2013 NFL Draft Defensive End Rankings

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Defensive end is one of the premium positions in the NFL, and the 2013 NFL Draft is loaded with talent at the position. Check out our rankings for the position below.

Pass rushers are always at a premium, and the 2013 NFL Draft should be loaded with talent at defensive end.

The senior class is headlined by Alex Okafor, who had held steady throughout his career at Texas. He has the prototypical build and skill set for 4-3 defensive end in the NFL. Orgeon's Dion Jordan has been on a tear to start the season and has significantly closed the gap on Oregon.

The junior class has premium talent at the top. Sam Montgomery added weight and maintained his scary movement skills. Bjoern Werner, meanwhile, has stepped up for Florida State given the absence of Brandon Jenkins, who was injured earlier this season.

The full rankings are below. Juniors and seniors will remain separate until after the season, when players will begin to declare for the 2013 NFL Draft.

SENIORS

1. Alex Okafor | 6'4, 260 pounds | Defensive end | Texas Prospect notes
2. Dion Jordan | 6'6, 246 pounds | Defensive end | Oregon
3. Michael Buchanan | 6'5, 240 pounds | Defensive end | Illinois
4. Devin Taylor | 6'6, 260 pounds | Defensive end | South Carolina
5. Datone Jones | 6'4, 275 pounds | Defensive end | UCLA
6. Cornelius Carradine | 6'5, 265 pounds | Defensive end | Florida State
7. John Simon | 6'2, 270 pounds | Defensive end | Ohio State Prospect notes
8. Margus Hunt | 6'8, 295 pounds | Defensive end | SMU
9. Brad Madison | 6'4, 265 pounds | Defensive end | Missouri
10. Craig Roh | 6'4, 269 pounds | Defensive end | Michigan
11. Malliciah Goodman | 6'4, 280 pounds | Defensive end | Clemson
12. Cameron Meredith | 6'4, 260 pounds | Defensive end | Nebraska
13. Lavar Edwards | 6'5, 258 pounds | Defensive end | LSU
14. Damion Square | 6'3, 286 pounds Defensive end | Alabama
15. Travis Long | 6'4, 245 pounds | Defensive end | Washington State

JUNIORS

1. Sam Montgomery | 6'5, 260 pounds | Defensive end | LSU Prospect notes
2. Bjoern Werner | 6'4, 272 pounds | Defensive end | Florida State Prospect notes
3. Damontre Moore | 6'4, 250 pounds | Defensive end | Texas A&M
4. Jackson Jeffcoat | 6'5, 250 pounds | Defensive end | Texas Prospect notes
5. William Gholston | 6'7, 275 pounds | Defensive end | Michigan State
6. Corey Lemonier | 6'4, 242 pounds | Defensive end | Auburn
7. Kareem Martin | 6'6, 260 pounds | Defensive end | North Carolina
7. James Gayle | 6'4, 269 pounds | Defensive end | Virginia Tech
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