Best NFL Defensive Tackles of the 2018-2019

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The Top Ten

1 Aaron Donald Aaron Donald Aaron Charles Donald is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League.

''First Ram to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors. The league's most disruptive interior lineman, Donald may actually be even more effective in 2018 with Ndamukong Suh beside him in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme.'' - htoutlaws2012

2 Fletcher Cox Fletcher Cox Fletcher Cox is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.

''Flourished in the postseason with eight quarterback hits on Tom Brady in Super Bowl 52 and seven tackles during Philadelphia's second-round playoff win over Atlanta. Tied for fourth among all defensive tackles in sacks since 2015 with 21.5.'' - htoutlaws2012

3 Kawann Short Kawann Short Kawann Arcell Short is an American football defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

''Excels against both the run and pass as reflected by his 49 tackles and 7.5 sacks during the 2017 campaign. His 29.5 sacks since 2015 rank third among all interior defensive linemen.'' - htoutlaws2012

4 Jurrell Casey Jurrell Casey Jurrell Casey is an American football defensive end for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League.

''His presence helped the Titans reach the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Potential to produce like Baltimore's Brandon Williams did under new Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees.'' - htoutlaws2012

5 Gerald McCoy Gerald McCoy Gerald Keith McCoy Jr. is an American football defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.

''Easily the Bucs' best defensive lineman but would be even more effective with a better supporting cast.'' - htoutlaws2012

6 Geno Atkins Geno Atkins

''Led all defensive tackles in sacks (nine) for the fifth time in his eight-year career. Holds the franchise sack record for interior defensive linemen with 61.'' - htoutlaws2012

7 Malik Jackson

''Earned first Pro Bowl appearance last season after recording a career-high eight sacks. Greatly benefited from Jacksonville's midseason acquisition of fellow defensive tackle Marcell Dareus from Buffalo.'' - htoutlaws2012

8 Linval Joseph Linval Joseph Linval Clement Joseph is an American football defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

''One of the NFL's most active interior D-linemen has mustered a whopping 193 combined tackles the past two seasons. Set a career high for QB hurries last year with 38 to go along with 3.5 sacks.'' - htoutlaws2012

9 Damon Harrison Damon Harrison

''Superlative run-stuffer with durability, leading all active interior D-linemen in consecutive starts with 81.'' - htoutlaws2012

10 DeForest Buckner

''Although production dipped in his second NFL season, Buckner has emerged as San Francisco's top defensive lineman among a group that includes two other recent first-round picks in Arik Armstead and Solomon Thomas.'' - htoutlaws2012

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