Tuesday, April 28, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Top 5 Positional Rankings: Edge Pass Rushers




4-3 Defensive Ends



1. DANTE FOWLER-FLORIDA
6-4/261 
NFL Comparison: Terrell Suggs/Willie McGinist 
Likely Career Role: Starting RDE with superstar potential, OLB and Leo versatility
Draft Range: Top 5
2014 College Stats:
Sacks: 8.5
Tackles For Loss: 15.5
Forced Fumbles: 2

2. BUD DUPREE-KENTUCKY
6-4/269
NFL Comparison: Everson Griffin 
Likely Career Role: Starting RDE
Draft Range: 6-24
Sacks: 7.5
Tackles For Loss: 12.5
Forced Fumbles: 2

3. PRESTON SMITH-MISSISSIPPI ST. 
6-5/271 
NFL Comparison: Carlos Dunlap
Likely Career Role: Starting RDE
Draft Range: 2nd/3rd
Sacks: 9.0
Tackles For Loss: 15.0
Forced Fumbles: 2

4. OWA ODIGHIZUWA-UCLA
6-3/267
NFL Comparison: Sam Acho 
Likely Career Role: Starting RDE with 3-4 OLB versatility
Draft Range: Top 10
Sacks: 6.0
Tackles For Loss: 11.5
Forced Fumbles: 2

5. DANIELLE HUNTER-LSU
6-5/252
NFL Comparison: Olivier Vernon 
Likely Career Role: Starting RDE or pass rush specialist
Draft Range: Top 10
Sacks: 1.5
Tackles For Loss: 13.0
Forced Fumbles: 1
Passes Deflected: 6

3-4 Outside Line Backers 


1. VIC BEASLEY-CLEMSON
6-3/246
NFL Comparison: Von Miller
Likely Career Role: Starting OLB with Pro Bowl Potential
Draft Range: Top 10
Sacks: 12.0
Tackles For Loss: 21.5
Forced Fumbles: 2

2. RANDY GREGORY-NEBRASKA  
6-5/235
NFL Comparison: Clay Matthews/Bruce Irvin  
Likely Career Role: Starting OLB with Pro Bowl Potential
Draft Range: Mid-Late 1st due to off the field Marijuana issues, top 10 on pure ability
Sacks: 7.0
Tackles For Loss: 8.5
Forced Fumbles: 1

3. SHANE RAY-MISSOURI 
6-3/245
NFL Comparison: Bruce Irvin 
Likely Career Role: Starting OLB with Pro Bowl Potential
Draft Range: Mid-Late 1st now due to recent injury
Sacks: 14.5
Tackles For Loss: 22.5
Forced Fumbles: 3

4. ELI HAROLD-VIRGINIA
6-3/247
NFL Comparison: Kamerion Wimbley
Likely Career Role: Starting OLB/pass rush specialist
Draft Range: Late 1st-Early 2nd
Sacks: 7.0
Tackles For Loss: 14.5
Forced Fumbles: 1

5. NATE ORCHARD-UTAH
6-3/250
NFL Compariosn: Trent Cole/Willie Young 
Likely Career Role: Starting OLB/pass rush specialist  with enough size to play some 4-3 DE snpas
Draft Range: Late 1st-2nd
Sacks: 18.5
Tackles For Loss: 21.5
Forced Fumbles: 3

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