Green Bay Packers 2015 NFL Draft: Breaking down the defensive line prospects
By Dan Dahlke
Washington Huskies defensive tackle Danny Shelton (71). Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
The 2015 NFL Draft is closing in upon us, and in a little over a week we’ll finally get to see how this whole draft picture plays out and who the Green Bay Packers will add to their roster.
In anticipation of the draft, I put together my position-by-position rankings, taking a close look at the top prospects in this class and who Green Bay could target come draft day.
Look for these position breakdowns throughout the next 10 days leading up to the draft.
Today we kick off the series with the defensive lineman prospects. I ranked these prospects based on their fit in the Packers defense, causing some players to rise or drop based on where others may project them to go.
When ranking players, I like to group them into four tiers during the pre-draft process and then rank the players within those tiers.
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Tier One: Potential impact players at the next level.
Tier Two: Players who could be solid starters or make contributions as a rookie.
Tier Three: Developmental prospects who have some upside but may not be ready to contribute immediately.
Tier Four: Role players who could offer depth to the roster.
Without further ado, here are my top 25 defensive line prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft. On the last slide, I also picked the player from this group who I feel is the best fit for the Packers in the draft.
Let me know what you think.
Next: Who's in the Top Tier?