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    Edge Rushers Sprint Into NFL Draft

    They’re giving teams that cutting edge. The previously well-defined roles of defensive end and outside linebacker are merging into the versatile position of edge rusher — and it’s becoming the most valuable defensive job in modern football. The hybrid position’s stock is skyrocketing as more teams find their niche amid a continuing shift to 3-4 defenses. Top edge rushers are moving up the 2017 draft, with players like former Temple Owl Haason Reddick — who would’ve gone mid-round a few years ago — now drafted No. 13 overall.

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