2014 NFL Draft Preview: Ranking the pass rushers by round based value
Oct 12, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; South Carolina Gamecock linebacker Larenz Bryant (32) quarterback Dylan Thompson (17) defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) offensive tackle Cody Gibson (78) and safety Garrett Shank (49) sing the alma mater following a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. South Carolina defeated Arkansas 52-7. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports
After doing the first round based value list last week and the interesting response, I decided I was going to cover as many positions as I can before the draft on May 8th. I introduced this concept with the quarterbacks and now I want to jump right into another key role group with the outside pass rushers. I am combining both traditional 43 defensive ends and 34 outside linebackers due to simplicity and the simple fact that the Raiders do not have a clear cut label for what they do in their hybrid system. Because of that I rather identify players based on roles/skill sets rather than position. Remember, this is not an evaluation, this list is about whether or not I feel players are a value selection where there are being talked about by the major media companies and insiders.
Go to the next page for the start of the rankings (All highlights courtesy of Draft Breakdown)