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Top 2012 3-4 Defensive End Prospects
Most Recent Revision:  4/27/2012


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DEFENSIVE END
3-4

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The Defensive Ends in a 3-4 line heads up over the offensive tackles. Their responsibilities include:

1) Outside containment on off-tackle or end sweep running plays
2) Provide inside pass rush, utilizing bull-rushing, outside speed rushing techniques

This diagram shows the DE in a standard 3-4 alignment. One prospect may be selected over another based on the following factors:

A. Prevailing defensive philosophy: In a "read and react" 3-4, the defensive line controls the offensive line to allow the LBs to flow to the ball. In "attack and penetrate", the defensive line takes more of a 1-gap approach and the LBs have more gap responsibilities.

B. Opponent's offensive philosophy: In facing off tackle plays or sweeps, the Defensive Ends have responsibility with support from the outside linebackers. Responsibilities in the passing game are 1) collapsing the pocket, 2) providing an interior pass rush and 3) increasing length (hands and arms up) to limit the opposing QB's vision of passing lanes.
DE43 DE34 DT43 DT34 OLB43 OLB34 WILB SILB SS FS CB
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1 (12)   -2 North Carolina
Quinton Coples
Sr          6'6"          284
#90
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2 (13) +4 Mississippi State
Fletcher Cox
Jr          6'4"          298
#94
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3 (19)   -1 LSU
Michael Brockers
So          6'5"          322
#90
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4 (36)   -2 Connecticut
Kendall Reyes
Sr          6'4"          299
#99
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5 (68) -22 Nebraska
Jared Crick
Sr          6'4"          279
#94
6 (88)  +9 Texas
Kheeston Randall
Sr          6'5"          293
#91
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7 (103)  +8 USC
DaJohn Harris
Sr          6'4"          305
#98
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8 (110)   -15 Tennessee
Malik Jackson
Sr          6'5"          284
#97
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9 (125)  +7 Cincinnati
Derek Wolfe
Sr          6'5"          295
#95
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10 (162)  +1 Regina
Akiem Hicks
Sr          6'5"          318
#99
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11 (174)  +12 Michigan
Ryan Van Bergen
Sr          6'6"          283
#53
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12 (193) -44 Virginia
Matt Conrath
Sr          6'7"          290
#94
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13 (213)   -19 Missouri
Dominique Hamilton
Sr          6'5"          313
#90
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14 (214)   -2 Penn State
Devon Still
Sr          6'5"          303
#71
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15 (214) +94 Boise State
Tyrone Crawford
Sr          6'4"          275
#40
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16 (214)   -17 California
Trevor Guyton
Sr          6'3"          285
#92
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17 (259)  +1 Boise State
Billy Winn
Sr          6'4"          294
#90
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18 (262)   -6 South Carolina
Travian Robertson
Sr          6'4"          302
#42
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19 (307)   -7 UAB
Elliott Henigan
Sr          6'4"          282
#51
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20 (314)   -7 SMU
Taylor Thompson
Sr          6'6"          280
#8
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21 (326)   -1 North Carolina State
J.R. Sweezy
Sr          6'5"          298
#52
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22 (339)   -2 Pittsburgh
Chas Alecxih
Sr          6'4"          296
#98
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23 (349)   -3 North Carolina State
Markus Kuhn
Sr          6'5"          299
#91
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24 (361)   -2 Gannon
Randy Colling
Sr          6'4"          314
#96
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25 (387)   -1 Penn State
Eric Latimore
Sr          6'5"          278
#56
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26 (392)   -1 Texas A&M
Tony Jerod-Eddie
Sr          6'5"          300
#83
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