2014 DRAFTTEK BIG BOARD - Ranked by Position
34 Defensive Ends
Most Recent Revision:  4/18/2014


QB Center OG LOT ROT TE RBF RBC WRF WRS FB
DE43 DE34 DT43 DT34 OLB43 OLB34 ILB SS FS CB PK

Big Ten SEC PAC 12 Big 12 ACC Mtn West C USA Sun Belt AAC MAC


1 (34)  +8 Minnesota
Ra'Shede Hageman
Sr          6'6"          310
#99
BIO
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2 (38) -10 Notre Dame
Stephon Tuitt
Jr          6'5"          304
#7
BIO
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3 (57) +52 North Carolina
Kareem Martin
Sr          6'6"          272
#95
BIO
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4 (68)   -8 West Virginia
Will Clarke
Sr          6'6"          273
#98
BIO
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5 (72)   -3 Stanford
Josh Mauro
Sr          6'6"          282
#90
BIO
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6 (73)   -5 Missouri
Kony Ealy
Jr          6'4"          273
#47
BIO
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7 (111)   -5 Alabama
Ed Stinson
Sr          6'3"          287
#49
BIO
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8 (115)   -1 Oregon
Taylor Hart
Sr          6'6"          281
#66
BIO
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9 (127)  +2 Virginia
Brent Urban
Sr          6'7"          295
#99
BIO
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10 (143) +86 California
Deandre Coleman
Sr          6'5"          309
#91
BIO
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11 (169)   -24 Alabama
Jeoffrey Pagan
Jr          6'3"          310
#8
BIO
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12 (170)   0 Florida
Dominique Easley
Sr          6'2"          288
#2
BIO
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13 (236) -53 Stanford
Ben Gardner
Sr          6'4"          275
#49
BIO
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14 (285) -47 North Carolina
Tim Jackson
Sr          6'5"          285
#93
BIO
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15 (305)  +25 Florida Int'l
Paul Crawford
Sr          6'7"          275
#92
BIO
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16 (306)  +12 USC
George Uko
Jr          6'3"          286
#90
BIO
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17 (352)   -10 Texas Tech
Delvon Simmons
Jr          6'5"          290
#8
BIO
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18 (373)   -14 Wyoming
Patrick Mertens
Sr          6'5"          287
#95
BIO
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19 (384)   -65 Georgia
Garrison Smith
Sr          6'3"          299
#56
BIO
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20 (397)  +104 Texas Tech
Kerry Hyder
Sr          6'2"          281
#91
BIO
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DEFENSIVE END
3-4

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The Defensive Ends in a 3-4 line heads up over the offensive tackles. Their responsibilities include:

1) Outside containment on off-tackle or end sweep running plays
2) Provide inside pass rush, utilizing bull-rushing, outside speed rushing techniques

This diagram shows the DE in a standard 3-4 alignment. One prospect may be selected over another based on the following factors:

A. Prevailing defensive philosophy: In a "read and react" 3-4, the defensive line controls the offensive line to allow the LBs to flow to the ball. In "attack and penetrate", the defensive line takes more of a 1-gap approach and the LBs have more gap responsibilities.

B. Opponent's offensive philosophy: In facing off tackle plays or sweeps, the Defensive Ends have responsibility with support from the outside linebackers. Responsibilities in the passing game are 1) collapsing the pocket, 2) providing an interior pass rush and 3) increasing length (hands and arms up) to limit the opposing QB's vision of passing lanes.
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