The 2014 NFL Draft could be the first one since 1997 when just a single defensive tackle is selected in the first round.  And though there are no truly dominant prospects the position does offer depth and potential through round three.  Likewise, the defensive end position may only produce a single first round player, albeit at the top of the draft.

Defensive Tackles

# Name School Year Round
1 Louis Nix Notre Dame 4Jr 1st
Large, mobile defensive lineman who can line-up at tackle, on the nose or even at the three technique spot.  Comes off a very disappointing campaign but offers starting potential at the next level with the ability to play in multiple schemes.
2 Ra’Shede Hageman Minnesota 5Sr 2nd
Physically gifted lineman who flashes dominance.  Athletic, strong and makes plays behind the line of scrimmage or outside the box.  Turns it on when he wants to and not as productive as he should be.
3 Timmy Jernigan Florida State 3Jr 2nd
Another athletically gifted prospect with great upside.  Disruptive as a pass rusher, terrific in pursuit and easily makes play in every direction.  Played several defensive line positions at FSU which has hurt his development.
4 Will Sutton Arizona State 5Sr 2nd
Undersized, one-gap lineman with an explosive style.  Combines tremendous quickness, movement skills and intensity to beat opponents.  More of a scheme specific prospect but has next level starting potential.
5 Brent Urban Virginia 5Sr 2nd
Physically impressive lineman with potential as a two-gap end or defensive tackle.  Big, dominant and developing.  Comes with enormous upside.
6 Ego Ferguson LSU 4Jr 2nd
Developing lineman with a terrific combination of size and athleticism.  Strong, fires off the snap and tough to handle.  Makes plays up the field or laterally.  Needs polish but has an upside.
7 Henry Anderson Stanford 4Jr 2nd
Potential two-gap end/defensive tackle prospect who struggled with injury last season.  Large, strong and intense.  Keeps coming and can be an overwhelming defender.  Potential first round player off the 2012 film.
8 Anthony Johnson LSU 3Jr 2-3
Explosive, one-gap lineman who may get consideration at defensive end in certain 3-4 alignments.  Quick, moves well and makes plays in every direction.  Has a developing game.
9 DaQuan Jones Penn State 4Sr 3rd
Athletic and explosive lineman with an inconsistent game.  Can be an overwhelming force and has the ability to make plays in every direction.  Needs to step up on every snap.
10 Kelcy Quarles South Carolina 3Jr 3rd
Underrated lineman with a large degree of versatility in his game.  Quick, athletic and a solid pass rusher/run stopper.  Will get consideration as a two-gap end.

