2013 NFL Draft Rankings: Defensive Ends
Next up we have the defensive ends of the class. Some of these guys will project well as a 34 outside linebacker, and some are primarily 43 ends, not necessarily on either side.
There is a lot of untapped potential in this class with Ziggy Ansah leading the class in terms of overall upside. He’s very raw, but has such promise, also like Damontre Moore. Look for a few of these guys to shoot up draft boards come April.
1. Ezekial Ansah, BYU
Raw talent, but a physical freak who can fly to the edge. Will rely on athleticism, which could be a bad thing.
2. Dion Jordan, Oregon
Long defensive end that will make the transition to 34 OLB easily. Very quick and fast, but needs to build strength.
3. Bjoern Werner, Florida State
Physical defensive end that can make a difference against the run. Pass rush ability is a bit suspect, but still adequate.
4. Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
Plays faster than his combine suggests, and is still a big talent that may be slipping on boards. Excellent size/speed combination.
5. Margus Hunt, SMU
Physical freak of nature who is new to the game of football (much like Ansah). Long end that has big promise as a pure edge rusher.
6. Alex Okafor, Texas
Inconsistent pass rusher that has the size and ability to be a top defender if he could improve his motor. Strong and physical, while also still quick.
7. Sam Montgomery, LSU
Impressive physically, but needs to tap into potential to get there. Physical player that should be able to shed blocks better than he does. Some minor character red flags.
8. Datone Jones, UCLA
Smart player that has good instincts. Not the most physical specimen.
9. Corey Lemonier, Auburn
Not dominant, but consistent and has a non-stop motor.
10. Cornelius Carradine, Florida State
Quick end that relies heavily on his speed around the corner. Lacks inside move, and resembles former ‘Nole Kamerion Wimbley.
11. Michael Buchanan, Illinois
12. Lavar Edwards, LSU
13. Devin Taylor, South Carolina
14. William Gholston, Michigan State
15. Joe Kruger, Utah
16. Malliciah Goodman, Clemson
17. Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky
18. Armonty Bryan, East Central
19. Marquis Jackson, Portland State
20. John Simon, Ohio State
21. David Bass, Missouri Western State
22. Stansly Maponga, TCU
23. Cameron Meredith, Nebraska
24. Nathan Williams, Ohio State
25. Wes Horton, USC
26. Water Stewart, Cincinnati
27. Tourek Williams, Florida International
28. David King, Oklahoma
29. Mike Catapano, Princeton
30. Craig Roh, Michigan
31. Pete Massaro, Penn State
32. Brad Madison, Missouri
33. Willie Jefferson, Stephen F. Austin
34. Darrington Sentimore, Tennessee