2012 NFL Draft rankings: Defensive tackle

EVANSTON IL - OCTOBER 23: Jerel Worthy #99 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a defensive play against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 23 2010 in Evanston Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jerel Worthy

The defensive tackle class in the 2012 NFL Draft may not be as good as the last two years, but it's hard to compare to those classes. Still, it's a talented and deep class.

The senior prospects feature a handful of players ready for the NFL right now. None of them may be superstar, top 10 pick players but they should be solid starters at the next level. The two best juniors – Jerel Worthy and Marcus Forston – have arguably the best natural ability and potential to be a high draft choice.

1. Jared Crick | 6'6, 285 pounds | DT | Nebraska
2. Alameda Ta'amu | 6'3, 330 pounds | DT | Washington
3. Billy Winn | 6'4, 288 pounds | DT | Boise State
4. Tydreke Powell | 6'3, 310 pounds | DT | North Carolina
5. Jaye Howard | 6'3, 295 pounds | DT | Florida
6. Kendall Reyes | 6'4, 300 pounds | DT | Connecticut
7. Josh Chapman | 6'1, 310 pounds | DT | Alabama
8. Derek Wolfe | 6'6, 295 pounds | DT | Cincinnati
9. Kheeston Randall | 6'5, 295 pounds | DT | Texas
10. Mike Martin | 6'2, 299 pounds | DT | Michigan
11. Logan Harrell | 6'2, 275 pounds | DT | Fresno State
12. Renard Williams | 6'2, 300 pounds | DT | Eastern Washington
13. Devon Still | 6'5, 312 pounds | DT | Penn State
14. Brandon Thompson | 6'2, 308 pounds | DT | Clemson
15. Kaleb Ramsey | 6'3, 295 pounds | DT | Boston College

 

JUNIORS:

1. Jerel Worthy | 6'3, 305 pounds | DT | Michigan State *
2. Marcus Forston | 6'3, 300 pounds | DT | Miami (Fla.) *
3. Kawann Short | 6'3, 305 pounds | DT | Purdue *
4. John Simon | 6'2, 276 pounds | DT | Ohio State *
5. Baker Steinkuhler | 6'6, 290 pounds | DT | Nebraska *
6. Jamarkus McFarland | 6'1, 294 pounds | DT | Oklahoma *
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