Defensive Ends

Oklahoma State v Florida State

By Oliver Connolly, Editor-In-Chief

What we’re looking for/grading

Production – The players collegiate production relative to competition, including; tackles, sacks and TFLs.

Athleticism – The blend of height-weight-speed. Informed largely by combine numbers and pro days.

Pass Rush – A player’s ability to rush the passer. The player’s first step quickness, efficiency, speed moves, power moves, speed to power, hands and pass rushing moves; bullrush, swim, spin etc.

Run Defense – A player’s ability to stop the run. Ability to control the POA, move and counter move, locate the football, range, ability to get into the backfield and attack the mesh point and tackling ability.

Versatility – The ability to line up all over the defensive formation. As a five-technique, three-technique, wide-nine and stand up as an OLB. Does he offer a team the versatility to play multiple fronts and multiple gap schemes.

Diagnose and Attack – Judging a player’s ability to diagnose the play in an instance and attack the ball carrier.

Motor – A player’s ability to bring it each and every down. Does the player wear down late in the game? Does he play through the whistle?

Grade Scale:

1 – Poor

2 – Below Average

3 – Average

4 – Above Average

5 – Elite

Positional Averages:

Pos. Height Weight. Arm Hand Bench 10 20 40 VJ BJ SS LS 3 Cone
DE 6-4 276 33 9 7/8 26 1.68 2.82 4.84 31.6 9-6 4.38 7.27

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School

HT-WT

Production

Athleticism

Pass Rush

Run Defense

Versatility

Diagnose and Attack

Motor

Joey Bosa

Ohio State

6-6, 275

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Emmanuel Ogbah

oklahoma state

6-4, 275

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DeForest Buckner

Oregon

6-7, 290

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Jonathan Bullard

florida

6-3, 283

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Shaq Lawson

Clemson

6-3, 275

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Carl Lawson

Auburn

6-2, 257

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Shilique Calhoun

MichiganState

6-5, 250

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Carl Nassib

PennState

6-7, 272

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Jonathan Allen

Alabama

6-3, 272

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Shawn Oakman

Baylor

6-9, 275

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