NFL Draft Update: Defensive End

This is an odd class of DEs. There are only 2 players with first round grades at this point. But at the same time there is tremendous depth underneath that. This will lead to a few reaches early, and then likely a long gap before an DEs are picked, because there wont be an need to pick on when there’s a similar player that’ll be available later.

As for players that Seattle might look at, Sam Montgomery is a good looking Leo style end that might be available early in the 2nd round, or late in the first. After that Nick Perry would also be a great fit in the 3rd round, and there are a number of players that will be available in the late rounds that could upgrade the Seahawks pass rush.

Rank Player Pos PRank

School

Ht. Wt.
Quinton Coples

DE

1

N. Carolina

6-6

285

Whitney Mercilus

DE

2

Illinois

6-4

265

Sam Montgomery

DE

3

LSU

6-4

245

Jared Crick

DE

4

Nebraska

6-4

285

Billy Winn

DE

5

Boise St

6-3

300

Nick Perry

DE

6

Southern Cal

6-3

250

Melvin Ingram

DE

7

S. Carolina

6-2

276

Cam Johnson

DE

8

Virginia

6-3

270

Vinny Curry

DE

9

Marshall

6-3

263

Alex Okafor

DE

10

Texas

6-4

260

Andre Branch

DE

11

Clemson

6-4

260

Trevor Guyton

DE

12

California

6-3

280

Malik Jackson

DE

13

Tennessee

6-5

270

Shea McClellin

DE

14

Boise St

6-3

255

Jake Bequette

DE

15

Arkansas

6-5

271

Jacquies Smith

DE

16

Missouri

6-3

255

Julian Miller

DE

17

W. Virginia

6-3

268

Jack Crawford

DE

18

Penn St

6-5

273

Frank Alexander

DE

19

Oklahoma

6-3

255

Tyrone Crawford

DE

20

Boise St

6-4

273

Justin Francis

DE

21

Rutgers

6-2

275


Topics: Defensive End, NFL Draft

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