Posted On: 07/30/20 9:49 AM

Defensive linemen may be the most important position on the field aside from quarterbacks. Setting the tone up front for a defense, it’s no surprise that New Jersey’s top fifty prospects are stacked with talent at QB and DL. Ten QBs leads the offense, but eleven defensive linemen are the most of any position.

Here is a look at what the top-ranked (all within NJ’s 44 best prospects) defensive linemen bring to the game.

Tywone MaloneTywoneMalone6'4" | DLBergen Catholic | 2021StateNJ, Bergen Catholic 

The feats of NJ’s top overall prospect have been well documented here, as the Bergen Catholic 2021 weighs offers from LSU, Alabama, Ohio State, and other Division I power-five schools. Though the future of both HS sports in NJ for the fall and for college football after that is unknown, it hasn’t stopped Malone from standing out on the baseball field - leading a group of Bergen Catholic players in the Last Dance Baseball Tournament.

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