Top Ten NFL Defensive Linemen of All Time

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A list of the best Defensive Linemen to ever play in the NFL.

The Top TenXW

1Deacon JonesDavid D. "Deacon" Jones was an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and the Washington Redskins.

Absolutely the GOAT: the Greatest Of All Time.

2Reggie White

How is the Minister of Defense not number 1?!

3Michael Strahan

Just a savage. Kicked Bradys ass in Super Bowl XLII and has the single season record for sacks (22.5)

4Joe Greene
5Dwight Freeney
6Ed Jones
7Neil Smith
8Jim Marshall
9Bob Lilly
10Carl EllerCarl Eller is a former professional American football player in the National Football League who played from 1964 through 1979. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and attended the University of Minnesota.

The Contenders

11Bruce Smith
12Bryant Young
13Kevin GreeneKevin Darwin Greene is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League for 15 years.
14J. J. WattJustin James "J. J." Watt is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League.
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