2018 NFL Draft Prospects: Defensive Ends



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2018 Defensive End prospects available for the 2018 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2019 prospect. ** - denotes 2020 prospect.

This page was last updated Jan. 13, 2018. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P


  1. Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 275.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.80.
    Projected Round (2018): Top-10.

    1/13/17: Chubb totaled 73 tackles with 25 for a loss, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes batted in 2017. In a survey of league sources, Chubb was considered to be among the elite talents in this draft class.

    Chubb dominated the competition during the fall. He was superb to lead N.C. State to a road upset over Florida State, while also coming up big to help the Wolfpack knock off Louisville. Using speed to run around tackles and power to shed blocks, Chubb destroyed one-on-ones, yet also beat double teams. He has very active hands that he can use at the same time while flying upfield. There also isn't any quit in Chubb as he has a good motor and plays the game with passion. Chubb looks like a potential difference-maker as a base end in the NFL. He is a perfect candidate to be a 4-3 defensive end.

    9/1/17: Chubb was a tough defender for the Wolfpack in 2016, totaling 58 tackles with 22 tackles for a loss, 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one pass batted. As a sophomore in 2015, he collected 5.5 sacks. Chubb has scheme flexibility along with a nice combination of size, speed, and instincts at the point of attack.






  2. Clelin Ferrell**, DE, Clemson
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 265.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.77.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-2.

    1/13/17: In 2017, Clemson fielded a defensive line that is comprised of future first-round picks, and some sources think that Ferrell created some of the big plays for the Tigers' other defensive linemen. Fellow defensive end Austin Bryant spent 2017 playing himself into an early-rounder, but Bryant did well cleaning up a lot of scrambling quarterbacks running away from Ferrell. Ferrell looks like a future first-round pick in the 2018 or 2019 NFL Draft.

    Ferrell has superb speed with athleticism and the ability bend around the corner. He is very fast off the snap to get upfield and put quick pressure on the quarterback. Ferrell is more disruptive than his stat line indicates. On the season, he totaled 66 tackles with 18 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks, one pass batted and two forced fumbles.

    9/1/17: Ferrell had an impressive redshirt freshman season for the Tigers in 2016 as he totaled 44 tackles with 12.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks and two passes batted. Ferrell has a good skill set with size, so he could easily rise with his year of experience.


  3. Arden Key*, DE, LSU
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 260.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-2.

    1/13/18: Team sources still have Key as high first-rounder and think he could be a devastating pass-rusher in the NFL. In a survey of league sources, Key was considered to be among the elite talents of this draft class. However, teams have major off-the-field concerns with Key and think they could cause him to slide in the 2018 NFL Draft. While there are concerns, scouts also say that Key loves football and has worked on his own with pass-rushing guru Chuck Smith to develop his skills. Key has to interview extremely well in order to be a high pick.

    Key had a slow start to the 2017 season. He missed two games and then had to work himself back into playing shape after shoulder surgery limited his offseason training. Midway through the year, Key started to return to being the dynamic speed rusher off the edge. A late-season knee injury also knocked him out of a few games. In 2017, Key totaled 33 tackles with four sacks and a forced fumble. He put together impressive games against Mississippi State, Auburn and Florida. Key made a sack to clinch the comeback win over Auburn. He was phenomenal against Alabama, and the Crimson Tide couldn't block him.

    9/1/17: Key was one of the best players in college football in 2016. He recorded 56 tackles with 14.5 for a loss, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles and three passes broken up on the year. He flashed a ton of potential as a freshman for LSU, totaling 41 tackles with 6.5 for a loss, five sacks and one pass broken up. Key is a dangerous pass-rusher with excellent speed and the ability to bend around the corner. He is lightning fast off the edge and has a ton of upside to develop.




  4. Austin Bryant*, DE, Clemson
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 265.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.77.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-2.

    1/13/18: Scouting sources have told me they felt that Bryant spent 2017 playing his way into a first-round-caliber prospect. He was a dynamic speed rusher and a pass-rushing force for one of the best defenses in college football. On the year, Bryant totaled 8.5 sacks with 50 tackles, 15.5 for a loss, one interception and two forced fumbles.

    9/1/17: Bryant missed eight games for Clemson in 2016. As a result, he had 13 tackles with two sacks on the season. In 2015, he had 23 tackles with 1.5 sacks. Clemson feels that Bryant has a lot of ability and is excited about him for 2017.


  5. Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 256.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.77.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-2.

