April 30, 2015

2015 Defensive End Prospects

#6, Dante Fowler Jr., DE, Florida


QB / RB / FB / WR / TE / OT / OG / C / DE / DT / OLB / ILB / CB / FS / SS / K / P


Focusing on players who project as defensive ends at the next level, five players currently carry first round grades. Outside of them, this class holds up well. From top to bottom, there's a lot to like about this group of defensive ends.

(Player heights, weights, arm length, hand size, and workout results have been updated post Combine and All-Star games.)




Tier 1:

1. Dante Fowler Jr.*
Experience: Junior | School: Florida
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 264 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/2" | Arm Length: 33 3/4" | Grade: Top 15


40 Time: 4.60 | Bench: 19 | Vertical: 32.5" | Broad: 112"
3 Cone: 7.40 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.32 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 11.89


2014 Season Stats:
60 Tackles, 15.0 TFL, 8.5 Sacks, 1 PBU, 17 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced, Fumble Recovered

2013 Season Stats:
50 Tackles, 10.5 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 1 PBU, 7 QBH, 3 Fumbles Forced




2. Owamagbe Odighizuwa
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: UCLA
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 262 lbs.
Hand Size: 11" | Arm Length: 33 3/4" | Grade: Top 15


40 Time: 4.62 | Bench: 25 | Vertical: 39" | Broad: 127"
3 Cone: 7.36 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.19 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 11.75


2014 Season Stats:
59 Tackles, 11.5 TFL, 6.0 Sacks, 4 PBU, 1 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
DNP




3. Shane Ray*
Experience: Junior (RS) | School: Missouri
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 249 lbs.
Hand Size: 9" | Arm Length: 33 1/8" | Grade: Top 15


40 Time: 4.64 | Bench: 21 | Vertical: 33.5" | Broad: 120"
3 Cone: 7.71 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.53 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
65 Tackles, 22.5 TFL, 13.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 5 QBH, 3 Fumbles Forced, Blocked Kick

2013 Season Stats:
39 Tackles, 9.0 TFL, 4.5 Sacks, 8 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced, Fumble Recovered




Tier 2:


4. Arik Armstead*
Experience: Junior | School: Oregon
Height: 6-7 | Weight: 289 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 3/4" | Arm Length: 33 1/2" | Grade: Round 1


40 Time: 5.10 | Bench: 24 | Vertical: 34" | Broad: 117"
3 Cone: 7.57 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.53 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
46 Tackles, 5.5 TFL, 2.5 Sacks, 6 QBH, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
15 Tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 2 PBU, 2 QBH




5. Preston Smith
Experience: Senior | School: Mississippi State
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 273 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 5/8" | Arm Length: 34" | Grade: Round 1


40 Time: 4.74 | Bench: 24 | Vertical: 34" | Broad: 121"
3 Cone: 7.07 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.28 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 11.70


2014 Season Stats:
48 Tackles, 15.0 TFL, 9.0 Sacks, 2 INT, 3 PBU, 15 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced, 2 Blocked Kicks

2013 Season Stats:
44 Tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2.5 Sacks, 3 PBU, 9 QBH, Fumble Forced




6. Nate Orchard
Experience: Senior | School: Utah
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 250 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/4" | Arm Length: 33 3/4" | Grade: Round 2


40 Time: 4.80 | Bench: DNP | Vertical: 31.5" | Broad: 115"
3 Cone: 7.28 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.43 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 12.06


2014 Season Stats:
84 Tackles, 21.0 TFL, 18.5 Sacks, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, 3 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
49 Tackles, 8.5 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, 3 Fumbles Forced, Fumble Recovered




Tier 3:

7. Za'Darius Smith
Experience: Senior | School: Kentucky
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 271 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 32 5/8" | Grade: Round 3


40 Time: 4.75 | Bench: 23 | Vertical: 29" | Broad: 113"
3 Cone: 7.42 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.63 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 12.65


