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2014 NFL Draft Positional Breakdowns: Defensive Tackles

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald is the star of this year’s defensive tackle class. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

There are plenty of talented defensive tackles available in the 2014 NFL Draft but the group as a whole lacks players with a complete skill set. Some of the prospects are stout run defenders who lack pass-rush ability; others are undersized prospects who are good penetrators but will struggle to hold up against NFL defensive linemen.

Aaron Donald headlines the defensive tackle class. Donald is an explosive penetrating defensive tackle who wrecks havoc on the interior. Donald has incredible first-step quickness and strength out of his stance that is troubling for guards to handle. He has quick, violent hands which he utilizes to beat his opponent. He has the strength to dispose of blockers and make plays in the backfield.

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2014 Capital One Bowl Prospect Preview: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Jadeveon Clowney will be the headline act in what is expected to be his final college football game when South Carolina plays Wisconsin. (Photo: Jeremy Brevard — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Joe Marino

There will be a plethora of NFL talent on display in Wednesday’s Capital One Bowl (1 p.m. ET, ABC) between Wisconsin and South Carolina. The headline player will be South Carolina junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, playing in what should be his final game before declaring for the 2014 NFL draft.

In what appears to be an evenly matched game, both teams have scored more than 34 points per game this season and have prolific rushing offenses.

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Scouting Notes: Georgia vs. South Carolina (9/7/13)

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Aaron Murray had a great performance versus South Carolina, completing 17 of 23 passes for 309 yards and four touchdowns. (Photo: Daniel Shirey — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Joseph Curtis

Southeastern Conference rivals No. 6 South Carolina and No. 11 Georgia matched up on Sept. 7 in an aggressive, tough battle early in the college football season. It was a close game most of the way, but Georgia came out on top in a 41-30 win.

The game was also full of potential draft prospects for the 2014 NFL draft. I took a look at how some of them fared throughout the course of the game.

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