N.J. NFTC: Top 5 Defensive Linemen
Rashad Gary
Rashad Gary
Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 1, 2013


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- FOX Sports NEXT takes a look at the top five defensive linemen in Sunday's Nike Football Training Camp.

The Nike Football Training Camp stopped in northern New Jersey Sunday and there was some strong showings on the defensive line. Here are the five who stood out to FOX Sports NEXT.


1. Thomas Holley, DT, Abraham Lincoln High, Brooklyn
Skinny: It is easy to forget Holley has only eight games of high school football experience because he looks natural. His explosiveness off the snap and his ability to fire out of a three-point stance stood out. Holley won some reps with power, others with speed. He even tried a spin move that wasn’t necessary but still effective.

2. Rashan Gary, DT, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High, Scott Plains, N.J.
Skinny: That Gary is only a 2016 prospect is downright scary because he has the power and size to make him an elite recruit in that class. He is quick and strong, and also showed an ability to listen to coaching. He was stopped on one rep on a bull rush, then took some coaching and beat the offensive lineman on the next rep with a nice arm lift and shoulder dip.

3. Noah Beh, DE, Scranton (Pa.) Prep School
Skinny: Beh went up against Nelson in one-on-ones, and didn’t get to the quarterback. However, that is more because of Nelson’s ability. Beh is long and was able to use his hands well. He wasn’t as explosive as he’s shown on tape, but during individual drills he showed athleticism and good footwork.

4. Michael Dogbe, DE, Parsippany Hills, Morris Hills, N.J.
Skinny: Dogbe needs to get stronger, but his length and explosiveness stood out during event. Dogbe is athletic but raw, and showed why he had a Temple offer with his speed and burst. He will have to work on his hands more.

5. Courtel Jenkins, DT, DePaul Catholic High, Wayne, N.J.
Skinny: Jenkins, who recently added offer from Buffalo and Massachusetts, is a classic nose guard. He is big and plays with a low center of gravity. He acknowledged it wasn’t his best day, but he showed powered and leg drive even though he didn’t get off the ball as quick as he would have liked. His strength is moving up the field.

For more from the 2013 Nike Football Training Camps, check Scout.com's Nike Football Training Camp Coverage.



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