Big Board Breakdown: Interior DL

Ravens Draft Central From Toyota Big Board Breakdown: Interior DL

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On Monday, we touted our rankings for the Wideouts & Running Backs.

On Tuesday, we doubled down and hit the Interior Offensive Line & Inside Linebackers.

Yesterday, we focused on the safety crop in this draft. 

Which brings us to our big boards on Thicc Thursday, as we delve into the interior defensive line prospects. Little shifts, no major changes, but plenty to discuss here…

Interior Defensive Line

Jake Vogel (@RealJakeVogel)

1. Derrick Brown, Auburn

2. Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

3. Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma

4. Ross Blacklock, TCU

5. Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M

6. Marlon Davidson, Auburn

7. Davon Hamilton, Ohio State

8. Raekwon Davis, Alabama

9. Leki Fotu, Utah

10. Jordan Elliott, Missouri

Analysis: “This is an intriguing group of interior defensive linemen. The top of the class is pretty rich, but there will be some good developmental players in the mid-late rounds. The guy that would be an absolute dream for the Ravens (honestly my favorite option for Baltimore in a trade-up, with CeeDee Lamb being #2) Javon Kinlaw will be a monster at the NFL level, and while defensive linemen take a bit of time to grow into stars, Kinlaw has a huge ceiling. Adding a young pass rushing presence along the defensive line should be considered a priority for the Ravens. Kinlaw could develop into a productive guy like Chris Jones or Fletcher Cox, therefore he will go pretty high. After Kinlaw some good fits at penetration rusher for the Ravens are Gallimore, Blacklock, Madubuike, Davidson, and Elliott.”

Matt Wise (@TheMattWise)

1. Derrick Brown, Auburn

2. Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

3. Ross Blacklock, TCU

4. Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma

5. Marlon Davidson, Auburn

6. Raekwon Davis, Alabama

7. Davon Hamilton, Ohio State

8. Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M

9. Leki Fotu, Utah

10. Jordan Elliott, Missouri

Analysis: “Derrick Brown is a blue chip nose guard who is a near lock to be a Top 10 pick. Javon Kinlaw is a versatile interior lineman who will likely be selected before the halfway point in the 1st round. The rest of my Top 10 DL is full of players with the potential to bolster their NFL team’s interior pass rush. Leki Fotu is 330-lb nose guard who is a mid round option and would be a perfect replacement for Michael Pierce.”

Cole Jackson (@ColeJacksonRSR)

1. Derrick Brown, Auburn

2. Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

3. Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma

4. Ross Blacklock, TCU

5. Jordan Elliott, Missouri

6. Raekwon Davis, Alabama

7. Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M

8. Rashard Lawrence, LSU

9. Marlon Davidson, Auburn

10. James Lynch, Baylor

Analysis: “The top 4 seem pretty locked in with maybe some fluid movement between Gallimore and Blacklock. I have Jordan Elliott higher than most given his versatility to move from 5T all the way to some 1T. James Lynch is officially my hidden gem and I have him up into the top 10. He needs development, but there’s not too many guys I develop to work as hard as Lynch will. He’ll be a stud.”

Adam Bonaccorsi (@AdamBMore)

1. Derrick Brown, Auburn

2. Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina

3. Ross Blacklock, TCU

4. Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma

5. Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M

6. Marlon Davidson, Auburn

7. Davon Hamilton, Ohio State

8. Jordan Elliott, Missouri

9. Leki Fotu, Utah

10. Raekwon Davis, Alabama

Analysis: “The top 4 are no-brainers, but the gap from Brown/Kinlaw to Blacklock/Gallimore is pretty substantial to me. Think Top 15 versus early/mid Round 2. Beyond that, my 5-10 are going to scatter throughout Day 2 into early Day 3, and really it’ll depend on which teams are looking for big bodied run stuffers versus players that can generate penetration. I prefer the penetration-friendly guys, which is why I tend to go against the grain with Raekwon Davis. I think he’s already peaked, offers little in terms of QB pressure, & really isn’t a good fit here in Baltimore.”

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