Defensive Tackles Drafted in the 2024 NFL Draft

The passing game drives success in the NFL these days, making the defensive tackles drafted in 2024 crucial as stopping the pass is just as critical.

If quarterback play is what wins in today’s NFL, then the ability to make them uncomfortable is reasonable to put a premium on.

We saw four DTs come off the board in the first round last season, a clear sign that our understanding of the impact that these big men have is increasing.

We take a look at the defensive tackles selected in the 2024 NFL Draft, trying to uncover which teams got it right and will thrive in the future as a result.

Which Defensive Tackles Were Drafted in the 2024 NFL Draft?

Byron Murphy II, Texas | Seattle Seahawks

Round 1, Pick 16

Bryon Murphy II, a four-star recruit, put up five sacks and eight tackles for loss in 2023, and that output doesn’t do justice to the week-to-week impact he had. Murphy has all the tools to succeed as a pass rusher, a block absorber, and a playmaker.

He may lack elite physical traits, but Murphy’s processing speed is strong and could help him overcome those limitations.

The Seahawks allowed the third-most yards per game last season (371.4), and the second defensive player drafted in this year’s draft could make an impact in short order.

Defensive Tackles Drafted on Day 2 or 3

2) Ruke Orhorhoro, Clemson
Round 2, Pick 35 | Atlanta Falcons

3) Johnny Newton, Illinois
Round 2, Pick 36 | Washington Commanders

4) T’Vondre Sweat, Texas
Round 2, Pick 38 | Tennessee Titans

5) Braden Fiske, Florida State
Round 2, Pick 39 | Los Angeles Rams

6) Maason Smith, LSU
Round 2, Pick 48 | Jacksonville Jaguars

7) Kris Jenkins, Michigan
Round 2, Pick 49 | Cincinnati Bengals

8) Michael Hall Jr., Ohio State
Round 2, Pick 54 | Cleveland Browns

9) DeWayne Carter, Duke
Round 3, Pick 95 | Buffalo Bills

10) McKinnley Jackson, Texas A&M
Round 3, Pick 97 | Cincinnati Bengals

11) Justin Eboigbe, Alabama
Round 4, Pick 105 | Los Angeles Chargers

12) Brandon Dorlus, Oregon
Round 4, Pick 109 | Atlanta Falcons

13) Jordan Jefferson, LSU
Round 4, Pick 116 | Jacksonville Jaguars

14) Logan Lee, Iowa
Round 6, Pick 178 | Pittsburgh Steelers

15) Mekhi Wingo, LSU
Round 6, Pick 189 | Detroit Lions

16) Tyler Davis, Clemson
Round 6, Pick 196 | Los Angeles Rams

17) Zion Logue, Georgia
Round 6, Pick 197 | Atlanta Falcons

18) Khristian Boyd, Northern Iowa
Round 6, Pick 199 | New Orleans Saints

19) Jaden Crumedy, Mississippi State
Round 6, Pick 200 | Carolina Panthers

20) Levi Drake-Rodriguez, Texas A&M
Round 7, Pick 232 | Minnesota Vikings

21) Jonah Laulu, Oklahoma
Round 7, Pick 234 | Indianapolis Colts

22) Jowon Briggs, Cincinnati
Round 7, Pick 243 | Cleveland Browns

23) Justin Rogers, Auburn
Round 7, Pick 244 | Dallas Cowboys

24) Marcus Harris, Auburn
Round 7, Pick 247 | Houston Texans

Other Position Groups in the 2024 NFL Draft

Here are links to the list of players in other position groups who were selected in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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