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Our friends at Land Grant Holy Land have some insight on Hamilton:
Hamilton was a big part of what Ohio State did up front this past year. Aiding in a run defense that allowed just 2.98 yards per rush — good for No. 6 in the nation — he showed tremendous value in the ground game, with the ability to clog the lane and slow down opposing running backs even when still engaged with a blocker. At 6-foot-4, 310 pounds, he was also able to use his size to bull rush the QB and quickly constrict the pocket, forcing hurried throws and occasionally leading to a sack.
A defensive tackle is never a flashy draft pick, as the big men up the middle never really get the love that they should for all the things they do. Hamilton isn’t going to be taken in the first two rounds, but will be a solid addition for any team looking to shore up the interior of their defensive line. The DT will look to follow in the footsteps of Hankins before him and be the next solid gap-closing, run-stopping force at the next level, with some potential as a pass rusher thrown in the mix.
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