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

And we continue our fourth day of POWER RANKING the NFL starters with a look at the defensive ends currently playing in a 4-3 scheme.

Now this is a loaded group my friends and was definitely a tough one to do. #1 could come as a surprise to some people, but not if you watched this guy compete on the field last year.

As always, players are pulled from the depth charts over at Rotoworld.com. So if you have any gripes, your problem is with them.

LET’S GET TO THE GOODS!

 

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34. Hau’oli Kikaha (New Orleans Saints)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 4.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): Didn’t play
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): Didn’t play
Last Year’s Ranking: 15th (2016)


33. Jihad Ward (Oakland Raiders)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 0.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 30
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


32. Michael Johnson (Cincinnati Bengals)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 39.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 3.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 45
Last Year’s Ranking: 29th (2016), 23rd (2015)


31. Yannick Ngakoue (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Age: 22
Career Sacks: 8.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 8.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 22
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


30. William Gholston (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

NFL: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Age: 25
Career Sacks: 10.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 49
Last Year’s Ranking: 25th (2016)


29. Brian Robison (Minnesota Vikings)

NFL: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

Age: 34
Career Sacks: 56.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 7.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 28
Last Year’s Ranking: 18th (2016), 27th (2015)


28. Rob Ninkovich (New England Patriots)

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Age: 33
Career Sacks: 46.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 32
Last Year’s Ranking: 23rd (2016), 14th (2015)


27. Corey Liuget (Los Angeles Chargers)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 21.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 36
Last Year’s Ranking: 32nd (2016), 18th (2015)


26. Mario Edwards (Oakland Raiders)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 2.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 2
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


25. Andre Branch (Miami Dolphins)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 19.5
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 5.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 49
Last Year’s Ranking: 27th (2016)


24. Taco Charlton (Dallas Cowboys)

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Age: 22
Career Sacks: Rookie
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): Rookie
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): Rookie
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


23. Takk McKinley (Atlanta Falcons)

NFL: 2017 NFL Draft

Age: 21
Career Sacks: Rookie
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): Rookie
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): Rookie
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


22. Solomon Thomas (San Francisco 49ers)

NFL: San Francisco 49ers-Press Conference

Age: 21
Career Sacks: Rookie
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): Rookie
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): Rookie
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


21. Adrian Clayborn (Atlanta Falcons)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 20.5
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 4.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 22
Last Year’s Ranking: 26th (2016), 25th (2015)


20. Tyrone Crawford (Dallas Cowboys)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 12.5
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 4.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 28
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


19. Ziggy Ansah (Detroit Lions)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 32.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 35
Last Year’s Ranking: 6th (2016), 6th (2015)


18. Cliff Avril (Seattle Seahawks)

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Age: 31
Career Sacks: 73.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 11.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 39
Last Year’s Ranking: 4th (2016), 13th (2015)


17. DeForest Buckner (San Francisco 49ers)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 6.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 6.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 73
Last Year’s Ranking: 15th (2016)


16. Kerry Hyder (Detroit Lions)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 8.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 8.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 36
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


15. Vinny Curry (Philadelphia Eagles)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 19.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 26
Last Year’s Ranking: 24th (2016)


14. Robert Ayers (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

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Age: 31
Career Sacks: 33.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 6.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 29
Last Year’s Ranking: 3rd (2016)


13. Charles Johnson (Carolina Panthers)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 67.5
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 26
Last Year’s Ranking: 14th (2016), 1st (2015)


12. Trey Flowers (New England Patriots)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 7.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 7.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 45
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


11. Everson Griffen (Minnesota Vikings)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 48.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 8.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 48
Last Year’s Ranking: 9th (2016), 9th (2015)


10. Mario Addison (Carolina Panthers)

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

Age: 29
Career Sacks: 25.5
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 9.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 27
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


9. Carlos Dunlap (Cincinnati Bengals)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 57.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 8.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 49
Last Year’s Ranking: 5th (2016), 12th (2015)


8. Michael Bennett (Seattle Seahawks)

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Age: 31
Career Sacks: 45.5
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 34
Last Year’s Ranking: 1st (2016), 5th (2015)


7. Jason Pierre-Paul (New York Giants)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 50.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 7.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 53
Last Year’s Ranking: 13th (2016), 3rd (2015)


6. Olivier Vernon (New York Giants)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 37.5
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 8.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 63
Last Year’s Ranking: 8th (2016), 11th (2015)


5. Cameron Wake (Miami Dolphins)

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Age: 35
Career Sacks: 81.5
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 11.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 29
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


4. Joey Bosa (Los Angeles Chargers)

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Age: 21
Career Sacks: 10.5
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 10.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 41
Last Year’s Ranking: 14th (2016)


3. Calais Campbell (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 56.5
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 8.0
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 53
Last Year’s Ranking: 7th (2016), 5th (2015)


2. Cameron Jordan (New Orleans Saints)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 46.5
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 7.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 58
Last Year’s Ranking: 2nd (2016), 17th (2015)


1. Brandon Graham (Philadelphia Eagles)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 29.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 5.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 59
Last Year’s Ranking: 5th (2016), 5th (2015)

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