Lance Zierlein's DE Draft Grades

By Lance Zierlein
April 25, 2013

Lance Zierlein releases his final defensive draft rankings for this Thurday's NFL Draft.

LZ Favorite - Malliciah Goodman, Clemson: Hard to use "favorite" in the same sentence with "defensive end" this year, but I think Goodman will offer good value to a team running a 3-4. He's fairly stout and sheds well vs. run and I like his potential as a pass rusher from inside.

Defensive End Rankings

Defensive End School Round
Ezekial Ansah BYU 1st
Datone Jones UCLA 1st
Bjoern Werner Florida St. 1st
Tank Carradine Florida St. 1st/2nd
Alex Okafor Texas 2nd
Margus Hunt^ SMU 2nd
Damontre Moore Texas A&M 2nd
Cornelius Washington Georgia 3rd
Malliciah Goodman Clemson 3rd
Michael Buchanon Illinois 3rd/4th
Sam Montgomery LSU 4th
Lavar Edwards LSU 4th
William Gholston Michigan St. 4th/5th
Tourek Williams Fla. International 5th
Devin Taylor South Carolina 6th
David Bass Miss. W. St. 6th
Quanterus Smith W. Kentucky 6th
Armonty Bryant East Central (OK) 6th/7th
Joe Kruger Utah 7th/FA
David King Oklahoma 7th/FA