2013 NFL Draft defensive end rankings

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While the 2013 NFL Draft is littered with talented pass rushers, the 4-3 defensive ends have quite a few question marks. At the top Bjoern Werner concerned some with his lack of athleticism at the NFL Combine, while Ezekial Ansah worries some due to his lack of playing experience.

The talent is certainly there in this class, but a lot of it is unrefined and will need to find the right scheme to be successful. The wild card of the group of Cornelius Carradine of Florida State. Carradine tore his ACL in November but said he will run for scouts before April's draft. Without the knee issues, he would be the top ranked defensive end in this class and in contention to go in the top five.

1. Bjoern Werner | 6'3 1/4, 266 pounds | Defensive end | Florida State *
2. Ezekiel Ansah | 6'5 1/4, 271 pounds | Defensive end | BYU
3. Damontre Moore | 6'4 1/2, 250 pounds | Defensive end | Texas A&M *
4. Cornelius Carradine | 6'4 1/8, 276 pounds | Defensive end | Florida State
5. Datone Jones | 6'3 7/8, 283 pounds | Defensive end | UCLA
6. Sam Montgomery | 6'3 1/4, 262 pounds | Defensive end | LSU *
7. Alex Okafor | 6'4 1/2, 264 pounds | Defensive end | Texas
8. Margus Hunt | 6'8 1/8, 277 pounds | Defensive end | SMU
9. William Gholston | 6'6 1/4, 281 pounds | Defensive end | Michigan State *
10. Corey Lemonier | 6'3 3/8, 255 pounds | Defensive end | Auburn *
11. Joe Kruger | 6'6 1/4, 269 pounds | Defensive end | Utah *
12. Malliciah Goodman | 6'4, 276 pounds | Defensive end | Clemson
13. Quanterus Smith | 6'5, 250 pounds | Defensive end | Western Kentucky
14. John Simon | 6'1, 257 pounds | Defensive end | Ohio State
15. Lavar Edwards | 6'4, 277 pounds | Defensive end | LSU
16. Michael Buchanan | 6'5 3/8, 255 pounds | Defensive end | Illinois
17. Devin Taylor | 6'7, 266 pounds | Defensive end | South Carolina
18. Stansly Maponga | 6'2, 256 pounds | Defensive end | TCU *
19. Damion Square | 6'2, 293 pounds Defensive end | Alabama
20. Mike Catapano | 6'4, 270 pounds | Defensive end | Princeton
21. Brad Madison | 6'4, 265 pounds | Defensive end | Missouri
22. Craig Roh | 6'4, 269 pounds | Defensive end | Michigan
23. Cameron Meredith | 6'4, 260 pounds | Defensive end | Nebraska
24. Travis Long | 6'4, 245 pounds | Defensive end | Washington State

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