Top 10 defensive ends
1. Nick Bosa*, Ohio State, 6-foot-4, 266 pounds.
The Bosa bloodlines are no joke – Nick’s brother Joey is a Chargers star, and their dad, John, is a former first-round pick.
2. Rashan Gary*, Michigan, 6-foot-4, 277 pounds.
The top recruit in the Class of 2016, scouts believe Gary didn’t reach is true potential at Michigan.
3. Montez Sweat, Mississippi State, 6-foot-6, 260 pounds.
Sweat will have to explain to scouts why he was suspended at Michigan State before eventually transferring.
4. Clelin Ferrell*, Clemson, 6-foot-4, 264 pounds.
A complete player who can defend both the run and pass, there is some question about Ferrell’s burst off the snap.
5. L.J. Collier, TCU, 6-foot-2, 283 pounds.
He played just one season as a full-time starter, but impressed at the Senior Bowl. Scouts love his toughness.
6. Zach Allen, Boston College, 6-foot-4, 281 pounds.
Allen might move inside on passing downs, but should excel against the run on early downs. Does he have enough juice as a pass rusher?
7. Joe Jackson*, Miami (Fla.), 6-foot-4, 275 pounds.
A threesport star in high school, Jackson stayed in South Florida to play for the hometown Hurricanes.
8. Anthony Nelson*, Iowa, 6-foot-7, 271 pounds.
Had 9.5 sacks as a redshirt junior in 2018. Originally committed to Iowa State before a late scholarship offer from Iowa.
9. Kingsley Keke, Texas A&M, 6-foot-3, 288 pounds.
Keke has dropped 20 pounds to make a position switch from defensive tackle to end.
10. Austin Bryant, Clemson, 6-foot-4, 271 pounds.
Bryant uses is long arms (34 5/8 inches) to create pressure as a pass rusher.