Posted On: 02/11/21 7:26 PM

The number one goal for any defense is to apply pressure.

Pressure early, and pressure often, and if you can pressure with only your defensive line, then that’s a win in itself.

Good defensive line play is always a key priority when constructing a defense, and college teams are always on the lookout for defensive linemen that show the ability to show the strength to control the run game and the athletic ability to move well in space and be pass rush threats.

Here are five 2022 defensive linemen from the state of Wisconsin that you should keep an eye on this upcoming season.

Barrett Nelson Barrett Nelson ATH Stoughton | 2022 WI 6-7 260 Defensive Tackle Fall River High School

A tall athletic defensive lineman that uses his length to strike and create separation from the offensive lineman and sheds blocks quickly and effectively. He moves well once he clears the line of scrimmage to make key plays in the opposing backfield, shows good body control and can get flat down the line to make the play.

Isaac Hamm Isaac Hamm 6'6" | DL Sun Prairie | 2022 State WI 6-6 270 Defensive End Sun Praire High School

An explosive defensive lineman that has the ability to be a force off the edge,

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