Best NFL Defensive Players of 2006-2016

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This list counts down the best NFL defensive players from 2006-2016.

The Top Ten

1 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.
2 JJ Watt JJ Watt Justin James "J. J." Watt is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League.
3 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.
4 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.
5 Troy Polamalu Troy Polamalu Troy Aumua Polamalu is a former American football strong safety who played his entire twelve-year career for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

Led the defense to whopping 7 #1 Total Defense out of his 12 years & 2 #2 Total Defense. Undoubtedly the heart and soul of the team.

6 Khalil Mack Khalil Mack Khalil Mack is an American football defensive end and outside linebacker for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League.
7 Fletcher Cox Fletcher Cox Fletcher Cox is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.
8 Patrick Peterson Patrick Peterson Patrick Peterson is an American football cornerback and return specialist for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.
9 Marcell Dareus Marcell Dareus Marcell Dareus, is an American football defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.
10 Muhammad Wilkerson Muhammad Wilkerson Muhammad Wilkerson is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League.

The Contenders

11 Tyrann Mathieu Tyrann Mathieu Tyrann Devine Mathieu is an American football safety for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.
12 Kam Chancellor Kam Chancellor Kameron Darnel "Kam" Chancellor is an American football strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.
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