2010 Position Review: Defensive End

Pressure off the edge is a dream of every defensive coordinator no matter what level they are coaching at and last season the JUCO ranks boasted a plethora of talented edge-rushers and several will be counted on this coming season to be significant contributors to their new teams...

Hutchinson DE Meshak Williams (Kansas State)- The past two years, Williams posted 20 sacks, 120 tackles and 36 tackles-for-loss and had offers from schools across the country. However, he opted to head back to the school he signed with out of high school and will be a terror for Kansas State this coming fall.

Butler DE Cornellius Carradine (Florida State)- The Seminoles hit the JC ranks hard this year and came away with one of the best in the country in Carradine. As a two-year starter for the Grizzlies, the physically gifted pass-rusher totaled 26 sacks, 199 tackles and 40 tackles-for-loss. He could have gone anywhere, but will be terrorizing opposing quarterbacks for FSU this fall.

Chaffey DE Joe Carter (Nebraska)- One of the top pass-rushers in the state of California, Carter is a speed rusher with the size to hold up on the edge. He posted 7.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss this past season and has offers from Arizona, Mississippi State, Oregon State and Utah, but decided to join the Cornhuskers and play in the Big 10.

Ventura DE John Lattimore (East Carolina)- A big, physical defensive end, Lattimore has the ideal size to be play on either side, but will be a better fit on the weakside where he can use his length and quick first step to cause problems for the Pirates' opponents.

Jones DE Ryan Robinson (Oklahoma State)- Robinson was an absolute stud for Jones the past two years, totaling 19 sacks and 35 tackles-for-loss. He's a better fit on the weakside, using his athleticism and quickness to get pressure off the edge.

Other players who signed with four-year schools : Mississippi Gulf Coast's Lloyd Allen (Houston); Itawamba's Xavian Evans (Troy); Glendale's Rusty Fernando (Oregon State); Daniel Hayden (Louisiana Tech); Navarro's Toby Jackson (UCF); Hinds' Leon Mackey (Texas Tech); Southwest Mississippi's Marty Stadom (Troy); Mt. San Antonio's Bojay Filimoeatu (Utah State); Navarro's Cameron Henderson (UCF); Hinds' Terry Franklin (Marshall); Contra Costa's Niko Aumua (Washington State); Hinds' Chris Baker (East Carolina); Grossmont's Craig Cofer (Hawaii); Mt. San Antonio's Paul Dancy (Nevada); Auwae De Rego (Arizona); Cerritos' Eli Edwards (Washington State); Mt. San Antonio's Rudolf Fifita (Oregon State); Snow's McKay Frandsen (North Carolina State); Nassau's John Griggs (Akron); Saddleback's Blake Harrah (Oregon State); College of the Sequoias' Tyler Houk (Nevada); Fresno's Shervarius Jackson (Arkansas State); Butler's Ian Knight (Washington State); Ellsworth's Miraldo Michel (Wyoming); American River's Colton Paulhus (Colorado State); Cerritos' Jake Peppard (Nevada); Laney's Paul Piukala (Utah State); Georgia Military's Brad Spivey (Ohio); L.A. Harbor's Paramore Tapa (Middle Tennessee); Cerritos' Fatu Ulale (New Mexico); Georgia Military's Leroy Vick (East Carolina); Iowa Western's Lenard Williams (Washington State); Eastern Arizona's Tavita Woodard (Hawaii); Chabot's Sean Brown (New Mexico State); Scottsdale's Wyatt Cahill (Buffalo); Palomar's Zach Gholson (Memphis); Harper's Devin Henderson (Eastern Michigan); Eastern Arizona's Cory Orth (Colorado State-Pueblo); Snow's David Tuitupou (San Jose State); Fort Scott's Davon Coleman (Arizona State); Scottsdale's Bryan Burke (South Dakota State); Mesa's Aisea Vave (Northern Colorado).


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