DRAFT 2008: Profiles of the top players by position - USATODAY.com: "DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Position outlook: A decent amount of talent, though teams tend to draft this position based on scheme, so one team's must-have player could be way down another team's board.
GLENN DORSEY, 6-2, 316, LSU: Explosive and violent, he makes up for lack of size with his strength and energy. Astonishingly quick off the ball, and strong. Quick to diagnose plays and find the ball. Demands attention from blockers, but production could be limited. Also some durability issues.
-Sedrick Ellis, 6-1, 305, Southern Cal: Sudden off the ball, he can disrupt plays before they develop. Good at sniffing out the ball and pursuing. Probably not ideal for a two-gap scheme.
-Pat Sims, 6-2, 310, Auburn: Relentless and tough, he sometimes gets out of position or confused by misdirection. Shoots into backfield and uses hands well, but footwork is lacking.
-Andre Fluellen, 6-2, 285, Florida State: Penetration is his forte, as befitting an undersized but strong prospect. Needs to work on stuff like pad level, hands, and adding as much strength as he can.
-Marcus Harrison, 6-3, 310, Arkansas: Lots of potential, especially as a run-stuffer, but lots of issues, too. Questions regarding durability, desire and some off-field stuff.
-Kentwan Balmer, 6-5, 298: Good off the snap, and shows impressive ability when the effort is there. Possible underachiever, though, or could just be a project."