2014 Season Stats:
60 Tackles, 7.0 TFL, 4.5 Sacks, 2 PBU, 3 QBH, Fumble Recovered

2013 Season Stats:
59 Tackles, 6.5 TFL, 6.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 5 QBH




8. Danielle Hunter*
Experience: Junior | School: Louisiana State
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 251 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/2" | Arm Length: 34 1/4" | Grade: Round 3


40 Time: 4.57 | Bench: 25 | Vertical: 36.5" | Broad: 130"
3 Cone: 6.95 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.47 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
73 Tackles, 13.0 TFL, 1.5 Sacks, 6 PBU, 2 QBH, Fumble Forced, Fumble Recovered

2013 Season Stats:
57 Tackles, 8.0 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 2 PBU, 5 QBH, Fumble Forced




9. Cedric Reed
Experience: Senior | School: Texas
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 271 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 3/4" | Arm Length: 33 3/8" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: DNP | Bench: 22 | Vertical: DNP | Broad: DNP
3 Cone: DNP | 20-Yard Shuttle: DNP | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
69 Tackles, 9.0 TFL, 5.5 Sacks, 1 PBU, 7 QBH, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
77 Tackles, 16.5 TFL, 10.0 Sacks, 4 PBU, 12 QBH, 5 Fumbles Forced




10. Trey Flowers
Experience: Senior | School: Arkansas
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 263 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 34 1/4" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: 4.83 | Bench: 28 | Vertical: 36.5" | Broad: 121"
3 Cone: 7.28 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.40 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 12.03


2014 Season Stats:
68 Tackles, 15.5 TFL, 6.0 Sacks, 6 PBU, 9 QBH, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
44 Tackles, 13.5 TFL, 5.0 Sacks, INT, 2 PBU, 5 QBH, 3 Fumbles Forced




11. Anthony Chickillo
Experience: Senior | School: Miami
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 264 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/8" | Arm Length: 33 1/2" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: 4.79 | Bench: 27 | Vertical: 34.5" | Broad: 114"
3 Cone: 7.17 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.25 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
41 Tackles, 4.5 TFL, 3.0 Sacks, 3 PBU, 5 QBH, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
46 Tackles, 7.5 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, 2 PBU, 7 QBH




Tier 4:

12. Geneo Grissom
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Oklahoma
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 262 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/4" | Arm Length: 33 3/8" | Grade: Round 5


40 Time: 4.81 | Bench: 20 | Vertical: 37" | Broad: 117"
3 Cone: 7.24 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.38 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 12.44


2014 Season Stats:
39 Tackles, 6.5 TFL, 3.5 Sacks, INT, 4 PBU, 1 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
40 Tackles, 8.5 TFL, 4.0 Sacks, INT, 4 PBU, 2 Fumbles Recovered




13. Max Valles**
Experience: Sophomore (RS) | School: Virginia
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 251 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 3/8" | Arm Length: 32 5/8" | Grade: Round 5


40 Time: 4.83 | Bench: DNP | Vertical: 36.5" | Broad: 121"
3 Cone: 7.59 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.31 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
55 Tackles, 12.5 TFL, 8.0 Sacks, INT, 8 PBU, 4 QBH, 3 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
23 Tackles, 5.5 TFL, 4.0 Sacks, 4 PBU, 1 QBH, Fumble Forced




14. Lynden Trail
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Norfolk State
Height: 6-7 | Weight: 269 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/2" | Arm Length: 34 7/8" | Grade: Round 6


40 Time: 4.91 | Bench: 24 | Vertical: 32.5" | Broad: 117"
3 Cone: 7.32 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.48 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 12.56


2014 Season Stats:
91 Tackles, 11.5 TFL, 5.0 Sacks, 4 PBU, 2 Fumbles Forced, Fumble Recovered, 2 Blocked Kicks

2013 Season Stats:
94 Tackles, 12.5 TFL, 8.5 Sacks, 2 INT, 10 PBU, 5 Fumbles Forced, 2 Fumbles Recovered, 2 Blocked Kicks




15. Martin Ifedi
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Memphis
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 275 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 33 7/8" | Grade: Round 6


40 Time: 4.88 | Bench: 16 | Vertical: 31" | Broad: 111"
3 Cone: 7.39 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.58 | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
28 Tackles, 9.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 2 PBU, 4 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
52 Tackles, 14.5 TFL, 10.5 Sacks, 1 PBU, 3 QBH, Fumble Forced




