2017 NFL Combine roster: Defensive linemen



The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 28 when the specialists, the offensive linemen, and the running backs get their orientation to the four-day trial leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft.

One position group that will stand out above the rest will be insanely deep and powerful defensive line class. The defensive linemen will arrive in Indianapolis on Thursday, Mar. 2 and will depart on Sunday, Mar. 5.

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Many scouts expect the No. 1 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns to be a defensive lineman. Unless Cleveland goes quarterback or trades back with a desperate team to draft quarterback at No. 1, the pick will almost certainly be Texas A & M Aggies junior defensive end Myles Garrett. This guy has the potential to be an all-time great at the NFL level.

Other top-tier defensive linemen that are poised to go in the first round include Alabama's Jonathan Allen, Tennessee's Derek Barnett, and Michigan's Taco Charlton. Allen will be off the board by the Jacksonville Jaguars pick at No. 4. Barnett looks to be a guy who could go anywhere from No. 8 to No. 20. Charlton should be picking in the mid-to-late 20s.

There are other players that may not have first-round grades that can make immediate impact at the next level. Temple's Haason Reddick and Kansas State's Jordan Willis shined at the 2017 Reese's Senior Bowl. Florida Atlantic's Trey Hendrickson and Florida's Bryan Cox Jr. had a great showing at the East-West Shrine Game.