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Top 2013 3-4 Defensive End Prospects
Most Recent Revision:  4/14/2013


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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 (21)   -2 UCLA
Datone Jones
Sr          6'4"          283
#56
2 (24)  +1 North Carolina
Sylvester Williams
Sr          6'3"          313
#92
3 (62)   -7 Michigan State
William Gholston
Jr          6'6"          281
#2
4 (72)   0 SMU
Margus Hunt
Sr          6'8"          277
#92
5 (108)   0 Utah
Joe Kruger
Jr          6'6"          269
#99
6 (111)   -1 Alabama
Quinton Dial
Sr          6'5"          318
#90
7 (134)   -3 Michigan
William Campbell
Sr          6'5"          308
#73
8 (150)  +4 Clemson
Malliciah Goodman
Sr          6'4"          276
#97
9 (157)   -11 Samford
Nicholas Williams
Sr          6'4"          309
#94
10 (181)   0 Notre Dame
Kapron Lewis-Moore
Sr          6'4"          298
#89
11 (230)   -18 Texas A&M
Spencer Nealy
Sr          6'5"          277
#99
12 (271)   -15 Oklahoma
David King
Sr          6'4"          286
#90
13 (286)  +4 Georgia Tech
Izaan Cross
Sr          6'4"          292
#94
14 (288) +112 Great Britain
Lawrence Okoye
Sr          6'6"          304
NA
15 (316)   -9 Arkansas
DeQuinta Jones
Sr          6'4"          307
#92
16 (324)   -6 Oklahoma
Stacy McGee
Sr          6'3"          308
#92
17 (338)   -14 Georgia
Abry Jones
Sr          6'3"          313
#93
18 (343)   -6 Nebraska
Baker Steinkuhler
Sr          6'5"          290
#55
19 (367)  +1 Louisiana-Lafayette
Cordian Hagans
Sr          6'4"          302
#93
20 (369)  +4 Michigan State
Tyler Hoover
Sr          6'6"          295
#91
21 (379)   -4 Utah
Dave Kruger
Sr          6'5'          285
#44
22 (380)   -134 Michigan
Craig Roh
Sr          6'4"          280
#88
23 (390)  +10 Northwestern
Brian Arnfelt
Sr          6'5"          302
#91




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