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Breaking down the best DE classes in 2021

The 2021 class is nearly a wrap, with just a few stragglers left to sign. With that, we are breaking down the best classes at each positions, continuing today with defensive end.


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CLASS OF 2021 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Position | Team | State

CLASS OF 2022 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Position | Team | State

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1. TEXAS A&M

Tunmise Adeleye
Tunmise Adeleye (Rivals.com)

This one isn’t close as Tunmise Adeleye and Shemar Turner are enough of a 1-2 punch, but the Aggies have amazing depth here as well.

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2. USC

Korey Foreman
Korey Foreman

Korey Foreman could be the next Chase Young. Colin Mobley could be an absolute steal in this class.

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3. ALABAMA

Monkell Goodwine
Monkell Goodwine (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

Monkell Goodwine and Keanu Koht are an amazing 1-2 punch and bring different strengths to the table. Koht is so fast off the edge and Goodwine is amazing off of contact.

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4. NORTH CAROLINA

Keeshawn Silver
Keeshawn Silver (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

The duo of Keeshawn Silver and Jahvaree Ritzie could arguably make the biggest early impact of any duo on this list.

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5. OHIO STATE

Jack Sawyer
Jack Sawyer (Josh Helmholdt / Rivals)

Jack Sawyer is the only true end in this class but he’s good enough to keep the Buckeyes in the top five.

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