Updated 2012 NFL Draft defensive end rankings

BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA - NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Logan Thomas #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies is tackled by defensive end Quinton Coples #90 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at Lane Stadium on November 17, 2011 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

These rankings received a complete overhaul, other than North Carolina's Quinton Coples being ranked first. Although Coples has had a disappointing season, he's still the best end in the class. We'll see him drop in the overall rankings.

The big riser here is Whitney Mercilus of Illinois. He's broke through with a monstrous season with 13.5 sacks up to this point. More on Mercilus later today. Melvin Ingram of South Carolina is another big riser, though it's uncertain what his best NFL position will be.

Check out the full rankings after the jump and provide your own.

1. Quinton Coples | 6'6, 285 pounds | DE | North Carolina - Prospect notes | Profile
2. Whitney Mercilus | 6'4, 265 pounds | DE | Illinois *
3. Andre Branch | 6'5, 260 pounds | DE | Clemson - Prospect notes
4. Melvin Ingram | 6'2, 276 pounds | DE/DT | South Carolina
5. Nick Perry | 6'3, 250 pounds | DE | Southern California *
6. Vinny Curry | 6'4, 252 pounds | DE | Marshall - Prospect notes
7. Brandon Jenkins | 6'3, 245 pounds | DE | Florida State * - Prospect notes
8. Cam Johnson | 6'4, 265 pounds | DE | Virginia
9. Devin Taylor | 6'6, 250 pounds | DE | South Carolina * - Prospect notes
10. Bruce Irvin | 6'2, 235 pounds | DE/OLB | West Virginia - Prospect notes
11. Jack Crawford | 6'5, 273 pounds | DE | Penn State
12. Brad Madison | 6'4, 265 pounds | DE | Missouri
13. Jake Bequette | 6'5, 271 pounds | DE | Arkansas - Prospect notes
14. Frank Alexander | 6'4, 255 pounds | DE | Oklahoma
15. Jacquies Smith | 6'4, 250 pounds | DE | Missouri - Prospect notes
16. Donte Paige-Moss | 6'4, 260 pounds | DE/OLB | North Carolina * - Prospect notes
17. Malik Jackson | 6'5, 270 pounds | DE | Tennessee
18. Shea McClellin | 6'3, 258 pounds | DE | Boise State
19. Chandler Jones | 6'5, 247 pounds | DE | Syracuse *
20. Alex Okafor | 6'4, 260 pounds | DE | Texas *
21. Jonathan Massaquoi 6'2 251 pounds | DE/OLB | Troy - Prospect notes
22. Vince Browne | 6'5, 265 pounds | DE | Northwestern - Prospect notes
23. Julian Miller | 6'6, 260 pounds | DE | West Virginia
24. Broderick Binns | 6'2, 261 pounds | DE | Iowa

 

* denotes underclassman

 

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