Recently within the past month or so, we've been making comparisons to NFL players for the 2014 class. The comparisons stem from what NFL player the recruit most closely resembles on the field.
Again, as I always say with these comparison pieces, these aren't just shot-in-the-dark comparisons, but rather keen and well-examined looks into how a recruit's size and skill size favorably remind me of an NFL player.
The defensive end position, aside from QB and LT, could be the most important position to a football team. As a squad, you need a guy who can consistently get to the passer and disrupt the opposing offense's passing game and QB play. If you notice, many of the top NFL teams have at least one great DE/pass-rusher.
These 2014 ends are the next crop of potential difference-makers from the DE position. Here are the 10 best of the bunch right now and the NFL comparisons for each guy.