NFL Draft: Defensive Tackle options for Detroit Lions

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Jan 2, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Washington Huskies defensive lineman Danny Shelton (55) following the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2015 Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Washington 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions defensive line saw a major setback when they lost superstar Ndamukong Suh to the Miami Dolphins.

They quickly lessened the pain of losing Suh by acquiring defensive tackle Haloti Ngata from the Baltimore Ravens.  The Lions also re-signed defensive lineman Darryl Tapp and signed former New Orleans Saint defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker to add depth at defensive tackle.

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But as our own Mike Payton pointed out in his article breaking down the needs of the Lions, they have the depth to succeed in 2015, but need a defensive tackle for the future.

With this, this years draft class hosts great talent at the defensive tackle position.  Since there’s such great talent in this years draft at defensive tackle, taking one in the first round isn’t out of the question.

Even if the Lions don’t go defensive tackle with the 23rd pick, doesn’t mean they won’t in the second or third round.  Let’s take a look at some of the defensive tackle prospects that the Lions should target.