"On paper, the 2010 senior defensive tackle class looks to be the strongest position in next year’s draft. The reason: Three of the top defensive tackles in the nation last season opted to stay for their final year of eligibility and increase their draft stock rather than declare early."
The top three listed are Terrence Cody (Alabama), Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska) and Geno Atkins (Georgia). The 2010 DT group could get a further boost if highly talented prospects like Gerald McCoy (Oklahoma) decide to declare.
Walter Cherepinsky ranks the prospects here.
This year, three defensive tackles went off the board in round one: B.J. Raji (Green Bay #9), Peria Jerry (Atlanta #24) and Evander Hood (Pittsburgh #32). The Seahawks own two first round picks in 2010 having traded for Denver's 1st rounder.