And no one can convince me otherwise. On one end we have Derrick Morgan... who has lately become "solid", but solid isn't going to cause a QB to loft a ball up for grabs. On the other end we have Kamerion Wimbley... Not bad, but nothing great. Then the possibility of rushing our OLBs... which worked well. I'd rather actually have legit DEs on the line though. Pressure from the DL is what causes turnovers. Our DBs may not be deep, but trust me- with a defensive line Verner, McCourtey, Pollard/Wilson, and even... yes, even Michael Griffin would look like Pro Bowlers. (again) So, with that said here are DE's that I'm high on and DE's that I think are overrated. DE's I love: (no specific order) 1. Quanterus Smith For those of you high on Fluker? This guy made him look like a paper bag. He was the nation sack leader and there's no question that without the ACL injury that he'd be talked about with the best of them. He's big. He's strong. He's fast. Watch his game videos. He's solid vs the run also. Take this guy in the 5th round and you're getting a better player than many DEs that'll be taken in the first 3 (once healthy). 2. Ziggy Ansah I've seen many doubting him lately, and it's not warranted. The guy's instincts and natural ability alone should make him a 2nd round pick that'll likely pay off. He's 1st round bound, and rightfully so. Potential is through the roof, so I doubt we get a chance to draft him even if we do go DE. Being a Michigan fan, I've never seen a DE chase Denard Robinson down and smash him like he was standing still. Made it look easy. *Note. Few players Ansah will be chasing or hitting in the NFL have the same quickness. He's not near as "raw" as he's made out to be, either. He'll warrant double-teams in the NFL, and that's good for everyone. In the 4-3 he'll be a monster. Pray he slips to us. 3. Datone Jones The only reason I'm not going to focus on him much is because we need something different from what he offers. He's an amazing interior pass rusher. With the right team, he's going to be nasty to line up against. 4. John Simon All effort, all the time. Has quite a few moves that allow him to be effective. I'd definitely take him in the 3rd if he's there. Even if he is a Suckeye. Iffy: Dion Jordan He could very well be the next Aldon Smith. But I'm not sold. Maybe an OLB? Alex Okafor Great when standing and rushing- fairly weak, otherwise. Bad, bad, bad vs run. 3-4 suited. So torn on this one. Tank Carradine Another player I really want to like, but can't get behind. He gets handled too often at the line for my liking. He's extremely quick to read plays though- but unfortunately that does little for his own production. He'll probably be a solid player for someone, but not a game changer by any means. Hell nos: 1. BJoern Werner Does nothing for me. I don't understand the hype nor his ranking. Playing with such a great DL should make him look better, but when I watch game film of plays, he just doesn't do a whole lot that impresses me. Many times he stands around as if he's in coverage. Which would be ok... if he were. 2. Barkevious Mingo He's fast. Annd... that's about it. He plays weak and should probably move to LB. Even with the speed he had in college, he didn't really have any idea how to use it to produce. Speed isn't worth drafting in the 1st. Plus, he's not a 4-3 end. Or shouldn't be. I say he busts. But he does show some Kearse'esque moves at times. 3. Corey Lemonier I want to like this kid just because his effort is definitely there, and he's got athleticism. But, he doesn't have the instincts. Gets taken out of the play pretty easily. Stay away. Steal - Margus Hunt Like Ansah, hasn't been playing football very long at all. He's raw, but to me he's a poor man's JJ Watt, but with height. If he can figure out how to play low, he'll be unstoppable. Fast. Huge. I honestly think he took a lot of plays "easy". If he becomes more aggressive, I think he'll be far more successful in the NFL than he was in college. He got handled by Joekkel, but that doesn't mean much. He's also good on STs. Blocked 17 kicks (record). So at the worst, you probably get a very solid contributer there. I personally think he auditioned for the NFL during the Hawaii Bowl. I think he played it safe most the season til then to avoid injury (actually fairly common).