2014 DRAFTTEK BIG BOARD - Ranked by Position
43 Defensive Ends
Most Recent Revision:  4/18/2014


QB Center OG LOT ROT TE RBF RBC WRF WRS FB
DE43 DE34 DT43 DT34 OLB43 OLB34 ILB SS FS CB PK

Big Ten SEC PAC 12 Big 12 ACC Mtn West C USA Sun Belt AAC MAC


1 (1)   0 South Carolina
Jadeveon Clowney
Jr          6'5"          266
#7
BIO
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2 (12)   0 UCLA
Anthony Barr
Sr          6'5"          255
#11
BIO
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3 (24)   -5 Missouri
Kony Ealy
Jr          6'4"          273
#47
BIO
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4 (32)   -1 Oregon State
Scott Crichton
Sr          6'3"          273
#95
BIO
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5 (35)   -3 Auburn
Dee Ford
Sr          6'2"          252
#30
BIO
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6 (57) +52 North Carolina
Kareem Martin
Sr          6'6"          272
#95
BIO
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7 (62)   -1 Texas
Jackson Jeffcoat
Sr          6'3"          247
#44
BIO
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8 (74) +17 Boise State
Demarcus Lawrence
Jr          6'3"          251
#8
BIO
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9 (79) -34 Stanford
Trent Murphy
Sr          6'5"          250
#93
BIO
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10 (81)  +3 Louisville
Marcus Smith
Sr          6'3"          251
#91
BIO
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11 (82)   -8 West Virginia
Will Clarke
Sr          6'6"          273
#98
BIO
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12 (102) -30 Arkansas
Chris Smith
Sr          6'1"          266
#42
BIO
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13 (103)  +8 Virginia Tech
James Gayle
Sr          6'4"          259
#99
BIO
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14 (103)   -3 Stanford
Josh Mauro
Sr          6'6"          282
#90
BIO
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15 (103)   -2 Alabama
Adrian Hubbard
Jr          6'6"          257
#42
BIO
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16 (127)  +2 Virginia
Brent Urban
Sr          6'7"          295
#99
BIO
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17 (168) -45 Missouri
Michael Sam
Sr          6'2"          261
#52
BIO
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18 (196)  +32 UCLA
Cassius Marsh
Sr          6'3"          268
#99
BIO
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19 (197)   0 South Florida
Aaron Lynch
Jr          6'5"          249
#42
BIO
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20 (197)   -5 Alabama
Ed Stinson
Sr          6'3"          287
#49
BIO
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21 (197)   -1 Oregon
Taylor Hart
Sr          6'6"          281
#66
BIO
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22 (271) +72 West Texas A&M
Ethan Westbrooks
Sr          6'3"          267
#90
BIO
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23 (344)   -83 Bloomsburg
Larry Webster
Sr          6'6"          240
#99
BIO
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24 (345)   -53 Stanford
Ben Gardner
Sr          6'4"          275
#49
BIO
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25 (353)  +48 South Florida
Tevin Mims
Sr          6'4'          260
#99
BIO
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26 (354)   -2 South Carolina
Chaz Sutton
Sr          6'4"          256
#90
BIO
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27 (385)  +16 Louisiana Tech
IK Enemkpali
Sr          6'1"          261
#41
BIO
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28 (395)   -66 Colorado
Chidera Uzo-Diribe
Sr          6'3"          245
#96
BIO
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29 (396)   -15 Buffalo
Colby Way
Sr          6'3"          276
#34
BIO
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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.
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