2015 NFL draft rankings: Defensive ends

NFL scout Dave-Te' Thomas grades and ranks the defensive ends eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft.

2015 NFL DRAFT REPORT: DEFENSIVE END RANKINGS
PLAYER SCHOOLCL HTWT 40-YDPRO RND
WILLIAMS, Leonard (DT) Southern California Jr06:04.2 2984.88 8.71
RAY, Shane (RE/OB) MissourirJr 06:02.6247 4.588.0 1
GREGORY, Randy (RE) NebraskaJr 06:04.5255 4.767.6 1
BEASLEY, Vic (OB) ClemsonrSr 06:02.7235 4.587.1 1
CALHOUN, Shilique (RE) Michigan State rJr06:03.5 2574.64 7.01-2
OAKMAN, Shawn (RE) BaylorrJr 06:07.5285 4.846.9 1-2
FOWLER JR., Dante (OB) FloridaJr 06:02.5266 4.796.8 1-2
DUPREE, Alvin (OB) KentuckySr 06:03.5268 4.606.8 1-2
ORCHARD, Nathaniel(OB) UtahSr 06:02.4255 4.766.6 2
MAULDIN, Lorenzo (OB) Louisville Sr06:03.2 2434.73 6.52
HUNTER, Daniel (RE) Louisiana State Jr06:05.5 2414.68 6.52
GOLDEN, Markus MissourirSr 06:02.4255 4.746.4 2-3
ARMSTEAD, Arik (RE/DT) OregonJr 06:06.5 292 4.976.3 2-3
KIKAHA, Hau'Oli (OB) Washington rSr06:02.4 2564.82 6.32-3
EDWARDS JR, Mario (RE) Florida State Jr06:02.6 2944.88 6.23
FLOWERS, Trey ArkansasSr 06:03.4267 4.846.2 3
NICOLAS, Dadi (RE/OB) Virginia Tech rJr06:02.5 2314.41 6.13
HAROLD, Eli (OB) VirginiaJr 06:03.6235 4.736.1 3
HODGES, Zachary (OB) HarvardSr 06:02.4234 4.756.0 3
KAUFUSI, Bronson (RE) Brigham Young Jr06:06.1 2824.78 5.93-4
SMITH, Preston Mississippi State Sr06:04.4 2674.92 5.93-4
TAPPER, Charles OklahomaJr 06:03.6261 4.835.8 4
TRAIL, Lynden (RE) Norfolk State rSr06:06.1 2604.76 5.74
CRAWFORD, Corey ClemsonSr 06:05.1264 4.835.7 4
ODIGHIZUWA, Owamagbe UCLA (RE) rSr06:03.2 2684.79 5.64-5
SMITH, Za'Darius (RE) KentuckySr 06:04.2265 4.735.6 4-5
CHICKILLO, Anthony Miami (RE/OB) Sr06:03.4 2704.81 5.55
REED, Cedric (RE) TexasSr 06:05.4270 4.815.4 5
GRISSOM, Geneo (RE) OklahomaSr 06:03.4263 4.825.4 5
ANDERSON, Henry(RE/DT) StanfordSr 06:05.2290 4.885.3 5-6
OLANIYAN, Kazeem “C.J.” Penn State Sr06:03.3 2444.84 5.26
MOUHON, Silverberry (OB) Cincinnati rJr06:03.5 2484.86 5.26
RIDDICK, Shaquille West Virginia Sr06:05.3 2314.84 5.16-7
MIHALIK, Brian Boston College Sr06:08.6 2854.96 5.06-7
WAGENMANN, Zackary MontanaSr 06:02.5258 4.875.0 7
DREW, Ray (RE/DT) GeorgiaSr 06:03.7282 4.764.9 7
RUSSELL, Ryan PurduerSr 06:04.2273 4.894.9 7
RASCO, Jermauria Louisiana State Sr06:03.0 2524.74 4.97
BARNES, Deion (OB) Penn State rJr06:03.6 2544.71 4.87-FA
MORRISSEY, Cory Iowa State Sr06:02.4 2654.86 4.87-FA
BARNES, Tavaris (OB) ClemsonSr 06:03.5253 4.874.8 7-FA
RUSH, Marcus (OB) Michigan State rSr06:02.0 2554.86 4.7PFA
MUELLER, Ryan (OB) Kansas State Sr06:01.5 2484.82 4.7PFA
HEKKING, Broderick NevadaSr 06:03.0257 4.624.7 PFA
