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PFW Draft Prospect Rankings: Defensive Ends

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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 Ends

1 |  DeForest Buckner, Oregon

HEIGHT: 6-7 | WEIGHT: 291 | 40: 5.05

Andy Hart: DE and DT. Tall but pretty thick. Looks the part. Needs better hands and extension. Obviously has to work to stay low. Big upside.

Paul Perillo: Might be my favorite prospect in the draft; Extremely athletic and mobile; Plays the run well; Impressive combination of size, speed and versatility.

2 | Joey Bosa*, Ohio State

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 268 | 40: 4.86

Andy Hart: AA. 51 TFL and 26 sacks in three years. Skills and motor combo. Doesn't have elite quickness or upside. Good hands and feet. Violent when taking on blockers. Sheds. Finishes. Reliable.

Paul Perillo: Good edge rusher; Shows good pursuit; Penetrates; Has some power; Plays with an edge.

3 | Shaq Lawson*, Clemson

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 269 | 40: 4.7

Andy Hart: 24.5 TFL and 12.5 sacks. Stocky DE. Plays run and pass. Hops around at times. Solid all around. Finishes.

Paul Perillo: Strong and fast; Sets edge in running game; Rushes out of 4-point stance and pushed blockers around; Good athlete with some experience dropping in coverage.

4 | Kevin Dodd*, Clemson

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 277 | 40: 4.86

Andy Hart: Looks the part. 23.5 TFL and 12 sacks. Great length. Good motor. Finishes. Sort of a 1-year wonder playing opposite Lawson. Reads plays and reacts. Boom or bust potential.

Paul Perillo: Quick penetrator; Sheds blockers; A little bigger than Lawson but not as explosive.

5 | Jonathan Bullard, Florida

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 285 | 40: 4.93

Andy Hart: Power guy but has quickness. Versatility. Good motor. Splits double teams. Gets upfield. Closes and finishes. Easley replacement?

Paul Perillo: Fast; Plays run effectively; Sets edge; Comes inside on PR at times; Lots of penetration; Versatile.

THE REST

Noah Spence*, Eastern Kentucky

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 251 | 40: 4.8

Andy Hart: Ohio State transfer formerly addicted to Ecstasy. Good burst. Needs better hands. OLB based on size? Power? True edge type guy.

Paul Perillo: Small and quick; Explosive off edge; Good motor; Tends to go too wide on PR at times; Quicker than strong; Off-field issues at Ohio State.

Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 251 | 40: 4.8

Andy Hart:Needs more power. 3YR starter. Long and lean. Closes well. Productive and has clear upside. Not elite.

Paul Perillo: Crashes down hard on inside run; Good strength; Great athlete but light for DE.

Emmanuel Ogbah*, Oklahoma State

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 275 | 40: 4.76

Andy Hart: Two 10-sack seasons. Long. Good size and length. Good motor. Stands up at times. Uses hands and sheds. Not great power.

Paul Perillo: Gets the edge; Violent; Uses hands well; Pushed tackles back; Good speed and power.

Jihad Ward, Illinois

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 297 | 40: 5.11

Andy Hart: DE and DT. Not great production. Solid Senior Bowl week. Tweener. HS WR. Good athlete with upside. Not a fatty. Can move.

Paul Perillo: Uses hands well; Not a great PR but has good strength; Stes edge.

Carl Nassib, Penn State

HEIGHT: 6-7 | WEIGHT: 277 | 40: 4.84

Andy Hart: Walk-on. 1YR starter/wonder. 15.5 sacks led nation. Tall and long, Effort and motor guy. Not elite quickness or athlete. Closes and finishes. Upside?

Paul Perillo: Tough, good speed; Strong and quick; Likes to use inside move; Inconsistent as PR; One-year wonder?

Bronson Kaufusi, BYU

HEIGHT: 6-7 | WEIGHT: 281 | 40: 4.89

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo:Sheds blockers and finds the ball; Plays run well; Not a gifted PR but gets there with effort.

Shawn Oakman, Baylor

HEIGHT: 6-8 | WEIGHT: 269 | 40: 4.88

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: Enormous with plenty of athleticism for size; Lots of power and speed; Underchiever with off-field concerns.

Charles Tapper, Oklahoma

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 276 | 40: 4.87

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: Active; Moves well; Good motor; Rushes effectively from inside.

Aziz Shittu, Stanford

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 284 | 40: 4.91

Andy Hart:No Comments.

Paul Perillo:Interior speed pass rusher; Lots of effort; Good quickness.

Jason Fanaika, Utah

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 276 | 40: 4.78

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: Scrappy overachiever; Quick spin move; Not much power otherwise; Not a great pass rusher.

James Cowser, Southern Utah

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 250 | 40: 4.68

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

D.J. Pettway, Alabama

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 270 | 40: 4.9

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Ronald Blair, Appalachian State

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 272 | 40: 4.83

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Romeo Okwara, Notre Dame

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 266 | 40: 4.83

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Anthony Zettel, Penn State

HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 273 | 40: 4.87

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Matt Judon, Grand Valley State

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 255 | 40: 4.86

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Dean Lowry, Northwestern

HEIGHT: 6-6 | WEIGHT: 295 | 40: 4.97

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Ron Thompson*, Syracuse

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 255 | 40: 4.87

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Ugonna Awuruonye, Campbell

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 260 | 40: 4.92

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Greg Townsend, Jr., USC

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 269 | 40: 4.86

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Lawrence Thomas, Michigan State

HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 281 | 40: 5.12

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Alex McCalister*, Florida

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 240 | 40: 4.78

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Silverberry Mouhon, Cincinnati

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 252 | 40: 4.86

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Theiren Cochran, Minnesota

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 258 | 40: 4.86

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Josh Dawson, Georgia

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 272 | 40: 4.86

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Jimmy Bean, Oklahoma State

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 250 | 40: 4.87

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Reggie Gilbert, Arizona

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 274 | 40: 4.97

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Morgan Fox, Colorado State - Pueblo

HEIGHT: 6-3 | WEIGHT: 257 | 40: 4.89

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

DaVonte Lambert, Auburn

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 282 | 40: 4.89

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

Nate Meier, Iowa

HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 252 | 40: 4.93

Andy Hart: No Comments.

Paul Perillo: No Comments.

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