Best of the Rest

Round Full Name School Year
4th Daniel McCullers Tennessee 4Sr
4th Calvin Barnett Oklahoma State 4Sr
4th Tenny Palepoi Utah 4Sr
4th Danny Shelton Washington 3Jr
4th Antwaun Woods USC 3So
4th Dominique Easley Florida 4Sr
4-5 George Uko USC 4Jr
5th Brandon Ivory Alabama 4Jr
5th Deandre Coleman California 5Sr
5th Aaron Donald Pittsburgh 4Sr
5th Luther Maddy Virginia Tech 3Jr
5-6 Christian Covington Rice 3So
6th Caraun Reid Princeton 5Sr
6th Will Clarke West Virginia 5Sr
6th Alex Mosley James Madison 3So
6th Derrick Hopkins Virginia Tech 4Sr
6th Olson Pierre Miami-Fl 3Jr
6th Joey Mbu Houston 3Jr
6th Leon Orr Florida 4Jr
6th E.J. Dunston UCF 4Sr
6th Jay Bromley Syracuse 4Sr
6-7 Chucky Hunter TCU 3Jr
6-7 Zachariah Kerr Delaware 5Sr
6-7 Jamie Meder Ashland 4Sr
6-7 Desmond Jackson Texas 3Jr
6-7 Johnnie Farms Memphis 4Sr
7th Jeffrey Whitaker Auburn 4Sr
7th Khyri Thornton Southern Mississippi 5Sr
7th Josh Watson Clemson 4Jr
7th Thomas Teal North Carolina State 4Jr
7th Levi Brown Temple 5Sr
7th Carl Davis Iowa 4Jr
7th Justin Ellis Louisiana Tech 5Sr
7th Demonte McAllister Florida State 5Sr
7-FA Shamar Stephen Connecticut 5Sr
7-FA Chance Carter Northwestern 4Jr
7-FA Bruce Gaston Purdue 4Sr
7-FA Eathyn Manumaleuna BYU 5Sr
7-FA Kirby Ennis Texas A&M 5Sr
FA Ricky Havili-Heimuli Oregon 4Sr
FA Kamal Johnson Temple 5Sr
FA Robert Thomas Arkansas 4Sr
FA Ryan Carrethers Arkansas State 4Sr
FA Rakeem Nunez-Roches Southern Mississippi 3Jr
FA Tyeler Davison Fresno State 4Jr
FA Kerry Hyder Texas Tech 5Sr
FA Ken Bishop Northern Illinois 4Sr
FA Byran Jones Arkansas 4Sr
FA Tyrone Ezell Pittsburgh 5Sr
FA Davion Pierson TCU 3So
FA Chris Whaley Texas 5Sr
FA Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe Boise State 5Sr
FA Donte Rumph Kentucky 4Sr
FA Travis Raciti San Jose State 4Jr
FA Damien Jacobs Florida 4Sr
FA Ashton Dorsey Lamar? 4Sr
FA Isame Faciane Florida International 4Sr
FA James Castleman Oklahoma State 3Jr
FA Lawrence Virgil Valdosta State 4Sr
FA Sione Tuihalamaka Arizona 5Sr
FA Wade Keliikipi Oregon 5Sr
FA Gabe Wright Auburn 3Jr
FA J.T. Surratt South Carolina 4Jr
FA Seali’i Epenesa UCLA 4Sr
FA T.Y. McGill North Carolina State 3Jr
FA Mwanza Wamulumba Miami-Oh 4Jr
FA Terry Williams East Carolina 4Jr
FA Chris Davenport Tulane 5Sr
FA Amos Draper Arkansas State 5Sr
FA Jibreel Black Michigan 5Sr
FA Tyler Hoover Michigan State 6Sr
FA Quinton Washington Michigan 5Sr
FA Brandon McCray La-Lafayette 5Sr
FA Mister Cobble Kentucky 5Sr
FA Maurice Couch Tennessee 5Sr
FA Nathan Ollie Ball State 4Sr
FA Austin Brown Miami-Oh 5Sr
FA David Yendrey TCU 5Sr
FA Beau Allen Wisconsin 4Sr
FA Iosua Silvia Austin Peay 4Sr
FA Calvin Howell Illinois State? 4Jr
FA Jimmy Staten Middle Tennessee 5Sr
FA Jordan Stanton James Madison 5Sr
FA Kaleb Ramsey Boston College 6Sr
FA Joey Searcy II Angelo State 5Sr
FA DJ Yendrey Texas State 5Sr
FA Tim Jackson North Carolina 4Sr
FA Derrick Lott Tennessee-Chattanooga 5Sr
FA Francis Bah Liberty 4Sr
FA Ethan Hemer Wisconsin 5Sr
FA Elijah Jones Toledo 4Sr
FA Andru Pulu Eastern Washington 4Jr
FA Terrance Woodard Georgia State 4Sr
FA Luther Robinson Miami-FL 5Sr

Defensive Ends

# Name School Year Round
1 Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina 3Jr 1st
Dominant, three down defender with a complete game.  Has the skills to disrupt the action or take over games.  The type of defender opponents must game plan around.  Comes off a disappointing season yet the best defensive prospect to enter the draft in almost two decades.
2 Stephon Tuitt Notre Dame 3Jr 2nd
Large, productive lineman who can be a disruptive force.  Flashes the ability to alter games.  Will get consideration as a two-gap end or possibly defensive tackle.  Solid prospect but not as good as the hype surrounding him.
3 Jackson Jeffcoat Texas 4Sr 2nd
Disruptive pass rusher that does not receive the credit he deserves.  Fast off the edge, easily changes direction and makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage.  Complete defender who also stuffs the run and can play in space.
4 Shilique Calhoun Michigan State 3So 2nd
Developing prospect with terrific upside.  Athletic, explosive and shows a large degree of suddenness in his game.  Natural pass rusher that also makes plays in space.  Will gets looks as a 3-4 OLB.
5 Ed Stinson Alabama 5Sr 2-3
Athletic two-gap end prospect who never really elevated his game in 2013.  Flashes brilliance, makes plays in every direction of the field and forces the action.  Comes with an upside but disappears for stretches and must be more consistent in his game.
6 Kony Ealy Missouri 4Jr 2-3
Physically gifted prospect just hitting his stride.  Beats opponents off the snap, can bend off the edge and shows natural pass rushing skills.  Has a large upside but needs time and would be best served returning for another season.
7 Kareem Martin Kareem Martin 4Sr 3rd
Underrated prospect coming off a terrific season.  Athletic, makes plays in every direction of the field and a terrific pass rusher that also does well stopping the run.  Has a complete game and deserves much more credit than he’s presently receiving.  Terrific defensive end prospect in a four man line.
8 Chris Smith Arkansas 4Sr 3rd
Slightly undersized college defensive end who’ll also get consideration as a 3-4 OLB.  Fast, can bend off the edge and runs down quarterbacks/ball handlers from the backside.  Struggles holding the point against the run and needs to be protected.
9 Owamagbe Odighizuwa UCLA 4Sr 3rd
Highly rated prospect who sat on the sidelines this season with injury.  Athletic, explosive and comes with an upside.  First round prospect in 2015 if he returns and plays to his level of ability.
10 Scott Crichton Oregon State 4Jr 3-4
Undersized college defensive end with natural pass rushing skills.  Fires off the snap, bends off the edge and easily exploits immobile tackles.  May project to 3-4 outside linebacker.
11 Demarcus Lawrence Boise State 4Jr 4th
Another pass rushing college defensive end that will get consideration as a 3-4 OLB.
12 Josh Mauro Stanford 5Sr 4th
Under the radar prospect whose watched his game take off the past season.  Versatile with the ability to line-up in several schemes.

