'13 Draft: DE Rankings, Part Two

Brandon Jenkins

Here is part two of the FoxSportsNext/Scout.com '13 NFL Draft '13 rankings for defensive ends from 16-25. Checking in at No. 16 is Brandon Jenkins from FSU.

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16) Brandon Jenkins (6-2/251)
Florida State
Jenkins burst on the college scene as a sophomore, where he recorded 21.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks. He followed that up with eight sacks as a junior before suffering a Lisfranc (foot) injury in the Seminoles' 2012 opener. If healthy Jenkins is a bonafide pass rusher with speed and quickness around the corner. He has not tested well this spring in leading up to the draft.

17) Devin Taylor (6-7/266)
South Carolina
Taylor is a player that had 45 starts for South Carolina, finishing with 16.5 sacks over the last three seasons. He's tall and long, with an arm length of 36". That's huge for a 6-foot-7 defensive end. He has good speed and plays the run well. Taylor needs to play with better pad level, become more of a consistent pass rusher and get stronger in the upper body.

18) Mike Catapano (6-3.5/270)
Princeton
The defensive end from the Ivy League is quick off the ball and has very good pass rushing skills. He plays with good technique and fundamentals. Catapano needs to work on his strength but overall a good prospect who plays with a good motor. At his pro day he ran 4.75 and had a vertical jump of 37.5".

19) David Bass (6-4/262)
Missouri Western State
This is an intriguing prospect from a Division II school where Bass was unstoppable, finishing his impressive career with 39.5 sacks and 56 tackles for a loss. He's athletic and instinctive. Bass has good quickness off the ball and the speed to take edge and attack the quarterback. It's hard to really pin point where he should fall in the rankings based on competition.

20) Malliciah Goodman (6-4/276)
Clemson
Goodman plays bigger than his 6-foot-4 frame because he has an arm length of 36.5". He's plays hard and at times plays with a mean attitude. Goodman is solid against the run and pass. He uses his hands well and is strong.

21) Armonty Bryant (6-3.5/263)
East Central
Bryant finished his career with 165 tackles, 49 tackles for a loss, nine forced fumbles, and blocked eight kicks. Bryant is an athletic defensive end prospect that has a good first step and speed on the edge. He can redirect in space and play the run. Bryant uses his hands to shed and run. He faced D2 competition but was dominant.

22) Joe Kruger (6-6/269)
Utah
Kruger's older brother Paul just won the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens. He's the youngest of three football playing brothers. This is a kid that played since he stepped foot on campus. He's deceptively athletic, long and strong at the point of attack. He could play in either 3-4 or 4-3 scheme.

23) Lavar Edwards (6-4/277)
LSU
Edwards was a solid role player in Baton Rouge and deeply involved in their defensive end rotation. He didn't put up huge numbers but was a solid player. He has a good body, long arms and is fairly quick and athletic. He plays hard and can get after it.

24) Stansly Maponga (6-2/256)
TCU
Maponga is a player that has shown glimpses. He doesn't have ideal size for the position but is strong (30 reps in bench press) and shows he can use his hands pretty well. Maponga plays hard but is inconsistent.

25) Tourek Williams (6-2/260)
Florida International
Williams played in 50 games and started each one during his last three years at FIU. He recorded 28 tackles for a loss and 12.5 sacks the last two seasons. Williams is a good pass rusher with better quickness than speed.

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FULL DATABASE OVERALL RANKINGS WILL BE UPDATED from 1-300 on April 24. The current top 300 doesn't parallel the new positional rankings for the 2013 NFL Draft.

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