Posted On: 02/4/21 10:26 AM

Overview: The class of 2022 has several talented defensive linemen ready to make their mark. The following is a break down of some potential standouts in the class.

DL: Cornell EvansCornellEvans6'1" | DLPalotti | 2022MD, 6’1", 275, Palotti, 2022, JR

The most impressive attribute I notice when watching Cornell is his twitchiness from the defensive tackle position. Cornell pairs his twitchiness with various pass rush techniques to consistently beat blocks and create pressure in the middle of the pocket if not ending the play himself with a sack. As a pass rusher, Cornell demonstrates the ability to use a variety of moves, including the swim, spin, and long arm techniques. Cornell's ability to use all of these moves at a high-level makes him unpredictable to offensive lineman, making it difficult for them to find their footing in the game. Cornell even uses some of the same techniques to swiftly beat run blocks and create TFL's. Cornell also demonstrates the ability to shed blocks after the lineman has attached himself, using his strength to knock the lineman off blocks with the push-pull technique. Cornell's ability to be a true three-down defensive tackle why he is currently an elite college prospect

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