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NFL Draft '06: Scouting the Defensive Tackles

NFL-franchises always put a high premium on big, strong defensive tackles who can collapse the pocket. No less then three players at this position have been taken in the first round every draft since 2001. In several instances the defensive tackles selected during the initial frame went much earlier then many originally predicted. That could be the case next April as there are no true consistent dominators on the interior.

Full Name: Baraka Atkins         School: Miami-Fl Ht: 6-3.5     Wt: 280     40: 5.07     Yr: 4Jr Pos: Athletic lineman who can be used at either the tackle or end positions. Plays with good pad level, fast off the edge and displays a fluid change of direction. Possesses a large degree of suddenness and explosion. Excellent lateral movement skills and covers a large area on the field. Beats...

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