2005 Defensive End Rankings

Always a priority position come April's draft, the '05 class of defensive ends and pass rushers looks like a good one with plenty of depth. And though no single, top three pick or many complete linemen it offers a lot of tenacious edge rushers that will be productive in a conventional defense. <BR>

2005 Defensive End Rankings

# Name School Yr Comments
1 David Pollack Georgia 4Sr Intense defender that goes hard and plays like a man possessed. Outstanding pass rusher also effective off the line of scrimmage in space. Has size limitations which limits the number of schemes he can play at the next level.
2 Dan Cody Oklahoma 5Sr Another explosive pass rusher that gives outstanding effort. Works hard, and effective in pursuit. Undersized yet can add bulk in time and develop into a complete defensive end.
3 Erasmus James Wisconsin 5Sr Tremendous pass rusher coming off a terrific senior campaign. A make a lot of plays up the field and tough the block. Has durability issues.
4 Justin Tuck Notre Dame 4Jr Outstanding athlete with a great amount of upside potential. Undersized yet effective defending the run. Played through an injury plagued junior campaign.
5 Marcus Spears LSU 4Sr Outstanding athlete that can be a dominant force when focused on the task at hand. Effective against the pass or run. Must be more consistent with his overall play and effort.
6 Matt Roth Iowa 4Sr Solid athlete who plays with great intensity. Wreaks havoc up the field, disrupting opponent's game plans. Should be productive at and in a conventional defense.
7 Chris Canty Virginia 5Sr Possibly the best two gap lineman in this draft. Solid left defensive end coming off a knee injury.
8 Mike Montgomery Texas A&M 4Sr Intense defender flying up boards after a solid senior campaign. Plays a complete game and has terrific upside for the next level.
9 Ryan Riddle California 4Sr Solid pass rusher who had a breakout campaign last season. Could ultimately be placed at rush linebacker in a 34 defense.
10 Bill Swancutt Oregon State 4Sr Tall, thin defender effective making plays up the field.
11 Vincent Burns Kentucky 5Sr
12 Trent Cole Cincinnati 4Sr
13 James Davis Virginia Tech 5Sr Solid young prospect growing into a complete defensive lineman and effective stuffing the run or rushing the passer. May not play in 2003.
14 Brady Poppinga BYU 4Sr
15 Chauncey Davis Florida State 4Sr
16 Jay Ratliff Auburn 4Sr
17 Adell Duckett Texas Tech 5Sr
18 Derrick Robinson Iowa 5Sr
19 Jonathan Fanene Utah 5Sr
20 Bernard Thomas Nebraska 4Sr
21 Eric Moore Florida State 4Sr
22 George Gause South Carolina 4Sr
23 Adrian Awasom North Texas 4Sr
24 Khari Long Baylor 5Sr
25 Kevin Huntley Kansas State 5Sr
26 Jovan Haye Vanderbilt 4Jr
27 Clifford Dukes Michigan State 5Sr
28 Simon Fraser Ohio State 4Sr
29 David McMillan Kansas 5Sr
30 Jimmy Verdon Arizona State 5Sr
31 Darrell Reid Minnesota 5Sr
32 Jonathan Jackson Oklahoma 4Sr
33 Will Thompson Georgia 5Sr
34 Vontrell Jamison Clemson 4Sr
35 Jamus Martin Marshall 5Sr
36 Walter Curry Albany State 5Sr
37 Mike O'Brien Illinois 5Sr
38 Jeb Huckeba Arkansas 4Sr
39 Kevin Carberry Ohio 4Sr
40 Kyle Budinscak Notre Dame 5Sr
41 Chris Mooney Delaware 5Sr
42 Patrick Goodpaster Colorado State 5Sr
43 John Denney BYU 5Sr
44 Richard Jeanty Central Florida 4Jr
45 Claude Sanders Fresno State 5Sr
46 Dwayne LeFall Akron 5Sr
47 Josh Chrestman Illinois State 4Sr
48 Bret Eddins Auburn 5Sr
49 Phillip Alexander Duke 4Sr
50 Maurice Fountain Clemson 4Sr
51 Terence Taylor Villanova 4Sr
52 Chris Solomona Oregon 5Sr
53 Manase Hopoi Washington 4Sr
54 Brandon Guillory La-Monroe 5Sr

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