NFL draft season is nearly upon us. And with that comes the PFF NFL Draft Guide, which comes loaded with scouting reports and advanced data on the class' top draft prospects.
Here are the top 10 interior defensive linemen in this year's draft class, per PFF's NFL Draft Guide.
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1. Jalen Carter, Georgia
BIG BOARD RANK: 2
Carter is as good a DT prospect as we've seen since we started grading college in 2014. A complete prospect.
2. Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh
BIG BOARD RANK: 14
He may have to start off as a designated pass-rusher, but he can truly excel in that role. There's little doubt he's going to impact QBs at the next level.
3. Bryan Bresee, Clemson
BIG BOARD RANK: 16
Bresee is a bit more of a project than you'd like at the top of the draft, but he wasn't put in much of a position to succeed in Clemson's scheme. His physical skill set is special.
4. Mazi Smith, Michigan
BIG BOARD RANK: 35
Smith is an ascending player who improved as the season went on. He's built for the NFL game.
5. Siaki Ika, Baylor
BIG BOARD RANK: 55
Ika offers more as a pass-rusher than you'd expect from a man his size, but his down-to-down effectiveness is a serious question mark.
6. Keeanu Benton, Wisconsin
BIG BOARD RANK: 70
Benton tantalizes more than he dominates on tape. Will that move toward the latter in the NFL?
7. Moro Ojomo, Texas
BIG BOARD RANK: 85
Ojomo is a little too limited to go early in the draft, but his next team will get a high-floor run defender wherever he comes off the board.
8. Jaquelin Roy, LSU
BIG BOARD RANK: 93
Roy is a solid, if unexciting, defensive tackle prospect who probably could have used another year of development.
9. Kobie Turner, Wake Forest
BIG BOARD RANK: 102
10. Gervon Dexter Sr., Florida
BIG BOARD RANK: 108