Is there a pass rusher in the 2019 draft that could provide an upgrade for the Cowboys defensive line?
Last week we looked at the Production Ratio of defensive tackles in this year’s draft class. Today we switch our focus to defensive ends.
Pass rushers may not be quite as high on the Cowboys’ list of needs as, say, tight ends or safeties, which makes it even more important to find the hidden jewels in the later rounds of the draft. And even then, would a late-round pass rusher be an upgrade over last year’s fourth-round pick, Dorance Armstrong?
To find out, we turn to the trusty Production Ratio. We’ve established in previous years that the Production Ratio looks like a solid indicator for how good a college player could be at the NFL level. If you are unfamiliar with the Production Ratio, follow the link above and read up on it. Here’s how it’s calculated:
PRODUCTION RATIO = (SACKS + TACKLES FOR LOSS) / NUMBER OF GAMES PLAYED