Sep 20, 2014; Syracuse, NY, USA; Maryland Terrapins defensive lineman Darius Kilgo (97) tackles Syracuse Orange running back Prince-Tyson Gulley (23) by his jersey during the second half of a game at the Carrier Dome. Maryland won the game 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Darius Kilgo – Defensive Tackle – Maryland
Kilgo is a large man who plays nose tackle in Maryland’s 3-4 defense. His size and brute strength allows him to fill gaps and make plays against the run. Shows flashes of burst as a pass rusher that you don’t often see from a man of his stature.
Relies on his strength too often rather than hand placement and technique. Tends to stand too high and gets driven out of the play when he loses his leverage.
How He Fits:
It’s a possibility that the Lions could lose both Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh this offseason. Darius Kilgo would provide some depth at defensive tackle and try to soften the blow by providing the Lions a big body that can make plays against the run. Don’t be surprised to see the Lions draft heavily in the trenches, as those are huge needs on both sides of the ball.