The latest crop of defensive end prospects promises to deliver a dominant group of defenders to teams across the country on signing day. The position has grown more athletic, and this class is another example of how it continues to evolve in that direction.
We examined game film of the nation's most impactful pass-rushers and run defenders in an effort to identify elite recruits. Here's a rundown of the top talents in order of collegiate potential, with an eye on polished technique and consistent effectiveness.
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