Defensive Line Rankings 2025 NFL Draft

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LAST UPDATED: 05/20/2024

Player Rankings - Defensive Line

# Player Pos Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

James
Pearce Jr.

DE
/ED
Tennessee   Mascot
Tennessee Mascot
242lbs 6-5 4.49 1 1.8
92.8
James Pearce Jr. is a highly talented edge rusher with the potential to be a top pick in the 2025 NFL Draft. His blend of...
2

Mason
Graham

DT
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
318lbs 6-3 5.10 2 9.8
91.2
Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side...
3

Deone
Walker

DT
Kentucky   Mascot
Kentucky Mascot
348lbs 6-6 5.10 3 15.2
89.1
Walker has heavy hands and uses them aggressively, rocking offensive linemen back. He shows the ability to disengage and out-grapple...
4

JT
Tuimoloau

DE
/ED
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
270lbs 6-4 4.62 4 25.3
88.2
His closing burst is outstanding, and Tuimoloau routinely finished plays last year. He has range and toughness as a run defender, capable...
5

Nic
Scourton

DE
/ED
Purdue   Mascot
Purdue Mascot
280lbs 6-4 4.70 12 33
88.0
Scourton has violent hands and the long arms to ward off blockers. He plays with a good pad level and can win with power as a bull rusher....
6

Jack
Sawyer

DE
/ED
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
265lbs 6-4 4.60 8 29.8
87.8
Sawyer has an explosive first step and converts that short-area speed into power, a capable bull rusher. Flashes nimble feet to...
7

Tyleik
Williams

DT
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
290lbs 6-2 4.78 5 25.7
87.6
Williams is good at exploiting gaps with his initial burst and agile feet, but he could improve in one-on-one situations to be...
8

Princely
Umanmielen

DE
/ED
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
255lbs 6-5 4.68 6 26
87.6
Possesses accurate snap anticipation and timing to beat blockers off the edge. A chase-and-tackle Will prospect, Umanmielen is...
9

Landon
Jackson

DL
/ED
Arkansas   Mascot
Arkansas Mascot
281lbs 6-7 4.68 13 34.6
87.3
His fluidity and speed allow him to cover a lot of ground when dropping back into zone, and Jackson is capable of turning and running with...
10

Kenneth
Grant

DT
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
339lbs 6-3 5.35 7 29.2
87.2
Provides some secondary interior pass rush, getting most penetration when playing three technique. Can make the impressive chest-to-chest...
11

Mykel
Williams

DE
/ED
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
265lbs 6-5 4.65 15 42.8
86.9
A savvy, versatile and instinctive edge rusher who did a little bit of everything, Williams was especially effective getting to the...
12

Walter
Nolen

DL
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
290lbs 6-4 4.95 10 32.2
86.8
Quick first step with fluid movements off the ball. Highly competitive and fierce, showing relentless effort to the pocket with a nonstop...

2025 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Line

We've compared players post combine 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
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2025 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Defensive Line

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.