Defensive tackles can make or break a game for any team in the NFL. If you are able to hold up the middle of the line and force a running back to bounce routes out, that could make for a tired back very quickly.
In the NFL, tired is a very bad word as it forces the offense to look elsewhere in their gameplan, usually to the pass. If a team is only successful in the passing game, they become one dimensional and teams figure them out very quickly.
There are five players that can easily be considered starters at the position in the NFL Draft and they aren’t getting a lot of love from experts. Let’s take a look at those five underrated defensive tackles .