Ranking Eagles top defensive tackle prospects in 2023 NFL Draft from worst to first

Mazi Smith, #58 Michigan Wolverines (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)
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809. . . . Keeanu Benton, Wisconsin. 6. player

36 tackles and 4.5 sacks were the results of an impressive 12-game showing by former Wisconsin Badgers star Keeanu Benton this past season. For his efforts, he earned a Third-Team All-Big Ten nod. This followed a Second-Team honor in 2021.

He also enjoyed a nice showing during Senior Bowl Week. The 2019 and 2020 seasons were relatively quiet for him, but he really made a name for himself these past two seasons. If he continues with an impressive pre-draft showing, he could climb on some boards. Currently, we see him as a Day 2 prospect.

860. . . . Siaki Ika, Baylor . 5. player

At six-foot-three and 350 pounds, Siaki Ika was hard to move at the collegiate level. The NFL represents a huge increase in the level of competition as we all know. Still, there isn’t an offensive lineman on Planet Earth that won’t wear down during the final quarter after exhausting his energy by having to deal with this monster during the first 45 minutes of game time.

Ika appeared in 13 games during 2019 and 2020 for the LSU Tigers and 24 more for the Baylor Bears in 2021 and 2022. He closed his college career with 70 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and three pass breakups.