Possibly no position is in higher demand come draft day than defensive line.  Ten defensive linemen were selected during the first round of the 2011 draft, one more than the prior year.  Overall this year’s class is not as top heavy as prior draft’s yet there’s plenty of talent and depth, especially at the end spot.  Several of the prospects listed at both positions are interchangeable at a number of spots in 3-4 or 4-3 alignments.

Defensive Ends

Round Full Name School Year
1st Quinton Coples North Carolina 4Sr
1st Devin Taylor South Carolina 4Jr
1st Vinny Curry Marshall 5Sr
1-2 Whitney Mercilus Illinois 4Jr
1-2 Jared Crick Nebraska 5Sr
2nd Melvin Ingram South Carolina 5Sr
2nd Andre Branch Clemson 5Sr
3rd Julian Miller West Virginia 5Sr
3rd Alex Okafor Texas 3Jr
3rd Shea McClellin Boise State 4Sr
3rd Craig Roh Michigan 3Jr
3-4 Brandon Jenkins Florida State 3Jr
3-4 Jack Crawford Penn State 4Sr
4th Trevor Guyton California 4Sr
4th Olivier Vernon Miami-Fl 3Jr
4th Jacquies Smith Missouri 4Sr
4th Chandler Jones Syracuse 4Jr
4th Tyrone Crawford Boise State 4Sr
4-5 Frank Alexander Oklahoma 5Sr
4-5 Jake Bequette Arkansas 5Sr
5th Donte Paige-Moss North Carolina 3Jr
5th Malik Jackson Tennessee 4Sr
5th Paul Hazel Western Michigan 3Jr
5th Wes Horton USC 4Jr
5th Kapron Lewis-Moore Notre Dame 4Jr
5th Cameron Meredith Nebraska 4Jr
5th Marquis Jackson Texas Southern 4Jr
5th Damion Square Alabama 4Jr
5-6 Ernest Owusu California 5Sr
5-6 Dion Jordan Oregon 4Jr
6th Lavar Edwards LSU 4Jr
6th Adewale Ojomo Miami-Fl 5Sr
6th Matthew Masifilo Stanford 5Sr
6th Gerald Gooden Purdue 5Sr
6th Darius Nall UCF 5Sr
6th Morkeith Brown Temple 4Sr
6-7 Ryan Van Bergen Michigan 5Sr
6-7 Broderick Binns Iowa 5Sr
7th James Brooks North Alabama 5Sr
6-7 Brian McNally New Hampshire 5Sr
7th Gerald Rivers Mississippi 4Jr
7th Abry Jones Georgia 3Jr
7th Wayne Dorsey Mississippi 4Sr
7th Margus Hunt SMU 4Jr
7th Travian Robertson South Carolina 5Sr
7-FA Freddie Bishop Western Michigan 4Jr
7-FA Louis Nzegwu Wisconsin 5Sr
FA Mikhail Marinovich Syracuse 4Sr
FA Michael Buchanan Illinois 4Sr
FA Sean Progar Northern Illinois 4Jr
FA Terrell Turner Oregon 5Sr
FA Terrell Resonno Missouri 5Sr
FA Jesse Joseph Connecticut 4Jr
FA Matt Broha Louisiana Tech 5Sr
FA Armond Armstead USC 4Jr
FA Derrick Shelby Utah 5Sr
FA Kyle Wilber Wake Forest 5Sr
FA Scott Smith Texas Tech 4Sr
FA Vince Browne Northwestern 5Sr
FA Taylor Thompson SMU 4Sr
FA Greg Scruggs Louisville 4Sr
FA David Gilbert Wisconsin 3Jr
FA Justin` Francis Rutgers 5Sr
FA Quentin Williams Northwestern 4Jr
FA D.J. Bryant James Madison 5Sr
FA Trevardo Williams Connecticut 3Jr
FA Brad Ohrman Eastern Michigan 5Sr
FA Rennie Moore Clemson 5Sr
FA Cornelius Washington Georgia 4Jr
FA Roderick Tinsley Georgia Southern 4Sr
FA Brett Roy Nevada 5Sr
FA Tyler Hoover Michigan State 4Jr
FA Izaan Cross Georgia Tech 3Jr
FA Nathan Williams Ohio State 4Sr
FA Malcolm Taylor Alcorn State? 4Sr
FA Tyrell Nielsen Central Washington 4Sr
FA Ben Martin Tennessee 5Sr
FA Brandon Sharpe Syracuse 3Jr
FA Jason Peters Georgia Tech 5Sr
FA Zary Stewart Morgan State 4Sr
FA Matt Putnam BYU 5Sr
FA Frank Trotter Memphis 4Sr
FA Derek Drummond Maryland 5Sr
FA Eric Latimore Penn State 5Sr
FA Jamaar Jarrett Arizona State 4Sr
FA Delano Johnson Bowie State 5Sr
FA Braylon Broughton TCU 5Sr
FA B.J. Bell UNLV 5Sr
FA Gavin Cooper Cal Poly 5Sr
FA Daniel Richards Grand Valley State 5Sr

