Posted On: 07/18/20 11:00 AM

Everything starts with the big boys in the trenches, and there were plenty of defensive linemen standouts at the Jenkins Elite Camp in Highlands Ranch, CO. 

Regardless of offense or defense, it’s next to impossible to get anything going if the line is unable to hold up. The defensive line is the foundation of any coordinator’s scheme, and what DB doesn’t love having at least one lineman who will always make sure his secondary won’t have to cover for longer than two seconds?

Here is a list of some of the top defensive linemen who showcased their talent at the camp:

Xavier Catalan - Cimarron Memorial HS, NV - 2021

Catalan is a 5-foot-7, 200lbs defensive end/tackle who traveled from Las Vegas and had a very impressive camp. He’s quick off the ball with an explosive first step. Catalan has serious power in his hands, making his swim and rip techniques difficult to stop.

Kaden Dower - St. Stephens HS, WY - 2021

Dower is a two-way player who showed great promise at the camp. The 6-foot-2, 195lbs defensive end also saw reps at linebacker and running back last

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