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2013 Draft Prospects: Defensive Linemen

Posted Mar 25, 2013

The Raiders.com Draft Prospects series continues with a look at the defensive linemen who were invited to the NFL's Annual Scouting Combine.

We continue the 2013 edition of the Raiders.com Draft Prospects series with a look at the defensive linemen who were invited to participate in the NFL's Annual Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. *Photos courtesy of the respective player's university or college.

Defensive Ends

Ziggy Ansah | 6’5” | 271 pounds | BYU
In 31 games at BYU, Ansah recorded 72 tackles (39 solo) for 37 yards in losses, 10 pass breakups, one forced fumble, one interception and seven QB hurries. In 2012, Ansah broke up nine passes, forced one fumble and an interception, recorded 4.5 sacks for 20 yards and totaled 62 tackles (35 solo).

David Bass | 6’4” | 262 pounds | Missouri Western
Bass played in 49 games and totaled four interceptions for 62 yards and a TD, one fumble recovery returned 47 yards, 210 tackles (127 solo) for 283 yards in losses, 39.5 sacks for 227 yards in losses. He also had 22 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and 20 QB hurries. In 2012, Bass recorded a pick-6, a fumble recovery and 61 tackles (36 solo), 11.5 sacks, six passes defensed, one forced fumble and five QB hurries.

Armonty Bryant | 6’4” | 263 pounds | East Central
In 30 games at East Central, Bryant totaled 165 tackles (97 solo) for 275 yards in losses, 26.5 sacks for 188 yards in losses, six passes defensed, nine forced fumbles, 13 QB hurries, nine blocked kicks, three fumble recoveries for two TDs and pick-6. In 2012, Bryant had 54 tackles (27), 10.5 sacks, two passes defensed, four forced fumbles, seven QB hurries, two blocked kicks and two fumble recoveries.

Mike Buchanan | 6’5” | 255 pounds | Illinois
Buchanan played in 46 games at Illinois and recorded 161 tackles (68 solo) for 141 yards in losses, 14 sacks for 97 yards in losses, nine passes defensed, two forced fumbles, 12 QB hurries and one interception. In 2012, Buchanan had 57 tackles (23 solo), 4.5 sacks, five passes defensed, one forced fumble, five QB hurries and one interception.

Tank Carradine | 6’4” | 276 pounds | Florida State
In 25 games at Florida State, Carradine totaled 118 tackles (72 solo) for 126 yards in losses, 16.5 sacks for 115 yards in losses, one forced fumble and 10 QB hurries. In 2012, Carradine recorded 80 tackles (47), 11 sacks, one forced fumble and nine QB hurries.

Quinton Dial | 6’5” | 318 pounds | Alabama
Dial played in 25 games at Alabama and recorded 46 tackles (20 solo), 2.5 sacks and five QB hurries. In 2012, Dial had 22 tackles (10), 1.5 sacks and four QB hurries.

Lavar Edwards | 6’4” | 277 pounds | Louisiana State
In 52 games at LSU, Edwards totaled 96 tackles (41 solo) for 106 yards in losses, 10.5 sacks for 70 yards, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles, six QB hurries, one fumble recovery for a TD and two interceptions for one TD. In 2012, Edwards had 26 tackles (14), 4.5 sacks, three QB hurries and one interception for a TD.

William Gholston | 6’6” | 281 pounds | Michigan State
Gholston played in 36 games at Michigan State and recorded 142 tackles (62 solo) for 102 yards in losses, 10 sacks, 13 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, 13 QB hurries and one fumble recovery. In 2012, Gholston totaled 59 tackles (23), 4.5 sacks, 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble and five QB hurries.

Malliciah Goodman | 6’4” | 276 pounds | Clemson
In 54 games at Clemson, Goodman had 127 tackles (70 solo) for 102 yards in losses, 12 sacks, three passes defensed, eight forced fumbles and 13 QB hurries. In 2012, Goodman recorded 20 tackles (11), 7.0 sacks for 41 yards in losses, one pass defensed, four forced fumbles and three QB hurries.

