Senior Bowl Positional Rankings- Defense

The Wednesday practices are complete and has our updated Senior Bowl Positional Rankings. Find out who our legion of experts believes is best at each position.

Defensive Line

1. Cameron Jordan- Although the quarterbacks get most of the publicity, Jordan remains the best player at the Senior Bowl. He dominates drills similar to what B.J. Raji did a few years ago.

2. Phil Taylor- The mammoth defensive tackle has been a terror to the South offensive linemen. Taylor is playing like Pat Williams in his prime.

3. Jeremy Beal- Beal used his quickness to get in the backfield during Wednesday's practice as he is a prototypical 3-4 end.

4. Ryan Kerrigan- After a couple of tough days, Kerrigan came back with a solid performance. Kerrigan appears to have a solid motor.

5. Jarvis Jenkins- This big defensive tackle was able to penetrate into the backfield routinely and make plays. His stock is certainly up for the week.


1. Nate Irving- Irving seems like the perfect plug and play guy at inside linebacker. He sheds blocks well and makes all the routine plays.

2. Greg Jones- Jones could be an impact linebacker for years to come. Ultra-productive collegiate career, moves well and good instincts.

3. Casey Matthews- The smallish Matthews looked very good in coverage drills and is quick to the football.

4. Brooks Reed- The Arizona linebacker is more athletic than he looks and he has a nice set of hands.

5. Von Miller- Miller is the highest rated linebacker here amongst most draftniks, but he's solely a 3-4 OLB.


1. Kendric Burney- The former UNC product has been glued to receivers as his footwork and backpedal are excellent.

2. Shareece Wright- Wright showed great instincts and break on the football as he had multiple passes defensed.

3. Quinton Carter- Carter is physically impressive as he can muscle receivers.

4. Marcus Gilchrist- Gilchrist is valuable as he can play multiple positions at either corner or safety.

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