Early look at 2012 DT prospects

Updated: September 22, 2011, 12:09 PM ET
By Steve Muench
With Ndamukong Suh dominating opposing offensive lines and leading a football renaissance in Detroit, and a handful of rookie defensive tackles making noise early in the 2011 season, now seems like a good time to examine the early returns for the top DTs on the 2012 draft board.

Most teams have played three games to this point, so we have a good sample of film to work with when assessing the top tackles, five of whom grade out in the late-first- or early-second-round areas.