It is a thankless position.
Defensive tackles are asked to hold the point of attack, to occupy blockers and to occasionally make tackles.
Most of the time, they are doing the dirty work to allow linebackers and safeties, even defensive backs to clean up and get the glory of tackles.
Sometimes, a defensive tackle can serve as an outstanding pass rusher as well and gain glory through sacks.
Regardless of the role, defensive tackle is an important position on any...