Post Senior Bowl Edge Rusher Rankings

After the 2021 Senior Bowl, it is now to reset and look where things stand. I now have watched film on over 320 prospects eligible for the 2021 NFL Draft. I still have several more to go.

The edge rusher class this year is like a buffet. You can sample a little bit of every style. There are some guys on this list that will inevitably be moved to my defensive lineman rankings. Some may even end up at linebacker. But of the ones who stay, there are some superbly talented guys.

I have watched 28 edge rushers so far.

You will see a tape score (5-10 scale) which accounts for 60%.  A production score (5-10 scale) that accounts for 15%. And finally, a total score. Please note that my rankings are incomplete as they are missing the athletic score. This is 25% of the final total.

EDGE Rankings (as of 2/11/21)

TAPE PROD. ATH. TOTAL
1 Gregory Rousseau Miami (FL) rSo 6’7 253 9 10 7.15
2 Kwity Paye Michigan Sr 6’4 278 8.67 9 6.8
3 Cameron Sample Tulane Sr 6’2 274 8.65 7 6.49
4 Payton Turner Houston Sr 6’5 270 8.6 10 6.91
5 Jayson Oweh Penn State Jr 6’5 257 8.6 7 6.46
6 Carlos Basham Wake Forest Sr 6’3 281 8.5 9 6.7
7 Shaka Toney Penn State Sr 6’2 238 8.4 9 6.64
8 Jordan Smith UAB Jr 6’6 255 8.3 10 6.73
9 Osa Odighizuwa UCLA Sr 6’2 280 8.27 8 6.41
10 Quincy Roche Miami (FL) Sr 6’3 243 8.25 9 6.55
11 Malcolm Koonce Buffalo Sr 6’3 245 8.2 10 6.67
12 Ade Ogundeji Notre Dame Sr 6’4 256 8.2 8 6.37
13 Patrick Jones Pittsburgh Sr 6’4 264 8.2 8 6.37
14 Jeremiah Moon Florida Sr 6’6 228 8.2 6 6.07
15 Daelin Hayes Notre Dame Sr 6’3 261 8.2 6 6.07
16 Tarron Jackson Coastal Carolina Sr 6’2 260 8.1 10 6.61
17 Elerson Smith Northern Iowa Sr 6’6 262 8.1 9 6.46
18 William Bradley-King Baylor Sr 6’3 254 8.07 8 6.29
19 Ja’Quan Bailey Iowa State Sr 6’2 255 8 9 6.4
20 Patrick Johnson Tulane Sr 6’3 250 8 9 6.4
21 Dayo Odeyingbo Vanderbilt Sr 6’5 265 7.92 9 6.35
22 Joe Tryon Washington Jr 6’4 263 7.87 9 6.32
23 Chauncey Golston Iowa Sr 6’4 268 7.8 10 6.43
24 Wyatt Hubert Kansas State Sr 6’2 265 7.8 9 6.28
25 Jonathan Cooper Ohio State Sr 6’2 254 7.8 8 6.13
26 Janarius Robinson Florida State Sr 6’5 266 7.8 8 6.13
27 Malik Herring Georgia Sr 6’3 283 7.75 6 5.8
28 Victor Dimukeje Duke Sr 6’2 265 7.6 9 6.16

Pending EDGEs to Watch:

Joseph Ossai Texas Jr 6’4 255
Darius Hodge Marshall Jr 6’2 245
Chris Rumph, II Duke Jr 6’2 227
Azeez Ojulari Georgia rSo 6’3 240
Jaelan Phillips Miami (FL) Jr 6’5 255
Ronnie Perkins Oklahoma Jr 6’3 247
Joshua Kaindoh Florida State Jr 6’6 261
Alani Pututau Adams State Sr 6’2 235
Chris Garrett Concordia – St. Paul Sr 6’4 230
Raymond Johnson III Georgia Southern Sr 6’3 270
Justus Reed Virginia Tech Sr 6’3 255

Check back tomorrow as we look at the updated DL rankings.

If there is another edge rusher you think I need to watch, please email me here

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