Breaking Down the Top Pass-Rushers in the 2016 NFL Draft

December 19, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The most talked-about position in football is quarterback, and for good reason, but it's almost reached the point where the draft cycle is solely focused around passers. On the defensive side of the ball, it's hard to make the case that there's a more important position than pass-rusher at the NFL level.
Defensive ends and outside linebackers can make impact plays on every play, forcing pressures and run stops on their side of the line. If you take a look at the contracts they're signing, it would appear that the league is in agreement with their importance, too.
Still, like quarterback, there's a strong thirst for the pass-rusher position in the NFL. Some teams don't have one premier pass-rusher, let alone two to set the edges and turn up the heat on an offense. For that reason, they go high in the draft. This season, four prospects have the opportunity to make a game-changing impact for whichever franchises draft them. If you're lucky, your pressure-needy team will take a s...

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