Defensive End Rankings Going Into The 2019 NFL Combine

Defensive End Rankings Going Into The 2019 NFL Combine

2019 NFL Draft

Defensive End Rankings Going Into The 2019 NFL Combine

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2. Clelin Ferrell, Clemson 6-4, 265 (1)

Career Statistics: 166 tackles, 27 sacks, 50.5 tackles for loss, 5 forced fumbles.

Why Clelin Ferrell Is Here On The List: The latest in the long line of Clemson defensive linemen who’ll dominate at the next level, Ferrell has everything from the size, to the quickness, to the pass rushing tools to live behind the line. Granted, he was helped by playing on a Tiger defensive front that had all-timer talent, but he was a key reason for the success.

While he might not move like a cornerback – see Brian Burns – and there might be a wee bit of a transitional period, he’s a franchise defensive end talent who might just be among the safest picks in the draft. It’s all there to be special.

What The NFL Types Want To See: How smooth is he through the short drills? Most won’t care, considering his bulk is part of what makes him so good – he can hold up more than fine against the run – but if he’s liquid around the cones, there’s no knock at that point and he makes a push to be a sure-thing top ten overall pick.

Bottom Line: Don’t overthink this one, and don’t focus on some of the things he’s not. He’s an NFL Pro Bowl-caliber defensive end who’ll be a superstar in the league for the next decade.

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