YOOOAdrian’s 2010 NFL Preview- DE Rankings

  • There are differences between your typical 4-3 DE and 3-4 DE.  Overall, here’s what I look for in a prototypical defensive end in the NFL.
  • Athleticism Stay low to the ground to get around the edge, incorporating different moves to get to the quarterback, quickness to move laterally from sideline to sideline and being able to drop in coverage.
  • Moves-  Edge rushers normally have a go to move whether it’s the swim move, head slap, spin move, dip, forearm shiver, club etc.  A good defensive end will use a couple of different moves to set up the offensive tackle and get to the quarterback.
  • Timing- Timing the snap of the ball and using a long first step sets up the offensive tackle for the rest of the play. 
  • Strength- To be able to stop the run, more on the left side, they must maintain leverage, clog running lanes and hold their own against double-teams.  3-4 de’s must be able to stack the point of attack and free-up linebackers.

4-3 RDE

(Jared Allen)

  1. Jared Allen (9)
  2. Dwight Freeney (9)
  3. Mario Williams (8.75)
  4. Julius Peppers (8.5)
  5. Trent Cole (8)
  6. Will Smith (7.75)
  7. John Abraham (7.5)
  8. Antwan Odom (7.5)
  9. Mathias Kiwanuka (7.25)
  10. Kyle Van Den Bosch (7.25)
  11. Aaron Kampman (7.25)
  12. Chris Long (7.25)
  13. Matt Shaughnessy (7)
  14. Everrette Brown (7)
  15. Lawrence Jackson (7)
  16. Derrick Morgan (7)
  17. Stylez White (7)

4-3 LDE

(Justin Tuck)

  1. Justin Tuck (8)
  2. Robert Mathis (8)
  3. Richard Seymour (8)
  4. Ray Edwards (7.5)
  5. Antonio Smith (7.25)
  6. Alex Brown (7.25)
  7. Derrick Harvey (7)
  8. Robert Geathers (7)
  9. Darryl Tapp (7)
  10. Cliff Avril (7)
  11. Tyler Brayton (7)
  12. William Hayes (7)
  13. Jamaal Anderson (7)
  14. Mark Anderson (7)
  15. Chris Clemons (7)
  16. James Hall (7)
  17. Tim Crowder (7)

3-4 RDE

(Darnell Dockett)

  1. Darnell Dockett (8.5)
  2. Albert Haynesworth (8)
  3. Luis Castillo (7.5)
  4. Justin Smith (7.5)
  5. Cullen Jenkins (7.25)
  6. Glen Dorsey (7.25)
  7. Phillip Merling (7.25)
  8. Igor Olshansky (7.25)
  9. Cory Redding (7)
  10. Brett Kiesel (7)
  11. Mike DeVito (7)
  12. Robaire Smith (7)
  13. Jarvis Green (7)
  14. Damione Lewis (6.75)
  15. Dwan Edwards (6.75)

3-4 LDE

(Haloti Ngata)

  1. Haloti Ngata (8.75)
  2. Ty Warren (8)
  3. Shaun Ellis (7.75)
  4. Aaron Smith (7.5)
  5. Calais Campbell (7.5)
  6. Jaqcues Cesaire (7.25)
  7. Tyson Jackson (7.25)
  8. Marcus Stroud (7.25)
  9. Kenyon Coleman (7)
  10. Marcus Spears (7)
  11. Isaac Sopoaga (7)
  12. Kendall Langford (7)
  13. Phillip Daniels (7)
  14. Justin Banaan (7)
  15. Jarius Wynn (6.75)

 

 

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