DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Niner Report|March 2021
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Leonard Williams, Giants 6-5 • 255 pounds • 28 years old An athletic 300-pounder with quick feet, Williams amassed a career-high 11.5 sacks last season. Add that to him being a stout run defender, very durable and possessing great character, and he should be in high demand. He won NFC Defensive Player of the Week twice last year.

Jadeveon Clowney, Titans 6-5 • 255 • 28

Clowney hasn’t put up gaudy sack numbers, but he is very disruptive and a good run defender.

He has had knee issues causing him to miss time in 2014, 2017 and 2020, so team doctors must check off on this signing. A rare athlete for his size, he was the first overall pick in the 2014 draft, and the No. 1 recruit in the country coming out of high school.

Dalvin Tomlinson, Giants 6-3 • 318 • 28

A fire plug in the middle of the line, Tomlinson is a terrific run defender. He’s a very durable player who didn’t miss a game his first four NFL seasons and is a high-character guy who does a ton of charity work. It might be hard for the Giants to sign both Tomlinson and Williams to large deals in the same offseason.

Ndamukong Suh, Buccaneers 6-4 • 313 • 28

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