Margus Hunt | 6’8” | 277 pounds | Southern Methodist
Hunt played in 53 games at SMU and totaled 112 tackles (60 solo) for 181 yards in losses, 16.5 sacks for 121 yards in losses, six passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one interception, 13 QB hurries and 17 blocked kicks. In 2012, Hunt recorded 31 tackles (19), 8.0 sacks, one interception, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles, 11 QB hurries and three blocked kicks.

Brandon Jenkins | 6’2” | 251 pounds | Florida State
In 40 games at Florida State, Jenkins recorded 119 tackles (81 solo), 22.5 sacks for 137 yards in losses, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and 13 QB hurries. Jenkins was injured in 2012, but in 2011, Jenkins had 41 tackles (29), 9.0 sacks, one pass defensed and five QB hurries.

Datone Jones | 6’4” | 283 pounds | UCLA
Jones played in 51 games at UCLA and totaled 148 tackles (90 solo) for 130 yards in losses, 12.5 sacks, five passes defensed, three forced fumbles, three QB hurries, and two blocked kicks. In 2012, Jones recorded 62 tackles (45), 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two QB hurries and two blocked kicks.

Dion Jordan | 6’6” | 248 pounds | Oregon
In 45 games at Oregon, Jordan recorded 121 tackles (73 solo) for 144 yards in losses, 14.5 sacks, two passes defensed, four forced fumbles and four QB hurries. In 2012, Jordan totaled 44 tackles (26), 5.0 sacks, one pass defensed, three forced fumbles and one QB hurry.

Joe Kruger | 6’6” | 269 pounds | Utah
Kruger played in 37 games at Utah and recorded 69 tackles (39 solo), 10 sacks, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles, four QB hurries, one interception for a TD and one blocked kick. In 2012, Kruger recorded his interception, had 30 tackles (19), 7.0 sacks, one pass defensed, two forced fumbles, two QB hurries and one blocked kick.

Corey Lemonier | 6’3” | 255 pounds | Auburn
In 39 games at Auburn, Lemonier totaled 98 tackles (57 solo) for 134 yards in losses, 17 sacks for 111 yards in losses, one pass defensed, seven forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, 33 QB hurries and two blocked kicks. In 2012, Lemonier recorded 34 tackles (18), 5.5 sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble, 12 QB hurries and one blocked kick.

Kapron Lewis-Moore | 6’4” | 298 pounds | Notre Dame
Lewis-Moore played in 45 games at Notre Dame and recorded 180 tackles (79 solo), 12 sacks, five passes defensed, five forced fumbles and 22 QB hurries. In 2012, Lewis-Moore totaled 40 tackles (17), 6.0 sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and nine QB hurries.

Stansly Maponga | 6’2” | 256 pounds | Texas Christian
In 36 games at TCU, Maponga totaled 113 tackles (63 solo) for 119 yards in losses, 14.5 sacks, four passes defensed, eight forced fumbles and six QB hurries. In 2012, Maponga had 26 tackles (15), 4.0 sacks, one pass defensed, two forced fumbles and five QB hurries.

Barkevious Mingo | 6’4” | 241 pounds | Louisiana State
Mingo played in 40 games at LSU and totaled 119 tackles (60 solo) for 175 yards in losses, 15 sacks for 108 yards in losses, 11 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and 27 QB hurries. In 2012, Mingo had 38 tackles (21), 4.5 sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and 12 QB hurries.

Sam Montgomery | 6’3” | 262 pounds | Louisiana State
In 31 games at LSU, Montgomery had 104 tackles (47 solo) for 145 yards in losses, 19 sacks for 114 yards in losses, two passes defensed, three forced fumbles and four QB hurries. In 2012, Montgomery totaled 37 tackles (18 solo), 8.0 sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three QB hurries.

Damontre Moore | 6’4” | 250 pounds | Texas A&M
Moore played in 38 games at Texas A&M and recorded 197 tackles (116 solo) for 205 yards in losses, 26.5 sacks for 158 yards in losses, four passes defensed, eight forced fumbles, 13 QB hurries and two blocked kicks. In 2012, Moore totaled 85 tackles (57), 12.5 sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble, nine QB hurries and two blocked kicks.

