[2017-18 NFL Position Power Rankings] 3-4 Defensive Ends

We continue the 2017-18 NFL Position Power Rankings with a look at the starting defensive ends currently playing in a 3-4 scheme.

Just a quick reminder that these are power rankings, so they are based on what the player did LAST SEASON. If they played poorly or missed a bunch of time due to an injury, they are going to be ranked lower than usual. It happens.

Also, I pulled the depth charts from Rotoworld.com, which is one of the best updated daily football web sites on the Internet. If you have a problem with a guys position (CHRIS JONES AND AARON DONALD ARE DT’S, NOT DE’S!!!!!) then your problem is with them, not me.

HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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30. Kendall Langford (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 31
Career Sacks: 22.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 10
Previous Rankings: 18th (2016), 24th (2015)


29. Jared Crick (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 8.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 53
Previous Rankings: 34th (2016), 22nd (2015)


28. Muhammad Wilkerson (New York Jets)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 40.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 58
Previous Rankings: 4th (2016), 4th (2015)


27. Emmanuel Ogbah (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 5.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 5.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 53
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


26. Carl Davis (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 0.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 11
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


25. Allen Bailey (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 11.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 7
Previous Rankings: 26th (2016), 21st (2015)


24. Rodney Gunter (Arizona Cardinals)

NFL: Preseason-Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals

Age: 25
Career Sacks: 2.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 15
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


23. Mitch Unrein (Chicago Bears)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 2.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 26
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


22. Christian Covington (Houston Texans)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 3.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 26
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


21. Josh Mauro (Arizona Cardinals)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 1.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 32
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


20. Jonathan Allen (Washington Redskins)

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Age: 22
Career Sacks: Rookie
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


19. Myles Garrett (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 21
Career Sacks: Rookie
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


18. J.J. Watt (Houston Texans)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 76.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 8
Previous Rankings: 1st (2016), 1st (2015)


17. Stacy McGee (Washington Redskins)

NFL: Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland Raiders

Age: 27
Career Sacks: 3.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 17
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


16. Jerry Hughes (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 35.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 6.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 48
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


15. Brent Urban (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 3.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 10
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


14. Cameron Heyward (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 25.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 21
Previous Rankings: 9th (2016), 7th (2015)


13. Henry Anderson (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 1.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 12
Previous Rankings: 9th (2016)


12. DaQuan Jones (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 2.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 26
Previous Rankings: 19th (2016)


11. Kenny Clark (Green Bay Packers)

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Age: 21
Career Sacks: 0.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 21
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


10. Derek Wolfe (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 22.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 5.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 51
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2016), 25th (2015)


9. Dominique Easley (Los Angeles Rams)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 6.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 35
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


8. Sheldon Richardson (New York Jets)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 18.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 62
Previous Rankings: 12th (2016), 2nd (2015)


7. Lorenzo Alexander (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 33
Career Sacks: 21.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 12.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 76
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


6. Stephon Tuitt (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Regular Season New Orleans at Pittsburgh

Age: 24
Career Sacks: 11.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 37
Previous Rankings: 11th (2016), 27th (2015)


5. Akiem Hicks (Chicago Bears)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 16.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 7.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 53
Previous Rankings: 23rd (2016), 20th (2015)


4. Chris Jones (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 22
Career Sacks: 2.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 28
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


3. Mike Daniels (Green Bay Packers)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 22.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 33
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2016), 10th (2015)


2. Jurrell Casey (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 33.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 44
Previous Rankings: 6th (2016), 9th (2015)


1. Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 28.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 8.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 47
Previous Rankings: Not ranked at DE

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