Top 10 de­fen­sive ends

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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.


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