The top 10 defensive ends in the draft: Chargers could add a pass rusher late


The defensive end in the 3-4 defense goes a bit unnoticed compared to the role the position plays in the traditional 4-3. In a 3-4, these players have to eat up blockers on certain plays in order for the OLB to have an easier time rushing the passer, while other times the defensive end needs to tee off on the quarterback. The Chargers are equipped with two pretty darn good 3-4 defensive ends in Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes, but still were missing a consistent pass rush in 2013. While the return of Dwight Freeney and a full year with Melvin Ingram will no doubt improve the Bolts ability to get pressure on the quarterback, we are learning the general rule of thumb for pass rushers in the NFL is “the more the merrier.” With that being said, don’t be surprised to see the Chargers take a DE/OLB type player in later rounds in order to help Liuget and Reyes do their jobs more effectively. Here is a list of the ten best defensive ends in the NFL Draft, and personally, I love Jackson Jeffcoat and Dee Ford as players capable of revamping the Bolts pass rush.

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