Defensive Ends  

I define DEs as guys that primarily play with their hand in the dirt, are rarely called upon to drop into space and take on a LB duty. Schematically, they are DEs in a 3-4 or 4-3 front. An EDGE would not be on the LOS in either instance.

 

The were 17 DEs selected in the 2022 draft, as follows:

Round 1 - 5

Round 2 - 4

Round 3 - 1

Round 4 - 1

Round 5 - 3

Round 6 - 0

Round 7 - 3

The 2022 DE draft class was very strong at the top. Days 1 and 2 produced ready-now talent, many of which will become starters as rookies. Day 3 had a few sprinkles of talent, a couple potential steals, but wasn't deep.

The 2023 DE draft should also be very strong throughout the first two days of the draft. Round 1 won't be as strong, but there should be less of a thinning out in the near rounds to follow, namely Rounds 3 and 4.

1) Myles Murphy | 6'4 | 265 | DE | Clemson

 

2) Isaiah Foskey | 6'5 | 257 | DE | Notre Dame

3) Ali Gaye | 6'6 | 268 | DE | LSU 

4) Zack Harrison | 6'5 | 265 | DE | Ohio State 

5) Felix Anudike-Uzomah | 6'3 | 255 | DE | Kansas State

6) Andre Carter | 6'7 | 260 | DE | Army

 

7) Habakkuk Baldonado | 6'4 | 260 | DE | Pittsburgh

8) Cedric Johnson | 6'3 | 255 | DE | Ole Miss

9) Malik Vann | 6'3 | 275 | DE | Cincinnati

10) Trajan Jeffcoat | 6'3 | 276 | DE | Missouri

11) Princely Umanielen | 6'4 | 260 | DE | Florida

12) K.J. Henry | 6'4 | 260 | DE | Clemson 

13) Adisa Isaac | 6'5 | 251 | DE | Penn State

14) Jordan Burch | 6'5 | 268 | DE | South Carolina

15) Nick Figueroa | 6'4 | 260 | DE | USC

16) Xavier Thomas | 6'2 | 270 | DE/EDGE | Clemson 

17) Cade Hall | 6'2 | 260 | DE | San Jose State

18) Dante Stills | 6'4 | 276 | DE/DT | West Virginia 

19) Tyler Batty | 6'5 | 275 | DE | BYU