NFL projection rankings: Defensive ends

Prospect projections based on a defensive end's long-term NFL success, not his draft status. Also included are the numbers from the players' workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The following are projections for a draft prospect's future in the NFL three or four years from now, which is why their pro ranking doesn't always follow the order of their projected draft status.

Key:
# denotes underclassman
% denotes significant injury
PFA means priority free agent
FA means undrafted free agent
CMP means camp body


PLAYER

HT

WT

40

225

VJ

BJ

SH

3C

PRO

RND

#CLOWNEY, Jadeveon (OB) 

6:05

266

4.53

21

37 1/2

10'04"

4.43

7.27

01

1

#EALY, Kony  

6:04

273

4.57

22

31

09'06"

4.45

6.83

02

1

%FORD, Dee  (OB)

6:02

252

4.59

29

35 1/2

10”04”

4.73

7.07

03

1-2

#CRICHTON, Scott  

6:03

273

4.84

24

31 1/2

09'00"

4.29

7.19

04

1-2

MARTIN, Kareem  

6:06

272

4.72

22

35 1/2

10'09"

4.33

7.20

05

2

#LAWRENCE, Demarcus (OB)

6:03

251

4.69

20

34 1/2

09'05"

4.31

7.46

06

2-3

MURPHY, Trent (OB)  

6:05

250

4.72

19

35 1/2

09'10"

4.20

6.78

07

2

SMITH, Marcus (OB)  

6:03

251

4.68

23

35

10'01"

4.38

7.08

08

2

JEFFCOAT, Jackson (OB)

6:03

247

4.63

18

36

10'03"

4.18

6.97

09

3-4

SMITH, Chris (IB)  

6:01

266

4.71

28

37

10'01"

4.46

7.37

10

3-4

HART, Taylor  

6:06

281

4.85

23

30

08’09”

4.61

7.42

11

4

CLARKE, Will (DT) 

6:06

271

4.77

22

32

09'04"

4.57

7.26

12

4

GAYLE, James (OB) 

6:04

259

4.60

26

37

10'02"

4.27

7.19

13

4-5

#GARDNER, Ben  

6:04

277

4.83

27

39 1/2

10’02”

4.40

6.78

14

5-6

%URBAN, Brent (DT) 

6:07

295

4.98

23

30

09’06”

4.45

7.41

15

5-6

STINSON, Ed 

6:03

287

4.87

27

30

09’00”

4.53

7.45

16

6

WEBSTER, Larry (OB/TE) 

6:06

252

4.58

17

36 1/2

10'03"

4.44

7.29

17

5-6

MAURO, Josh  

6:06

271

5.21

21

32

09'08"

4.51

7.43

18

6

MARSH, Cassius  (OB)

6:04

252

4.70

17

32

09'06"

4.25

7.08

19

5-6

SAM, Michael (OB)  

6:02

261

4.71

19

30 1/2

09'06"

4.70

7.80

20

6

WESTBROOKS, Ethan  

6:04

267

4.72

20

33 1/2

09'02"

4.67

7.30

21

6

MOORE, Zach  

6:06

269

4.84

23

33 1/2

10'03"

4.46

7.41

22

6-7

#PAGAN, Jeoffrey (DT) 

6:04

310

4.92

22

29

08’08”

4.72

7.81

23

7

SUTTON, Chaz (OB)

6:04

247

4.82

27

35 1/2

09’06”

4.34

6.88

24

7-FA

#LYNCH, Aaron (OB)  

6:05

249

4.69

18

29

09’09”

4.61

7.46

25

7-FA

ENEMKPALI, IK  

6:01

261

5.01

28

34

09'04"

4.65

7.67

26

7-FA

UNDERWOOD, Colton (OB)

6:03

256

4.70

20

36

10’00”

4.43

7.03

27

7-FA

MIMS, Tevin (OB) 

6:04

260

4.95

17

27 1/2

09'01"

4.58

7.33

28

7-FA

WYNN, Kerry  

6:05

266

4.70

31

34

09'05"

4.73

7.53

29

PFA

UZO-DIRIBE, Chidera (OB) 

6:02

252

4.67

21

35

10’01”

4.52

7.19

30

PFA

CATO-BISHOP, Darryl (OB) 

6:03

240

4.82

 

 

 

 

 

31

PFA

AUTRY, Denico  

6:05

273

5.08

 

 

 

 

 

32

FA

GILL, Evan

6:03

292

4.85

 

 

 

 

 

33

FA

FEDE, Terrence  

6:04

277

4.77

 

 

 

 

 

34

FA

METZ, Jake  

6:06

263

5.00

 

 

 

 

 

35

FA

%MERRELL, Jamil  

6:04

249

4.77

 

 

 

 

 

36

CMP

MAY, Walker (OB) 

6:04

250

4.84

 

 

 

 

 

37

CMP

ANUNIKE, Kenny  

6:04

260

4.84

 

 

 

 

 

38

CMP

SANDERS, Craig  

6:04

248

4.78

 

 

 

 

 

39

CMP

REDDING, Kristopher  

6:04

261

5.03

 

 

 

 

 

40

CMP

ANKRAH, Jason  

6:03

262

4.78

 

 

 

 

 

41

CMP

YENDREY, D.J. (DT)  

6:03

276

4.76

 

 

 

 

 

42

CMP

GIDDINS, Ryne (OB)  

6:03

245

4.91

 

 

 

 

 

43

CMP

MCALLISTER, Chris  

6:02

255

4.80

 

 

 

 

 

44

CMP

SCHAUDT, Chris  

6:03

265

4.83

 

 

 

 

 

45

CMP

NDIAYE, Elhadji (OB) 

6:04

243

4.67

 

 

 

 

 

46

CMP

 
 

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