Alex Okafor | 6’4” | 264 pounds | Texas
In 52 games at Texas, Okafor totaled 150 tackles (88 solo) for 200 yards in losses, 23 sacks for 171 yards in losses, four passes defensed, seven forced fumbles, 29 QB hurries and one blocked kick. In 2012, Okafor recorded 54 tackles (41), 12.5 sacks, one pass defensed, four forced fumbles, nine QB hurries and one blocked kick.

Ty Powell | 6’2” | 249 pounds | Harding
Powell played in 14 games at Harding and totaled 47 tackles (25 solo) for 90 yards in losses, 10.5 sacks for 70 yards in losses, one pass defensed, one forced fumble, three QB hurries and four blocked kicks. In 2012, Powell had 40 tackles (23), 8.5 sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble, three QB hurries and four blocked kicks.

John Simon | 6’1” | 257 pounds | Ohio State
In 50 games at Ohio State, Simon totaled 154 tackles (81 solo) for 194 yards in losses, 20.5 sacks for 144 yards in losses, 10 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery for a TD and three QB hurries. In 2012, Simon recorded 44 tackles (22), 9.0 sacks, four passes defensed, one forced fumble and two QB hurries.

Q Smith | 6’5” | 250 pounds | Western Kentucky
Smith played in 46 games at Western Kentucky and totaled 135 tackles (87 solo) for 233 yards in losses, 24 sacks for 162 yards in losses, three passes defensed, five forced fumbles, six QB hurries and one fumble recovery for a TD. In 2012, Smith recorded 38 tackles (28) for 122 yards in losses, 12.5 sacks, one pass defensed, three forced fumbles, one QB hurry and the fumble recovery.

Walt Stewart | 6’4” | 246 pounds | Cincinnati
In 44 games at Cincinnati, Stewart recorded 185 tackles (114 solo) for 154 yards in losses, 17.5 sacks for 113 yards in losses, 10 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles, 10 QB hurries and one interception. In 2012, Stewart had 22 tackles (10), 5.0 sacks, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles.

Devin Taylor | 6’7” | 266 pounds | South Carolina
Taylor played in 52 games at South Carolina and totaled 161 tackles (107 solo) for 152 yards in losses, 18.5 sacks for 120 yards in losses, 16 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, 22 QB hurries, one blocked kick, one fumble recovery and two interceptions for two TDs. In 2012, Taylor had 45 tackles (27), 3.0 sacks, six passes defensed and three QB hurries.

Bjoern Werner | 6’3” | 266 pounds | Florida State
In 41 games at Florida State, Werner totaled 99 tackles (63 solo) for 213 yards in losses, 23.5 sacks for 179 yards in losses, 17 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, 13 QB hurries, two fumble recoveries with one for a TD and one interception. In 2012, Werner recorded 42 tackles (30), 13 sacks, eight passes defensed, one forced fumble, five QB hurries and one fumble recovery.

Nate Williams | 6’3” | 241 pounds | Ohio State
In one season, 10 games, at Ohio State, Williams recorded 40 tackles (19 solo), one pass defensed, one forced fumble, 2.0 sacks and four QB hurries.

Tourek Williams | 6’3” | 260 pounds | Florida International
In 49 games at FIU, Williams totaled 150 tackles (84 solo) for 223 yards in losses, 18 sacks for 155 yards in losses, seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles, seven QB hurries, and two blocked kicks. In 2012, Williams had 44 tackles (27), 6.5 sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and three QB hurries.

Trevardo Williams | 6’1” | 241 pounds | Connecticut
Williams played in 50 games at UConn and recorded 133 tackles (85 solo) for 216 yards in losses, 30.5 sacks for 190 yards in losses, three passes defensed, five forced fumbles and nine QB hurries. In 2012, Williams totaled 42 tackles, 11.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three QB hurries.

