2021 NFL Draft - Top Edge Rushers

Most Recent Update: 4/28/2021 7:00 PM EST



Rank O/A Chng Player/School Ht/Wt Elig. BIO
1
16
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Jaelan Phillips
Miami (FL)
6'5"
255
RJR
2
17
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Kwity Paye
Michigan
6'4"
277
SR
3
18
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Azeez Ojulari
Georgia
6'3"
249
RSO
4
35
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Joseph Ossai
Texas
6'4"
253
JR
5
36
 +4
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Gregory Rousseau
Miami (FL)
6'5"
260
RSO
6
38
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Jayson Oweh
Penn State
6'5"
257
RSO
7
54
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Carlos Basham Jr.
Wake Forest
6'5"
285
RSR
8
65
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Joe Tryon
Washington
6'5"
262
RJR
9
75
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Ronnie Perkins
Oklahoma
6'4'
230
JR
10
86
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Patrick Jones II
Pitt
6'5"
260
RSR
11
90
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Rashad Weaver
Pitt
6'5"
270
RSR
12
98
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Quincy Roche
Miami (FL)
6'4"
235
RSR
13
130
 +30
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Shaka Toney
Penn State
6'3"
243
RSR
14
132
 +75
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Payton Turner
Houston
6'5"
270
SR
15
136
 +40
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Milton Williams
Louisiana Tech
6'4"
278
RJR
16
136
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Hamilcar Rashed
Oregon State
6'3''
248
RSR
17
140
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Chris Rumph II
Duke
6'3"
225
RJR
18
143
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Cameron Sample
Tulane
6'3"
280
SR
19
158
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Jordan Smith
UAB
6'7"
255
RJR
20
166
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Daelin Hayes
Notre Dame
6'4"
268
RSR
21
177
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Wyatt Hubert
Kansas State
6'3"
270
JR
22
186
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Joshua Kaindoh
Florida State
6'7"
261
RJR
23
191
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Victor Dimukeje
Duke
6'2"
265
SR
24
200
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Jonathon Cooper
Ohio State
6'4"
257
RSR
25
219
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Charles Snowden
Virginia
6'6"
232
SR
26
225
 -21
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Malcolm Koonce
Buffalo
6'3"
250
SR
27
231
 +56
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Elerson Smith
Northern Iowa
6'6''
245
RSR
28
269
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Patrick Johnson
Tulane
6'3''
250
SR
29
272
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Chauncey Golston
Iowa
6'5"
269
RSR
30
273
 +31
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Tarron Jackson
Coastal Carolina
6'2''
265
RSR
31
295
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Earnest Brown IV
Northwestern
6'5"
270
SR
32
296
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LaRon Stokes
Oklahoma
6'4''
278
SR
33
296
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Adetokunbo Ogundeji
Notre Dame
6'4"
268
RSR
34
299
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William Bradley-King
Baylor
6'4"
248
SR
35
315
 +34
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Janarius Robinson
Florida State
6'5"
261
RSR
36
317
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Romeo McKnight
Charlotte
6'5"
270
RSR
37
328
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JaQuan Bailey
Iowa State
6'2"
261
RSR
38
330
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Jovan Swann
Indiana
6'2"
280
GR
39
355
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Jamar Watson
Kentucky
6'3''
244
RSR
40
385
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Noah Curtis
Florida International
6'6"
267
SR
41
388
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Darius Hodge
Marshall
6'2"
245
RJR
42
395
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Eli Howard
Texas Tech
6'4"
280
RSR
43
404
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Zeandae Johnson
California
6'4"
290
SR
44
412
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Tre' Threat
Jacksonville State
6'2"
250
SR
45
437
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Raymond Johnson III
Georgia State
6'3"
270
SR
46
441
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Ethan Tucky
Cincinnati
6'2"
245
SR
47
444
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Jarrod Hewitt
Virginia Tech
6'1"
280
RSR
48
451
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Chris Garrett
Concordia St. Paul
6'4"
245
SR
49
505
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Justus Reed
Virginia Tech
6'3''
255
RSR


Glossary of Terms
Defensive Line
What is a 0-Technique Defensive Tackle?

A defensive lineman lined up head-to-head with the center whose primary responsibility is to take on double teams/eat up blocks (also called the nose-tackle in a 3-man front).

What is a 1-Technique Defensive Tackle?

A defensive lineman lined up in the A-gap, between the center and guard, whose primary responsibility is to take on double teams/eat up blocks (also called the nose-tackle in a 4-man front).

What is a 3-Technique Defensive Tackle?

A defensive lineman lined up in the B-gap, between the guard and tackle, often the "pass-rushing" DT.

What is a 5-Technique Defensive Tackle?

A defensive lineman lined up just outside the offensive tackle; primary used in a 3-man front.

What is a Wide-nine Defensive Tackle?

A Defensive Lineman (End) lined up outside of the tight end, or extended one gap outside of the tackle (if no tight end), primarily used in a 4-man front.

What is a Stunt?

A change-in-pace of a defensive lineman's rush, often paired with another defensive lineman in which one lineman drops down a gap after the snap and the other loops around, throwing off the timing and spacing of the offensive line.

What is a Swim Move?

During a rush, the defender swipes his arm down (similar to a swimmimg motion) to swipe away an offensive lineman's hands.

What is a Bull Rush?

A power move straight ahead into the body of the offensive lineman, attempting to push the lineman back into the pocket

What is a Speed-to-power technique?

A technique in which the defensive lineman uses quick first step/burst to get the tackle off balance and then drives with power into the chest of the offensive lineman

What is an EDGE defender?

A 4-3 DE or a 3-4 OLB whose primary responsibility is to put pressure on the pocket.