Scouting Report: Derrick Brown – 2016 Defensive Tackle

It’s an interesting question and I’m not sure what the correct answer is. When recruiting sites rate prospects, how much are they weighing potential versus what the player is right now?

When I watch defensive tackle Derrick Brown, I see 5 star potential, but I don’t see a 5 star player on the field yet. His progress on the field as a senior and at the college level is going to be extremely interesting to monitor because he has the raw talent to be as good as any other player in this recruiting class.

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Scouting Report: Boss Tagaloa – 2016 Defensive Tackle

Even though Concord De La Salle is consistently one of the top football programs in the nation, they don’t consistently produce a ton of blue chip recruits every year like some other programs. They actually have two this year, with one being defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa.

He has the attention of just about every school in the Pac-12 and has even earned an offer from Alabama. He’s someone whose offer list should continue to grow in the coming months.

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Scouting Report: Kevin Scott – 2015 Defensive Tackle

It doesn’t take much time when watching Kevin Scott‘s senior film to see why the defensive tackle recruit has been blowing up with offers as of late. He’s freakishly athletic for a kid his size.

That’s why teams like USC and Miami are trying to land him down the stretch run in recruiting even though they have been in on plenty of other higher ranked recruits for much longer. Scott could end up being one of the biggest steals of the 2015 recruiting class.

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Scouting Report: Ed Oliver – 2016 Defensive Tackle

Any time a defensive tackle wears a non-traditional number like 11, he better be a baller. Fortunately, that is definitely the case with Ed Oliver, who is considered one of the top defensive tackles in the nation in the 2016 recruiting class.

He’s an athletic marvel for his size and is just tapping into how dominant he can become as a football player.

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Scouting Report: Julian Rochester – 2016 Defensive Tackle

The reason they say the SEC is a line of scrimmage league is because dudes likes Julian Rochester play in it. He’s the typical SEC defensive lineman. Big, strong, and can run.

Rochester has the raw tools to develop into a big time disruptive presence at defensive tackle when he gets to the college level.

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Scouting Report: Kendell Jones – 2016 Defensive Tackle

There might no be more physically impressive football player in the class of 2016 than Kendell Jones. From a physical standpoint, he could plug into a college defense this week.

There are not many immediate contributors at defensive tackle as freshman, but it would be surprising if Jones wasn’t one of them. He has the chance to play early in his career and eat up a ton of double teams along the way.

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Scouting Report: Dexter Lawrence – 2016 Defensive Tackle

In the 10th grade, I weighed 190 pounds. I somehow played defensive tackle for a couple of years at the college level. Dexter Lawrence just finished the 10th grade and weighs 290. I think he might be better suited to play defensive tackle at the college level than I was.

Lawrence is massive young man that already flashes the ability to be an interior pass rusher and clog the middle against the run. It’s scary how good the Wake Forest, North Carolina native is going to be once he gets to the next level.

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Scouting Report: Rex Manu – 2015 Defensive Tackle

No one gets excited about zero technique nose guards and that’s just unfair. They are the most under appreciated players in defensive football and possibly all of football.

They might not make a ton of plays, but they eat up double teams and can disrupt the middle of an offensive line. That’s the kind of thing Rex Manu is projected to do at the college level. The Stanford commit is a big, strong presence in the middle of a defense and has the chance to be a very solid player for several years in the Pac-12.

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Scouting Report: Edwin Alexander – 2016 Defensive Tackle

I think the players that were asked to block Edwin Alexander during his sophomore season were scared of him. I don’t know that to be the case, but it sure looked like it on film.

The defensive tackle from Saint Thomas Aquinas in Hammond, Louisiana repeatedly bullied his opponents into the backfield and continually disrupted plays. He has exceptional quickness for a young man his size and is likely going to continue to be a nightmare for offensive linemen in the SEC.

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