Along with this morning's stuff on the scarcity of good DTs in the NFL, here's a look at where teams are turning to find them:
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Here’s a look at the 53 men who started at defensive tackle in the NFL last week, sorted by draft status:
First round (16)
Vince Wilfork (NE), Casey Hampton (Pit), John Henderson (Jax), Marcus Stroud (Buf), Amobi Okoye (Hou), Gerard Warren (Oak), Mike Patterson (Phi), Brodrick Bunkley (Phi), Ryan Pickett (GB), Damione Lewis (Car), Kevin Williams (Min), Tommie Harris (Chi), Sedrick Ellis (NO), Ryan Sims (TB), Chris Hovan (TB), Albert Haynesworth (Was).
Second round (7)
Kris Jenkins (NYJ), Shaun Rogers (Cle), Shaun Cody (Hou), Fred Robbins (NYG), Anthony Adams (Chi), Jonathan Babineaux (Atl), Cornelius Griffin (Was).
Third round (6)
Terrance Knighton (Jax), Ron Edwards (KC), Pat Sims (Cin), Brandon Mebane (Sea), Kendrick Clancy (NO), Darnell Dockett (Ari).
Fourth round (2)
Domata Peko (Cin), Barry Cofield (NYG).
Fifth round (5)
Ronald Fields (Den), Kyle Williams (Buf), Kroy Biermann (Atl), Clifton Ryan (StL), Aubrayo Franklin (SF).
Sixth round (4)
Kelly Gregg (Balt), Jovan Haye (Ten), Landon Cohen (Det), Grady Jackson (Det).
Seventh round (2)
Jason Ferguson (Mia), Jay Ratliff (Dal).
Mike Wright (NE), *Ed Johnson (Ind), Antonio Johnson (Ind), Ogemdi Nwagbuo (SD), Tony Brown (Ten), Tommy Kelly (Oak), Hollis Thomas (Car), Colin Cole (Sea), Pat Williams (Min), #Gary Gibson (StL), Bryan Robinson (Ari).
(Notes: * - Was cut by the Colts last week. # - Was placed on injured reserve.)
In the last decade, 25 different defensive tackles have been named to the Pro Bowl. Here’s a look at the pedigrees of those players. Players’ overall draft position is in parentheses:
First round (16)
Kevin Williams (9); Albert Haynesworth (15); Tommie Harris (14); Vince Wilfork (21); Casey Hampton (19); Marcus Stroud (13); Sam Adams (8); John Henderson (9); Richard Seymour (6); Warren Sapp (12); Corey Simon (6); Tim Bowens (20); Bryant Young (7); Trevor Pryce (28); Ted Washington (25); Luther Elliss (20).
Second round (2)
Kris Jenkins (44); Shaun Rogers (61).
Third round (1)
Darnell Dockett (64).
Fifth round (2)
La’Roi Glover (166); Gary Walker (159).
Seventh round (1)
Jay Ratliff (224).
John Randle; Pat Williams.
Supplemental draft (1)
Jamal Williams (second round).