2014 NFL Draft defensive tackle rankings

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Move over, Louis Nix. There's a new No. 1 defensive tackle.

For a while, Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix appeared to be in a tier of his own in the defensive tackle rankings. The Irish nose tackle was dominant in his team's run to the National Championship in 2012 and was picking up where he left off in 2013. Recently, he's been more inconsistent, part of which has to do with a knee issue which seems to be lingering for him.

As a result, Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman checks in as our top ranked defensive tackle. His length and burst off the snap have been evident on a weekly basis. He continues to improve at limiting the over-aggressive plays and is starting to look more and more like a top-15 pick.

After Hageman and Nix, a pair of pre-season favorites have fallen off slightly. Will Sutton is still adjusting to playing at a higher weight, though his game hasn't changed a ton. Dominique Easley, meanwhile, suffered a second ACL tear. If not for the injury, he may be the top guy on this list.

Things start to get murkier after the top four, but a few other potential day two picks are still among our top 24 offensive tackles. Here's our full list.

1. Ra'Shede Hageman | 6'6, 311 pounds | Defensive tackle | Minnesota
2. Louis Nix | 6'3, 326 pounds | Defensive tackle | Notre Dame *
3. Will Sutton | 6'1, 305 pounds | Defensive tackle | Arizona State
4. Dominique Easley | 6'2, 280 pounds | Defensive tackle | Florida
5. Ego Ferguson | 6'3, 309 pounds | Defensive tackle | LSU *
6. Anthony Johnson | 6'3, 304 pounds | Defensive tackle | LSU *
7. Calvin Barnett | 6'2, 300 pounds | Defensive tackle | Oklahoma State
8. Aaron Donald | 6'0, 275 pounds | Defensive tackle | Pittsburgh
9. Tim Jernigan 6'2, 298 pounds | Defensive tackle | Florida State *
10. DaQuan Jones | 6'3, 318 pounds | Defensive tackle | Penn State
11. Danny Shelton | 6'1, 327 pounds | Defensive tackle | Washington *
12. George Uko | 6'3, 275 pounds | Defensive tackle | Southern California
13. Michael Bennett | 6'3, 285 pounds | Defensive tackle | Ohio State *
14. Kerry Hyder | 6'2, 280 pounds | Defensive tackle | Texas Tech
15. Daniel McCullers | 6'6, 351 pounds | Defensive Tackle | Tennessee
16. DeAndre Coleman | 6'5, 315 pounds | Defensive tackle | California
17. Beau Allen | 6'2, 334 pounds | Defensive tackle | Wisconsin
18. Wade Keliikipi | 6'3, 306 pounds | Defensive tackle | Oregon
19. Roosevelt Nix | 5'11, 267 pounds | Defensive tackle| Kent State
20. Darious Cummings | 6'2, 301 pounds | Defensive Tackle | Florida
21. Taylor Hart | 6'6, 292 pounds | Defensive tackle | Oregon
22. Grady Jarrett | 6'1, 295 pounds | Defensive tackle | Clemson *
23. Derrick Hopkins | 6'0, 306 pounds | Defensive tackle | Virginia Tech
24. Shamar Stephen | 6'5, 322 pounds | Defensive tackle | Connecticut
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