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2020 NFL Draft: Defensive End Rankings

2020 NFL Draft: Defensive End Rankings

2020 NFL Draft: Defensive End Rankings

With NFL teams putting such a premium on edge rushers these days, it makes perfect sense that the top prospect in the entire 2020 NFL Draft is a defensive end. And while only one team will be fortunate enough to add Chase Young to their roster, the Ohio State stud isn't the only quality option available at the position this year.

As part of Athlon Sports' 2020 NFL Draft Guide, we have ranked each position, including 40 defensive ends. Young is at the top of the class, but don't be surprised if Yetur Gross-Matos, A.J. Epenensa, or Marlon Davidson join him in the first round. Those four all earned first-round grades from Athlon. That doesn't mean all four will be taken in the first round, but there will be more than just Young and quite a few selected when all is said and done.

2020 NFL Draft: Defensive End Rankings

Rk

Player

School

1

Chase Young

Ohio State

2

Yetur Gross-Matos

Penn State

3

A.J. Epenesa

Iowa

4

Marlon Davidson

Auburn

5

Darrell Taylor

Tennessee

6

Bradlee Anae

Utah

7

Khalid Kareem

Notre Dame

8

Jason Strowbridge

North Carolina

9

Alton Robinson

Syracuse

10

Kenny Willekes

Michigan State

11

Jabari Zuniga

Florida

12

Trevis Gipson

Tulsa

13

D.J. Wonnum

South Carolina

14

Jonathan Garvin

Miami (Fla.)

15

Kendall Coleman

Syracuse

16

Trevon Hill

Miami (Fla.)

17

Nick Coe

Auburn

18

Michael Danna

Michigan

19

Bryce Sterk

Montana State

20

Calvin Taylor Jr.

Kentucky

21

Reggie Walker

Kansas State

22

Joe Gaziano

Northwestern

23

Ron’Dell Carter

James Madison

24

Jonah Williams

Weber State

25

James Smith-Williams

NC State

26

LaDarius Hamilton

North Texas

27

Delontae Scott

SMU

28

Christian Rector

USC

29

Chauncey Rivers

Mississippi State

30

Derrek Tuszka

North Dakota State

31

Austin Edwards

Ferris State

32

Nasir Player

East Tennessee State

33

Chauncy Haney

North Greenville

34

James Lockhart

Baylor

35

Tershawn Wharton

Missouri S&T

36

Bryson Young

Oregon

37

Deonte Holden

NC State

38

Mekhi Brown

Tennessee State

39

Shameik Blackshear

TCU

40

Justus Reed

Youngstown State

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