16. Frank Clark
Experience: Senior | School: Michigan
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 272 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/8" | Arm Length: 34 3/8" | Grade: Round 6


40 Time: 4.64 | Bench: 19 | Vertical: 38.5" | Broad: 118"
3 Cone: 7.08 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.05 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 11.22


2014 Season Stats:
42 Tackles, 13.5 TFL, 4.5 Sacks, 2 PBU, 2 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
43 Tackles, 12.5 TFL, 5.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 7 QBH, Fumble Recovered




17. Shaquille Riddick
Experience: Senior | School: West Virginia
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 244 lbs.
Hand Size: N/A | Arm Length: N/A | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: 4.65 | Bench: 19 | Vertical: 36" | Broad: 124"
3 Cone: 6.80 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.28 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
26 Tackles, 10.0 TFL, 6.0 Sacks, 1 QBH

2013 Season Stats:
67 Tackles, 19.0 TFL, 8.5 Sacks, 2 PBU, 17 QBH




18. Deion Barnes*
Experience: Junior (RS) | School: Penn State
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 257 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 32 1/4" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: 4.95 | Bench: 31 | Vertical: 34" | Broad: 112"
3 Cone: 7.26 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.32 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
44 Tackles, 12.5 TFL, 6.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 2 QBH, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
28 Tackles, 4.0 TFL, 2.0 Sacks, 2 PBU, 2 QBH, Fumble Forced




Tier 5:

19. Ray Drew
Experience: Senior | School: Georgia
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 265 lbs.
Hand Size: N/A | Arm Length: N/A | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: 4.81 | Bench: 18 | Vertical: 32.5" | Broad: 112"
3 Cone: 7.44 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.47 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
39 Tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 9 QBH, 3 Blocked Kicks

2013 Season Stats:
43 Tackles, 8.0 TFL, 6.0 Sacks, 3 PBU, 11 QBH




20. Obum Gwacham
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Oregon State
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 249 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 34 3/8" | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: 4.72 | Bench: 22 | Vertical: 36" | Broad: 121"
3 Cone: 7.28 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.28 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
28 Tackles, 5.5 TFL, 4.0 Sacks, Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
6 Tackles, Fumble Forced




21. Ryan Delaire
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Towson
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 254 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 3/8" | Arm Length: 32 1/2" | Grade: Round 7


40 Time: 4.97 | Bench: 23 | Vertical: DNP | Broad: DNP
3 Cone: DNP | 20-Yard Shuttle: DNP | 60-Yard Shuttle: DNP


2014 Season Stats:
64 Tackles, 14.5 TFL, 11.0 Sacks, 1 PBU, 3 QBH, 3 Fumbled Forced

2013 Season Stats:
68 Tackles, 17.5 TFL, 11.5 Sacks, 4 INT, 3 PBU, 8 QBH, 2 Fumbles Forced, 4 Fumbles Recovered




22. Ryan Russell
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Purdue
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 268 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/4" | Arm Length: 33 3/8" | Grade: UDFA


40 Time: 4.68 | Bench: 25 | Vertical: 32.5" | Broad: 119"
3 Cone: 7.25 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.47 | 60-Yard Shuttle: 12.26


2014 Season Stats:
44 Tackles, 6.0 TFL, 2.5 Sacks, 1 PBU, 5 QBH, 1 Fumble Forced

2013 Season Stats:
35 Tackles, 5.5 TFL, 2.0 Sacks




23. James Rouse
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Marshall
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 277 lbs.
Hand Size: N/A | Arm Length: N/A | Grade: UDFA


40 Time: 4.89 | Bench: 38 | Vertical: 26" | Broad: 115"
3 Cone: 7.56 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.70 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


2014 Season Stats:
43 Tackles, 10.5 TFL, 2.5 Sacks, 11 QBH, 3 Fumbles Forced

2013 Season Stats:
39 Tackles, 14.0 TFL, 6.0 Sacks, 3 PBU, 5 QBH