Best NFL Defensive Players

The Top Ten

1 Lawrence Taylor Lawrence Taylor

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

#1 idiots.

2 Ray Lewis Ray Lewis Raymond 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

All time great.

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!

Plays on baltimore ravens. living legend.

3 Reggie White Reggie White
4 J.J. Watt J.J. Watt Justin James "J. J." Watt is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Texans with the 11th pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, and played college football at Wisconsin. ...read more.

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.

G.O.A.T. PERIOD look at the stats jj is #1 of all time end of conversation

5 Deion Sanders Deion Sanders Deion 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.
6 Clay Matthews Clay Matthews William 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

PLAYS on green bay packers.

7 Charles Woodson Charles Woodson Charles 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.

This guy was scary good! ( I'm a Pats fan)

Played on green bay packers.

8 William Perry
9 Bruce Smith
10 Troy Palamalu

The Contenders

11 Ed Reed

Plays on baltimore ravens.

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

12 Ronnie Lott
13 Jason Taylor

Plays on miami dolphins.

14 Asante Samuel

Played on philedelphia eagles.

15 Patrick Willis Patrick Willis Patrick 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.
16 Richard Sherman Richard Sherman Richard Kevin Sherman is an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League.
17 Bob Lilly

Teams committed 3 guys to block him on most plays. Like M. Irvin said. He looks like the state of Texas!

18 Brian Urlacher Brian Urlacher Brian Urlacher is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.
19 Jared Allen Jared Allen Jared 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.
20 Tracy Porter Tracy Porter Tracy O'Neil Porter is an American football cornerback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.

He is great

top 10

Come on he's not even good at all

21 Marcus Peters Marcus Peters
22 Bobby Wagner Bobby Wagner Bobby Joseph Wagner is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.
23 Khalil Mack Khalil Mack Khalil Mack is an American football defensive end and outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.
24 Dick Butkus Dick Butkus

Greatest MLB ever...what if he hadn't had the knee injuries or had the luxury of today's modern knee surgery.

25 Patrick Peterson Patrick Peterson Patrick Peterson is an American football cornerback and return specialist for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.
26 Joe Greene Joe Greene Charles Edward Greene, better known as "Mean" Joe Greene, is a former American football defensive tackle who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League from 1969 to 1981.
27 Von Miller Von Miller Vonnie B'Vsean Miller Jr. is an American football outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.

He is the best outside linebacker off all time

the best

28 DeAngelo Hall

Played on Washington redskins.

29 Bob Sanders

Played on Indianapolis colts.

Injured prone player! Need I say more. - htoutlaws2012

30 Haloti Ngata Haloti Ngata Etuini Haloti Ngata is an American football defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
31 Jack Ham Jack Ham Jack Raphael Ham Jr. is a former American football outside linebacker who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League from 1971 to 1982. He is considered one of the greatest outside linebackers in the history of the NFL.
32 DeAndre Levy DeAndre Levy DeAndre Levy is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

DT? You mean LB don't worry you'll remember next time. - htoutlaws2012

33 Ndokomong Suh
34 Darrelle Revis Darrelle Revis Darrelle Shavar Revis is an American football cornerback who currently plays for the New York Jets in the National Football League.
35 Junior Seau
36 Adam Jones Adam Jones Adam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool.

He is a beast

37 Kam Chancellor Kam Chancellor Kameron Darnel "Kam" Chancellor is an American football strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.
38 Terrell Suggs Terrell Suggs Terrell Raymonn Suggs, nicknamed T-Sizzle or Sizzle, is an American football outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.
39 Willie Brown
40 Deacon Jones Deacon Jones David 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.
41 Sean Taylor Sean Taylor
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1. Ray Lewis, LB
2. Clay Matthews, LB
3. Charles Woodson, CB
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1. Lawrence Taylor
2. Reggie White
3. Bruce Smith
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1. J.J. Watt
2. William Perry
3. Richard Sherman
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