NJ/NY NFTC: Top 5 DLs

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- A look at the top five defensive linemen at Sunday's Nike Football Training Camp.

The Nike Football Training Camp stopped at the New York Jets practice facility Sunday, and it brought out some strong competition.

Scout.com takes a look at the top defensive linemen at the event:


1. Rashan Gary, 6-4, 285, Scotch Plains-Fanwood (N.J.) High
Skinny:
Gary, a class of 2016 prospect, wasn't just the best defensive lineman at the camp, he was the best player. To think he is only a sophomore in high school is ridiculous. He has incredible burst, balance and strength. The offensive lineman he faced could have considered it a victory if they impeded his path the quarterback. Gary then sprinted back to the defensive line area with such speed he looked like a linebacker.


2. Ryan Buchholz, 6-5, 235, Malvern (Pa.) Great Valley
Skinny:
Buchholz, a Penn State commit, will have to add weight when he gets to Happy Valley, but he showed off his speed during the 1-on-1 session. He was quick around the edge, and he did a good job with his hands of keeping the offensive linemen off of him. He was able to get to the quarterback from the inside and the outside, and he covered ground quickly.


3. Austrian Robinson, 6-5, 270, Trinity Pawling (N.Y.) School
Skinny:
Robinson lined up as a defensive end, but he is better suited to play inside or on the offensive line in college. He showed some explosion, and his length worked in his favor as he was able to keep the offensive lineman from landing an initial punch. He was able to use his power on several reps, and his leverage was also good.


4. Johncarlo Valentin, 6-2, 310, Philadelphia Imhotep
Skinny:
Valentin, a class of 2016 prospect, came in as a relative unknown but made a name for himself by using a quick first step an power from the inside of the line of scrimmage. He was hard to block through the event, and even during individuals drills showed good lateral movement and a strong rip move


5. Gladimir Paul, 6-2, 210, Philadelphia Northeast
Skinny:
Paul needs to add size before he gets to college but he showed good burst off the edge. He was able to move laterally and get the inside path to the quarterback, and he understood how to set up the offensive tackle with a move one way and then explode the other way before dipping his shoulder and rounding the corner.



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