Draft Prospects Series: Defensive Linemen

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The Raiders.com Draft Prospects series is back for 2010. We continue this year's edition of the series with a look at the defensive linemen who were invited to participate in the NFL's Annual Scouting Combine which wrapped up at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on March 2nd. *Photos courtesy of the respective player's university or college.

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Rahim Alem | DL | 6'2'' | 256 pounds | Louisiana State**

Alem, a First-Team All Sec, played in 43 career games for the Tigers, logged 43 solo tackles and 14 sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and made 20 solo stops and 4 sacks.

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Charles Alexander | DT | 6'3'' | 318 pounds | Louisiana State**

Alexander played in 42 career games at LSU, recorded 30 solo tackles and four sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and chalked up 10 solo stops, 2 for losses and one sack.

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Tyson Alualu | DL | 6'2'' | 291 pounds | California**

Alualu played in 51 games for the Golden Bears, and made 80 solo tackles and logged 11 sacks and 1 Int. In 2009, he played in every game, made 30 solo stops and chalked up 5 sacks.

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Geno Atkins | DT | 6'1'' | 282 pounds | Georgia**

Georgia's Most Valuable Defensive Player appeared in 50 career games for the Bulldogs, logged76 solo tackles and8 quarterback sacks. In 2009, Atkins played in every game and notched 22 solo stops and2 sacks.

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Kevin Basped | DL | 6'5'' | 240 pounds | Nevada**

Basped played in38 career games for the Nevada Wolf Pack, logged70 solo tackles and20 quarterback sacks. In 2009, played in every game and recorded 13 solo stops and8 sacks.

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Alex Carrington | DL | 6'5'' | 278 pounds | Arkansas State**

Played in24 career games for the Red Wolves, he logged47 solo tackles and 10 quarterback sacks. In 2009, Carrington played inevery game and notched28 solo stops and9 sacks.

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Terrence Cody | DL | 6'3'' | 365 pounds | Alabama**

After transferring from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, he played in 26 career games and logged 19 solo tackles and 8 for loss. In 2009, he played in every game and amassed 12 solo stops and 5 for loss.

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Antonio Coleman | DE | 6'1'' | 252 pounds | Auburn**

Coleman played in 50 career games for the Auburn Tigers, logged 94 solo tackles and 22 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and notched 23 solo stops and 8 sacks.

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Jermaine Cunningham | DE | 6'3'' | 251 pounds |Florida**

Cunningham saw action in 45 career games for the Gators, recorded 79 solo tackles and 16 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in 12 games out of 14 and made 21 solo stops and 7 sacks.

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Dexter Davis | DE | 6'1'' | 253 pounds | Arizona State**

Davis started all of his 50 career games at ASU, logged 85 solo tackles and 30 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he was the only Sun Devil to earn First-Team All-Pac 10 Conference honors as he notched 13 solo stops and 3.5 sacks.

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Hall Davis | DE | 6'4'' | 272 pounds | Louisiana-Lafayette**

Davis played in 48 career games for the Ragin' Cajuns, logged 33 solo tackles and 5 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and notched11 solo stops and 2 sacks.

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Brandon Deaderick | DL | 6'4'' | 296 pounds | Alabama**

Appeared in 41 career games for the Crimson Tide and he chalked up 34 solo tackles and 6 quarterback sacks. In 2009, made 10 solo stops and dropped the quarterback 1 time when Alabama played South Carolina.

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Carlos Dunlap | DE | 6'5'' | 293 pounds | Florida**

Dunlap appeared in 39 career games for the Gators, recorded 56 solo tackles and 18 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in 13 games out of 14 and made 29 solo stops and 9 sacks. He was also named the Defensive MVP of the 2009 FedEx BCS National Championship Game.

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Junior Galette | DE | 6'2'' | 245 pounds | Stillman**

In 2009, an All-America Second Team and a transfer from Temple for his senior year, Galette, played in 9 games out of 10 at Stillman College and notched 37 solo stops and 8 sacks.

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Clifton Geathers | DE | 6'7'' | 280 pounds | South Carolina**

Geathers played in 34 career games for the Gamecocks, logged 47 solo tackles and 5 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in 12 games, missing only the first one of the season and notched 27 solo stops and 3 sacks.

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Thaddeus Gibson | DE | 6'2'' | 245 pounds | Ohio State**

Played in 35 career games for the Buckeyes, logged 49 solo tackles and 10 quarterback sacks. In 2009, Gibson played in every game and notched 27 solo stops and 4 sacks.