Adrian Hubbard/Alabama, Vic Beasley/Clemson, Trent Murphy/Stanford, Jeremiah Attaochu/Georgia Tech, Trevor Reilly/Utah, Michael Sam/Missouri and Prince Shembo/Notre Dame all graded as outside linebackers.

Best of the Rest

Round Full Name School Year
4th Aaron Lynch South Florida 3So
4th Jermauria Rasco LSU 3Jr
4th Taylor Hart Oregon 5Sr
4th Jeoffrey Pagan Alabama 3Jr
4-5 Zach Moore Concordia – St. Paul 5Sr
5th Anthony Chickillo Miami-Fl 3Jr
5th James Gayle Virginia Tech 5Sr
5th Za’Darius Smith Kentucky 3Jr
5th Randy Gregory Nebraska 3Jr
5th Cedric Reed Texas 3Jr
5th Alvin Dupree Kentucky 4Jr
5th Marcus Smith Louisville 4Sr
5th Trey Flowers Arkansas 3Jr
6th Corey Crawford Clemson 3Jr
6th Ben Gardner Stanford 5Sr
6th Chaz Sutton South Carolina 5Sr
6th Kerry Wynn Richmond 5Sr
6-7 Ethan Westbrooks West Texas A&M 4Sr
6-7 Larry Webster Bloomsburg 5Sr
6-7 Denico Autry Mississippi State 4Sr
7th Cassius Marsh UCLA 4Sr
7th David Irving Iowa State 3Jr
7th Garrison Smith Georgia 4Sr
7th Kasim Edebali Boston College 5Sr
7th J.R. Collins Virginia Tech 5Sr
7-FA Morgan Breslin USC 4Sr
FA Ryne Giddins South Florida 4Sr
FA Darryl Cato-Bishop North Carolina State 5Sr
FA Chidera Uzo-Diribe Colorado 4Sr
FA Nosa Eguae Auburn 5Sr
FA Kenny Anunike Duke 5Sr
FA David Gilbert Miami-FL 5Sr
FA Shahid Paulhill Temple 5Sr
FA Corey Miller Tennessee 4Sr
FA Ryan Russell Purdue 4Jr
FA Colby Way Buffalo 4Sr
FA Nikita Whitlock Wake Forest 5Sr
FA Shelby Harris x-Illinois State 5Sr
FA Terrence Fede Marist 5Sr
FA Roosevelt Nix Kent State 4Sr
FA Walker May Vanderbilt 5Sr
FA Robert Simpson Mississippi Valley State 4Sr
FA Gregory Hickman Florida International 4Sr
FA Anthony Grady Missouri State 4Sr
FA Kris Redding Wake Forest 5Sr
FA Darnell Harding California-PA 5Sr
FA Jason Ankrah Nebraska 5Sr
FA Tyler Dippel Wisconsin 5Sr
FA Antoine Lewis Villanova 4Sr
FA Andy Jennings Fresno State 5Sr
FA Emanuel Dieke Georgia Tech 5Sr
FA Dominic Alvis Iowa 5Sr
FA Zach Thompson Wake Forest 5Sr
FA Jesse Joseph Connecticut 6Sr
FA Julius Warmsley Tulane 4Sr
FA Tyler Scott Northwestern 5Sr
FA Paul Crawford Florida International 4Sr
FA Brendan Kelly Wisconsin 5Sr
FA Ross Forrest TCU 5Sr
FA Preston Pemasa Gardner-Webb 4Sr
FA Jake Metz Shippensburg 5Sr
FA Greg Smith Arizona State 5Sr
FA Shawn Shupperd Eastern Kentucky 5Sr
FA Elhadji Ndiaye Nebraska-Kearney 4Sr
FA Beau Palin Yale 4Sr
FA Rakim Cox Villanova 5Sr