Posted On: 03/31/21 4:30 PM

Listed below are some defensive linemen who I believe deserve some attention for their effort on the field. This watchlist is meant to give players who performed extremely well last season an opportunity to get their names out, and get more coverage. With so much talent in the area, especially on the defensive line, it can be easy to miss a few standouts. This is only the beginning of a deep list, giving defensive linemen in the Houston area some love. 


Dorian Gates, DE - Klein Oak

Gates has a very good frame with excellent length, which he uses to his advantage in one on one situations. Gates has great reach in his arms paired with great speed off of the edge. He is a threat to change the momentum of a game with just one play. Gates has a quick get off and a quick first punch to stun linemen, and uses his long reach to keep blockers away from his body in order to diagnose plays. He is a player who does not stop until the whistle is blown and who will chase a play down 30 yards down the field. Gates

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