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Brandon Graham | DE | 6'0'' | 274 pounds | Michigan**

Graham, the first defensive player in Michigan University to be voted Bo Schembechler Most Valuable Player twice, played in 46 career games for the Wolverines, logged 86 solo tackles and 27 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and chalked up 42 solo stops and dropped the quarterback 10 times.

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Everson Griffen | DE | 6'3'' | 272 pounds | USC**

Played in 36 career games for the Trojans, logged 48 solo tackles and 17 quarterback sacks. In 2009, Griffen played in 12 games out of 13 contests for USC and notched 22 solo stops and 8 sacks.

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Greg Hardy | DE | 6'4'' | 261 pounds | Mississippi**

Hardy played in 40 career games for Mississippi, logged 90 solo tackles and 25 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in 9 games out of 13 due to a wrist injury and notched 11 solo stops and 5 sacks.

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Lamarr Houston | DT | 6'1'' | 282 pounds | Texas**

Houston played in 50 career games for the Longhorns, logged 86 solo tackles and 13 quarterback sacks. In 2009, played in every game and notched 40 solo stops and 7 sacks.

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Jerry Hughes | DE | 6'1'' | 252 pounds | TCU**

Hughes played in 49 career games for the Horned Frogs, recorded 83 solo tackles, eight forced fumbles and 27 sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and notched 32 solo stops and 10 quarterback sacks.

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Carl Ihenacho | DE | 6'2'' | 249 pounds | San Jose State**

Ihenacho played in 44 career games for the Spartans, logged 96 solo tackles and 17 quarterback sacks. In 2009, played in every game and notched 23 solo stops and 4 sacks.

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Art Jones | DT | 6'3'' | 302 pounds | Syracuse**

Played in 44 career games at Syracuse, chalked up 85 solo tackles, five sacks, and 34 tackles for loss. In 2009, he chalked up 12 solo stops and one quarterback sack.

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Linval Joseph | DL | 6'5'' | 298 pounds | East Carolina**

Joseph played in 41 career games for the Pirates, recorded four sacks and 57 solo tackles. In 2009, he chalked up 22 solo tackles and 2 sacks.

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Sergio Kindle | DE | 6'4'' | 236 pounds | Texas**

Kindle played in 46 career games for the Longhorns and started half as a linebacker, logged 107 solo tackles and 14 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and notched 40 solo stops and 5 sacks.

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Jammie Kirlew | DE | 6'1'' | 254 pounds | Indiana**

Kirlew, a two-time All-Big Ten selection and two-time team MVP, played in 48 career games at Indiana, recorded 152 solo tackles, 20 sacks, and 9 forced fumbles. In 2009, he chalked up 49 solo stops, 6 sacks and 5 forced fumbles.

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Austen Lane | DL | 6'6'' | 259 pounds | Murray State**

Played in 43 career games at Murray St, recorded 102 solo tackles, 43 for loss, and 27 sacks. In 2009, Lane chalked up 32 solo stops and 11 quarterback sacks.

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Brandon Lang | DL | 6'3'' | 252 pounds | Troy**

Played in 42 career games at Troy, recorded 95 solo tackles, 35 for losses and 23 quarterback sacks. In 2009, Lang played in every game and chalked up 34 solo stops, 11 for losses and 8 sacks.

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Erik Lorig | DE | 6'3'' | 264 pounds | Stanford**

Lorig played in 41 career games for the Cardinal, logged 51 solo stops and five sacks. In 2009, played in 5 out of 13 games due to an injury and notched 8 solo tackles and one sack.

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Albert McClellan | DE | 6'1'' | 256 pounds |Marshall**

Played in 48 career games at Marshall, logged 99 solo tackles and 18 quarterback sacks. In 2009, McClellan played in all 13 games and made 16 solo tackles and chalked up two sacks.

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Gerald McCoy | DT | 6'3'' | 296 pounds | Oklahoma**

McCoy played in 40 career games for the Sooners, logged 51 solo tackles and 12 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and notched 25 solo stops and 5 sacks.

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Greg Middleton | DE | 6'3'' | 285 pounds | Indiana**

Middleton, the 2009 Chris Dal Sasso "Outstanding Defensive Lineman" Award winner, played in 41 career games at Indiana, recorded 65 solo tackles and 22 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he chalked up 21 solo stops and 3 sacks.

