DT - IND
Since entering the league in 2016, Bucker has been one of the game's premier run-defending interior linemen. He elevated himself into the DL1 tier conversation with a 12-sack 2018 season and has averaged 8.5 sacks/season the last two years to reinforce that belief. There's some concern that the loss of Denico Autry and Justin Houston will allow teams to focus my attention on Buckner which could hurt his pass-rushing stats but Kemoko Turay has proven an effective pass-rusher in limited snaps and could draw more defensive focus than many expect. The addition of 21st overall pick Kwity Paye should also help keep offenses honest.