Defensive Tackles

Josh Boyd | 6’3” | 310 pounds | Mississippi State
In 51 games at Mississippi State, Boyd totaled 125 tackles (47 solo), 8.5 sacks, 10 QB hurries and one blocked kick. In 2012, Boyd had 33 tackles (10), 1.5 sacks, seven QB hurries and one blocked kick.

Everett Dawkins | 6’2” | 292 pounds | Florida State
Dawkins played in 57 games at Florida State and totaled 106 tackles (59 solo), 7.0 sacks, four passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble and six QB hurries. In 2012, Dawkins recorded 26 tackles (14), 0.5 sack, one pass defensed, and two QB hurries.

Sharrif Floyd | 6’3” | 297 pounds | Florida
In 37 games at Florida, Floyd totaled 115 tackles (58 solo), 4.5 sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble, 11 QB hurries and three blocked kicks. In 2012, Floyd recorded 46 tackles (29), 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble, six QB hurries and two blocked kicks.

Johnathan Hankins | 6’3” | 320 pounds | Ohio State
Hankins played in 38 games at Ohio State and totaled 138 tackles (58 solo), one QB hurry, 5.0 sacks and one blocked kick. In 2012, Hankins had 55 tackles (23), 1.0 sack for a 10 yard loss, one QB hurry and one blocked kick.

Jordan Hill | 6’1” | 303 pounds | Penn State
In 46 games at Penn State, Hill totaled 171 tackles (64 solo) for 91 yards in losses, 9.5 sacks, three passes defensed, one interception, two forced fumbles and three QB hurries. In 2012, Hill recorded 64 tackles (29), 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and one QB hurry.

Abry Jones | 6’3” | 313 pounds | Georgia
Jones played in 46 games at Georgia and recorded 107 tackles (52 solo), 5.0 sacks, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and six QB hurries. In 2012, Jones only played in seven games and totaled 17 tackles (six solo).

Chris Jones | 6’2” | 302 pounds | Bowling Green
In 50 games at Bowling Green, Jones totaled 157 tackles (72 solo) for 200 yards in losses, 28.0 sacks for 155 yards in losses, two passes defensed, two fumble recoveries with one TD, six forced fumbles and 12 QB hurries. In 2012, Jones recorded 42 tackles (27), 12.5 sacks, one pass defensed, two forced fumbles, five QB hurries and two fumble recoveries.

Bennie Logan | 6’2” | 309 pounds | Louisiana State
Logan played in 30 games at LSU and recorded 107 tackles (38 solo), 5.0 sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles, three QB hurries and three blocked kicks. In 2012, Logan totaled 45 tackles (15), 2.0 sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble, two QB hurries and two blocked kicks.

Star Lotulelei | 6’2” | 311 pounds | Utah
In 38 games at Utah, Lotulelei totaled 107 tackles (48 solo), 7.0 sacks, five passes defensed, four fumbles and one catch for 17 yards. In 2012, Lotulelei had 42 tackles (25), 5.0 sacks, four passes defensed and three forced fumbles.

Stacy McGee | 6’3” | 308 pounds | Oklahoma
McGee played in 34 games at Oklahoma and totaled 63 tackles (29 solo), 2.5 sacks and four QB hurries. In 2012, McGee played in six games and had 14 tackles (six), 1.0 sack and one QB hurry.

Sheldon Richardson | 6’2” | 294 pounds | Missouri
In 24 games at Missouri, Richardson totaled 112 tackles (54 solo), 6.0 sacks, four passes defensed, four forced fumbles, nine QB hurries, one blocked kick and one fumble recovery returned for 60 yards. In 2012, Richardson had 75 tackles (39 solo), 4.0 sacks, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles, seven QB hurries, one blocked kick and his fumble recovery.

Kawann Short | 6’3” | 299 pounds | Purdue
Short played in 50 games at Purdue and totaled 186 tackles (124 solo) for 179 yards in losses, 19.5 sacks for 110 yards in losses, 15 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, two interceptions, and eight blocked kicks. In 2012, Short had 43 tackles (35), 7.0 sacks, four passes defensed, one forced fumble, and four blocked kicks.