PATT, Zack (OB) RicerSr 06:01.5242 4.784.7 PFA
LARSEN, Bryan “B.J.” Utah State Sr06:05.0 2694.96 4.6FA
WYNN, Charles “Dylan” Oregon State Sr06:01.6 2674.92 4.6FA
CAPI, Nordly AkronSr 06:02.1248 4.864.6 FA
OWENS, Ladarius AuburnSr 06:01.3250 4.904.6 FA
ZAGZEBSKI, Konrad Wisconsin Sr06:03.1 2804.92 4.6FA
PHILLIPS, Jalani PurdueSr 06:03.3265 4.934.6 FA
WOESTMANN, Kyle Vanderbilt Sr06:03.0 2484.80 4.6FA
LUEDERS, Blake (OB) StanfordrSr 06:04.1260 4.784.6 FA
HARRIS, Trevor Houston Sr 06:04.0233 4.684.6 FA
ALLEN, Jordan Arizona rSr 06:05.2254 4.834.6 FA
SINGLETARY, Robert Texas-San Antonio Sr06:02.0 2504.93 4.6FA
PRUITT, Angelo Connecticut Sr06:03.0 2975.02 4.6FA
PULETASI, Sonny Wyoming Sr 06:02.0251 4.874.6 FA
NDULUE, Chuka (RE/DT) Oklahoma rSr06:02.1 2894.91 4.6FA
STANSBURY, Gavin Texas A&M Sr06:03.4 2574.86 4.5FA
CRAWFORD, Paul Florida International Sr06:07.0 2704.92 4.5FA
ROBINSON, Deuce Appalachian State Sr06:04.1 2564.80 4.5FA
LONGACRE, Matt Northwest Missouri Sr06:03.2 2615.11 4.5FA
BEYER, Brennen (OB) Michigan Sr06:03.0 2554.84 4.5FA
WALLSCHLEGER, Laith Delaware Sr06:03.0 2734.95 4.5FA
DELAIRE, Ryan Towson Sr06:03.6 2574.85 4.5FA
YAP, Beau Hawaii Sr06:01.0 2594.86 4.4CMP
WATKINS, Diaheem Ala.-Birmingham Sr06:03.6 2584.94 4.4CMP
HAMILTON, Justin La.-Lafayette Sr06:02.2 3045.20 4.4CMP
ROBINSON, Micah Syracuse Sr06:03.0 2705.12 4.4CMP
RICHARDSON, Lebrandon Bethune-Cookman Sr06:00.5 2384.75 4.4CMP
WREN, Samuel Oklahoma State Sr06:01.6 2564.92 4.4CMP
HARRAH, Bradley Cincinnati Sr06:04.4 2584.92 4.3CMP
REILLY, Michael William & Mary Sr06:03.1 2554.83 4.3CMP
OXENDINE, Justin Citadel Sr06:02.4 2554.75 4.3CMP
HAROLD, Tavrean “Sage” James Madison (OB) Sr06:02.5 2414.76 4.3CMP
LEE, Brandon James Madison Sr06:01.1 2604.85 4.3CMP
HOWSARE, Julian Clarion Sr06:02.2 2584.89 4.3CMP
FORDE, Johnathon “Maxx” IdahoSr 06:03.5 2664.97 4.3CMP
ALLEN, Darius (OB) Colorado St.-Pueblo Sr06:01.6 2404.87 4.3CMP
REESE, Gregory UtahSr 06:04.4 2544.90 4.3CMP
MONTGOMERY, Kendall Bowling Green Sr06:06.1 2584.92 4.3CMP
NEEDS TO BE FURTHER EVALUATED-MAJOR MEDICAL ISSUES
#BRASWELL, Eric Houston Sr06:04.0 2684.87   
#DAY, Evan Eastern Washington Sr06:02.0 2454.82   
#IFEDI, Martin Memphis Sr06:03.1 2764.87 5.07
#SHITTU, Aziz (DT) Stanford Jr06:02.5 2805.02   
#TOWNSEND JR., Greg Southern California rJr06:03.1 2754.72   
NEEDS TO BE FURTHER EVALUATED-MAJOR OFF-FIELD ISSUES
%CLARK, Frank Ex-Michigan Sr06:01.4 2764.76 5.93-4
%FIELDS, Devonte (OB) Ex-Texas Christian rSo06:03.6 2404.63 6.52
%IRVING, David (DT) Ex-Iowa State rSr06:07.2 2725.02   
%SPENCE, Noah (OB) Ohio State rJr06:02.6 2404.68 7.21
