BGC 2020 Rush-Edge/PTP Thread

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2020 NFL Scouting Combine winners/losers: DE

Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida

Zuniga came into the combine needing a big week to climb toward a top-100 selection -- and I think he got the job done. He started with a solid 4.64 40 at 264 pounds. He led all defensive linemen in the broad jump (10-7) and had a solid 33-inch vertical. While he's not the most flexible edge player, Zuniga had the best combination of bend and power among the true defensive ends in his group throughout the drills. In a class not brimming with elite hand-down rushers, he did himself a favor with his efforts in Indy.

A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa
Epenesa made many plays for the Hawkeyes using hustle and power. Scouts questioned his athleticism coming into the combine, and his performance on Saturday likely won't do anything to assuage their suspicions. The 5.04 40 at 275 pounds was not exceptional, and his on-field work showed a lack of suddenness and bend off the edge. It's clear to me that his future is as a five-technique at the next level, and I wouldn't be surprised if he added some weight to play that spot. His jump results were not bad (32.5-inch vertical, 9-9 broad), so there's some lower-body explosiveness to work with. NFL teams should give Epenesa credit for working out instead of choosing to wait until his pro day -- but there's not a lot of 275-pound defensive linemen with 5.0 40s going in the first round these days.

Trevon Hill, edge rusher, Miami
Hill had some interest as a potential top-100 prospect this season, but teams will likely be disappointed in his athleticism results from the combine. At just 248 pounds, he ran a 4.89 40 and managed pedestrian jump figures (28-inch vertical, 9-5 broad). His hustle and hand versatility may earn him a draft slot, but it probably won't be as high as originally anticipated.

2020 NFL Scouting Combine winners/losers: Isaiah Simmons!
 

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Lots of really solid guys in this draft. Not a lot of great athletes though. Young is obviously a true edge threat and sure to go near the top. Yetur Gross-Matos is basically an equal threat in my mind though, with his strength and hand usage. Terrell Lewis is second only to Chase Young in terms of athleticism and pass rush diversity off the edge. He looks likes a star.

For everyone else, I like Jonathan Greenard, Khalid Kareem, and Julian Okwara as other 3 down ends. I don't really like them as standup guys though; they should have their hand in the dirt.

Anfernee Jennings looks okay as a pure 3rd down rusher and 3-4 OLB. Not in love with his 3 down profile.

Azur Kamara looks solid as more of a pure LB on the edge (not a pass rusher per se, but a run stopper and coverage guy).

Chaisson doesn't impress me. Shades of Arden Key and Barkevious Mingo.

Epenesa looks solid as a 5 tech in the right defense, but I wouldn't build my defense around a guy like that.

Willekes didn't impress.
 

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Rush-Edge/PTP

Tier 1

Chase Young / 6'5/265 - OSU


Darrell Taylor 6'4/250 - Tennessee


K'Lavon Chaisson 6'4/240 - LSU


Curtis Weaver 6'3/265 - Boise St *PTP*


Terrell Lewis 6'5/255 Alabama


Anfernee Jennings 6'3/265 - Alabama *PTP*


Kenny Willekes 6'4/260 Michigan St *PTP*


Yetur Gross-Matos 6'5/260 PSU *PTP*



Tier 2
Nick Coe 6'5/280 - Auburn


Jon Greenard 6'4/260 - Florida


Khalid Kareem 6'4/265 - Notre Dame


Alton Robinson 6'4/250 - Syracuse


McTelvin Agim 6'3/280 - Arkansas


Julian Okwara 6'5/240 - Notre Dame


Jabari Zuniga 6'4/260 Florida


Jonathan Garvin 6'4/250 Miami


Charles Snowden 6'6/255 - Virginia


Patrick Johnson 6'3/255 - Tulane


LaBryan Ray 6'5/295 - Alabama


Marlon Davidson 6'3/280 Auburn



Tier 3
Joshua Kaindoh 6'7/255 FSU


Mykal Walker 6'3/225 Fresno St


Michael Divinity 6'2/240 LSU


Dayo Odenyingbo 6'6/265 - Vanderbilt


Willie Taylor lll 6'4/235 - Wash St


Carlos Basham Jr 6'5/270 - Wake Forest


D.J. Wonnum 6'5/260 - South Carolina


Tipa Galea'i 6'5/230 - Utah St


Qaadir Shepard 6'3/240 - Ole Miss


Keisean Lucier-South 6'4/235 - UCLA


Joe Gaziano 6'4/275 Northwestern


JaQuan Bailey 6'2/250 - Iowa St


Joshua Kaindoh 6'7/255 FSU


Reggie Walker 6'2/245 Kansas St


Dayo Odenyingbo 6'6/265 - Vanderbilt


Bradlee Anae 6'3/255 - Utah


Christian Rector 6'4/275 USC


Jeffrey Gunter 6'4/255 - NC State


Kendall Coleman 6'3/265 - Syracuse


Tomon Fox 6'3/250 - North Carolina


Daelin Hayes 6'4/265 - Notre Dame



Tier 4
Big Kat Bryant 6'5/255 Auburn


Cedric Wilcots 6'4/245 - New Mexico St

Chauncey Golston 6'5/265 Iowa


Ty Tyler 6'3/260 - Louisville


Joseph Dorceus 6'/275 - Memphis


Mike Danna 6'2/260 - Michigan

Raymond Johnson III 6'3/240 - GA-Southern

Trevon Hill 6'3/245 - Miami


Chauncey Rivers 6'3/275 Miss St


Eyioma Uwazurike 6'6/280 - Iowa St


Eli Howard 6'4/270 - Texas Tech


Kenneth Mann 6'3/265 - OK


Elorm Lumor 6'3/245 - Rutgers


Calvin Taylor Jr 6'9/300 - Kentucky


Kirk Livingstone 6'4/260 - USF


Willie Baker 6'3/250 - LA-Tech


Ali Fayad 6'2/240 Western Michigan


Nnamdi Oguayo 6'3/250 Wash St


Victor Dimukeje 6'2/265 - Duke


William Bradley-King 6'4/250 - Arkansas St


Quincy Roche 6'4/235 - Temple


Bobby Roundtree 6'5/255 - Illinois


Alex Highsmith 6'3/244 - Charlotte


Justin Foster 6'2/260 - Clemson


Ladarius Hamilton 6'3/240 - North Texas


Malcolm Roach 6'3/270 - Texas


James Smith-Williams 6'3/265 -NC State


Jessie Lemonier 6'3/240 - Liberty


Fletcher Adams 6'2/265 - Miss St


Trevis Gipson 6'4/255 - Tulsa


Kaimana Padello 6'/215 - Hawaii
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