BEST RATED TACKLING DEFENSIVE LINEMEN 2025 NFL Draft

2025 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.

2025 Defensive linemen ranked by TACKLING

RANK Player Pos Team TACKLING PASS RUSH RUN DEFENSE Rating
1

Walter
Nolen

DL
Mississippi   Mascot
Mississippi Mascot
87 74 75
86.8
2

Jalon
Walker

LB
/ED
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
86 83 69
84.5
3

Jordan
Burch

DE
/ED
Oregon   Mascot
Oregon Mascot
85 68 73
80.0
4

Jack
Sawyer

DE
/ED
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
84 94 94
87.7
5

Tyleik
Williams

DT
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
83 76 81
87.3
6

Kenneth
Grant

DT
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
82 82 76
87.3
7

Landon
Jackson

DE
/ED
Arkansas   Mascot
Arkansas Mascot
80 74 82
87.0
8

Josaiah
Stewart

DE
/ED
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
79 84 84
83.3
9

Stefon
Thompson

OLB
/ED
Nebraska   Mascot
Nebraska Mascot
78 56 67
50.5
10

Khris
Bogle

DE
/ED
Michigan State   Mascot
Michigan State Mascot
78 65 67
63.6
11

Ty
French

DE
West Virginia   Mascot
West Virginia Mascot
77 77 77
75.0
12

Tyreak
Sapp

DL
/ED
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
76 64 68
54.0
13

T.J.
Sanders

DT
South Carolina   Mascot
South Carolina Mascot
76 76 74
85.1
14

Mykel
Williams

DE
/ED
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
76 77 88
86.7
15

Nazir
Stackhouse

DT
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
76 60 83
84.6
16

Dylan
Brooks

DE
/ED
Kansas   Mascot
Kansas Mascot
75 54 45
54.0
17

Dani
Dennis-Sutto...

DE
/ED
Penn State   Mascot
Penn State Mascot
75 88 77
86.6
18

Gabe
Jacas

LB
/ED
Illinois   Mascot
Illinois Mascot
75 68 68
83.6
19

Chidozie
Nwankwo

DL
Colorado   Mascot
Colorado Mascot
74 60 76
60.3
20

James
Pearce Jr.

DE
/ED
Tennessee   Mascot
Tennessee Mascot
74 100 78
92.8