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Koa Misi | DE | 6'2'' | 256 pounds | Utah**

The Two-time all-MWC honoree played in 38 career games at Utah, logged 94 solo tackles and 8 quarterback sacks. In 2009, Misi played in every game but oneand notched 34 solo stops and 4 sacks.

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Earl Mitchell | DT | 6'4'' | 293 pounds |Arizona**

Mitchell played in 49 career games at Arizona; he made 50 solo tackles and chalked up 6 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he had 34 solo stops and 5 sacks.

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Arthur Moats | DE | 6'2'' | 225 pounds |James Madison**

Moats played in 49 career games for the Dukes, logged 104 solo tackles and 23 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and notched 42 solo stops and 10 sacks.

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Derrick Morgan | DE | 6'4'' | 268 pounds |Georgia Tech**

Played in 39 career games for the Yellow jackets, logged 74 solo tackles and 17 quarterback sacks. In 2009, Morgan played in every game and notched 39 solo stops and 12 sacks.

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Aleric Mullins | DT | 6'3'' | 306 pounds | North Carolina**

Mullins played in 38 career games at North Carolina, recorded 27 solo tackles, three forced fumblesand 3 sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and notched 9 solo stops, with three tackles for loss.

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Mike Neal | DT | 6'3'' | 300 pounds | Purdue**

Played in 46 career games for the Boilermakers, logged 56 solo tackles and 11 quarterback sacks. In 2009, Neal played in every game and notched 20 solo stops and 4 sacks.

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Jared Odrick | DT | 6'4'' | 306 pounds | Penn State**

Odrick played in 44 career games for the Nittany Lions, he made 47 solo tackles and chalked up 12 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he had 17 solo stops and six sacks.

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Vince Oghobaase | DT | 6'6'' | 303 pounds | Duke**

Played in 44 career games at Duke, logged 70 solo tackles and 11 quarterback sacks. In 2009, Oghobaase played in 9 out of 12 games and notched 18 solo stops and2 sacks.

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Jeff Owens | DT | 6'0'' | 303 pounds | Georgia**

Owens, one of just 11 players in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision to be named to the 2009 Allstate American Football Team and also the team's David Jacobs Award winner, played in 53 games at Georgia, made 64 solo tackles and chalked up 5 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he had 14 solo stops and 1 quarterback sack.

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Corey Peters | DT | 6'3'' | 295 pounds | Kentucky**

Peters played in 49 career games at Kentucky, recorded 87 solo tackles, 23 for losses and 10 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and chalked up 29 solo stops, 10 for losses and 3 sacks.

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Jason Pierre-Paul | DL | 6'5'' | 263 pounds | South Florida**

After transferring from Fort Scott Community College, in 2009 Pierre-Paul played 13 games at South Florida where he was named First Team All-American and first team All-Big East, logged 27 solo tackles, 6 quarterback sacks and 2 forced fumbles.

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Brian Price | DT | 6'2'' | 303 pounds | UCLA**

A first-team All-America and second-team Walter Camp Foundation, Price played in 35 career games at UCLA, chalked up 75 solo tackles, 12 sacks, and 41 tackles for loss. In 2009, he chalked up 41 solo stops and 7 quarterback sacks.

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Jay Ross | DL | 6'3'' | 308 pounds | East Carolina**

Ross played in 54 career games for the Pirates, recorded 6 sacks and 50 solo tackles. In 2009, he chalked up 14 solo tackles and 1 quarterback sack.

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Ricky Sapp | DE | 6'4'' | 245 pounds | Clemson**

Played in 47 career games for the Tigers, logged 70 solo tackles and 16 quarterback sacks. In 2009, Sapp played in every game and notched 28 solo stops, 5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.

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O'Brien Schofield | DL | 6'3'' | 248 pounds | Wisconsin**

Schofield, a First-team All-Big Ten and honorable mention All-American, played in 44 games for the Badgers, recorded 77 solo tackles and 16 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and chalked up 43 solo stops and dropped the quarterback 11 times.

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George Selvie | DL | 6'3'' | 239 pounds | South Florida**

Selvie played 52 games at South Florida logged 145 solo tackles, 26 quarterback sacks and 8 forced fumbles. In 2009, he played in every game and notched 19 solo stops, 3 sacks and 1 forced fumble.

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Cameron Sheffield | DL | 6'2'' | 249 pounds | Troy**

Played in 47 career games at Troy, chalked up 89 solo tackles, 13 sacks, 5 forced fumbles and 24 tackles for loss. In 2009, he chalked up 30 solo stops, 8 tackles for loss and 6 quarterback sacks.

