Meet the New Mids: Defensive Line

Last year Navy's defense ranked 16th in nation in scoring defense, fourth in the nation in red zone scoring defense and 28th overall in total defense. Navy returns all of their nose guards and the team's best defensive player in defensive end Jabaree Tuani.

Unlike the all other positions this year's direct admit defensive line recruits look more talented than the incoming NAPS class. will now take a look at the new Midshipmen defensive linemen.

Jamel Dobbs originally committed to Tulane but switch his commitment to Navy very late in the process. Dobbs looks to be another terrific defensive line signing by coach Ashley Ingram. He was also offered scholarships by Maryland, Toledo and Western Carolina. Dobbs is 6-foot-1, 265 pounds and has 4.65 forty yard dash speed. The Georgia native can play both inside and outside. As a defensive end as a junior he posted 13 sacks. Dobbs moved inside for his senior year and recorded 61 tackles with 16 for a loss and four sacks. Dobbs is a very good athlete, with long arms, a fast up field burst and the ability to move laterally. He can chase, pursue and make the big hit.

Chris Mayes was one of the top finalists for the Mr. Football Lineman award in Tennessee. Mayes (6-3, 290) is a powerful lineman from Murfreesboro, Tennessee who played on both offense and defense. The explosive Mayes was the best player on one of the best rushing teams in the state in 2009. Mayes graded out at 88-percent with 49 pancake blocks. Mayes, who will play nose guard for Navy, recorded six sacks and 63 tackles despite facing constant double teams last year. Mayes is a massive type of linemen that Navy rarely lands and has terrific size, speed, strength and overall athletic ability. Mayes chose Navy over offers from Western Kentucky and UT-Martin

Drew Kinsella is another defensive recruit that proves that if you have a ten win season they will come to Navy. Kinsella (6-7, 250) is a very athletic and talented lineman. Kinsella who is from Kingwood, Texas had numerous offers from schools including Louisiana Tech, Princeton, SMU and UTEP. Kinsella, who was also recruited by Rice as a tight end, runs a 4.7 forty yard dash. He was an honorable mention All-State player on defense. Kinsella has the potential to get bigger and stronger. He has long arms, quickness, good speed for his size, agility and balance.

Direct admit Alex Doolittle will add to Navy's depth chart on the defensive line. The 6-foot-2, 266 pound Doolittle is an All-District performer from Houston, Texas. He was a two star recruit and offers above average quickness and athletic ability. He is a solid athlete who can rush the passer.

Barry Dabney (6-1, 285) played last year at the Naval Academy Prep school. Dabney is a lineman from Nashville, Tennessee who chose Navy over six other scholarships offers. Dabney was hurt and missed time at USNAPS last year. For a nose guard, Dabney is a good athlete who can move. He is a physical player who is strong at the point of attack. Dabney is active and has some pass rush ability. He needs to watch his pad level because at times he plays too high. If he can stay healthy Dabney can develop into a factor in the future.

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