    1/13/18: Davenport is another prospect from a non-Power Five FBS school who has earned a Senior Bowl invitation. He has the length and athleticism to play on the edge in the NFL. The senior racked up 55 tackles with 17.5 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, four passes batted and three forced fumbles in 2017. Davenport recorded 6.5 sacks as a junior after racking up four as a sophomore.

    Edge defenders with length are always in demand, so if Davenport plays well at the Senior Bowl, his stock could really rise. Scouts from multiple teams have told me that Davenport is a good player and impressed them in 2017, but they thought a top-16 pick is too high for him. They think the back half of the first round is possible.


  6. Harold Landry, DE/OLB, Boston College
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 250.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.67.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-2.

    1/13/18: In 2017, Landry had 38 tackles with 8.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks and two passes broken up. The senior missed a few games with an ankle injury late in the year. Multiple team sources say they see Landry as a late first- or early second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

    Landry was a liability versus the run against the Fighting Irish, recording only one tackle while Notre Dame ran for seven touchdowns and had two players exceed 200 yards rushing. On the vast majority of his plays, Landry went against a freshman right tackle, yet was ineffective. Landry also lost his few reps against Mike McGlinchey, plus got rag dolled by Quenton Nelson. It was an ugly performance for Landry. He was slightly better against Clemson.

    9/1/17: Landry had an impressive junior season as an edge rusher for Boston College, recording 16.5 sacks, 22 tackles for a loss, seven forced fumbles, four passes batted and 51 tackles. He contributed as a sophomore with 60 stops, and 4.5 sacks. Landry could fit best as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. A general manager told me they thought Landry would have been a late first- or second-round pick if he had entered the 2017 NFL Draft.


  7. Sam Hubbard, DE, Ohio State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 266.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.78.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-2.

    1/13/18: In 2017, Hubbard collected 43 tackles with 13.5 tackles for a loss and seven sacks. He had good moments, but still didn't always play up to his great skill set and wasn't consistent enough.

    9/1/17: In 2016, Hubbard collected 46 tackles with eight for a loss, 3.5 sacks and two passes batted. While rotating into the game as a sophomore, he showed his potential with 6.5 sacks. Hubbard also had 28 tackles with an interception. The senior could explode in 2017 as he has an early round skill set. Hubbard has a lot of physical talent, but he hasn't produced up to it. He could rise high if that changes as a senior.




  8. Duke Ejiofor, DE, Wake Forest
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 270.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.73.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-3.

    1/13/18: Ejiofor played well for Wake Forest in 2017, totaling 43 tackles with 16.5 for a loss, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass batted. Ejoifor is a solid, sturdy base end with size and quickness on the edge. Sources say they are grading him on Day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft. They would like to see a more steady motor and consistency from Ejiofor. He may not have the skill set or consistency to be a first-rounder, but he could be a solid second-round pick.

    9/1/17: Ejiofor goes under the radar playing at Wake Forest, but he was a real force in 2016. On the season, Ejiofor totaled 10.5 sacks, 50 tackles, four passes broken up, forced fumbles and one interception. He had 4.5 sacks as a sophomore.


  9. Dorance Armstrong Jr.*, DE/OLB, Kansas
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 241.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-3.

    1/13/18: Armstrong has an excellent skill set, but it was hard for him to illustrate in 2017 because the team was so bad around him. Opponents were able neutralize him with double teams and plays going away from him while taking advantage of the lack of talent elsewhere on the Kansas defense. As a result, Armstrong may be more of a second-day talent for the 2018 NFL Draft. In 2017, Armstrong totaled 63 tackles with 9.5 for a loss, two sacks, four forced fumbles and four passes batted. He is a fast edge defender with very good athleticism.

    9/1/17: In 2016 as a sophomore, Armstrong had some serious production with 10 sacks, 20 tackles for a loss, 56 tackles and three forced fumbles while being a First-Team All-Big XII selection. One general manager told me that they think Armstrong is a stud and can't see him staying for his senior year in 2018. They said that Armstrong could be on a par or better than Boston College senior edge rusher Harold Landry. That general manager thought Landry would have been a late first- or second-round pick if he had entered the 2017 NFL Draft.




  10. Rasheem Green*, DE/DT, USC
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 275.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.99.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-3.

    1/13/18: Green played well for the Trojans in 2017. The junior recorded 43 tackles with 12.5 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, one forced fumble and four passes broken up on the year. As a sophomore, he totaled 55 tackles, 6.5 sacks, four passes batted and two forced fumbles.

    Green has good instincts and play recognition. He uses those skills to bat a lot of passes to prevent completions downfield. Green plays defensive tackle for USC, but in the NFL, he will have to move to defensive end unless he is able to gain some weight.


