- Damontre Moore DE TA&M - Moore is still a bit under sized for a 4-3 end spot but his speed and motor are what make him exceptional. This past season was his first at DE and he led the team in tackles with 85. Like Von Miller before him, Moore is an exceptional pass rusher that shows a variety of moves to confuse offensive tackles. If he adds 15-20 lbs of muscle to his frame over the next few seasons he can be a perennial all-pro at end. His ability to stay healthy for an entire season is his only question mark.
- Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU - Ansah's comparisons to Giants' All-Pro Jason Pierre-Paul are warranted. A hyper-athletic end that shows the ability to dominate in one-on-one drills, but the production on the field never equaled that talent. He is the most raw player in this draft class but his upside is as good as current NFL D-ends Pierre-Paul and Chandler Jones. He must get into the right system and be allowed to learn the intricacies of the NFL before he can truly be judged.
- Bjoern Werner DE FSU - Werner seems a lot like Chris Long in my opinion. HE exhibits the strength many people would expect from an end his size but his athleticism allows him to be a? 4-3 defensive end, as opposed to the bigger J.J. Watt/Justin Smith type of ends. Werner was the heart of the Florida State defense and is an immediate boost to the attitude of any defense.
- Barkevious Mingo DE LSU- Mingo has been touted as an elite level prospect since his first spring game at LSU. An athlete that could play both end spots and stand up as a pass rusher when needed. Mingo was very productive during his career at LSU but this past season teams really isolated him as the weak link in the running game. His inability to split tackle/tight end double teams during the Bama game put LSU's defense at a disadvantage. Mingo must show that he has the strength to play at the next level and that he is worth a top 10 draft pick.
- Dion Jordan DE ORE - Jordan's raw athleticism puts him at #5 on this list. His ability to play both DE and OLB at any time makes him a commodity in today's NFL. He needs to add a lot of weight if he hopes to be an every down player and he boast a number of health concerns entering this weekends combine. If everything checks out in Jordan's favor this could be one of the fastest rising prospects in the draft.
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