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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Defensive End

PROSPECT RANKINGS: QB | WR | TE | RB | DT | DE | OLB | ILB | S | CB

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 on the defensive ends.
* - indicates underclassman

DEFENSIVE END

1 |*Dante Fowler, Florida State

6-2, 261, 4.6

Andy Hart: 3-4 OLB. Quick and violent. Playmaking instincts with decent power. NFL star potential.

2 | *Shane Ray, Missouri

6-3, 245, 4.68

Andy Hart: Raw. Quick. 1YR starter. Closes and finishes. Gets off and gets the edge. One-dimensional.

3 | *Randy Gregory, Nebraska

6-5, 235, 4.64

Andy Hart: One-trick pass rush pony. Skinny and quick. Gets cut. Killed vs. run. Sometimes late off snap. Can play up or down. Reportedly failed Combine drug test.

4 | Owamagbe Odighizuwa, UCLA

6-3, 267, 4.62

Andy Hart: Multiple hip surgeries. Power and speed. Versatile. Captain. Muscled up. Well rounded but not elite. Good motor. Medical is biggest issue.

5 | *Arik Armstead, Oregon

6-7, 292, 5.1

Andy Hart: Armon Armond's brother. Played basketball. DT or 3-4 DE. Raw freak. Long. Needs better hands. Athlete.

THE REST:

Preston Smith, Mississippi State

6-5, 271, 4.74

Andy Hart: Thick. Athletic. Can drop some. Avg. quickness and speed but good enough. Moves all over line. Well rounded, run and pass.

Nate Orchard, Utah

6-3, 250, 4.8

Andy Hart: Great pass rush production. OL raved about him at Combine. Power? Captain. Good motor. Uses hands pretty well.

Henry Anderson, Stanford

6-6, 294, 4.97

Andy Hart: Good production. GREAT hands. Good motor and effort. Defeats blocks. Solid all around. Can rush inside. Not elite athlete, but will be very solid pro.

Alvin 'Bud' Dupree, Kentucky

6-4, 269, 4.56

Andy Hart:Gets the edge. Uses hands and has some power. Well rounded athlete. Good but not great potential.

*Mario Edwards, Florida State

6-3, 279, 4.88

Andy Hart: Not quick or overly athletic. Not explosive. Can play run. Two-way player.

*Danielle Hunter, LSU

6-5, 252, 4.57

Andy Hart: Barely 1YR starter. Long, lanky, lean. Feisty and good motor. Very athletic. Chandler Jones like. Poential and upside.

ZaDarius Smith, Kentucky

6-4, 274, 4.83

Andy Hart: Edge setter. Uses hands and defeats blocks. Decent athlete. Good but not great speed and quickness. Plays run and pass. Patriots type player.

Trey Flowers, Arkansas

6-2, 266, 4.93

Andy Hart: Shorter than ideal. Productive. Plays left and right. Lacks elite size, speed or quickness to be top prospect. Can close and finish. Uses hands well.

Hau'oli Kikaha, Washington

6-2, 253, 4.74

Andy Hart: Two ACL tears 11/12. Lot of sack production. Not as explosive as production might suggest. Not elite quickness. Finds a way to get the edge and finishes.

Lynden Trail, Norfolk State

6-6, 262, 4.67

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Corey Crawford, Clemson

6-5, 270, 4.83

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Anthony Chickillo, Miami

6-3, 271, 4.82

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Cedric Reed, Texas

6-6, 271, 4.89

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Ray Drew, Georgia

6-4, 284, 4.79

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Deion Barnes, Penn State

6-4, 265, 4.83

Andy Hart: Blockes kicks. Position? Uses hands and techinique. Slow off ball. Captain. Physical. Moves around. NFL backup at best.

Zach Wagenmann, Montana

6-3, 247, 4.87

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Martin Ifedi, Memphis

6-3, 274, 4.87

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Shaquille Riddick, West Virginia

6-6, 236, 4.82

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Jermauria Rasco, LSU

6-3, 259, 4.84

Andy Hart: Tweener. Jack of All Trades. Reminds me of Bobby Hamilton. Avg. at everything. Backup/SPT type.

Brock Hekking, Nevada

6-3, 250, 4.64

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Marcus Rush, Michigan State

6-2, 243, 4.86

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Ryan Russell, Purdue

6-5, 267, 4.64

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Frank Clark, Michigan

6-2, 270, 4.76

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Ryan Delaire, Towson

6-4, 250, 4.87

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Obum Gwacham, Oregon State

6-5, 231, 4.65

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Kyle Emanuel, North Dakota State

6-3, 255, 4.77

Andy Hart: Level of competition. Good not great quickness. Very productive. Relentless. Solid tackler. Wraps up.

Ryan Mueller, Kansas State

6-2, 245, 4.84

Andy Hart: LB? 20 career sacks. Scrappy. Nothing stands out. Backup and SPT type.

Brian Mihalik, Boston College

6-9, 288, 4.96

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Angelo Pruitt, Connecticut

6-2, 287, 4.93

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