2011 NFL Draft Defensive End Rankings: Kadar vs Dove

Pro days workouts are over, so it's time to finalize positional rankings. One of the most intriguing thing about the NFL Draft process is that each person values prospects differently. For NFL talent evaluators and draft analysts alike, the rankings at the top look similar, but opinions vary on mid-level players.

Here at Mocking the Draft we wanted to show you how our opinions differ.  Dan Kadar and Jon Dove are breaking down each position giving you their top 10 in each. Make sure to check out our scouting report page to get full reports on some of the prospects.  Also don't hesitate to leave some feedback about our rankings or maybe even your own.

Our 4-3 defensive end rankings are largely similar with the same 10 players each. After Da'Quan Bowers and Robert Quinn, though, the rankings are quite different. I prefer the speed rushing Aldon Smith while Dove is much higher on bigger ends like Cameron Jordan and J.J. Watt.

Also included today is our 3-4 end rankings. I love Marcell Dareus at end in the 3-4, while Dove is highest on Cameron Jordan in that spot.

Rank Dan Kadar's Ranking Jon Dove's Ranking
1 Da'Quan Bowers Da'Quan Bowers
2 Robert Quinn Robert Quinn
3 Aldon Smith Cameron Jordan
4 Cameron Jordan J.J. Watt
5 J.J. Watt Ryan Kerrigan
6 Cameron Heyward Aldon Smith
7 Adrian Clayborn Justin Houston
8 Ryan Kerrigan Cameron Heyward
9 Justin Houston Adrian Clayborn
10 Sam Acho Sam Acho

 

3-4 RANKINGS

Rank Dan Kadar's Ranking Jon Dove's Ranking
1 Marcell Dareus Cameron Jordan
2 J.J. Watt J.J. Watt
3 Cameron Heyward Marcell Dareus
4 Cameron Jordan Cameron Heyward
5 Christian Ballard Muhammad Wilkerson
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