Ranking potential Eagles defensive tackle targets in 2023 NFL Draft

Gervon Dexter #9, Florida Gators (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Darius Robinson #6, Missouri Tigers (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /

. . Darius Robinson, Missouri. 10. player. 822.

Darius Robinson and Ruke Orhorhoro are solid options if the Eagles add a defensive tackle on Day 3.

Before the 2022 college football season, Darius Robinson’s first 18 games i.e. three seasons as an NCAA star for the Missouri Tigers had only yielded a single sack and 1.5 tackles that had resulted in a loss of yardage. He has already statistically exceeded much of what he’s done during his career after nine games of the current campaign.

He’s been a bright spot in a disappointing year for the Missouri Tigers Through nine games, he has racked up 3.5 tackles that have resulted in a loss of yardage to go along with 2.5 sacks. Last year, he was already receiving favorable projections from NFL advance scouts. Keep an eye on him. His star could rise.

. . Ruke Orhorhoro, Clemson. 9. player. 879.

Sharing snaps with future NFL stars can sometimes mean they’re casting a shadow over you, one that you can’t seem to escape. Some may argue that has been much of Ruke Orhorhoro’s story.

Others may argue that, when you weigh the talent of every interior defensive lineman that figures to be available in next year’s draft, Orhorhoro has to be ranked among the top ten. So far, there’s been little to discredit the latter theory. He took advantage of seeing extra playing time when Bryan Bresee was lost to injury in 2021. He’s also been a solid rotational piece for the Clemson Tigers in 2022.