Good news for teams in need of a defensive tackle in this upcoming draft: they are stacked. Very rarely is an NFL Draft dominated by defensive tackles. In fact, there have never been more than 10 defensive tackles taken in the first two rounds of an NFL draft. Depending on which juniors declare eligible this year, we could see up to 12 off the boards. When looking at the best classes of all time, I looked at the amount of defensive tackles taken, and also the amount of quality players to come out of them. Some of the best classes include... á 1970 Three first-round picks, seven second-round picks. Some notable players were
Mike Read and Jerry Sherk. 1970 had the most quantity, but the quality wasn't there. They didn't have the big names that other draft classes had.
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