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Group I: Defensive linemen

Defensive linemen are seldom make or break from their straight line speed, but it's one of the key markers that everyone seems to fixate on from the NFL combine. And for defensive ends, who are most often viewed as the pass rush component of the defensive line, it does make some sense. So with that in mind, here are the top times from defensive ends this year:

Of course there were some players who truly raised eyebrows at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine. One such player is Florida State defensive lineman Braden Fiske

Not to be outdone, defensive ends were equally impressive today as well:

Here is the video of defensive linemen edge rushers throughout the competition. You can see how your favorite player performed.

DT Braden Fiske, Florida State

If you hope for the Rams to apply better pressure on opposing quarterbacks, but would rather the team not spend more than one of two picks in Round 3, then you may want to focus on Flordia State defensive tackle/end Braden Fiske. Standing 6-foot 4 and weighing 292 pounds, Fiske is a powerful force at the line of scrimmage, and can slide among all three defensive linemen positions on a 3-4 front.

And he just crushed the combine:

Fiske was originally projected to be selected in Round 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft, and that may still be the case. But his secret is officially out now, as he was the star of the show. And to add to enerfy of his rising stock, Director of the Reese Senior Bowl, Jim Nagy, chimed in with a very strong endorsement for Fiske:

Fiske's stock is certainly rising. Will be rise out of the Rams' reach?

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Ruke Orhorhoro

Another top interior defensive lineman is Clemson's defensive tackle Ruke Orhorhoro. Standing 6-foor-4 and weighing 294 pounds, Orhorhoro is a versatile defender who can line up or stunt to any of the Rams three defensive lineman positions on their 3-4 base defense.

While he is still developing and refining his pass rush moves, Orhorhoro is brick wall in terms of run defense, holding his ground and shedding blockers to make the tackle. His onfield production was already peaking his projection as high as Round 2. With this combine performance, his stock could be on the rise even higher.

Orhorhoro certainly got a ringing endorsement before he competed from GMFB's NFL Insider Peter Schrager, who put him in the spotlight befor the competition began.

And Orhorhoro delivered.