Defensive Line

Winning at the point of attack is the difference between a successful football team with a strong idea and a weak one that will struggle to win games. Dominate from the defensive side of the ball with defensive line skills, drills, workouts and specific exercises aimed at improving leverage, developing total-body power and strength, while also providing the foundation for a technically sound athlete.

Latest in Defensive Line

Florida State DT Derrick Nnadi Squats 750 Pounds, Proves He's the Strongest Man in College Football

We've already told you about Donte 'Cheetah' Jackson, the LSU cornerback who's likely the fastest player in college football. Now it's time to get ...

By: Brandon Hall

Why WR Doug Baldwin is Working Out With the Seahawks' Defensive Linemen

Measuring 5-foot-10, Doug Baldwin is far from the biggest receiver in the NFL. But that didn't stop him from posting 94 receptions for 1,128 yards la...

By: Brandon Hall

The Atlanta Falcons Invented a Stat For Measuring Competitiveness That Could Revolutionize the NFL

In the NFL, intangibles are attributes that cannot be measured. Motor, toughness, effort, heart, pride—there's no space for these in the box scor...

By: Brandon Hall

Auburn DT Montravius Adams Could Be The NFL's Next Dwight Freeney

It's a rare rainy morning in Santa Ana, California, but the competition inside Proactive Sports Performance is heating up. Owner Ryan Capretta is s...

By: Brandon Hall

UCLA DE Takkarist McKinley is Out to Keep His NFL Promise to His Grandmother

Former UCLA defensive end Takkarist McKinley is a man of few words. He walks around the EXOS's training facility in Phoenix with a quiet intensity. Hi...

By: Andy Haley

Latest Videos in Defensive Line

Path to the Pros 2012: Defensive Linemen

The dominant defensive linemen of the 2011 college football season discuss the new set of challenges they'll face in trying to take their game to the next level.

Path to the Pros 2012: Dontari Poe

Defensive tackle Dontari Poe is a versatile defender whose thick frame and off-the-charts athleticism could land him in the top 10 of the first round of the NFL Draft.

Cutters HX80 Hexpad Lineman Glove

Chris Miller, sales manager at Cutters, previews the newest Cutters lineman glove: the HX80.

Reebok NFL Workhorse D3

Check out the features of Reebok’s NFL Workhorse D3, a “big-man” cleat sported by the New England Patriots’ Vince Wilfork and Matt Birk of the Baltimore Ravens.

LSU Pro Day DL/DB Tag Drill

Former LSU All-American DL Glenn Dorsey performs a DB "tag" drill, which tests awareness, explosiveness, and ability to fire off the line by reacting to first movement by a DB