Edge Rusher Rankings 2025 NFL Draft

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LAST UPDATED: 07/23/2024

Player Rankings - Edge Rusher

# Player Pos H/W/S Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

DE/ED
James
Pearce Jr.

6-5 242lbs 4.49
DE/ED
Tennessee   Mascot
Tennessee Mascot
242lbs 6-5 4.49 1 2.7
91.6
James Pearce Jr. is a highly talented edge rusher with the potential to be a top pick in the 2025 NFL Draft. His blend of...
2

DE/ED
Nic
Scourton

6-4 280lbs 4.70
DE/ED
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
280lbs 6-4 4.70 4 24
88.9
Nic Scourton is a high-upside edge rusher with a relentless motor and the tools to disrupt any backfield. His ability to convert...
3

DE/ED
Jack
Sawyer

6-4 265lbs 4.60
DE/ED
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
265lbs 6-4 4.60 5 28.7
87.7
Jack Sawyer is a high-motor defensive end with a solid blend of power and versatility, traits that NFL scouts value highly. His...
4

DE/ED
JT
Tuimoloau

6-4 270lbs 4.62
DE/ED
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
270lbs 6-4 4.62 8 31.1
87.7
JT Tuimoloau projects as a high-floor, potentially high-ceiling defensive end at the next level. His combination of size, strength, and...
5

DE/ED
Princely
Umanmielen

6-5 255lbs 4.68
DE/ED
Mississippi   Mascot
Mississippi Mascot
255lbs 6-5 4.68 6 28.9
87.7
Princely Umanmielen showcases a solid blend of explosiveness and flexibility, ideal for an edge rusher. His quick first step...
6

DE/ED
Ashton
Gillotte

6-3 270lbs 4.75
DE/ED
Louisville   Mascot
Louisville Mascot
270lbs 6-3 4.75 17 67
87.1
Gillotte projects as a high-motor edge defender with day-two draft potential. His hand usage and ability to rush from multiple...
7

DE/ED
Landon
Jackson

6-7 281lbs 4.68
DE/ED
Arkansas   Mascot
Arkansas Mascot
281lbs 6-7 4.68 12 40.3
87.0
Landon Jackson brings the physical tools NFL scouts love in an edge rusher. His standout 2023 season at Arkansas showcased his...
8

DE/ED
Mykel
Williams

6-5 265lbs 4.65
DE/ED
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
265lbs 6-5 4.65 11 38
86.7
Mykel Williams is a blue-chip EDGE prospect for the 2025 NFL Draft. He brings prototypical size, length, and athleticism that NFL teams...
9

DE/ED
Patrick
Payton

6-5 239lbs 4.65
DE/ED
Florida State   Mascot
Florida State Mascot
239lbs 6-5 4.65 13 40.7
86.6
Payton projects as a high-ceiling edge rusher with the bend and burst to be a day-one contributor in passing situations. His length and...
10

DE/ED
Dani
Dennis-Sutto...

6-5 254lbs 4.68
DE/ED
Penn State   Mascot
Penn State Mascot
254lbs 6-5 4.68 10 34
86.6
Dennis-Sutton projects as a high-upside edge defender with the tools to make an immediate impact in run defense. His first-step...
11

DE/ED
Kaimon
Rucker

6-2 265lbs 4.79
DE/ED
North Carolina   Mascot
North Carolina Mascot
265lbs 6-2 4.79 22 84
85.0
Rucker projects as a situational pass rusher at the next level, with the potential to develop into a more complete player. His skill set...
12

LB/ED
Jalon
Walker

6-2 245lbs 4.50
LB/ED
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
245lbs 6-2 4.50 8 69.5
84.5
Walker projects as a high-upside linebacker prospect with the potential to develop into a three-down player at the next level. His...

2025 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Edge Rusher

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2025 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Edge Rusher

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.