Every team, whether it follows a base 4-3 or 3-4 defensive scheme, is eager to enhance its pass rush by selecting the right defensive end or outside linebacker. The upcoming 2024 NFL Draft class showcases a plethora of talent that excels in reaching the quarterback.

For the second year in a row, the top pass rusher in the draft hails from Alabama and is set to make a significant impact. After Will Anderson Jr., Dallas Turner emerges as the premier edge defender in the draft, with several other standout players also available for selection.

Let’s take a closer look at the top 10 pass-rushing prospects alongside Turner.

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2024 NFL Draft: Ranking the top 10 EDGE rushers

1. Dallas Turner, Alabama (6-3, 247 pounds)

Turner, similar to Anderson, is a disruptive playmaker known for his ability to make impactful plays. His impressive performance at the NFL Combine showcased the speed and athleticism necessary to excel at pressuring quarterbacks and disrupting ball carriers, making him a reliable starter on every down.

Draft projection: Early first-round pick

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2. Jared Verse, Florida State (6-4, 254 pounds)

Verse has displayed raw, explosive pass-rushing skills throughout his college career, which he has fine-tuned ahead of the draft. He is a dependable sack specialist who consistently delivers on his potential.

Draft projection: Early-to-mid first-round pick

3. Laiatu Latu, UCLA (6-5, 239 pounds)

Latu is a versatile pass rusher who can excel both on the outside and inside, showcasing athleticism and power reminiscent of Michael Bennett. His decision to return to school has further enhanced his overall game.

Draft projection: Early-to-mid first-round pick

4. Chop Robinson, Penn State (6-3, 254 pounds)

Robinson, known for his explosive style of rushing the passer, has the potential to develop into a well-rounded defender with a strong finishing move. His speed and explosiveness set him apart.

Draft projection: Late first-round or early second-round pick

Chop Robinson

5. Darius Robinson, Missouri (6-5, 285 pounds)

Robinson, with his remarkable strength and explosive qualities, presents a high pass-rushing ceiling. His consistent production sets him apart as a formidable force.

Draft projection: Late first-round or early second-round pick

6. Bralen Trice, Washington (6-3, 245 pounds)

Trice combines quickness with a relentless attitude off the edge and has a knack for making big plays, particularly in the backfield.

Draft projection: Mid-to-late second-round pick

7. Chris Braswell, Alabama (6-3, 251 pounds)

Braswell’s speed and agility give him a wide range to impact plays both upfield and downfield. With a focus on discipline in pass defense, he has the potential to make significant contributions both in pressure situations and coverage.

Draft projection: Mid-to-late second-round pick

8. Jonah Elliss, Utah (6-2, 248 pounds)

Ellis, still developing as a pass rusher, excels as a reliable run-stopper off the edge and showcases versatility in handling tackling and coverage duties. His family pedigree in the NFL adds to his impressive resume.

Draft projection: Early-to-mid second-round pick

9. Adisa Isaac, Penn State (6-4, 247 pounds)

Isaac’s quickness and natural pass-rushing skills have made him a standout in the pre-draft process, with room for further improvement to become a more complete player

Draft projection: Early-to-mid second-round pick

10. Marshawn Kneeland, Western Michigan (6-3, 267 pounds)

Kneeland’s relentless and strategic approach to getting to the quarterback, along with his solid frame, make him a promising prospect with untapped potential.

Draft projection: Late second-round or early third-round pick