2021 NFL Draft: Final EDGE Rusher Rankings

For the most part, pro days are finished. All of the athletic testing we are going to get has been documented. The proverbial hay is in the barn. It is time to finalize all of my position rankings.

Each position group is scored differently in my formula. I take into account my tape grade (70-75% depending on the position). I also factor in production at the collegiate level (15% for all non-offensive linemen). The other main portion is an athletic score (15% for non-OL, 25% for OL). I also assign a small bump for each position group based on the value of that position in the NFL. Quarterbacks get the highest while RBs get the lowest.

With that being said, let’s look at the edge rushers. I watched 41 in this draft cycle.

FINAL EDGE RANKINGS

TAPE PROD. ATH. TOTAL
1 Payton Turner Houston 8.6 10 9.74 9.181
2 Gregory Rousseau Miami (FL) 9 10 7.75 9.1625
3 Joseph Ossai Texas 8.55 10 9.49 9.1085
4 Jaelan Phillips Miami (FL) 8.6 9 9.87 9.0505
5 Kwity Paye Michigan 8.67 9 9.33 9.0185
6 Carlos Basham Wake Forest 8.5 9 9.39 8.9085
7 Shaka Toney Penn State 8.4 9 9.48 8.852
8 Elerson Smith Northern Iowa 8.3 9 9.72 8.818
9 Azeez Ojulari Georgia 8.6 9 8.18 8.797
10 Jayson Oweh Penn State 8.6 7 9.92 8.758
11 Joe Tryon Washington 8.3 9 9.3 8.755
12 Rashad Weaver Pittsburgh 8.42 9 7.3 8.539
13 Malcolm Koonce Buffalo 8.2 10 7.11 8.5065
14 William Bradley-King Baylor 8.07 8 9.17 8.4245
15 Cameron Sample Tulane 8.7 7 6.96 8.384
16 Chauncey Golston Iowa 7.8 10 7.58 8.297
17 Quincy Roche Miami (FL) 8.25 9 6.37 8.2805
18 Chris Rumph, II Duke 8.09 9 7.11 8.2795
19 Janarius Robinson Florida State 7.8 8 9.33 8.2595
20 Patrick Johnson Tulane 8 9 7.22 8.233
21 Tarron Jackson Coastal Carolina 8.1 10 5.64 8.216
22 Darius Hodge Marshall 7.75 10 7.17 8.2005
23 Joshua Kaindoh Florida State 8.3 5 9.57 8.1955
24 Ade Ogundeji Notre Dame 8.2 8 6.9 8.175
25 Dayo Odeyingbo Vanderbilt 7.92 9 7.11 8.1605
26 Patrick Jones Pittsburgh 8.2 8 6.26 8.079
27 Ronnie Perkins Oklahoma 8.45 8 5.09 8.0785
28 Daelin Hayes Notre Dame 8.2 6 7.92 8.028
29 Jonathan Cooper Ohio State 7.8 8 7.59 7.9985
30 Jordan Smith UAB 8.3 10 2.96 7.954
31 Wyatt Hubert Kansas State 7.8 9 5.95 7.9025
32 Alani Pututau Adams State 7.5 10 5.56 7.784
33 Raymond Johnson III Georgia Southern 7.8 9 5.07 7.7705
34 Victor Dimukeje Duke 7.6 9 5.93 7.7595
35 Malik Herring Georgia 7.75 6 7.11 7.5915
36 Andre Mintze Vanderbilt 6.9 9 7.76 7.544
37 Chris Garrett Concordia – St. Paul 7.5 10 3.93 7.5395
38 Ja’Quan Bailey Iowa State 8 9 1.56 7.384
39 Earnest Brown IV Northwestern 7.25 8 4.67 7.1755
40 Justus Reed Virginia Tech 7.4 8 3.78 7.147
41 Isaiahh Lowdermilk Wisconsin 7.25 8 3.58 7.012

Tomorrow we will look at the DL position.

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