  11. Marcell Frazier, DE, Missouri
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 260.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-3.

    1/13/18: Frazier put together 40 tackles with seven sacks, 15.5 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and five passes broken up in 2017. He had a slow start to the year before playing better midway through the year and closing out the season well. Sources say that Frazier's development was hurt by Missouri losing star defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski to Miami.

    9/1/17: Missouri has been a factory for NFL defensive line talent in recent years. With Charles Harris on the other side, Frazier was able to do some damage in 2016. The junior came on strong at the end of the season. On the year, Frazier notched 7.5 sacks with 33 tackles. He had two sacks as a backup in 2015. Frazier could be poised for a big 2017 season as it looked like the light came on for him late in the 2016 season.


  12. Jeff Holland*, DE/OLB, Auburn
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 249.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.76.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-4.

    1/13/18: Holland impressed team sources this year with a strong season as an edge rusher for Auburn. He doesn't have good size for the NFL, but he has some speed and athleticism on the edge with a nose for the quarterback. In 2017, Holland collected 45 tackles with 13 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, four forced fumbles and a pass batted. He made some clutch sacks for Auburn.

    For the NFL, Holland could fit best as a 3-4 outside linebacker. In a 4-3 defense, his role might be limited to being a situational pass-rusher, given his size.




  13. Chad Thomas, DE, Miami
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 265.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.78.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-4.

    1/13/18: Thomas totaled 30 tackles with 8.5 for a loss and 3.5 sacks in 2017. Sources tell me that Thomas is really talented physically, but he hasn't put it all together on the field. There have been flashes of excellence and stretches of doing nothing while looking clueless. They say that Thomas lacks instincts as well. However because of his great skill set, grades are going to be all over the board on Thomas.

    9/1/17: Thomas has flashed at times for Miami over the past couple of seasons. In 2016, he collected 37 tackles with 11 for a loss, four sacks and three passes broken up. He had 18 tackles with a sack, four passes batted and one forced fumble in 2015.


  14. Breeland Speaks, DE, Ole Miss
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 285.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-4.

    1/13/18: Speaks finished the 2017 season in impressive fashion with a strong performance against Mississippi State. All night, Speaks was in the backfield, putting heat on the quarterback and playing the run well. The 6-foot-3, 285-pounder is strong at the point of attack and also has some speed with athleticism.

    Speaks recorded 67 tackles with eight tackles for a loss, seven sacks, one forced fumble and one pass batted in 2017. Speaks is a redshirt junior, so he could return for his senior year. If he enters the 2018 NFL Draft, however, he could get second-day consideration as a base end for a 4-3 defense.


  15. Josh Sweat*, DE, Florida State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 250.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-4.

    1/13/18: Sweat was solid in 2017 with some good performances and some quiet games. He had 56 tackles with 12.5 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks and three passes batted on the year. One positive for Sweat was staying on the field and avoiding injury. Sweat decided to skip his senior year to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

    9/1/17: Sweat has a lot of talent and was starting to flash as a sophomore in 2016. He had seven sacks, 11.5 tackles for a loss, 41 tackles and one forced fumble on the year. Sources say that Sweat has a first-round skill set and could explode as a junior.

    Sweat comes with major durability concerns, however. He still has instability in a few locations in his knee from an injury he suffered early in his senior year of high school. Sources say Florida State has tried a variety of methods to rehab the knee, which hasn't responded. Because he could have his NFL career limited to one contract, sources say they hear that Sweat is going to skip his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. The knee injury could cause him to slide even though he has Thursday-night edge-rushing talent.


  16. Jalyn Holmes, DE, Ohio State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 270.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    1/13/18: It isn't easy to get snaps and playing time on the Ohio State defensive line because it is so loaded with future NFL talent. Holmes fell into that issue as defensive ends Nick Bosa, Sam Hubbard, and Tyquan Lewis played more than he did. However, Holmes did well enough on a rotational basis to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Holmes had 29 tackles with two sacks, one forced fumble, and three passes batted in 2017. He also had two sacks in 2016. Holmes has good size and speed. He could rise if he impresses in Mobile.


  17. Ade Aruna, DE, Tulane
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 265.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    1/13/18: Aruna put together 25 tackles with three tackles for a loss and three sacks in 2017.

    9/1/17: Scouts going to fall camps during the preseason told me that Aruna is a sleeper prospect who could end up being a steal. Aruna is said to run the 40-yard dash in the 4.65-4.75-second range, which is very fast for a defensive end. He is only in his fifth year of organized football, however, and is considered to be super raw. Sources label him as a fast, explosive athlete who is still harnessing his talent and learning the game. In 2016 as a junior, Aruna totaled 43 tackles with 10 for a loss, five sacks and one forced fumble for the Green Wave. Sources say that the senior has the frame to hold 280 pounds and could be a 4-3 open-edge defensive end.