Defensive Tackles

Round Full Name School Year
1st Devon Still Penn State 5Sr
1-2 Brandon Thompson Clemson 4Sr
1-2 Dontari Poe Memphis 3Jr
2nd Jerel Worthy Michigan State 4Jr
2nd Alameda Ta’amu Washington 4Sr
2nd Josh Chapman Alabama 5Sr
2nd Fletcher Cox Mississippi State 3Jr
2nd Billy Winn Boise State 5Sr
2nd Kawann Short Purdue 4Jr
2-3 Kheeston Randall Texas 4Sr
2-3 Akeem Spence Illinois 3So
3rd Matt Conrath Virginia 5Sr
3rd Antoine Hopkins Virginia Tech 4Jr
3rd Sylvester Williams North Carolina 3Jr
3-4 Mike Martin Michigan 4Sr
4th Marcus Forston Miami-Fl 4Jr
4th DaJohn Harris USC 5Sr
4th Derek Wolfe Cincinnati 4Sr
4th Jaye Howard Florida 5Sr
4th Mike Daniels Iowa 5Sr
4-5 Kendall Reyes Connecticut 5Sr
5th John Hughes Cincinnati 5Sr
5th Hebron Fangupo BYU 5Sr
5th Jordan Nix North Carolina 5Sr
5th Anthony McCloud Florida State 4Jr
5th Twyon Martin Connecticut 5Sr
5th Larry Black Jr Indiana 4Jr
5-6 Tydreke Powell North Carolina 5Sr
5-6 Chris Jacobson Pittsburgh 5Sr
6th DeAngelo Tyson Georgia 4Sr
6th Logan Harrell Fresno State 4Sr
6th Everett Dawkins Florida State 4Jr
6th Eddie Brown Texas A&M 4Sr
6th Scott Vallone Rutgers 4Jr
6-7 Brett Roy Nevada 5Sr
7th Kaleb Ramsey Boston College 4Jr
7th Micanor Regis Miami-Fl 4Sr
7th Renard Williams Eastern Washington 5Sr
FA Chase Baker Boise State 4Sr
FA Raphael Guidry Kansas State 4Sr
FA Vaughn Meatoga Hawaii 5Sr
FA Markus Kuhn North Carolina State 4Sr
FA Nicolas Jean-Baptiste Baylor 5Sr
FA Patrick Butrym Wisconsin 5Sr
FA Kevin Pickelman Michigan State 5Sr
FA Kaniela Tuipulotu Hawaii 5Sr
FA Keith McCaskill South Florida 4Sr
FA Austin Brown Miami-Oh 3Jr
FA Dave Kruger Utah 4Jr
FA D’Angelo McCray Memphis 5Sr
FA Asa Chapman Liberty 4Sr
FA Michael Cosgrove Idaho 5Sr
FA Johnny Hollins Texas Southern 5Sr
FA Elliott Henigan UAB 4Sr
FA Ethan Johnson Notre Dame 4Sr
FA John Simon Ohio State 4Sr
FA J.R. Sweezy North Carolina State 5Sr
FA Oren Wilson Akron 5Sr
FA Donte’e Nicholls Tennessee State 5Sr
FA Christian Tupou USC 5Sr
FA Thomas Mulabah Cal-Pa 4Sr
FA Tony Jerod-Eddie Texas A&M 4Sr
FA Dom Hamilton Missouri 4Sr
FA Myles Caragein Pittsburgh 5Sr
FA Nate Chandler UCLA 5Sr
FA Johnny Hollins Texas Southern 5Sr
FA Ronnie Cameron Old Dominion 5Sr
FA Akeem Ward Winston-Salem State 4Sr
FA Charlie Hatcher Duke 5Sr