1) Gregory Rousseau, Miami
2) Jaelan Phillips, Miami
3) Kwity Paye, Michigan
4) Carlos “Boogie” Basham, Wake Forest
5) Jayson Oweh, Penn State
Despite the lack of star power at the edge positions, there are several pass rushers with boom-or-bust potential who, if they land in the right spots, could emerge as double-digit sack masters early in their careers. Rousseau falls into that category as a long, rangy pass rusher with natural instincts and skills. The Miami standout is still a work in progress, but his flashes will encourage teams to gamble on his upside as a disruptive edge defender. Paye is a quick-twitch pass rusher with a non-stop motor and active hands. He doesn’t play with heavy hands, but his activity and effort enable him to chalk up garbage sacks off the edge. Oweh is a freak athlete with a combination of physical tools that will make defensive coaches salivate at his upside and potential. He has the capacity to win with power or finesse while displaying an array of maneuvers that enable him to get home.