Florida 6
22 Kahlil McKenzie Tennessee 7
23 Bilal Nichols Delaware 7
24 Michael Hill Ohio State UDFA
25 Will Geary Kansas State UDFA
26 Frank Herron LSU UDFA LINK
27 Sebastian Joseph Rutgers UDFA LINK
28 Parker Cothren Penn State UDFA
29 Henry Mondeaux Oregon UDFA
30 Zaycoven Henderson Texas A&M UDFA
31 Matt Elam Kentucky UDFA
32 Nifae Lealao Vanderbilt UDFA
33 Michael Hughes UNLV UDFA
34 Kingsley Opara Maryland UDFA
35 Joshua Frazier Alabama UDFA
36 Abdullah Anderson Bucknell UDFA LINK
37 Antonio Guerad Central Florida UDFA
38 Du’Vonta Lampkin** Oklahoma UDFA
39 Taylor Stallworth South Carolina UDFA
40 Dee Liner Arkansas St./Alabama UDFA LINK

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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