Scouting 101: NFL Defensive End Rankings

Our pre-season look at every player in the NFL continues with the defensive end rankings. Every NFL defensive end has been ranked and graded.

* Please note that the grades given are our own. Each player is ranked in order of who we would want as our starting left or right end for the 2008 NFL Season only. We have taken in to account age, production and potential in grading the players below. *

1 Allen Jared Vikings 10
2 Williams Mario Texans 10
3 Freeney Dwight Colts 10
4 Taylor Jason Dolphins 10
5 Umenyiora Osi Giants 10
6 Seymour Richard Patriots 9 (3-4 End)
7 Tuck Justin Giants 9
8 Kerney Patrick Seahawks 9
9 Peppers Julius Panthers 9
10 Vanden Bosch Kyle Titans 9
11 Kampman Aaron Packers 8
12 Warren Ty Patriots 8 (3-4 End)
13 Cole Trent Eagles 8
14 Smith Will Saints 8
15 Smith Justin 49ers 8 (3-4 End)
16 Ogunleye Adewale Bears 8
17 Pace Calvin Jets 8 (3-4 OLB)
18 Burgess Derrick Raiders 8
19 Schobel Aaron Bills 7
20 Anderson Mark Bears 7
21 Grant Charles Saints 7
22 Hali Tamba Chiefs 7
23 Mathis Robert Colts 7
24 Canty Chris Cowboys 7 (3-4 End)
25 Castillo Luis Chargers 7 (3-4 End)
26 White Greg Buccaneers 7
27 Spicer Paul Jaguars 7
28 Olshansky Igor Chargers 7 (3-4 End)
29 Brown Alex Bears 7
30 Ellis Shaun Jets 7 (3-4 End)
31 Kelly Tommy Raiders 7
32 Little Leonard Rams 7
33 Adams Gaines Buccaneers 7
34 White Dewayne Lions 7
35 Hayward Reggie Jaguars 7
36 Tapp Darryl Seahawks 7
37 Dumervil Elvis Broncos 7
38 Odom Antwan Bengals 7
39 Carter Andre Redskins 7
40 Abraham John Falcons 7
41 Gbaja-Biamila Kabeer Packers 7
42 Kearse Jevon Titans 7
43 Spires Greg Raiders 6
44 LaBoy Travis Cardinals 6
45 Spears Marcus Cowboys 6 (3-4 End)
46 Smith Aaron Steelers 6 (3-4 End)
47 Robison Brian Vikings 6
48 Long Chris Rams 6
49 Berry Bertrand Cardinals 6 (3-4 OLB)
50 Douglas Marques 49ers 6 (3-4 End)
51 Harvey Derrick Jaguars 6
52 Geathers Robert Bengals 6
53 Moss Jarvis Broncos 6
54 Green Jarvis Patriots 6 (3-4 End)
55 Kelsay Chris Bills 6
56 Jenkins Cullen Packers 6
57 Okeafor Chike Cardinals 6
58 Abiamiri Victor Eagles 6
59 Anderson Jamaal Falcons 6
60 Hall James Rams 6
61 Moses Quentin Dolphins 6 (3-4 OLB)
62 Keisel Brett Steelers 6 (3-4 End)
63 Howard Darren Eagles 6
64 Udeze Kenechi Vikings 6
65 Cesaire Jacques Chargers 6 (3-4 End)
66 DeVries Jared Lions 6
67 Smith Antonio Cardinals 6
68 Wynn Renaldo Giants 6
69 Carter Kevin Buccaneers 6
70 Hargrove Anthony Free Agent 6
71 Pryce Trevor Ravens 6
72 Wyms Ellis Vikings 6
73 Crowder Tim Broncos 5
74 Edwards Ray Vikings 5
75 Merling Phillip Dolphins 5 (3-4 End)
76 Hatcher Jason Cowboys 5 (3-4 End)
77 Thomas Juqua Eagles 5
78 Davis Chauncey Falcons 5
79 Thomas Josh Colts 5
80 Wyche James Jaguars 5
81 Wright Mike Patriots 5 (3-4 End)
82 Roth Matt Dolphins 5 (3-4 End)
83 Smith Shaun Browns 5
84 Adeyanju Victor Rams 5
85 Balmer Kentwan 49ers 5 (3-4 End)
86 Groves Quentin Jaguars 5
87 Jackson Lawrence Seahawks 5
88 Fisher Bryce Titans 5
89 Weaver Anthony Texans 5
90 Torbor Reggie Dolphins 5 (3-4 End)
91 Engelberger John Broncos 5
92 Campbell Calais Cardinals 5
93 Richardson Jay Raiders 5
94 Coleman Kenyon Jets 5 (3-4 OLB)
95 Evans Demetric Redskins 5
96 Idonije Israel Bears 5
97 McBride Turk Chiefs 5
98 Robinson Bryan Bengals 5
99 Daniels Phillip Redskins 5