%WILLIAMS, Ishaq (OB) Notre Dame Sr06:04.2 2674.76 5.07
OTHER PLAYERS STILL TO BE EVALUATED
ABDESMAD, Mehdi (RE) Boston College Sr06:05.6 2784.83   
ALAEZE, Josh Cen. Connecticut Sr06:00.5 2424.82   
AMAEFULA, Michael Minnesota Sr06:02.0 2494.89   
ANDERSON, Matt Texas Christian Sr06:03.0 2504.79   
ANDERSON, Ryan Alabama rSo06:02.1 2554.75   
BAILEY, Sterling (RE) Georgia rJr06:02.6 2824.78   
BAIRD, Bryan Bowling Green Sr06:03.0 2354.74   
BARNES, Beau Southern Methodist Sr06:05.0 2414.86   
BASS, Anthony (OB) Tennessee State Sr06:01.5 2334.79   
BASTIEN, Shubert Middle Tennessee Sr06:04.0 2464.78   
BATES, Houston Louisiana Tech rSr06:02.1 2504.68   
BAUBLITZ, Kyle (RE) Penn State rSr06:04.1 2815.04   
BEAN, Jimmy (OB) Oklahoma State rJr06:04.2 2454.69   
BEAVERS, Jeton East Carolina Sr06:05.0 2634.89   
BIESTEK, Brett Fordham Sr06:03.0 2554.81   
BLAIR, Ronald Appalachian State Sr06:03.0 2754.93   
BROCK, Cooper Texas-El Paso Sr06:03.0 2604.88   
BUCKNER, DeForest Oregon Jr06:06.1 2864.89   
BUTLER III, Larry Southern Nazarene Jr06:01.0 2374.72   
CASHER, Chris Florida State rSo06:03.6 2604.89   
COCHRAN, Theiren (OB) Minnesota rJr06:05.6 2484.79   
COLEMAN, Tyre Hobart Sr06:00.0 2504.84   
COOPER, Xavier (RE) Washington State rJr6:03.5 3034.93   
COX JR., Bryan Florida rSo06:02.5 2604.79   
COVITZ, Jeff Bryant Sr06:02.0 2554.87   
COWSER, James Southern Utah rJr06:03.1 2444.86   
DEVALL, Denzel (OB) Alabama Jr06:01.6 2504.73   
DeWALT-ONDIJO,Jordan Duke Sr 06:03.0 2404.90   
DIAZ, Manny (OB Western Michigan Sr06:02.0 2184.89   
DIXON, Gerald South Carolina rSo06:05.2 2354.77   
DOWLING, Laton Kansas State Sr06:03.0 2544.76   
DUBOSE, B.J. (RE) Louisville rSr06:04.5 2874.89   
DURHAM, David Pittsburgh Sr06:01.0 2554.82   
EULLS, Kaleb (RE) Mississippi State rSr06:03.2 2955.12   
FANNING, LaMichael(RE) Jacksonville State rJr06:06.1 2704.86   
FAOLIU, Lyman Washington State Sr06:03.0 2674.94   
FAVORS, Rashod Oklahoma Sr06:01.0 2614.59   
FENNELL, Jiajuan Middle Tennessee Sr06:03.0 2604.78   
FOSTER, Martavius Colorado State Sr06:03.0 2604.87   
FRANCOIS, Giovani Florida International Sr06:02.0 2554.81   
FRANK, Reuben Connecticut Sr06:02.0 2464.87   
FRENCH, Christian (OB) Oregon rJr06:04.5 2444.86   
GALEA, Cody San Diego State Sr06:03.0 2554.89   
GAUTNEY, Joey Louisiana-Monroe Sr06:01.0 2554.79   
GILBERT, Reggie Arizona Sr06:03.0 2614.84   
GRESHAM-CHISOLM,Damon Howard Jr06:02.5 2504.86   
GWACHAM, Obum Oregon State rSr06:04.5 2364.65   
HAMILTON, Darius (RE/DT) Rutgers rJr06:03.6 2604.74   
HARDY, Mike Iowa Sr 06:04.0 2804.93   
HARVILL, Samuel Kansas State Sr06:00.1 2584.97   
