How deep is this Draft's Edge Rusher group?

Dukes & Bell
April 15, 2020 - 5:50 pm
Nov 23, 2019; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes defensive end A.J. Epenesa (94) enters the field before the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

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NFL Network’s Charles Davis joined Dukes & Bell to talk about the upcoming draft, what A.J. Epenesa would bring to the Falcons, plus what quarterback does he have as being a late first rounder.

Davis said that some of the edge guys in this draft might fit better inside.

“It’s not a deep draft for edge rushers, a couple of these guys that are looked at as edge rushers that I think are better inside make it even less of a class.” Davis said “You’re talking about Espenesa you’ll see him in a lot of mock drafts and understandably so but is he going to be twitchy and bendy like they always talk about coming off the edge getting to the quarterback? He’s a powerful, powerful young man who beats up people getting to the wuarterback, there aren’t a lot of offensive tackles that game in and game out that are just going to get beat up and just get pushed back into the quarterback over time, most of them you got to fool them a little bit get some type of edge and advantage, that’s not what I’ve seen from Epenesa although I think he’s a terrific player.”