The Boston Globe examines the top defensive linemen available in the 2012 NFL draft. Players are listed with position, school, height, weight, and 40-yard dash time. * denotes underclassman:
Luke Kuechly* MLB, Boston College, HEIGHT: 6-3, WEIGHT: 242, 40 TIME: 4.58
Phenomenal all-around, three-down linebacker. Outstanding production with 191 tackles last season, which led the country. Demonstrated speed and agility to match his natural instincts. In workouts, he has shown a terrific ability to drop into coverage. Might be a better person than player, if that’s possible.
Melvin Ingram OLB, South Carolina, HEIGHT: 6-1, WEIGHT: 264, 40 TIME: 4.74
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