HENRY, Joe Florida Atlantic Sr06:03.0 2304.72   
HILL, Christian San Jose State Sr06:04.0 2584.77   
HOUK, Tyler Nevada Sr06:04.0 2554.94   
HUDSON, Andrew Washington Sr06:03.0 2524.78   
HUMMINGBIRD, Chris Tulsa Sr06:02.0 2584.87   
IRWIN, Jake Cal Poly Sr06:03.0 2404.86   
JOHNSON, C.J. Mississippi Sr06:01.1 2354.67   
JOHNSON, Dezmond Duke Sr 06:03.0 2604.93   
JOHNSON, Tedarian Kansas Sr06:02.0 2904.99   
JORDAN, Jerrell Cincinnati Sr06:03.0 2484.86   
KAUMATULE, Luke (RE) Stanford rSo06:05.6 2674.98   
KISSEBERTH, Kevin Louisiana Tech Sr06:02.0 2494.79   
KOUGH, Robert Army Sr 06:03.0 2394.82   
KRAGEN, Kyle California Sr06:02.0 2404.69   
LAWE, Stephen Virginia Sr06:05.0 2754.88   
LAWSON, Shaquille Clemson rSo06:02.6 2704.77   
LIVELY, Darius Louisiana-Monroe Sr06:03.0 2544.81   
LOTT, Derrick (DT) Tenn.-Chattanooga rSr06:03.6 3035.04   
MAGEE, Javonte (RE/DT) Ex-Baylor Jr06:03.6 2754.77   
MARTIN, Beau Boise State Sr06:02.0 2714.86   
MARTIN, Chris Kansas Sr06:04.0 2524.76   
MAY, Alec Georgetown Sr06:03.0 2454.83   
McCORD, Tyriq (OB) Miami Jr06:02.2 2454.76   
McMULLEN, Greg (DT) Nebraska rSo06:03.1 2804.98   
McCULLUM, Dasman Southern Miss Sr06:03.0 2374.73   
MEEHAN, Jason Northern Illinois Sr06:01.0 2414.76   
MENOCAL, Nick Georgia Tech Sr06:03.0 2444.76   
MEYERS, RaShawde Marshall Sr06:03.0 2464.82   
MILES, Nick Ball State Sr06:02.0 2654.94   
MILLER, Steve Ohio State Sr06:03.0 2554.81   
MONROE, Andre Maryland Sr05:11.0 2754.87   
NAPOLITANO, Nick Wingate Sr06:02.0 2454.93   
NEWBERRY, Giorgio Florida State Jr06:05.1 2804.79   
NORMAN, Art North Carolina State rSr06:00.2 2524.79   
NWANEKEZI, Maduka Bryant rSr06:01.6 2304.87   
ODENIGBO, Ifeadi Northwestern rSo06:02.6 2354.72   
OGBAH, Emmanuel Oklahoma State rSo06:03.6 2704.86   
OTIS, Norkeithus (OB) North Carolina Sr06:01.1 2404.67   
OTT, Drew IowaJr 06:03.6 2704.84   
OWENS, LaDarius Auburn Sr06:01.0 2594.85   
PARKER, Juda Colorado Sr06:02.0 2704.97   
PEPPARD, Jake Nevada Sr06:03.0 2554.84   
PETTINATO, Dan Arizona Sr06:03.0 2714.86   
PHILIP, Denzel Delta State Sr06:02.0 2654.91   
PHILLIPS, Jordan (RE) Oklahoma Sr06:05.2 3294.98   
REYNOLDS, Michael Kansas Sr06:01.0 2404.75   
RICHARDSON, Bobby (DT) Indiana Sr06:02.5 2885.06   
RINGO, Christian Louisiana-Lafayette Sr06:01.0 2885.01   
ROGERS, Cody Texas-San Antonio Sr06:00.0 2504.97   
ROSE, Chrishon (DT) East Carolina rSr06:03.5 3035.08   
ROUSE, James Marshall rSr06:04.6 2704.93   
SANDERS, Stephon Southern Methodist Sr06:02.5 2504.78   
SCHWARZ, Will Saginaw Valley St. Sr06:05.0 2754.89   
SCRUGGS, Gary Old Dominion Sr06:00.0 2604.98   
SHIRLEY, Josh Washington rSr06:02.2 2324.58   
