Originally posted on Total Titans  |  Last updated 4/4/12
ESPN's Todd McShay recently talked about defensive ends in the draft, as reported by John Glennon.“This class is loaded with defensive ends in the back half of the first round and all the way through the third round. You’ve got some guys that can get after the quarterback.” McShay mentioned three of them - Andre Branch, Whitney Mercilus and Nick Perry - as possibilities for the Titans when they select with the 20th pick in the draft.  There are a few others who are regarded as even better, and one of them may possibly fall to #20.The problem I have with these guys is that all but one of the top ones are tweeners - they could be 4-3 DEs, or could be 3-4 OLBs.  Some tweeners pan out pretty well as DEs, such as Jevon Kearse.  More become pretty good OLBs.  Most turn out to be not that great at either position.I don't see any Jevon Kearses in this draft and if anyone else does, they're not saying so. Quinton Coples is the most talented pure 4-3 DE in this year's draft class.  Despite c...
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