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Malcolm Sheppard | DT| 6'2'' | 280 pounds | Arkansas**

An All-Southeastern Conference selection, Sheppard played in 51 games for the Razorbacks, recorded 73 solo tackles and 8 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and chalked up 18 solo stops and dropped the quarterback 2 times.

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D'Anthony Smith | DT| 6'2'' | 307 pounds | Louisiana Tech**

Smith played in49 career games at Louisiana Tech, logged 72 solo tackles and 7 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and notched 19 solo stops and 3 quarterback sacks.

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Ndamukong Suh | DL | 6'4'' | 295 pounds | Nebraska**

Suh, the 2009 All-America, Lombardi, Outland and Nagurski Candidate, played in 54 games at Nebraska, recorded 125 solo tackles and 21 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and chalked up 52 solo stops and dropped the quarterback 10 times.

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Daniel Te'o-Nesheim | DE | 6'3'' | 253 pounds | Washington**

Te'o-Nesheim, a native of Waikoloa, Hawaii, played in49 career games at Washington, logged 115 solo tackles and 27 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and notched 27 solo stops and 9 quarterback sacks.

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Cam Thomas | DT | 6'3'' | 321 pounds | North Carolina**

Thomas played in 46 career games at North Carolina, recorded 3 sacks and 44 solo tackles. In 2009, he chalked up 10 solo tackles and 2 tackles for loss.

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Adrian Tracy | DE | 6'2'' | 242 pounds | William & Mary**

Tracy played in 47 career games at William & Mary, chalked up 151 solo tackles, 23 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 50 tackles for loss. In 2009, he chalked up 50 solo stops, 8 sacks and 17 tackles for loss.

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Torell Troup | DT | 6'3'' | 315 pounds | Central Florida**

A two-time All-Conference USA, Troup played in 25 games for the Golden Knights, recorded 3 sacks and 49 solo tackles. In 2009, he chalked up 19 solo tackles and 2 quarterback sacks.

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Lorenzo Washington | DL | 6'4'' | 285 pounds | Alabama**

Played in 48 career games for the Crimson Tide, logged 32 solo tackles and 6 quarterback sacks. In 2009, Washington played in every game and notched 13 solo stops and dropped the quarterback 2 times.

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Dan Williams | DT | 6'2'' | 311 pounds | Tennessee**

Williams played in 45 career games for the Volunteers, recorded 6 sacks and 79 solo tackles. In 2009, he chalked up 36 solo tackles and 2 sacks.

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C.J. Wilson | DL | 6'2'' | 277 pounds |East Carolina**

Played in 54 career games for the Pirates, recorded 23 quarterback sacks and 92 solo tackles. In 2009, Wilson chalked up 23 solo tackles and 5 sacks.

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E.J. Wilson | DE | 6'3'' | 374 pounds | North Carolina**

Wilson played in 50 career games for the Tar Heels, logged 95 solo tackles and 12 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and notched 40 solo stops and 4 sacks.

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Lindsey Witten | DE | 6'4'' | 246 pounds | Connecticut**

Witten played in 49 career games for the Huskies, recorded 20 quarterback sacks and 62 solo tackles. In 2009, he chalked up 29 solo tackles and 11 quarterback sacks.

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Al Woods | DT | 6'3'' | 312 pounds | Louisiana State**

Played in 41 career games at LSU, recorded 3 quarterback sacks and 34 solo tackles. In 2009, Woods chalked up 15 solo tackles and dropped the quarterback once.

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Corey Wootton | DE | 6'6'' | 272 pounds | Northwestern**

Wootton played in 53 games, recorded 94 solo tacklesand 18 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and logged 16 solo tackles and four sacks.

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Jason Worilds | DE | 6'2'' | 262 pounds | Virginia Tech**

Played in 39 career games for the Hokies, logged 61 solo tackles and 11 quarterback sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and notched 15 solo stops and 3 sacks.

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Doug Worthington | DT | 6'5'' | 276 pounds | Ohio State**

Worthington played in 45 career games for the Buckeyes, recorded 42 solo tackles and 4 sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and recorded 20 solo tackles and dropped the quarterback 2 times.

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Willie Young | 6'4'' | 240 pounds |North Carolina State**

Young played in 49 career games for the Wolf pack, logged 109 solo tackles, 39 for loss and 19 sacks. In 2009, he played in every game and amassed 32 solo stops and 8 quarterback sacks.

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