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


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DEFENSIVE END
4-3

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The Defensive Ends in a 4-3 line heads up over the offensive tackles (or their outside shoulder). His responsibilities include:

1) Outside containment on off-tackle or end sweep running plays
2) Provide outside pass rush, utilizing bull-rushing, outside speed rush or stunts with the defensive tackle

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

A. Prevailing defensive philosophy: In a "read and react" 4-3, 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 exterior 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 (6)   -1 Florida State
Bjoern Werner
Jr          6'3"          266
#95
2 (7)   0 Oregon
Dion Jordan
Sr          6'6"          248
#96
3 (10)  +2 Brigham Young
Ezekiel Ansah
Sr          6'5"          271
#47
4 (22)  +7 Florida State
Cornellius Carradine
Sr          6'4"          276
#91
5 (23)   -2 UCLA
Datone Jones
Sr          6'4"          283
#56
6 (29)   -7 Texas A&M
Damontre Moore
Jr          6'4"          250
#94
7 (30)   -2 LSU
Barkevious Mingo
Jr          6'4"          241
#49
8 (35)   -3 Texas
Alex Okafor
Sr          6'4"          264
#80
9 (59)  +1 Auburn
Corey Lemonier
Jr          6'3"          255
#55
10 (66) -28 LSU
Sam Montgomery
Jr          6'3"          262
#99
11 (81) +49 LSU
Lavar Edwards
Sr          6'4"          277
#89
12 (97) -22 Georgia
Cornelius Washington
Sr          6'4"          265
#83
13 (109)  +14 Ohio State
John Simon
Sr          6'1"          257
#54
14 (110)   -7 Michigan State
William Gholston
Jr          6'6"          281
#2
15 (110)   0 SMU
Margus Hunt
Sr          6'8"          277
#92
16 (131) -67 Illinois
Michael Buchanan
Sr          6'5"          255
#99
17 (146) -43 South Carolina
Devin Taylor
Sr          6'7"          266
#98
18 (147)   0 Utah
Joe Kruger
Jr          6'6"          269
#99
19 (150)  +4 Clemson
Malliciah Goodman
Sr          6'4"          276
#97
20 (169) +232 Princeton
Mike Catapano
Sr          6'4"          271
#77
21 (170)   -13 Florida State
Brandon Jenkins
Sr          6'2"          251
#49
22 (186) +215 Florida Int'l
Tourek Williams
Sr          6'2"          260
#97
23 (194) -47 Missouri Western
David Bass
Sr          6'4"          262
#91
24 (213) -64 TCU
Stansly Maponga
Jr          6'2"          256
#90
25 (239) +47 San Jose State
Travis Johnson
Sr          6'3"          245
#43
26 (240) +55 Western Kentucky
Quanterus Smith
Sr          6'5"          250
#93
27 (256) -58 East Central (OK)
Armonty Bryant
Sr          6'3"          263
#92
28 (266) +135 Tartleton State
Rufus Johnson
Sr          6'6"          268
#90
29 (288) +112 Great Britain
Lawrence Okoye
Sr          6'6"          304
NA
30 (325)  +75 Mississippi
Gerald Rivers
Sr          6'5"          249
#90
31 (331)   -124 Cincinnati
Walt Stewart
Sr          6'4"          246
#54
32 (339)   -102 USC
Wes Horton
Sr          6'5"          265
#96
33 (380)   -134 Michigan
Craig Roh
Sr          6'4"          280
#88
34 (391)   -105 Ohio
Tremayne Scott
Sr          6'3"          257
#90
35 (392)   -106 Missouri
Brad Madison
Sr          6'4"          265
#57
36 (394)  +11 Harding
Ty Powell
Sr          6'2"          249
#9




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