Nickel Package: Five teams with DE needs 

December, 5, 2012

Given the depth of the 2013 defensive line class -- 14 of my top 32 prospects are defensive linemen -- and the many teams in the NFL that need help along the defensive interior, we've been examining where those prospects might fit at the next level.

We looked at the top defensive tackles a few weeks ago, and now it's time to turn our attention to defensive ends.

First, a breakdown of the eight defensive ends among the top 32: