2023 NFL Draft Big Board: Edge Rusher
At Alabama, Anderson recorded a whopping 207 career pressures, which was the most ever in the PFF era.
Last season, he recorded a sack in three straight games against ranked opponents (No. 24 Mississippi State, No. 10 LSU, No. 11 Ole Miss).
Murphy is highly regarded due to his physical traits. He is 6’5″ with top-level speed and athleticism.
However, he may be more NFL-ready than he is given credit for. On tape, he has flashes of brilliance. Notably, his college sacks were the product of a variety of pass-rush moves.
He can win with speed:
He can win with power:
Murphy has all the tools to be a double-digit sack artist in the NFL.
Wilson is a commanding presence. He was measured at 6-foot-6 with an 86-inch wingspan. For perspective, Wilson has the same wingspan as NBA centers Jusuf Nurkic and Onyeka Okongwu.
His combination of length and strength make him a nightmare matchup for any offensive lineman.
McDonald was a winner at the combine; his 11-foot broad jump was tied for first among defensive ends.
McDonald’s spin move may be the single-best pass rushing move in the class. He continually wins with it:
At the combine, Van Ness was the second-best defensive end in both the three-cone drill (7.02 seconds) and the 20-yard shuttle (4.32 seconds). That is impressive explosiveness for a 6-foot-5, 272-pound defender.
Last season, Van Ness posted nine sacks, 31 hurries, and two blocked punts.
Honorable mentions: Andre Carter II, BJ Ojulari, Felix Anudike-Uzomah