Jared Smith | 6’3” | 302 pounds | New Hampshire
In 41 games at New Hampshire, Smith recorded 129 tackles (60 solo) for 136 yards in losses, 12.5 sacks, five passes defensed, three forced fumbles, one QB hurry and five blocked kicks. In 2012, Smith totaled 40 tackles (26), 4.0 sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and three blocked kicks.

Akeem Spence | 6’1” | 307 pounds | Illinois
Spence played in 38 games at Illinois and totaled 186 tackles (65 solo), 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and four QB hurries. In 2012, Spence had 72 tackles (32), 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one QB hurry.

Damion Square | 6’2” | 293 pounds | Alabama
In 42 games at Alabama, Square recorded 93 tackles (44 solo), 7.5 sacks, two passes defensed and 14 QB hurries. In 2012, Square totaled 33 tackles (11), 3.5 sacks, one pass defensed and nine QB hurries.

Brandon Williams | 6’1” | 335 pounds | Missouri Southern St.
Williams played in 42 games at Missouri Southern State and recorded 191 tackles (87 solo) for 238 yards in losses, 27 sacks for 166 yards in losses, 14 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and 18 QB hurries. In 2012, Williams had 68 tackles (31), 8.5 sacks, two passes defensed, five forced fumbles and eight QB hurries.

Nick Williams | 6’4” | 309 pounds | Samford
In 40 games at Samford, Williams totaled 66 tackles (39 solo), five passes defensed, two forced fumbles, three QB hurries and one blocked kick. In 2012, Williams recorded 31 tackles (15), 7.0 sacks, three passes defensed, three QB hurries and one blocked kick.

Sylvester Williams | 6’3” | 313 pounds | North Carolina
Williams played in 25 games at UNC and totaled 96 tackles (44 solo), 8.5 sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble, one interception and 11 QB hurries. In 2012, Williams had 42 tackles (21), 6.0 sacks and six QB hurries.

Nose Tackles

T.J. Barnes | 6’6” | 369 pounds | Georgia Tech
In 53 games at Georgia Tech, Barnes totaled 75 tackles (30 solo), 2.5 sacks, four passes defensed and one QB hurry. In 2012, Barnes recorded 28 tackles (12), 1.5 sacks and three passes defensed.

Kwame Geathers | 6’5” | 342 pounds | Georgia
Geathers played in 34 games at Georgia and totaled 61 tackles (25 solo), one pass defensed, two QB hurries and one blocked kick. In 2012, Geathers recorded 40 tackles (16), 1.0 sack, two QB hurries and one blocked kick.

Cory Grissom | 6’1” | 306 pounds | South Florida
In 44 games at South Florida, Grissom totaled 105 tackles (53 solo), 5.0 sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and two QB hurries. In 2012, Grissome had 38 tackles (24), 2.5 sacks, and two passes defensed.

Montori Hughes | 6’4” | 329 pounds | Tennessee-Martin
In two seasons, 22 games, at Tennessee-Martin, Hughes recorded 72 tackles (29 solo), 5.0 sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and 16 QB hurries. In 2012, Hughes had 42 tackles (20), 4.0 sacks, one pass defensed and 13 QB hurries.

John Jenkins | 6’4” | 346 pounds | Georgia
Jenkins played in 27 games (two seasons) at Georgia and totaled 78 tackles (36 solo), one pass defensed, one forced fumble, one interception, seven QB hurries and one blocked kick. In 2012, Jenkins recorded 50 tackles (22), 1.0 sack, one pass defensed, four QB hurries and one blocked kick.

Jesse Williams | 6’3” | 323 pounds | Alabama
In 26 games over two seasons at Alabama, Williams had 61 tackles (17 solo), 1.5 sacks, three passes defensed, seven QB hurries, and one blocked kick. In 2012, Williams totaled 37 tackles, 1.0 sack, two passes defensed, four QB hurries and one blocked kick.