Prospect Spotlight

Posted On: 07/18/20 4:24 PM

Out of all the positions on the football field, defensive tackle is the most physically demanding. Interior d-linemen are the first line of defense and have to hold their ground against a lot of double, and sometimes even triple teams. It's not a spot for the weak or faint of heart.

Defensive coordinators around the country are continually trying to find people who can clog up the middle of the field and luckily, the Sac-Joaquin Section has plenty of talent in that department. Below is a look at five noteworthy defensive tackles in the area and a snapshot of what they bring to the table.

Jalen Bryant - Inderkum - Class of 2021

2019 Stats: 88 total tackles, 7.5 sacks, 22 TFLs

As alluded to above, being hard to move is one of the most important qualities for a defensive tackle and that's exactly the type of player Bryant is. He has good pad level, play strength, and physicality at the point of attack to hold his ground against base blocks and double teams. When unblocked, he has good mental processing to recognize inside runs and break down to be in a good position to make

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