  18. Tyquan Lewis, DE, Ohio State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 260.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    1/13/18: Lewis had 20 tackles, seven sacks, 9.5 tackles for a loss, two passes batted and two forced fumbles in 2017. He was part of a rotation at defensive end with Sam Hubbard and Nick Bosa. Lewis is a solid player, although sources view him as stiff and heavy-legged.

    9/1/17: Lewis totaled 29 tackles with eight sacks, three forced fumbles, 10.5 tackles for a loss and two passes batted last season. Some scouting sources say they graded Lewis as a mid-round talent for the 2017 NFL Draft before he decided to return for his senior year. In 2015, Lewis totaled 54 tackles with 14 tackles for a loss, eight sacks and one pass broken up. It was an impressive season for the sophomore. Lewis started across from Joey Bosa and led the Buckeyes in sacks.


  19. Ja'Von Rolland-Jones, DE/OLB, Arkansas State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 244.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    1/13/18: In 2017, Rolland-Jones collected 56 tackles with 13 sacks, 19 tackles for a loss with a pass batted and three forced fumbles. He was named the Sun Belt Conference's best player for the second consecutive season.

    9/1/17: Because of size, Rolland-Jones will have to play outside linebacker in the NFL. He has been a consistently improving pass-rusher over the past three seasons - 8.5 sacks in 2014, 9 sacks in 2015 and 13.5 sacks in 2016. Rolland-Jones also had 57 tackles with 21.5 tackles for a loss and a forced fumble last season. He notched four forced fumbles as a sophomore.


  20. Marquis Haynes, DE/OLB, Ole Miss
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 222.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.64.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    1/13/18: Haynes totaled 45 tackles with 11 for a loss, 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2017. The senior is a limited role player for the NFL as a designated pass-rusher - DPR. Sources say that Haynes isn't the fastest of learners, so switching to traditional outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense is not being projected for him. Additionally, they note that he is extremely thin.

    Scouts like Haynes' natural edge-rush ability and think he could be a contributor as a DPR. Teams were disappointed in his effort at times during 2017, and there was talk around Ole Miss that an agent got to Haynes and pushed on him not to get hurt. Thus, Haynes took his foot off the pedal in a lot of games, which resulted in him not looking good. Sources are valuing Haynes for the third day of the 2018 NFL Draft.

    9/1/17: As a junior, Haynes played well and illustrated that he can be a difference-maker as a situational defender. In 2016, Haynes had 53 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles, three passes batted, one interception and seven sacks. His sophomore season was even better with 43 tackles, 16.5 for a loss, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes batted. He recorded 31 tackles with nine tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks as a freshman.

    Haynes is fast off the edge and has some natural pass-rushing skills to him. He is a heat-seeking missile off the edge who is a natural pass-rusher. Haynes also has functional strength that was illustrated by bull rush sacks through Alabama's Cam Robinson and Florida State's Roderick Johnson in 2016.

    However, Haynes is extremely undersized and will have to move to outside linebacker in the NFL. Even for that position, he will need to get stronger, but he has a real knack for producing sacks in the clutch and had an impact in Ole Miss beating Alabama in 2015. Haynes has to get better in run defense or he will just be a situational rusher in the NFL.


  21. Aikeem Coleman, DE, Idaho
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 275.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.84.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    1/13/18: Coleman put together 57 tackles with 14 tackles for a loss, seven sacks and three forced fumbles in 2017.

    9/1/17: Coleman notched 41 tackles with 11 for a loss, eight sacks, two passes batted and one forced fumble in 2016. The senior is a junior college product who was named the Sun Belt Conference's Newcomer of the Year for last season.


  22. Hercules Mata'afa, DE, Washington State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 255.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.90.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    1/13/18: Mata'afa played defensive tackle for the Cougars, but he will have to move to defensive end or outside linebacker in the NFL. Mata'afa does have a nose for the quarterback with pass-rush ability. In 2017, he totaled 43 tackles with 21.5 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Mata'afa had 47 tackles with 13.5 tackles for a loss and five sacks in 2016. He notched seven sacks in 2015. Mata'afa could get consideration for a DPR - designated pass-rusher - role in the NFL.


