Early Draft Rankings: Defensive Ends

The Vikings are concentrating more on defensive tackles in April's draft, but they may look to build depth at defensive end to complement Kenny Mixon. We rank more than 100 of the draft-eligible ends, with heights, weights and 40 times.

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EARLY DEFENSIVE END RANKINGS
Draft ratings are never a perfect science, even for NFL teams that dedicate departments and year-round scouts to the important job of grading college players and trying to decide how their skills will transfer to the NFL. Here are Viking Update writer and draft fan Kevin Brown's early ratings for the 2003 class.
Under the height column, the first digit represents feet, the next two digits represent inches and the last digit represents how many eighths of an inch (so 6034 equals 6 feet, 3 and 4/8 inches).
GRADE DESCRIPTION ROUND
9.00
8.00
7.00
6.50
6.00
5.90
5.80
5.70
5.60
5.50
5.40
5.30
5.20
5.10
5.00
4.50
4.00
3.00
Once-in-a-lifetime player.
Perennial All-Pro player.
Potential All-Pro as a rookie.
Immediate starter as a rookie (except QB).
1st-round pick; should start by 2004.
Early 2nd-round pick.
2nd-round pick.
2nd-round pick.
3rd round pick.
3rd round pick.
4th-round pick.
5th-round pick.
6th-round pick.
7th-round pick.
Priority free-agent.
Free-agent who could make a team.
Worth bringing to training camp.
Possible camp player.
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1
1
1
1
2
2
3
3
3
4
5
6
7
FA
FA
FA
FA
NAME
COLLEGE
HT.
WT.
40
GR.
Suggs, Terrell
McDougle, Jerome
Kelsay, Chris
Haynes, Michael
Wilkerson, Jimmy
White, Dewayne
Redding, Cory
Pace, Calvin
Peek, Antwan
Williams, Andrew
Jackson, Alonzo
Garay, Antonio
Moorehead, Kindal
Burley, Nick
Hand, Omari
Veal, Demetrin
McNeal, Bryant
Mitchell, Clint
Williams, Melvin
Hunt, Aaron
Orr, Shantee
Quinn, Dennis
Patterson, Elton
Green, Jamaal
Green, Brandon
Green, Cornelius
Umenyiora, Osi
House, Raymond
Gbaja-Biamila, Akbar
Adams, Demoine
Sprague, Jake
Rumishek, Dan
Jones, LaKendrick
Roundtree, Durrand
Bleisath, D.J.
Collier, A.C.
Tippins, Andrew
Smith, Justin
Murphy, Leif
Pierson, Shurron
Banta-Cain, Tully
Dorsey, Quinn
McEwen, Seth
Wright, Darrell
Brown, Tony
Dennis, Charlie
Ellis, Kai
Orr, Raheem
Alston, Charles
Willis, Ahmad
Jenkins, Cullen
Wilson, Pierre
Stephen, Roderick
Wimsatt, Drew
Iata, Ryan
McKeithan, Hasson
Dixon, Ben
Jeffries, Josh
Barnett, Derek
Harris, Richard
Gibson, Lance
Rasmussen, Buck
Landrum, Germain
Frost, Tim
Bynum, Antwaun
Shavies, Fred
Briggs, Ahmad
Love, Tim
Williams, Tim
Daley, Chris
Dunn, Anthony
Cherry, Jamaal
Massey, Joe
Correa, La'anui
Roberts, Ryan
Canada, Tom
Roberson, Tony
Allsbury, Anthony
Rowand, Mowbray
Stamper, Nick
Thomas, Devon
Watson, Kevin
Rossy, Derrick
Anderson, George
Washburn, Cliff
Smith, Samuel
High, Karmul
Rollins, Josh
Grigsby, Otis
Anderson, Kane
Bird, Dylan
Bryant, Henry
Ammacher, Chris
Hogan, Peter
Thomas, Wallace
Edwards, Matt
Pennington, Chris
Anzalone, Steve
Williams, Rusty
Naji, Jamal
Cesaire, Jacques
Daniely, Curtis
Gathers, Greg
Arizona State
Miami (Fla.)
Nebraska
Penn State
Oklahoma
Louisville
Texas
Wake Forest
Cincinnati
Miami (Fla.)
Florida State
Boston College
Alabama
Fresno State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Clemson
Florida
Kansas State
Texas Tech
Michigan
South Carolina
Central Florida
Miami (Fla.)
Rice
