2023 NFL Draft Prospects: 3-4 Defensive End



The top 2023 3-4 Defensive End prospects available for the 2023 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2023 prospect. ** - denotes 2026 prospect.

This page was last updated July 31, 2021. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.

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2021 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

2022 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

2023 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

Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Derrick Brown, Auburn
1. Michigan image Aidan Hutchinson, 3-4DE/DE, Michigan
Height: 6-6. Weight: 261.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2023): 1.
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7/31/21: Hutchinson was excellent to open 2020, collecting 13 tackles and a pass batted before going down with an ankle fracture that required surgery. He broke out as a sophomore for the Wolverines as a tough defender who flashed pass-rush ability. In 2019, he had 68 tackles with 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

Hutchinson has good size for the next level in that he could be a base end in a 4-3 or a 3-4 five-technique defensive end. Improving his pass-rush production would help Hutchinson, but he is a phenomenal run defender who flashes an ability to get to the quarterback. He is quick at the point of attack and causes a lot of disruption behind the line of scrimmage.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
2. Oklahoma image Perrion Winfrey, 3-4DE/NT, Oklahoma
Height: 6-3. Weight: 298.
Projected 40 Time: 5.
Projected Round (2023): 1-2.
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7/31/21: The junior college product Winfrey came on strong for Oklahoma late in the 2020 season. He has a really good skill set with the ability to get upfield. In 2020, he totaled 16 tackles with .5 sacks and three passes batted. Winfrey has a ton of upside to break out in 2021.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
3. USC image Drake Jackson, 3-4DE/DE, USC
Height: 6-4. Weight: 275.
Projected 40 Time: 4.79.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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7/31/21: Jackson played well in 2020, recording 20 tackles, two sacks and an interception. He was more disruptive than the numbers illustrate. Jackson (6-4, 275) had an impressive debut for the Trojans in 2019. He showed some pass-rush potential alongside quality size and speed. With his skill set, Jackson has the upside to improve his production as he gains more experience.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Ross Blacklock, TCU
4. Texas A&M image DeMarvin Leal, 3-4DE/DT, Texas A&M
Height: 6-4. Weight: 290.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2023): 1-2.
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7/31/21: Leal flashed for the Aggies in 2020 and 2019, but really looked like things were clicking for him at the end of the 2020 season. As a sophomore, he had 30 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and three passes defended. In 2019, he recorded 38 tackles and two sacks. Leal has a good skill set with a ton of upside.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Marlon Davidson, Auburn
5. Clemson image Bryan Bresee*, 3-4DE/DT, Clemson
Height: 6-5. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.1.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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7/31/21: Bresee was impressive in 2020, recording 33 tackles with four sacks, 6.5 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and two passes defended. He has good size to go along with some quickness and athleticism. Bresee should only get better as he gains experience and develops physically. He has the upside to be a riser in 2021 and 2022.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jordan Elliott, Missouri
6. Miami image Jared Harrison-Hunte*, 3-4DE/DT, Miami
Height: 6-4. Weight: 285.
Projected 40 Time: 5.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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7/31/21: As a freshman in 2020, Harrison-Hunte flashed some pass-rush potential and an ability to disrupt behind the line of scrimmage. He had three sacks, a forced fumble and 17 tackles in a rotational role. Harrison-Hunte has a lot of upside to break out in 2021 and/or 2022.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Raekwon Davis, Alabama
7. Clemson image Myles Murphy*, 3-4DE/DT, Clemson
Height: 6-5. Weight: 275.
Projected 40 Time: 5.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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7/31/21: Murphy was excellent as a freshman defensive end for Clemson. He collected 51 tackles, 12 for a loss, four sacks, three forced fumbles and a pass broken up. Murphy has versatile size, and he might grow into being a defensive tackle for the NFL.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jason Strowbridge, North Carolina
8. South Carolina image Jordan Burch*, 3-4DE/DE, South Carolina
Height: 6-6. Weight: 275.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Nick Coe, Auburn
9. UAB image Alex Wright*, 3-4DE/DE, UAB
Height: 6-7. Weight: 270.
Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Leki Fotu, Utah
10. Old Dominion image Keion White, 3-4DE, Old Dominion
Height: 6-3. Weight: 278.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2023): 3-5.
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2021 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

2022 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

2023 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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