October 27, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive end Dion Jordan (96) pre game warm up against the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
I’m going to try and get all of my ranking done and posted by the end of the week. It’ll be tight, but I think I can get there. Moving on to the extremely important DE position.
The class of the group here is Oregon’s Dion Jordan. I originally had him only as a 3-4 OLB (like I do with Mingo), but a little extra tape study is having me think he’s actually survive with his hand on the ground. It’s not an ideal fit, but he could make it work and still be productive.
The big name on here for the Seahawks is Tank Carradine. He’s the superior to his FSU teammate, but he blew out his knee and might not be ready for week 1. If healthy, he’d likely be above Jordan on this list, but he’s not. It’s highly likely that he’ll fall to Seattle at 25, and a guy of his talent might just be too good to pass up even if he has to start the year on the PUP list.
Also keep an eye on Corey Lemonier. He’s a 1-dimensional pass rusher much like Bruce Irvin, and putting them both on the field at the same time would give OTs fits with their speed.
PlayerPosP RankSchoolHeightWeightDion JordanDE1Oregon6/6248Ezekiel AnsahDE2Brigham Young6/5271Cornellius CarradineDE3Florida State6/4276*Bjoern WernerDE4Florida State6/3266Alex OkaforDE5Texas6/5264Datone JonesDE6UCLA6/4283*Damontre MooreDE7Texas A&M6/5250Margus HuntDE8Southern Methodist6/8277*Sam MontgomeryDE9LSU6/3262*Corey LemonierDE10Auburn6/3255John SimonDE11Ohio State6/1257Malliciah GoodmanDE12Clemson6/4276Devin TaylorDE13South Carolina6/7266Cornelius WashingtonDE14Georgia6/4265Lavar EdwardsDE15LSU6/4277*William GholstonDE16Michigan State6/6281David BassDE17Missouri Western State6/4262Michael BuchananDE18Illinois6/5255*Stansly MapongaDE19TCU6/2256Eric MartinDE20Nebraska6/2250Tremayne ScottDE22Ohio6/3259Wes HortonDE22Southern California6/5261Walter StewartDE23Cincinnati6/4246