Top Ten NFL Defensive Linemen of All Time

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

The Top Ten

1 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.

Absolutely the GOAT: the Greatest Of All Time.

2 Reggie White Reggie White

How is the Minister of Defense not number 1?!

3 Michael Strahan

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

4 Joe Greene Joe Greene
5 Dwight Freeney Dwight Freeney
6 Ed Jones
7 Neil Smith
8 Jim Marshall
9 Bob Lilly
10 Carl Eller Carl Eller Carl 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

11 Bruce Smith
12 Bryant Young
13 Kevin Greene Kevin Greene Kevin Darwin Greene is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League for 15 years.
14 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.
15 John Randle

Where are John Randall and Alan Paige?!

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