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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Defensive End

Posted May 2, 2014

Patriots Football Weekly continues their Draft prospect rankings and notes with the defensive end position.

QB | RB | TE | WR | C | OG | OT | DT | DE | ILB | OLB | CB | FS | SS

The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Today, they offer their notes and rankings on the defensive ends.

* - indicates underclassman

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COLLEGE: South Carolina

40 TIME: 4.53
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Best player in the draft. Lightning quick off ball and to change direction. Elite speed, quickness and moves. Gets OL off balance. Big hitter finishes plays.
Athletic freak; Great speed; Constantly doubled; Tremendous burst; Sets edge on run.
COLLEGE: Oregon State

40 TIME: 4.84
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Good size, speed, power combo. Aggressive. Violent. Uses hands well. Plays run and pass. Finishes. Sure tackler. Lots of upside potential.
Good speed; Aggressive; Physical; Versatile athletic playmaker.

40 TIME: 4.6
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LDE. Good not great pass rusher. Undersized DE. Deceptive power. Overrated.
Tenacious; Fights off blocks; Quick and athletic; Can get edge; Rushes from defensive left.
COLLEGE: Missouri

40 TIME:  4.92
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Quick and closes. Solid motor. Not too stout. Can get hands up in passing lanes.
Quick; Good shoulder lean; Plays run; Penetrates and makes plays.
COLLEGE: Boise State

40 TIME:  4.76
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Athletic. Violent. Finishes. Aggressive. Decent strength for size. OLB possiblity? Good, well-rounded production.
Quick off ball. Very athletic. Around the ball a lot. Playmaker.


Kareem Martin, North Carolina
6-6, 272, 4.82

[Andy Hart] No Comments.

[Paul Perillo] No comments.

Marcus Smith, Louisville
6-3, 251, 4.68

[Andy Hart] Played all over DL and OLB. Average quickness. Impressive frame. Worked lot of stunts. Athletic. Versatile.

[Paul Perillo] Not overly quick; Good motor; Makes plays off edge; Gets tied up at times.

Chris Smith, Arkansas
6-1, 266, 4.71

[Andy Hart] OLB? Decent thickness. Good motor. Spin move. Average quickness and speed. Decent repetoire. Finishes.

[Paul Perillo] Moves well; Rushes from left; Nice spin off edge; Run around edge guy; Struggled against top tackles.

Trent Murphy, Stanford
6-5, 250, 4.86

[Andy Hart] Tweener. Decent technique and hands. Average speed and quickness. Very good effort. Under control. Athletic enough for OLB? Probably not.

[Paul Perillo] Good speed; Decent athleticism; Quick; Nice inside move; Good hands; Stays with it.

Will Clarke, West Virginia
6-6, 271, 4.77

[Andy Hart] 3 year starter. Long. Not explosive. Good effort. Lot of interior rushing. Not elite edge rusher. Decent athlete.

[Paul Perillo] Drops in coverage at times; Physical and athletic; Comes inside at times; Not great speed.

Cassius Marsh, UCLA
6-4, 252, 4.89

[Andy Hart] Not thick. DT/DE tweener. Moves well. Effort guy. Average athlete. Limited explosion.

[Paul Perillo] Quicker than fast; Small for DE; Versatile/used as TE; Physical; Makes plays.

Taylor Hart, Oregon
6-6, 281, 4.85

[Andy Hart] 3 year starter. OLB? Long and dumpy. Not quick or fast. Can close. Decent motor. Not explosive.

[Paul Perillo] Stays with it; Secondary rusher with great motor; Used as interior PR at times; Overachiever.

Josh Mauro, Stanford
6-6, 271, 5.21

[Andy Hart] Moved all around front. Effort guy. Not quick. Not explosive in any way. Solid backup type.

[Paul Perillo] Good size; Rushed from inside at times; Not overly athletic; Lumbers; Makes plays; Penetrates.

James Gayle, Virginia Tech
6-4, 259, 4.70

[Andy Hart] LDE. Not explosive. Lot of arm tackles. OLB?

[Paul Perillo] Good mobility; Physical; Plays run; Sets edge; Athletic; Relentless.

Jeoffrey Pagan*, Alabama
6-3, 310, 4.92

[Andy Hart] Thick. Pops up off snap. Average hands and feet. Decent speed but only average quickness.

[Paul Perillo] Moves inside at times; Stout and physical; Not overly athletic; Good pursuit; Possible sub interior PR.

Ed Stinson, Alabama
6-3, 287, 4.98

[Andy Hart] Not much of a pass rusher. Undersized run stuffer. Not quick or fast. Slow and high off ball. Backup at best.

[Paul Perillo] Not overly athletic; More of a run stuffer; Penetrates; Will pursue from backside; Strong.

Ben Gardner, Stanford
6-4, 262, 5.03

[Andy Hart] Solid build. Effort and motor guy. Position? Moved all around. Average strength and hands. Pretty relentless.

[Paul Perillo] Physical; Great motor; Limited athlete; Penetrates; Scrappy; Big hitter.

Chaz Sutton, South Carolina
6-3, 245, 4.67

[Andy Hart] Lean build. Not enough production playing opposite Clowney. Decent speed and quickness. Athletic tease. OLB? SPT and backup.

[Paul Perillo] Quick; Mobile; Good DE build; Athletic; Decisive.

Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
6-3, 247, 4.63

[Andy Hart] Lean build. Average speed and quickness. All around decent. Effort guy. Not real explosive. Uses hands well. OLB?

[Paul Perillo] Good mobility; Athletic; Chases plays down from behind; More of an OLB.

Chidera Uzo-Diribe, Colorado
6-2, 252, 4.67

[Andy Hart] Pretty good FF chop. Below average size. Pretty relentless. Good motor. Runs around tackle deep too often.

[Paul Perillo] Good tomahawk strip; Comes hard off edge; Stays home against run; Lots of strips; Athletic; Good speed; Versatile.

IK Enemkpali, Louisiana Tech
6-1, 261, 5.01

[Andy Hart] Tough. Physical. 4 year starter. Good effort. Pretty thick build. Deceptive power. Can dip under tackles. Real tweener.

[Paul Perillo] Good speed; Mobile; Quick; Edge guy; Nice power; Lowers the boom; Relentless.

Michael Sam, Missouri
6-2, 261, 4.91

[Andy Hart] LDE. Pretty quick off snap. LDE. Not elite athlete or change of direction. Not overly explosive. Mostly up field and around tackle. LImited moves.

[Paul Perillo] Rushes from left; Quick but not fast; Disruptive; Good lean; Gets off ball well.

Aaron Lynch*, South Florida
6-5, 249, 4.69

[Andy Hart] Tall and lean. Looks the part. Pretty fast but not as quick. Looks like a jerk.

[Paul Perillo] Athletic; Long; Jumps around blockers at times; Good speed.

Want more Draft video? Check out highlight videos of all the top college prospects entering the 2014 NFL Draft.

OFFENSE: Quarterback | Running Back | Tight End | Wide Receiver | Offensive Line
DEFENSE: Defensive Back | Defensive Line | Linebacker
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