Packers 2018 Draft position rankings: Top 20 edge rushers

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Day 3 Edge Rushers

10. Duke Ejiofor, Wake Forest (6-4, 264)

11. Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss (6-3, 235, 4.67)

12. Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State (6-3, 265)

13. Dorance Armstrong, Kansas (6-4, 246, 4.87)

14. Kemoko Turay, Rutgers (6-5, 253, 4.65)

15. Jeff Holland, Auburn (6-2, 249, 4.78)

16. Leon Jacobs, Wisconsin (6-3, 246, 4.48)

17. Kylie Fitts, Utah (6-4, 263, 4.69)

18. Chad Thomas, Miami (6-6, 281, 4.92)

19. Ade Aruna, Tulane (6-6, 262, 4.60)

20. Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State (6-1, 254, 4.76)

Overview: It’s not a particularly deep group of edge rushers for Day Three when compared to previous draft classes, but there are still a few notable names to pay attention to from this group.

Haynes could be a nice find late in the fourth round of the draft. While he’s undersized for the position, he brings a lot of quickness and bend off the edge. As a four-year starter at defensive end for Ole Miss, he averaged eight sacks per season and totaled 28 quarterback hurries. He could be an effective situational pass rusher at the next level.

Lewis and Ejiofor are strong edge defenders who win with power. They’re better suited playing with their hands in the dirt as 4-3 defensive ends, but they do possess enough athleticism to make the transition to 3-4 outside linebacker.

Turay and Jacobs have impressive athletic traits, but they are prospects that need a lot more development at the next level. However, their upside could make them great value in the fifth round.

On the other hand, a guy like Holland has a lot of production on the field and finds ways to make plays, but he lacks the length and athletic traits teams desire in an edge rusher. His motor and toughness should still hold some value for some teams on the last day of the draft.

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