Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Defensive End 5th-7th Round Prospects

5th-7th Round
Tarell Basham, Ohio: Freshman All-American, and MAC Defensive POY in 2016. Will need to develop some kind of pass rush to be worthy of a job in a few years.

Deatrich Wise, Arkansas: Was not great in 2016. Pure power player with a lack of athleticism or finesse.

Josh Callaway, TCU: Pass rush specialist who lacks a nasty streak. May have to be an edge LB on the next level as he lacks bulk to be a down lineman.

Keionta Davis, Chattanooga: A small school tweener who lacks skills to play DE in standard defense. Not sure where he fits.

Derek Rivers, Youngstown State: Three time All-Missouri Valley Conference pick. Dominant on FCS level, but may need to kick out to OLB or find a level of specialty to stick. Solid diamond in the rough.

Avery Moss, Youngstown State: Had some character concerns and got kicked off Nebraska football team. He has all of the skills necessary to compete, and production to boot. If he can get himself together, he has a shot.

Garrett Sickles, Penn State: Lacks physicality at point of attack, but finds a way to the backfield. Could be a cndidate for a move to LB on the next level, but his motor is unquestionable.

Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh: Has a worrisome injury history, but when he is healthy, he is very hard to stop. Could be a little bit on the short side to play DE in the NFL.

Ken Ekanem, Virginia Tech: Not the most athletic or physical prospect in the bunch, but has a solid motor, smarts, and hand work to make it somewhere. He is a developmental project at this point, but we may have already seen everything he has to give.

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