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2021 NFL Draft: Defensive End Rankings

2021 NFL Draft: Defensive End Rankings

2021 NFL Draft: Defensive End Rankings

There may not be an elite defensive end prospect in the mold of a Chase Young in this year's crop, but rest assured at least one from the position will be taken in the first round of the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft.

As part of Athlon Sports' 2021 NFL Draft Guide, we have ranked each position, including 25 defensive ends. With teams putting such a premium on getting to the quarterback (remember what Tampa Bay did to Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl?), several of these guys won't have to wait very long to hear their name called once the draft starts on April 29. That's especially the case when you consider that the first five listed below received a first-round grade.

2021 NFL Draft: Defensive End Rankings

Rk

Player

School

1

Gregory Rousseau

Miami (Fla.)

2

Kwity Paye

Michigan

3

Jayson Oweh

Penn State

4

Jaelan Phillips

Miami (Fla.)

5

Carlos Basham Jr.

Wake Forest

6

Ronnie Perkins

Oklahoma

7

Rashad Weaver

Pittsburgh

8

Dayo Odeyingbo

Vanderbilt

9

Patrick Jones II

Pittsburgh

10

Joshua Kaindoh

Florida State

11

Tarron Jackson

Coastal Carolina

12

Adetokunbo Ogundeji

Notre Dame

13

Patrick Johnson

Tulane

14

Victor Dimukeje

Duke

15

Shaka Toney

Penn State

16

Daelin Hayes

Notre Dame

17

JaQuan Bailey

Iowa State

18

Elerson Smith

Northern Iowa

19

Payton Turner

Houston

20

Janarius Robinson

Florida State

21

William Bradley-King

Baylor

22

Jonathan Cooper

Ohio State

23

Chauncey Golston

Iowa

24

Milton Williams

Louisiana Tech

25

Kobe Jones

Mississippi State

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