BEST RATED TACKLING DEFENSIVE LINEMEN 2024 NFL Draft

2024 BEST RATED TACKLING DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Effective tackling at the defensive line can drastically disrupt offensive schemes and establish a physical tone. Noteworthy players like Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh) and Chase Young (Ohio State) have, in the past decade, exemplified the impact of a defensive lineman with a proficient tackling skill set, consistently demonstrating an ability to bring down ball carriers and quarterbacks alike.

Dive into the data below to uncover the current college defensive linemen demonstrating an adept tackling ability. Engage with various statistics, such as total tackles, tackles for loss, and solo tackles, to understand the defensive prowess and impact these players bring to the table, significantly shaping the dynamics of the game.

2024 Defensive linemen ranked by TACKLING

RANK Player Pos Team TACKLING PASS RUSH RUN DEFENSE Rating
1

Maason
Smith

DL
/ED
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
92 84 63
83.5
2

Stefon
Thompson

OLB
/ED
Syracuse   Mascot
Syracuse Mascot
89 63 76
69.2
3

Javontae
Jean-Baptist...

DE
/ED
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
82 76 86
78.0
4

Tyler
Davis

DT
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
81 73 92
82.9
5

Caleb
Okechukwu

DL
/ED
Syracuse   Mascot
Syracuse Mascot
80 63 60
65.0
6

Mekhi
Wingo

DT
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
80 77 88
83.3
7

Chris
Braswell

LB
/ED
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
80 93 72
86.7
8

Jaden
Crumedy

DL
/ED
Mississippi State   Mascot
Mississippi State Mascot
79 66 80
78.2
9

Dylan
Brooks

DE
/ED
Kansas   Mascot
Kansas Mascot
78 56 47
58.1
10

Jordan
Jefferson

DT
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
78 67 78
79.7
11

Amari
Gainer

LB
/ED
North Carolina   Mascot
North Carolina Mascot
78 60 69
58.4
12

Justin
Eboigbe

DL
/ED
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
78 66 90
81.1
13

Rondell
Bothroyd

DL
/ED
Oklahoma   Mascot
Oklahoma Mascot
77 67 69
67.1
14

Tyreak
Sapp

DL
/ED
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
77 65 69
52.7
15

T'Vondre
Sweat

DT
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
76 94 100
86.2
16

Ruke
Orhorhoro

DT
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
75 71 80
85.8
17

Garrett
Nelson

LB
/ED
Nebraska   Mascot
Nebraska Mascot
75 83 72
65.7
18

Tunmise
Adeleye

DL
/ED
Michigan State   Mascot
Michigan State Mascot
75 60 43
53.8
19

Fabien
Lovett

DL
Florida State   Mascot
Florida State Mascot
75 68 86
81.5
20

Nathan
Pickering

DT
Mississippi State   Mascot
Mississippi State Mascot
74 63 76
66.0