Posted On: 02/22/21 10:43 AM

Even though we ranked 184 player for the Class of 2022, we’re willing to admit that we missed a few really good ones alone the way. 

On defense, specifically, here are three more who will have every opportunity to prove us wrong. Two productive defensive linemen and an edge-rushing linebacker are expected to be major parts of their teams’ success next fall.

DONTRELL STRADFORD

Position: Defensive line

School: Camden

Player Breakdown: The 6-foot-2, 315-pound tackle was all over the offensive backfield in 2020, putting up 11 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and nine quarterback hurries in what was essentially half a season.

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MONDELL HUTTO

Position: Linebacker

School: Spring Valley

Player Breakdown: Already 6-foot-3, Hutto made a natural transition to the edge and - courtesy of his long reach and sub-4.5 speed - is a constant disruption against the run and pass games alike. 

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TRE PHILLIPS

Position: Defensive line

School: Myrtle Beach

Player Breakdown: Phillips plays in a defensive system that tends to highlight the linebacking corps, yet the 6-foot-3, 221-pound lineman still put up 13 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.

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