Posted On: 02/21/21 5:59 PM

With the fourth quarter winding down and the game on the line, few players have an opportunity to change the outcome right as the ball is snapped. Those on the defensive line have the ability to create immediate destruction in the backfield. The explosive nature of these athletes is truly unique and as mentioned, can change the outcome of a game. It is also a position that can create a lot of excitement from sacks and pad crunching hits. Altogether, it's a position that takes a very specific skill set to play, which leads us to Oregon's list of top defensive lineman in the 2022 class.


Andrew SavaiinaeaAndrewSavaiinaea6'3" | DLThe Dalles | 2022StateOR - 6’3, 235 lbs, The Dalles High School (The Dalles, OR)

Savaiinaea is listed on the depth chart as a defensive lineman, but this player is an athlete. He is someone the quarterback always needs to worry about when dropping back to pass. With excellent footwork and speed off the edge, Savaiinaea is a major threat to blow up a play. He also has the versatility to line up at the backer position. Current offers include: Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, and UCLA.


Emar’rion WinstonEmar’rionWinston6'3" | DLCentral Catholic | 2022StateOR -

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