In the NFL, defensive ends make a huge difference in the pass coverage and pass rushing game. They are sometimes asked to pull double-duty, making plays like rushing the quarterback or dropping back in coverage.
The players at the position in the NFL Draft this April have the chance to be huge impact players in the NFL.
From two guys that led the country in tackles for loss to one that has been considered a top pick since coming out of high school, these players have some incredible talent.
Let’s take a look at the top five defensive ends available in the 2016 NFL Draft.