SMITH, Michael Southern Miss rJr06:04.1 2774.91   
SMITH, T.J. Western Kentucky Sr06:02.0 2404.76   
SPARKMAN, Jordan Nevada-Las Vegas Sr06:05.0 2654.83   
STOWERS, Keon Kansas Sr06:02.0 2975.21   
STREET, Carter Louisiana Tech Sr06:01.0 2584.76   
STRONG, Malcolm Marshall Sr06:04.0 2334.83   
TALLMAN, Andrew Richmond Sr06:05.0 2554.88   
TAYLOR, Andre Louisiana Tech Sr06:04.0 2574.86   
TERHUNE, Nate (RE) Kent State rJr06:03.5 2704.74   
THOMAS, Bryan Bowling Green Sr06:02.0 2574.88   
THOMPSON, Carlos Mississippi Sr06:04.0 2434.76   
TODD, Brentom Tulsa Sr06:03.0 2404.80   
TRINCA-PASAT, Louis (DT) IowarSr 06:02.1 2905.02   
TULL, Charles ”Dallas” (OB) Tenn.-Chattanooga Sr06:02.2 2424.57   
UGBOAJA, Max Middle Tennessee Sr06:04.0 2625.05   
WALKER, Charlie Bowling Green Sr06:02.0 2454.98   
WASHINGTON, Adolphus Ohio State (DT/RE) Jr06:02.6 2954.93   
WASHINGTON, Tony Oregon rSr06:02.6 2434.74   
WELSH, Robert Syracuse Sr06:00.0 2484.98   
WISE, JR., Deatrich Arkansas rSo06:05.2 2674.79   
WILLIAMS, Jordan Tennessee Sr06:05.0 2724.86   
WILLIS, Brandon UCLA Sr 06:01.0 2754.82   
WILSON, Tyler TulsarSo 06:06.1 2604.94   
WOODARD, Jonathan (RE) Central Arkansas rJr06:04.5 2704.86   
YARBROUGH, Eddie Wyoming rJr06:02.5 2574.84   
ZETTEL, Anthony Penn State rJr06:03.6 2744.81   

 

 

NOTES: To understand the position codes, DE indicates defensive end; RE is for rush ends/3-4 pass rushers; DT indicates defensive tackle; NG indicates nose guard; MB is for a 4-3 middle linebacker; IB indicates 3-4 inside linebacker; OB indicates outside linebacker; WB indicates 3-4 weak-side ‘backer; SB indicates 3-4 strong-side ‘backer; CB indicates cornerback; FS indicates free safety; SS indicates strong safety…On offense, QB indicates quarterback; WR is for wide receivers; TE is for tight ends; H-B indicates Half-Backs; TB indicates tailbacks; FB indicates fullback; OC indicates center; OT indicates offensive tackle; OG indicates offensive guard…For special teams, PK indicates placekicker; PT indicates

rSr/rJr indicates player redshirted/graduating class…# indicates major injury that could impact draft grade…CL indicates college class… HT indicates height of the player…WT indicates weight…40 indicates 40-yard dash time…225 indicates repetitions in the 225-pound bench press…VJ indicates vertical jump…BJ indicates broad jump…SH indicates 20-yard shuttle…3C indicates three-cone drill…PRO-indicates The NFL Draft Report’s projected pro potential grade (see chart below)…RND indicates the round we project the player to be selected.


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