Defensive Line Close Drill


The Close Drill helps to develop quickness and good body position while closing the distance to the offensive blocker while pass rushing.


Defensive linemen assume good pass rush stance on LOS, offensive linemen align off of defenders approximatly 3 to 4 yards off of LOS. On snap of football the offensive linemen shuffle straight back trying to avoid ‘their’ defensive lineman, while defenders close to ‘their’ offensive lineman with good body lean and execute a pass rush technique when reaching OL.

Coaching Points

  • Good movement off of ball
  • Good body lean
  • Eyes on blocker
  • Make defensive lineman use a move.


  • Ball