Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech
Draft Prospect Outlook:
Stocky, powerful defensive tackle with amazing explosion upfield. Frequently uses his hands to keep offensive linemen away from his frame. Width helps him hold up against down blocks. Scary potential.
A 247Sports Composite four-star recruit out of Manassas, Virginia, Settle redshirted in 2015 before playing in 14 games in his first season, recording 17 total tackles, seven of them for a loss. He also blocked a kick as a freshman and made two tackles in the ACC title game.
Settle started all 13 games as a sophomore in 2017, tallying 36 total tackles (12.5 for loss) with four sacks and another blocked kick. Settle had a great midseason run against Clemson, Boston College and UNC, racking up 16 tackles (seven for loss) with two sacks during that stretch. Settle earned second-team All-ACC honors for his strong campaign and decided to declare for the draft after the season. -- R.J. White