Slimm's 2018 Defensive Ends (Seniors)

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  1. TedSlimmJr

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    1. Bradley Chubb / N.C. State / 6'4", 275

    2. Harold Landry / Boston College / 6'3", 250

    3. Tyquan Lewis / Ohio St. / 6'4", 266

    4. Justin Lawler / SMU / 6'4", 262

    5. Duke Ejiofor / Wake Forest / 6'4", 270

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    6. Da'Shawn Hand / Alabama / 6'4", 280

    7. Chad Thomas / Miami / 6'6", 265

    8. Lorenzo Carter / Georgia / 6'6", 242

    9. Marquis Haynes / Ole Miss / 6'3", 225

    10. Kemoko Turay / Rutgers / 6'5", 241

    11. Ade Aruna / Tulane / 6'6", 265

    12. Trevon Young / Louisville / 6'4", 254

    13. K.J. Smith / Baylor / 6'2", 260

    14. Joe Ostman / C. Michigan / 6'3", 255

    15. Jalyn Holmes / Ohio St. / 6'5", 274

    16. Marcus Davenport / UTSA / 6'7", 235

    17. Jesse Aniebonam / Maryland / 6'3", 260

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    18. Ja'Von Rolland-Jones / Arkansas St. / 6'2", 244

    19. Naashon Hughes / Texas / 6'4", 237

    20. Jordan Sherit / Florida / 6'4", 254

    21. Marcell Frazier / Missouri / 6'5", 260 (Bigger, longer version of Charles Harris.)

    22. Aikeem Coleman / Idaho / 6'3", 280

    23. Antonious Sims / App. St. / 6'3", 260

    24. Anthony Winbush / Ball St. / 6'1", 235

    25. Jarrett Johnson / Texas A&M / 6'3", 260

    26. Bunmi Rotimi / Old Dominion / 6'4", 277

    27. Antonio Simmons / Georgia Tech / 6'3", 235

    28. Keshun Freeman / Georgia Tech / 6'2", 250
     
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    I think Jalyn Holmes is going to rise through this process. Players with his frame, the way he carries his weight, his movement skills at that size, and particularly his highly, highly compelling interior rush capabilities...they become coveted. When you watch him reduce the interior with Nick Bosa, who will be amazing one day, Holmes not only stands with Bosa as far as being compelling as an interior rusher on those pass downs, he probably was more compelling there than Bosa in 2016. And he was no slouch at DE, either.
     
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    I also think that one guy that's going to end up on your list and then moving up it will be Notre Dame's Andrew Trumbetti.

    I see things coming together for him this year, and when the games start, he will be productive and compelling as we go on.
     
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    Looking like another strong DE/Edge group! Rolland-Jones is my pick to be a late-season riser, but he'll have to cement it at the Combine. That said, it's hard to pick one of the eleven players you have ranked higher as someone who should move down so that he can move up.
     
  5. TedSlimmJr

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    Some of these kids like Haynes, Keshun Freeman, Rolland-Jones, etc. that line up with their hand in the dirt are going to be looked at as linebackers in the NFL. Similar to Haason Reddick.

    That moves them up simply because they won't be competing with the 6'4", 260-270 pound guys for the same positions at the next level. These kids will all eventually get broken down into two separate groups....DE's and LB's.

    That's why I don't particularly like the "DE" and "Edge" breakdown that a lot of the talking heads and analysts have started doing for some reason. You're either a defensive end or a linebacker. "Edge" serves no real purpose.
     
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    Solid point, Slimm. I think people wanted a way to differentiate Von Millers from the Thomas Davises, but Rush LB and Off LB seem to do the trick.
     
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    That's a nice spot on the rankings for UTSA DE Marcus Davenport, and he really does look and play the part.
     

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