2011 NFL Draft: Nose Tackle Rankings

  1. Jerrell Powe, NT, Ole Miss
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 330.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
    Projected Round (2011): 1-2.

    10/8/10: Powe’s stock is on the decline this season. He’s trying to prove he is a gap-shooting 3-technique. Instead, his coaching staff should let him be an immoveable object at the line of scrimmage. Powe needs to play with more power and be an anchor on the line.

    5/8/10: The top nose tackle in the 2011 NFL Draft, Jerrell Powe collected 12 TFL and two sacks in 2009, earning All-SEC Second Team honors.

  2. Sione Fua, NT, Stanford
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 308.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.19.
    Projected Round (2011): 2-3.

    10/8/10: Fua has been a very active player this year for Stanford and I love how he stack and sheds blocks. He does a great job of taking on blocks and freeing up his linebackers to make plays. His stock is on the rise this season.
  3. Kendrick Ellis, NT, Hampton
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 340.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.41.
    Projected Round (2011): 3-4.

    10/8/10: Ellis has all the physical talent, but he has some work ethic concerns and isn’t very consistent in games.

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    5/8/10: Kendrick Ellis dominted Division 1-AA football, notching 15 TFL as a junior.

  4. Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 355.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.50.
    Projected Round (2011): 3-5.

    5/8/10: Like Terrence Cody, Phil Taylor’s weight will need to be monitored. The prospect of adding a 355-pound nose tackle sounds nice until he shows up to training camp at 390.
  5. Ian Williams, NT, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 307.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
    Projected Round (2011): 3-5.

    10/8/10: Williams has had a good season for Notre Dame. He has the bulk you look for to hold up at the point of attack and he exhibits good power with a nice hand punch. His range is limited to make plays outside the phone booth.
  6. Anthony Gray, NT, Southern Miss
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 314.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.22.
    Projected Round (2011): 5-7.

    5/8/10: A solid nose tackle who earned an All-Conference USA honorable mention, Anthony Gray had 7.5 TFL and two sacks in 2009.

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