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Player Comparisons: The Top 5 Edge Rushers in the class compare to…WHO?

Raiders have signed pass rusher Aldon SmithEdge – Comparing the best Edge Rushers to others around the league by Austin Guptel

Bradley Chubb – Joey Bosa: Nasty against the run and explosive against the pass, Chubb is the clear-cut best defensive lineman in this draft. He uses his hands extremely well and should have a smooth transition to the NFL.

Marcus Davenport – Ziggy Ansah: Has similar raw athleticism to Ansah but maybe a better run defender than Ansah was coming in. Davenport has all the tools to develop into an explosive pass rusher.

Harold Landry – Bruce Irvin: Landry took a step back during an injury-laden 2017 campaign, but it is hard to deny the talent he has. Landry had an excellent 2016 season, tested well at the Combine, and will likely be a first-round pick.

Sam Hubbard – Ryan Kerrigan: Hubbard is extremely sound against the run and plays with a high motor. Though he may not have the highest ceiling, Hubbard has the skills and attitude to make an immediate impact.

Arden Key – Aldon Smith: Key’s stock dropped tremendously since the last offseason. However, his talent and upside keep him relevant as a potential day one or early day two pick.

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