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1Ray Lewis, LBRaymond Anthony Lewis Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played his entire 17-year career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

Have Barry Sanders vs Ray Lewis. I'm 100 percent sure that Barry will have a broken collarbone after the game. - Danmarino4

THIS GUY IS A BEAST! SHOVING YOU HERE AND THERE THIS GUY IS awesome! BEST LINEBACKER OF ALL TIME, NOT ONLY THAT HE IS THE BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF ALL TIME BY FAR!

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2Lawrence Taylor

This is stupid. He combined speed and power like no one else. Stupid.

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3Clay Matthews, LBWilliam Clay Matthews III is an American football outside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

He rocks he is the beast of all time no one can compare to this guy he will sack you a 1000000 times in a row if he had to so watch out

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4Deion SandersDeion Luywnn Sanders, Sr. is a former American football and former American baseball player, who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network.
5J.J. WattJustin James "J. J." Watt is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League.V1 Comment
6Troy Palamalu, Safety
7Ed Reed, Safety

64 interceptions for 1,590 yards. An average of 24.8 yards per INT return.11 INT for TDs.11 forced fumbles. Pure legend. He is underestimated. He should be second on this list. - Danmarino4

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8Reggie White
9Bruce Smith
10Jason Taylor, LB

Plays on miami dolphins.

The Contenders

11William Perry
12Asante Samuel, CB
13Ronnie Lott
14Charles Woodson, CBCharles Woodson is a former American football cornerback and free safety. He played college football for Michigan, where he led the Wolverines to a national championship in 1997. Woodson, a "two-way player" who played both offense and defense, won the Heisman Trophy in the same year, becoming the second, ...read more.V1 Comment
15Patrick Willis, LBPatrick L. Willis is a former American football linebacker who played his entire eight-year career with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League.
16Jared Allen, DEJared Scot Allen is a former professional American football defensive end. After playing college football for Idaho State University for four years, he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
17Charles WoodsonCharles Woodson is a former American football cornerback and free safety. He played college football for Michigan, where he led the Wolverines to a national championship in 1997. Woodson, a "two-way player" who played both offense and defense, won the Heisman Trophy in the same year, becoming the second, ...read more.
18J.J. Watt, DEJustin James "J. J." Watt is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League.

JJ Watt is an amazing player to watch. He impacts just about every play and rarely comes off the field during defensive plays. He can play offensively and score. He scores playing defensively. If you ever get the chance, attend a Texans game and note the response he can generate from the stadium crowd. It is truly amazing! He is just fun to watch on top of all his other talents.

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19Richard ShermanRichard Kevin Sherman is an American football cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.
20Brian Urlacher, LB
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