EDGEs | 3-4 OLBs

I define EDGEs as guys that play off the LOS, can be called upon to drop into space and take on a LB duty. Schematically, they are typically along the outside of  3-4 front. That said, some do have the ability to play a traditional "hand in the dirt" role.

 

The were 9 EDGEs selected in the 2022 draft, as follows:

Round 1 - 0

Round 2 - 3

Round 3 - 3

Round 4 - 0

Round 5 - 1

Round 6 - 1

Round 7 - 1

The 2022 EDGE draft had a solid spread of talent in the near to middle rounds, with a couple projects guys that I think can turn some heads. Most of these guys are scheme/situational players though, won't have full-time spots or responsibilities.

The 2023 EDGE draft should rival if not be better than what we saw in the year prior. We'll see at least one 1st-rounder in Will Anderson, with a handful of guys rounding out Day 2 of the draft.

1) Will Anderson | 6'3 | 243 | EDGE/DE | Alabama

2021 - 17.5 sacks, 101 tackles

2) Nolan Smith | 6'3 | 235 | EDGE | Georgia

2021 - 3.5 sacks, 55 tackles

 

3) B.J. Ojulari | 6'2 | 230 | EDGE | LSU

2021 - 7 sacks, 54 tackles

4) Derick Hall | 6'2 | 238 | EDGE | Auburn

2021 - 9 sacks, 52 tackles

5) Will McDonald | 6'3 | 245 | EDGE/DE | Iowa State

2021 - 11.5 sacks, 36 tackles

6) Brenton Cox | 6'4 | 252 | EDGE | Florida

2021 - 8.5 sacks, 41 tackles

 

7) Zion Tupola-Fetui | 6'2 | 260 | EDGE | Washington

2021 - 1 sack, 8 tackles

8) Robert Beal | 6'3 | 255 | EDGE | Georgia

2021 - 6.5 sacks, 33 tackles

9) Ochaun Mathis | 6'5 | 257 | EDGE/DE | Nebraska

2021 - 4 sacks, 45 tackles

10) Jordan Strachan | 6'4 | 225 | EDGE | South Carolina 

2021 - 3 sacks, 23 tackles

11) Mitchell Agude | 6'3 | 245 | EDGE | Miami

2021 - 2 sacks, 55 tackles

12) Jared Verse | 6'5 | 251 | EDGE | Florida State

2021 - 0 sacks, 4 tackles

13) Brock Martin | 6'3 | 245 | EDGE | Oklahoma State

2021 - 9 sacks, 41 tackles

14) Khari Coleman | 6'2 | 225 | EDGE | Ole Miss

2021 - 1.5 sacks, 19 tackles

15) Nick Herbig | 6'3 | 227 | EDGE | Wisconsin

2021 - 9 sacks, 61 tackles

16) Caleb Tannor | 6'3 | 225 | EDGE | Nebraska

2021 - 2 sacks, 33 tackles

17) Kivon Bennett | 6'2 | 236 | EDGE | Arkansas State

2021 - 8 sacks, 58 tackles