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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings: Interior Defensive Linemen

Georgia Bulldog big men Devonte Wyatt and Jordan Davis are the only two interior defensive linemen ranked inside PFF's top-20 overall prospect rankings. Outside of the duo, there are four others in the top-100.

1. Devonte Wyatt, Georgia

BIG BOARD RANK: 17

Between the two Georgia defensive tackles, Wyatt is the far more explosive athlete, and it showed as a pass-rusher, where Wyatt finished with an 84.0 grade. He was dominant at the Senior Bowl.

2. Jordan Davis, Georgia

BIG BOARD RANK: 20

Davis is a one-trick pony, but it's one impressive trick. The 6-foot-6, 360-pound defensive tackle will not be moved in the run game.

3. Travis Jones, UConn

BIG BOARD RANK: 27

Jones was the lone bright spot on Connecticut's roster this season. At 6-foot-5 and 333 pounds, he's a monstrous space-eating nose tackle, but he can be a little more than that. He racked up 25 pressures and 21 run stops on the season and played well at the Senior Bowl.

4. Logan Hall, Houston

BIG BOARD RANK: 72

Hall is a bit of an oddity in a number of ways. He rings in at 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds yet played as mainly a three-technique for Houston. Still, even with the ideal frame for an edge defender, he still gets the job done against the run on the interior and even earned a 78.0 run-defense grade this past season.

5. Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma

BIG BOARD RANK: 84

Winfrey can get upfield with the best of them. While that translated in the pass rush, as he earned a 79.3 grade in that regard, Winfrey is still too easily moved in the run game. He's likely a three-technique only at the next level.

6. Phidarian Mathis, Alabama

BIG BOARD RANK: 94

Mathis is a plug-and-play run defender at the next level with the kind of length to two-gap consistently. He graded out as an above-average run defender for four straight seasons in college.

7. Matthew Butler, Tennessee

BIG BOARD RANK: 130

Butler is an ascending three-technique who can disrupt both the passing and running games. His 76.7 overall grade this past season was a career-high by a good margin.

8. Neil Farrell Jr., LSU

BIG BOARD RANK: 149

Farrell had a breakout season in 2021, as he dominated on the nose with an 89.9 run-defense grade. He's a bit on the older side, though, and turns 24 in September.

9. Curtis Brooks, Cincinnati

BIG BOARD RANK: 160

 

10. Thomas Booker, Stanford

BIG BOARD RANK: 162
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