View Full Version : draft preview:Defensive ends

04-22-2007, 01:50 PM
This year's crop of defensive ends is rated as excellent by NFL scouts, and as many as four or five players could go in the first round.

Clemson's Gaines Adams, who looks every bit like a Jevon Kearse power rusher, won't make it out of the Top 5. He's that good. Arkansas' Jamaal Anderson is big, powerful and ready to be sculpted into a Pro Bowl end. Expect Anderson to go somewhere in the Top 15.

Nebraska's Adam Carriker is high on many draft boards because he played in a 3-4 scheme, and several hungry NFL teams -- oh, how about the 49ers? -- either are converting to that alignment or fine-tuning a recent switch to that front.