100 Jones Jason Titans 4
101 Tafoya Joe Cardinals 5
102 Smith Corey Lions 5
103 Mallard Josh Broncos 5
104 Edwards Kalimba Raiders 5
105 McCray Bobby Saints 5
106 Kalu N.D. Texans 5
107 Roye Orpheus Free Agent 5
108 Brayton Tyler Panthers 5
109 James Erasmus Redskins 5
110 McDougle Jerome Eagles 5
111 Reagor Montae Eagles 5
112 Kirschke Travis Steelers 4 (3-4 End)
113 Wilkerson Jimmy Buccaneers 4
114 Denney Ryan Bills 4
115 Thompson Jeremy Packers 4
116 Hunter Jason Packers 4
117 McDonald Ray 49ers 4 (3-4 End)
118 Peterson Kenny Broncos 4
119 Bailey Rodney Cardinals 4 (3-4 End)
120 Moorehead Kindal Falcons 4
121 Reid Darrell Colts 4
122 Wilson Chris Redskins 4
123 Harriott Claude Lions 4
124 Hawkins Brent Jaguars 4
125 Cochran Earl Texans 4
126 Pettway Kenneth Jaguars 4
127 Smith Robaire Browns 4 (3-4 End)
128 Rucker Frostee Bengals 4
129 McBean Ryan Steelers 3 (3-4 End)
130 Johnson Charles Panthers 3
131 Awasom Adrian Giants 3
132 Garay Antonio Bears 3
133 Mincey Jeremy Jaguars 3
134 Cooper Josh Saints 3
135 Scott Darrion Free Agent 3
136 Ekuban Ebenezer Broncos 3
137 Atkins Baraka Seahawks 3
138 Iwebema Kenny Cardinals 3 (3-4 End)
139 Robinson Derreck Dolphins 3 (3-4 End)
140 Johnson Trevor Rams 3
141 Babin Jason Seahawks 3
142 Moore Eric Rams 3
143 Scott Trevor Raiders 3
144 Harrington Chris Cardinals 3 (3-4 End)
145 Mitchell Jayme Vikings 3
146 Alama-Francis Ikaika Lions 3
147 Tollefson Dave Giants 3
148 Schobel Bo Cardinals 3
149 McClover Stanley Panthers 3
150 Ah You C.J. Rams 3
151 Charleston Jeff Colts 3
152 Huntley Kevin Redskins 3
153 Ford Jacob Titans 2
154 Oliver Melvin 49ers 2 (3-4 End)
155 Ninkovich Rob Dolphins 2 (3-4 End)
156 Hall Alex Browns 2 (3-4 End)
157 Bowen Stephen Cowboys 2 (3-4 End)
158 Cooper Chris Cardinals 2 (3-4 End)
159 Fraser Simon Falcons 2
160 Walden Erik Cowboys 2 (3-4 End)
161 Savage Josh Saints 2
162 Devito Mike Jets 2 (3-4 End)
163 Baldwin Edwin Bears 2
164 Conover Sean Titans 2
165 Fanene Jonathan Bengals 2
166 Jackson Rob Redskins 2
167 Hamilton Bobby Browns 2 (3-4 End)
168 Bazuin Dan Bears 1
169 Bennett Charles Buccaneers 1
170 Schable A.J. Eagles 1
171 Applewhite Antwan Chargers 1 (3-4 End)
172 Long Khari Cowboys 1 (3-4 End)
173 Purcell Melila Browns 1 (3-4 End)
174 Clemons Nic Broncos 1
175 Ball Dave Titans 1
176 Jones Derrick Falcons 1
177 Jenkins Julian Broncos 1
178 Pittman Chase Browns 1 (3-4 End)
179 Wallace Al Bills 1
180 Nua Shaun Bills 1
181 Grennan Keith Chargers 1(3-4 End)
182 Powell Eric Texans 1
183 Johnston Brian Chiefs 1
184 Curry Walter 49ers 1(3-4 End)
185 Smith Brian Jaguars 1
186 Grigsby Otis Vikings 1
187 Gunn Marquise Buccaneers 1
188 Tafisi Nu’u Seahawks 1
189 Verdon Jimmy Bengals 1
190 Bryan Copeland Bills 1
191 Evans Willie Falcons 1
192 Buzbee Alex Redskins 1
193 Murrell Marques Jets 1(3-4 End)
194 Smith Marcus Cowboys 1(3-4 End)
195 Henderson Robert New York Giants 1
196 Ishola Ben Colts 1
197 Davis Tommy Redskins 1
198 Winkler Ulrich Titans 1
199 Birdine Larry Broncos 1
200 Carrington Paul Broncos 1
201 Coleman Andre Chargers 1 (3-4 End)
202 DeGrate Victor Lions 1
203 Glymph Junior Dolphins 1(3-4 End)
204 Jackson Xzavie Eagles 1
205 Mace Corey Bills 1
206 Malone Alfred Packers 1
207 West Zach Browns 1(3-4 End)

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