  23. JoJo Wicker*, DE, Arizona State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 273.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    1/13/18: Wicker was a surprise early entry into the 2018 NFL Draft. As a junior, he totaled six sacks with 42 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and one pass batted. Wicker had four sacks as a freshman and 2.5 in his sophomore season.


  24. Jaylon Ferguson*, DE, Louisiana Tech
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 255.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.72.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    1/13/18: In 2017, Ferguson recorded 39 tackles with seven sacks and 9.5 tackles for a loss. Sources say that Ferguson didn't have a great year and should return to school for 2018. They have Ferguson as a mid- to late-rounder for the 2018 NFL Draft if he does declare.

    9/1/17: Ferguson had a huge 2016 season as he racked up 14.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two passes broken up, 16 tackles for a loss and 49 tackles. Ferguson impressed as a freshman as well with six sacks, 35 tackles and two forced fumbles. He could stand to get stronger for the NFL, but he could be an exciting prospect for the 2018 or 2019 NFL Draft.


  25. Kylie Fitts, DE, Utah
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 265.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.84.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    1/13/18: As a senior, Fitts had 23 tackles with three sacks and a forced fumble. He missed the majority of the 2016 season with an injury. His best season came in 2015 when he had seven sacks with 41 tackles and 10 passes batted. Fitts could use a strong Senior Bowl performance.






  26. Kemoko Turay, DE, Rutgers
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 252.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.77.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    1/13/18: Turay totaled four sacks, one forced fumble and 58 tackles as a senior. He played well enough to land an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Turay has good length, but should add weight if he is going to serve as a base end in a 4-3 defense.


  27. Mike Love, DE, South Florida
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 260.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.67.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    1/13/18: Love and defensive tackle Bruce Hector are Bulls players who sources mentioned as sleeper prospects on the rise. They say that Love is going to ignite some third-day interest in the 2018 NFL Draft because he has enough size, a great motor and some quickness. Sources say that Love has disruptive spurts and has some experience standing up, so he has some scheme flexibility. In 2017, Love had 28 tackles with 11 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks and three passes broken up.


  28. Da'Shawn Hand, DE, Alabama
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 273.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.84.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    1/13/18: Hand totaled 27 tackles and three sacks in 2017. Scouting sources say that Hand is just a guy. They have him as a late-rounder in the 2018 NFL Draft or an undrafted free agent.

    9/1/17: Hand has never lived up to the hype after being the No. 1 recruit in the nation coming out of high school. He was more of a rotational player for Alabama in 2016, but he was playing better late in the season. Hand totaled 21 tackles and two sacks in 2016. With Jonathan Allen, Tim Williams, Dalvin Tomlinson and Ryan Anderson all moving on to the NFL, Hand should take on a bigger role as a senior. As a sophomore in 2015, he totaled 16 tackles with three sacks and 6.5 tackles for a loss.


  29. Jesse Aniebonam, DE/OLB, Maryland
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 259.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.77.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    1/13/18: Aniebonam was playing well against Texas in the 2017 season opener before he suffered what looked like a leg injury. Maryland said Aniebonam would be out several months, and he didn't return to the field in 2017.

    9/1/17: Aniebonam had a quality junior year with nine sacks, 46 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, and one pass batted. He totaled four sacks over his freshman and sophomore seasons as primarily a backup. Depending on how he checks in after the 2017 season, size issues could force Aniebonam to outside linebacker in the NFL.




  30. Jarrett Johnson, DE, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 265.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.83.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    1/13/18: Johnson was impressive in the Week 1 against UCLA to get his season started well. On the year, he had 16 tackles and 5.5 sacks. Johnson totaled 4.5 sacks last season as a backup to Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall.


  31. Andrew Trumbetti, DE, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 260.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.78.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    1/13/18: In 2017, Trumbetti recorded 28 tackles with four for a loss and .5 sacks.

    9/1/17: Trumbetti had 25 tackles with zero sacks as a junior. He notched 35 tackles and two sacks over the previous two seasons.


  32. Jalen Wilkerson**, DE, Florida State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 273.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    1/13/18: Wilkerson declared for the 2018 NFL Draft, but he should have returned to Florida State. The converted tight end is still a project at defensive end. In 2017, Wilkerson picked up 19 tackles with six tackles for a loss and .5 sacks.


  33. Walter Brady, DE, Middle Tennessee
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 255.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    1/13/18: Brady notched 38 tackles with 3.5 sacks and four passes batted in 2017.

    9/1/17: In 2015 at Missouri, Brady led all FBS freshman players with seven sacks. The Tigers kicked him off the team prior to the 2016 season. It will be interesting to see if Brady can get back on track at Middle Tennessee State.


2017 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P




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