Last week we covered what is thought of as the best offensive lines in college football for this upcoming season. This week we will look at which defenses have the opportunity to wreak havoc and cave in opposing offenses and help their teams win the field position battle to make scoring easier.
The first line of the defense can set the table and take command of a game, rendering its opponent helpless. This can be a huge help to you as a football bettor when you know your selection can take control of the line of scrimmage.
Once again, we will list the top defensive lines in alphabetical order.
Alabama – The last time Alabama did not have a domineering defensive line, the Oscar-winning best flick was – No Country For Old Men. There are no old guys in this group again, as they are fresh and ready to break down opposing offenses. Nick Saban has over-recruited this position for years since he annually sends players to the NFL, many as junior eligible. This year’s studs will include Rawkown Davis, Isaiah Buggs, and beastly Johnny Dwight.
Auburn – Last year the Tigers has 37 sacks and nine of the 10 D-linemen that contributed to that total are back. Tackles Dontavius Russell and Derrick Brown were like pillars, they could not be moved. DE Marlon Davidson will be cashing NFL checks once he goes into the draft. Few teams can match Auburn’s depth and see a minimal drop off in production.
Clemson – Dabo Swinney has built Clemson into a national power. He paid attention to how Saban did it and that was by having a multitude of players who can win individual battles on both sides of the line of scrimmage. As great as the Clemson defensive lines have been the last few seasons, this might be their best group. It was shocking to learn Austin Bryant, Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell turned down playing on Sunday’s to return and play on Saturday’s. But they did and this should be the best defensive front in college football.