Best Interior Defensive Tandems Coming Into the 2019 Season

''Defense! Defense'' In football there has always been a phase said that defense wins championships. If that's the case the inside pressure has to be unreal to handle, and these interior behemoths might as well need two guys contained knowing how good the duo can be smashing right up the gut.

The Top Ten Best Interior Defensive Tandems Coming Into the 2019 Season

1 Fletcher Cox and Malik Jackson - (Eagles)

Fletcher is one of the best nose tackles in all of football. While Malik Jackson is a guy you can plug in up front to add in great supporting pressure, and that’s exactly what I see in the best combo to get to opposing quarterbacks even despite the lack of edge this team may have trouble make up for such tough noses. - htoutlaws2012

2 Kawaan Short and Gerald McCoy - (Panthers)

Kawaan Short is one of those rare size like nose tackles that just fits right in with Carolina, and Gerald McCoy while age may not favor his playing ability knows what to work with. With a studded D-line by him he may enjoy playing there for a bit as opposed to the incompetence of Tampa Bay for almost a decade. - htoutlaws2012

3 Damon Harrison and A'Shawn Robinson - (Lions)

Lions have a pretty promising defensive line they have constructed back in mid 2018 they have tried to better stop the run, and they could very well turn that whole thing around with Snacks Harrison plugged in one side. A’Shawn faces perhaps a last stand possibility with the team that should pump him up this duo to me has top 5 written all over it. - htoutlaws2012

4 Maliek Collins and Antwaun Woods - (Cowboys)

Dallas to me has the best D-line in football. Great depth, and just incredible talent. Maliek Collins fits right into what Marinelli wants them to do. Antwaun Woods is a 300 pound freak I would of never fought would be that scary fast when I saw him last season I was impressed with what I saw from this defense. - htoutlaws2012

5 Jonathan Allen and Da'Ron Payne - (Redskins)

This is probably the youngest duo tandem in the list. Jonathan Allen, and Da’Ron Payne have already better anchored the up front interior better quickly. They improved in stopping the run well, and these two being so nimble as there are could oppose a problem to some heavy favorites in their own division as well as other teams in their way getting to sacks, or deflections possible. - htoutlaws2012

6 Stephon Tuitt and Cameron Heyward - (Steelers)

Pittsburgh runs a 3-4 defense, and therefore its tough to even say this to be that interior duo, but based on how their scheme is yeah these two are very exceptional. - htoutlaws2012

7 Ndamukong Suh and Vita Vea - (Buccaneers)

We know what Suh is like in the trench for years now a guy you can easily double team. He did a good job letting Aaron Donald do most of the damage last season. Now he comes perhaps letting a young Vita Vea improve his game where he struggled massively in year one. If the defense does improve up front, and perhaps in the middle Bucs could be on the right direction moving forward. - htoutlaws2012

8 Jerry Tillery and Brandon Mebane - (Chargers)

Mebane has a good season applying pressure that he could at the very tail end age, but now he comes in mentoring rookie Jerry Tillery of Notre Dame that could make that defense be quite too much to handle. - htoutlaws2012

9 Linval Joseph and Shamar Stephen - (Vikings)

Linval Joesph is a very underrated nose tackle, and Shamar Stephen did a fairly decent job filling that void at times in a very out of sync season. This season that could change or better or worse depending on how things go. - htoutlaws2012

10 Maurice Hurst and Johnathan Hankins - (Raiders)

A very intriguing young duo up front. You have Maurice Hurst with a heart condition playing with high motor, while you could him paired with Hankins whom he may not get the sacks, but he’ll most likely be in pursuit of supporting pressure. - htoutlaws2012

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