Who is the best defensive end of this generation. I know Ware wasn't a defensive end until this upcoming season, and his numbers should drop now that he won't be playing a 3-4 OLB and lining up wide and getting favorable matchups vs tight ends and running backs, but he still has several years left to prove he can be a good DE.
IMO, Peppers is the most dominant and most complete of all the great defensive ends of this generation, followed by Jared Allen who is also fairly well rounded DE but not as good as Peppers, considering Allen likes to avoid the run responsibilities and just pin his ears back and chase the QB like Ware and Freeney do. Freeney is a one trick pony pass rusher.
Peppers >>>> Ware, Allen, Freeney.
Peppers >>>> Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy combined.