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last updated  4/21/2017

Average 22 DE's drafted with 10 in 1st 100 great depth this year but want a top one use a #1 pick.  They dominate pff top 20 de's every year.

1. Myles Garrett Texas A&M 6'4 1/2 268 Clowney clone elite burst.  also like Clowney best with inside move.  elite RDE are worth their weight in gold mega production  top 10

2. Jonathan Allen Alabama 6'3 291  5 tech/lde in a 4-3 elite athlete  liklely better pro then collegian top10

3.Derek Barnett, DE Tennessee junior 6'3 265  ncaa current leader in career sacks 33 1st  Barnett finished the year with 13 sacks, 22 hits and an additional 42 quarterback hurries pff #1 rated pass rusher

4.Carl Lawson Auburn 6'2  253 explosion......1st off the ball muscular body runs through OT's team captain with injury history...might of been a top 10 if returned for senior season  only complaint is he has trouble sinking hips and going under OT's

5.Solomon Thomas Stanford DE/DT 6'3 275 rs soph not in Donald's class but similar player makes plays at dt as a 3 tech or outside as a 5...2nd Thomas finished the year with the highest run-defense grade in the country among all interior defenders at 92.0.

6.Charles Harris DE Mizzou  rde  very productive but lacks elite quickness to run the arc..relies on bull rush or inside move that feature his strength  late 1st/2nd  lacks awareness in run game real bust potential

7.DeMarcus Walker Florida St 41.5 tfl 27 sacks  6'2 273  can play 3-4 de, lde in 4-3 or dt on passing downs  very productive, NFL body early starter articulate nice kid ACC  Defensive Player of the Year,

8.Taco  Charlton Michigan 6'5 272 runs well often late off ball, NFL body general studies major little production till senior season..good backup early developmental DE with the right coach 2nd/3rd 4.92 40

9.Chris Wormley  Michigan 6053/297. also DT  classic 5 tech DE  302 All academic, hard working captain productive 1st team Big 10

10 Jordan Willis Kansas State 6036 255 10 33 1/4 great senior bowl game very quick/fast  solid vs run

11. Tanoh Kpassagnon  Villanova 6067 280 10 7/8 34 7/8 5 tech senior bowl  finance major all academic  21 tfl as a senior 11 sacks really passes the eyeball test NFL body strong/fast but a major project..

12. Trey Hendrickson Florida Atlantic 6'4 260 very bright mega production solid combine

13 Daeshon Hall Texas A&M 6053 265 9 1/2 34 5/8  44 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and a team-high 12 quarterback hurries Senior Bowl  very long arms at DE good player

14. Derek Rivers, DE, Youngstown State 6'4 250 15 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. FCS All-American has 37.5 career sacks. Senior Bowl needs to become much stronger  long legged, thin butt/thighs  with very good speed DE developmental prospect  tested well at combine good kid

 15.Dawuane Smoot  Illinois  6027 255 32 6/8  arms  received 2nd rd grade in 2015 

16  Malik McDowell Michigan St 6'5 280 best as a 5 tech can use his quickness height to his advantage

17. Ejuan Price Pittsburgh   5107 246  32 arms  exact same height/weight as Elvis Dumeril coming out of Louisville. 29.5 career sacks.  really bends..OT simply can't get to him

18Tarell Basham Ohio  50  tackles  6'4 260 16.0  tfl    11.5  sacks senior bowl late developer  funny, confident but raw
19. Karter Schult Northern Iowa 6'3 263   2016 BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD WINNER: elite production great Shrine game very bright

20 Garrett Sickels Penn St 6'4 260  junior RDE Led the Big Ten with 43 quarterback pressure  monster game vs Ohio St needs more strength but flashes  likely 2nd rd pick if he came back for senior season

21 Deatrich Wise Arkansas 6'5 270 8 sacks as junior played through injuries his senior season had sub par stats  runs well, very good bull rush lacks fast twitch.  smart  solid backup type de Shrine game solid 3-4/or 4-3 LDE

22 Keionta Davis UT-Chattanooga  6'3 274  31.0 career sacks SoCon Defensive Player of the Year senior bowl smart, team player and fast

23. Isaac Rochell Notre Dame 6'4 1/2 282 team captain senior bowl  good vs run struggles rushing the passer backup de type

23. Josh  Carraway TCU 6'3 245 22.5 tfl 17 sacks over last 2 years 1st team Big 12 All Academic fast thin body

,24 Ken  Ekanem Virginia Tech 6'3 265 backup type solid RDE in college lacks burst 34 tfl and 21/5 sacks in his career

Joe Mathis   Washington 6'2 266  having very good senior year till foot injury strong upper body lacks elite speed a backup 4-3 de or backup 3-4 lber

Avery Moss Youngstown 6'3 263 former top recruit at Nebraska started 2 games and played in 12  transferred after Public indecency  arrest  NFL body good production 10.5 sacks and 17.5 sacks as a senior  very good 1.67 10 yard split underrated

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