My 5 DE's

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by JCBRAVE, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Messages:
    20,336
    Look at the number of tackles an edge player makes. A DE normally is not among the top 5 tacklers on his team. Linebackers and safeties are the top tacklers but both Branch and curry were among the top 3 tacklers on their teams. Each had 77 tackles.

    Compare that to chandler Jones who only had 38 tackles for Syracuse. Perry had 55 for USC.

    Not a number you can judge a guy with alone but Curry and Branch run sideline to sideline chasing down plays. Those guys are a cut above.
    #41