Miami (Fla.)
Troy State
Arkansas
San Diego State
Nebraska
Wisconsin
Michigan
South Carolina State
Maryland
Tennessee Tech
Baylor
Southwest State (Minn.)
Nebraska
North Dakota State
South Florida
California
Oregon
Oregon
Oregon
Memphis
Kansas
Washington
Rutgers
Bowie State
Northwestern State (La.)
Central Michigan
Kent State
Wake Forest
North Carolina State
San Diego State
Alabama-Birmingham
North Dakota
Appalachian State
Indiana
Indiana State
Central Washington
Nebraska-Omaha
Mississippi
Youngstown State
Missouri
Washington State
Nevada-Las Vegas
West Virginia
Augustana (Ill.)
South Florida
Northern Colorado
California
Bucknell
Hawaii
Notre Dame
California
Michigan Tech
Western Michigan
Memphis
Lambuth
Louisville
Occidental
Boston College
North Carolina State
Citadel
Middle Tennessee
Texas-El Paso
Wyoming
Kentucky
New Hampshire
Colorado
Kansas State
Monmouth
Colorado State
Colorado State
Miami (Ohio)
Pennsylvania
Northeastern (Mass.)
UCLA
Norfolk State
Southern Connecticut
Middle Tennessee
Georgia Tech
6020
6024
6040
6032
6035
6020
6041
6034
6024
6016
6034
6036
6016
6031
6036
6026
6042
6055
6023
6025
6020
6035
6015
6016
6020
6034
6027
6025
6050
6014
6021
6033
6026
6022
6034
6030
6016
6034
6024
6025
6020
6032
6046
6034
6016
6050
6035
6024
6046
6010
6022
6032
6024
6040
6040
6020
6030
6016
6030
6022
6044
6044
6030
6024
6020
6012
6040
6030
6046
6025
6022
6032
6012
6024
6020
6030
6014
6020
6034
6024
6010
6040
6022
6010
6047
6040
6040
6030
6040
6040
6040
6002
6040
6030
6030
6020
6012
6020
6040
6030
6030
6042
6006
252
264
270
274
258
277
275
254
245
262
255
293
288
223
258
278
237
266
265
266
255
268
271
265
256
255
276
271
258
258
279
273
287
262
265
246
269
267
260
242
257
260
268
260
272
245
237
260
272
260
262
277
259
245
270
265
248
262
253
270
245
278
245
273
243
255
253
280
235
270
257
275
255
265
264
263
260
253
245
264
261
278
255
245
272
262
253
263
253
255
250
254
243
255
250
252
245
253
267
280
265
296
272
4.55-4.71
4.58-4.84
4.70-4.90
4.72-4.90
4.61-4.79
4.68-4.85
4.79-4.95
4.82-4.91
4.54-4.68
4.55-4.80
4.70-4.84
4.78-4.92
4.88-5.05
4.73-4.91
4.78-4.93
4.80-4.90
4.60-4.80
4.75-4.75
4.75-4.80
4.58-4.85
4.66-4.88
4.77-5.14
4.67-5.03
4.78-4.88
4.62-5.02
4.64-4.80
4.71-4.97
4.85-4.92
4.88-5.00
4.63-4.80
4.78-4.90
4.85-5.05
4.92-4.95
4.63-4.82
4.65-4.98
4.77-4.96
4.79-4.90
4.80-4.85
4.85-5.07
4.45-4.72
4.80-4.90
4.59-4.75
4.78-5.05
4.90-5.00
4.83-4.95
4.73
4.64-4.80
4.68-4.85
4.68-4.90
4.85-4.90
4.85-4.95
4.86-4.90
4.88-4.90
4.68
4.89
4.77
4.70-4.83
4.75-5.00
4.87-4.89
4.89-4.95
4.85
5.00-5.05
4.73
5.10
4.62-4.67
4.63-4.73
4.70-4.94
4.86-4.96
4.95-5.05

4.77-4.78
4.83-5.17
4.85-5.05
4.83
4.83
4.85
4.88
4.88
4.58-4.67
4.70-4.75
4.73-4.85
4.80-5.18
4.67
4.86
5.00
4.70-4.80
4.76-4.85
4.75
4.85
4.85
4.87
4.72-4.80
4.78
4.85
4.85
4.86
4.87
4.88
4.95
5.05
5.05
4.96-5.16
4.71-4.90
6.50
6.00
6.00
6.00
5.75
5.75
5.75
5.50
5.50
5.50
5.50
5.50
5.50
5.40
5.30
5.30
5.25
5.25
5.25
5.20
5.20
5.20
5.15
5.15
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.05
5.05
5.00
5.00
4.90
4.90
4.90
4.80
4.80
4.80
4.75
4.75
4.70
4.70
4.70
4.60
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.30
4.30
4.20
4.20
4.20
4.20
4.20
4.10
4.10
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
3.90
3.90
3.90
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
0.00

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