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

2021 - 7 sacks, 37 tackles

 

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

2021 - 11 sacks, 52 tackles

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

2021 - 11 sacks, 52 tackles

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

2021 - 15.5 sacks, 44 tackles

5) Ali Gaye | 6'6 | 268 | DE | LSU

2021 - 2.5 sacks, 19 tackles

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

2021 - 3 sacks, 33 tackles

 

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

2021 - 9 sacks, 41 tackles

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

2021 - 6.5 sacks, 32 tackles

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

2021 - 3.5 sacks, 33 tackles

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

2021 - 3.5 sacks, 34 tackles

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

2021 - 1.5 sacks, 17 tackles

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

2021 - 4.5 sacks, 22 tackles

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

2021 - 1.5 sacks, 13 tackles

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

2021 - 1 sack, 26 tackles

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

2021 - 0 sacks, 16 tackles

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

2021 - 3.5 sacks, 21 tackles

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

2021 - 4 sacks, 40 tackles

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

2021 - 7 sacks, 36 tackles

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

2021 - 3.5 sacks, 43 tackles

20) Gabriel Murphy | 6'3 | 255 | DE | UCLA

2021 - 7.5 sacks, 33 tackles

21) Kam Butler | 6'3 | 250 | DE | Virginia

2021 - 8 sacks, 53 tackles