Midlands: Top '15 DEs

FRISCO, Texas -- Scout National Analyst Greg Powers has a pre-2014 season look at the top seniors in the region position-by-position...

  Rank Rating Name HS State HT/WT Commit
Top Midlands DEs
http://media.scout.com/media/image/133/1335528.jpg 1 James Lockhart Ennis  Texas 6'3/250 Texas A&M
Junior Eval: A strong defender, who shows a high acumen for tracking down ball carriers in the open field, which shows his athleticism and pursuit skills right away on film. He is really good against the run.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/132/1323347.jpg 2 Breylin Mitchell Round Rock  Texas 6'4/255 TCU
Junior Eval: He is not a true edge rusher at the position, but uses gap control and strong upper and lower body to keep his position and make plays. He is a solid tackler.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/133/1337447.jpg 3 Charles Omenihu Rowlett  Texas 6'5/220 Texas
Junior Eval: Lanky defensive end who is a bit of a project from a frame stand point, but certainly has an extremely high ceiling. He has the height and length to develop into the elite category.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/130/1308224.jpg 4 Louis Brown Burton  Texas 6'6/207 Texas
Junior Eval: On defense, he lines up on the edge as an OLB and moves really well in the open field, again for a player with his length. He shows a wide arrange of skills.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/136/1360685.jpg 5 Kenneth Mann Burleson  Texas 6'4/240 Oklahoma
Junior Eval: He is strong up front, playing off of blocks and using his hands to redirect offensive linemen and get off of blocks. He seems to play a bit high at times, but he is tall, so added bulk will help.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/131/1314444.jpg 6 Dare Odeyingbo Cistercian Prep Texas 6'2/240 Undecided
Junior Eval: Its hard to project exactly what position suits him best in college at this point -- RB, LB, DE and FB could all be in the mix. A hard-nosed player with tremendous size, frame and athletic ability.
http://media.scout.com/media/image/130/1301913.jpg 7 DaiShon Neal Central  Neb. 6'8/240 Nebraska
Junior Eval: Neal is another defensive end who you can place in the upside category. He is very tall, has long arms and is still growing in to his frame. As he develops he could be quite special.
Best of the Rest: Blain Padgett, Brady Reiff, Tyrell Thompson, Tipa Galea'I, Joshua Little, Michael Scott

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