It’s a good year to need a defensive tackle in the NFL draft.
The interior defensive linemen lived up to the hype Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. See which defensive tackles, defensive ends and linebackers stood out Sunday:
DE Alex McCallister, Florida
McCallister is 6-foot-6, 239 pounds and ran a 4.00-second 20-yard shuttle. Consider that D.J. Foster, who’s 5-foot-10, 193 pounds, led all wide receivers with a 4.07-second 20-yard shuttle.
McCallister also ran a 4.80-second 40-yard dash and a 7.01-second three-cone, and recorded a 34.5-inch vertical leap and 10-foot, 8-inch broad jump. He didn’t bench, but he has 36-inch long arms, so can you really blame him?
DE Emmanuel Ogbah, Oklahoma State
Ogbah turned some heads when he ran a 4.63-second 40-yard dash with a 1.59-second 10-yard split at 6-foot-4, 273 pounds. He also had a 35.5-inch vertical lap and a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump.
DT Jonathan Bullard, Florida
Bullard checked every box with a 1.66-second 10-yard split, 4.93-second 40-yard dash, 32-inch vertical jump, 9-foot, 8-inch broad jump, 7.31-second three-cone and 4.56-second short shuttle at 6-foot-3, 285 pounds.
The Patriots formally interviewed Bullard at the combine.
DT Dean Lowry, Northwestern
Lowry had a similar performance to Bullard but stands 2 inches taller and 11 pounds heavier. He ran a 1.70-second 10-yard split, 4.87-second 40-yard dash, 7.26-second three-cone and 4.38-second short shuttle. He also recorded a 32.5-inch vertical and a 9-foot, 6-inch broad jump.
LB Darron Lee, Ohio State
Lee has the 11th-best 40-yard dash so far at the combine, and he’s a 6-foot-1, 232-pound linebacker. He also has the second-best broad jump so far at 11 feet, 1 inch. Lee also recorded a 35.5-inch vertical, 7.12-second three-cone and 4.20-second short shuttle.
LB Travis Feeney, Washington
Feeney submitted a similar performance to Lee, but he had a 40-inch vertical with a 4.50-second 40-yard dash, 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump. 7.20-second three-cone and 4.42-second short shuttle at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds.
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