EDGEs Drafted in the 2024 NFL Draft

A strong pass rush is essential to an effective defense. Let's take a look at all of the EDGE players taken in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Having a great defense starts with rushing the passer. That makes quality EDGE players crucial to building the defensive side of the ball. Here is a list of every EDGE selected in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Which EDGEs Were Drafted in the 2024 NFL Draft?

Laiatu Latu, UCLA | Indianapolis Colts

Round 1, Pick 15

It took a record 15 picks before the first defensive player went off the board. That honor went to UCLA EDGE Laiatu Latu.

In his final two years at UCLA, Latu amassed 23.5 sacks in 25 games. He added 85 total tackles and even tacked on two interceptions as a senior.

Latu is an impact starter with All-Pro upside. He might never be a top-flight run defender, but he has the tools and nuance to become one of the best pass rushers in the NFL.

Dallas Turner, Alabama | Minnesota Vikings

Round 1, Pick 17

After nearly half the first round was offensive, the Vikings traded up with the Jaguars to select the third consecutive defensive player.

Last season, the Vikings struggled defensively. They are hoping Alabama EDGE Dallas Turner will help fix that.

With a stellar 10 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss in his junior year, Turner is a menace for opposing quarterbacks. He is an All-Pro in the making and immediately bolsters a Vikings defense in much need of improvement.

Jared Verse, Florida State | Los Angeles Rams

Round 1, Pick 19

Sean McVay has been head coach of the Rams for quite a while now, right? This was his first-ever first-round selection.

With the Rams solid on the offensive side after smashing on receiver Puka Nacua on Day 3 last year, they are now looking to do their best to replace arguably the greatest defensive player of all time, Aaron Donald. Their first attempt was Florida State’s Jared Verse.

With nine sacks in each of his two seasons at Florida State, as well as 29.5 tackles for loss, Verse projects as a Week 1 starter for a team that could use some defensive reinforcements.

Chop Robinson, Penn State | Miami Dolphins

Round 1, Pick 21

Rumored to potentially go WR, the Dolphins opted to try and bolster their defense, selecting Penn State’s Chop Robinson in the first round.

Robinson profiles best as a stand-up EDGE in odd and hybrid-front schemes. He’s a game wrecker who can be weaponized to exploit mismatches all across the line.

Capable of generating immense pressure, Robinson will be an immediate impact player for the Dolphins.

Darius Robinson, Missouri | Arizona Cardinals

Round 1, Pick 27

Darius Robinson was the final EDGE to be selected in the first round, getting drafted No. 27 overall by the Arizona Cardinals.

Robinson was an interior defensive lineman earlier in his collegiate career, but some of his most impressive reps in 2023 came on the edge. His cumulative experience has taken him from 3-tech and 4i to 5-tech, 7-tech, and wide-9.

At 6’5″, 291 pounds, with 35″ levers for arms, Robinson is a lab-built power generator. He leverages his explosiveness and length into displacement energy incredibly well by loading his base. The upside is there for him to be a true wild card on an NFL defensive line.

EDGEs Drafted on Day 2 or 3

6) Marshawn Kneeland, Western Michigan
Round 2, Pick 56 | Dallas Cowboys

7) Chris Braswell, Alabama
Round 2, Pick 57 | Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8) Jonah Elliss, Utah
Round 3, Pick 76 | Denver Broncos

9) Adisa Isaac, Penn State
Round 3, Pick 93 | Baltimore Ravens

10) Jalyx Hunt, Houston Christian
Round 3, Pick 94 | Philadelphia Eagles

11) Xavier Thomas, Clemson
Round 5, Pick 138 | Arizona Cardinals

12) Austin Booker, Kansas
Round 5, Pick 144 | Chicago Bears

13) Brennan Jackson, Washington State
Round 5, Pick 154 | Los Angeles Rams

14) Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State
Round 5, Pick 158 | Miami Dolphins

15) Javon Solomon, Troy
Round 5, Pick 168 | Buffalo Bills

16) Cedric Johnson, Ole Miss
Round 6, Pick 214 | Cincinnati Bengals

17) Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Notre Dame
Round 7, Pick 222 | Washington Commanders

18) Myles Cole, Texas Tech
Round 7, Pick 236 | Jacksonville Jaguars

19) Solomon Byrd, USC
Round 7, Pick 238 | Houston Texans

20) Jaylen Harrell, Michigan
Round 7, Pick 252 | Tennessee Titans

Other Position Groups in the 2024 NFL Draft

Here are links to the list of players in other position groups who were selected in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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