Scouting The Defensive Tackles: Class of 2012

Here’s a look at the top junior defensive tackle prospects entering the 2010 season:

1. Jurrell Casey, USC – As a true freshman, Casey earned a spot in the defensive line rotation as a backup nose tackle for a stacked Trojans’ defense. Last season the Long Beach native became the star of the front four. He made a serious impact as a penetrating force from his tackle position, trailing only Everson Griffen by a half a tackle for loss to top the D-line. Casey also has a nose for the football; he combined his cat-like quickness with Mack truck force to create two fumbles and recover three. Of his 13 starts as a sophomore, two came as a nose tackle, but his skill set is better suited to play as a one-gap tackle. Casey may be able to fill-in as a nose man or two-gap tackle in

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