Scouting The Defensive Ends: Class of 2012

Here’s a look at the top junior defensive ends prospects entering the 2010 season:

1. Marcel Dareus, Alabama – Our number-four overall prospect for 2011 tops the list of junior defensive end NFL prospects. At 6’3” and 306 pounds Dareus is among the most versatile defensive linemen in the country. He has already shown us what he can do as a three-four defensive end and many believe he will end up as a defensive tackle playing in a four-three scheme. Considering his athleticism and agility, if the Alabama product were to drop some weight he might be able to play some four-three end, particularly on early downs. Nevertheless, it says here he would be best served continuing to play in a “34-defense” where he can use his variety of skills. While opponents were well aware of Dareus prior to the BCS Championship game, there is little

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