Rank WSID Defensive Players (Team) PosBye Best Worst Avg Std Dev
Tier 1 
1 Luke KuechlyL. Kuechly CAR LB1 4 1 5 1.7 1.2
2 Bobby WagnerB. Wagner SEA LB2 7 1 5 2.0 1.0
3 C.J. MosleyC. Mosley BAL LB3 10 1 8 4.1 1.8
4 Telvin SmithT. Smith JAC LB4 9 3 16 6.5 3.4
5 Kwon AlexanderK. Alexander TB LB5 5 4 16 9.9 4.2
6 Landon CollinsL. Collins NYG S1 9 6 39 10.2 8.3
7 Joey BosaJ. Bosa LAC DE1 8 2 145 15.4 36.1
8 Deion JonesD. Jones ATL LB6 8 3 23 11.3 6.5
9 Sean LeeS. Lee DAL LB7 8 5 25 12.1 5.7
10 Reshad JonesR. Jones MIA S2 11 8 26 14.4 4.9
11 Khalil MackK. Mack OAK DE2 7 3 147 19.6 35.5
12 J.J. WattJ. Watt HOU DE3 10 3 225 25.7 55.5
Tier 2 
13 Keanu NealK. Neal ATL S3 8 11 25 16.1 3.6
14 Zach BrownZ. Brown WAS LB8 4 2 34 16.3 9.3
15 Calais CampbellC. Campbell JAC DE4 9 7 193 27.6 46.5
16 Christian KirkseyC. Kirksey CLE LB9 11 14 25 19.3 2.8
17 Alec OgletreeA. Ogletree NYG LB10 9 6 37 20.2 9.5
18 Lavonte DavidL. David TB LB11 5 13 34 20.9 5.4
19 Cameron JordanC. Jordan NO DE5 6 9 155 29.0 35.3
20 Melvin IngramM. Ingram LAC DE6 8 9 227 36.3 53.8
21 Eric KendricksE. Kendricks MIN LB12 10 10 37 25.7 7.6
22 Mark BarronM. Barron LAR LB13 12 15 40 27.4 7.4
23 Aaron DonaldA. Donald LAR DT1 12 17 238 39.6 55.3
24 Danielle HunterD. Hunter MIN DE7 10 6 252 41.1 59.7
25 Jason Pierre-PaulJ. Pierre-Paul TB DE8 5 9 208 38.9 48.8
26 Blake MartinezB. Martinez GB LB14 7 4 95 29.2 26.2
27 Harrison SmithH. Smith MIN S4 10 23 56 32.4 9.1
28 Everson GriffenE. Griffen MIN DE9 10 20 232 43.6 53.4
Tier 3 
29 Demarcus LawrenceD. Lawrence DAL DE10 8 13 255 49.1 61.4
30 Jarrad DavisJ. Davis DET LB15 6 24 50 36.3 8.2
31 Benardrick McKinneyB. McKinney HOU LB16 10 18 65 35.8 13.1
32 Ezekiel AnsahE. Ansah DET DE11 6 29 239 51.8 52.9
33 Brandon GrahamB. Graham PHI DE12 9 28 215 50.4 46.2
34 Carlos DunlapC. Dunlap CIN DE13 9 17 286 54.5 68.0
35 Myles GarrettM. Garrett CLE DE14 11 27 340 59.2 81.6
36 Danny TrevathanD. Trevathan CHI LB17 5 8 80 42.4 15.7
37 Deone BucannonD. Bucannon ARI LB18 9 11 77 42.4 18.3
38 Trey FlowersT. Flowers NE DE15 11 16 137 48.5 28.8
39 Karl JosephK. Joseph OAK S5 7 26 125 48.4 24.3
40 Jadeveon ClowneyJ. Clowney HOU DL1 10 21 217 56.6 47.4
41 Barry ChurchB. Church JAC S6 9 33 112 49.3 19.1
42 Olivier VernonO. Vernon NYG LB19 9 14 52 35.1 11.2
43 Morgan BurnettM. Burnett PIT S7 7 35 68 48.2 9.0
44 Jordan PoyerJ. Poyer BUF S8 11 20 86 51.6 18.3
45 Tony JeffersonT. Jefferson BAL S9 10 32 135 54.2 24.9
46 Jatavis BrownJ. Brown LAC LB20 8 30 458 81.6 125.7
47 Wesley WoodyardW. Woodyard TEN LB21 8 9 93 50.4 20.6
Tier 4 
48 K.J. WrightK. Wright SEA LB22 7 29 78 49.6 10.3
49 Kiko AlonsoK. Alonso MIA LB23 11 27 67 50.7 10.5
50 Kevin ByardK. Byard TEN S10 8 28 92 53.5 19.1
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51 Joe SchobertJ. Schobert CLE LB24 11 25 82 50.7 16.8
52 Vince WilliamsV. Williams PIT LB25 7 48 59 53.0 3.1
53 DeForest BucknerD. Buckner SF DT2 11 31 223 64.8 51.0
54 Budda BakerB. Baker ARI S11 9 20 78 51.9 14.5
55 Anthony HitchensA. Hitchens KC LB26 12 8 82 50.6 22.7
56 Hasean Clinton-DixH. Clinton-Dix GB S12 7 35 74 54.4 8.9
57 Demario DavisD. Davis NO LB27 6 12 79 51.9 17.2
58 Cameron HeywardC. Heyward PIT DE16 7 22 246 69.1 60.3
59 Myles JackM. Jack JAC LB28 9 30 77 57.0 12.7
60 Sean DavisS. Davis PIT S13 7 14 88 59.2 18.1
61 Markus GoldenM. Golden ARI DE17 9 34 496 96.3 133.7
62 Jamal AdamsJ. Adams NYJ S14 11 33 120 62.3 19.3
63 Reuben FosterR. Foster SF LB29 11 12 94 62.4 18.3
64 Von MillerV. Miller DEN LB30 10 46 140 67.2 27.7
65 Chandler JonesC. Jones ARI DL2 9 6 92 63.3 23.0
66 Yannick NgakoueY. Ngakoue JAC DE18 9 38 366 91.1 92.9
67 Tyrann MathieuT. Mathieu HOU S15 10 41 75 62.9 9.2
68 Muhammad WilkersonM. Wilkerson GB DE19 7 28 248 79.2 59.3
69 Roquan SmithR. Smith CHI LB31 5 31 171 70.3 37.3
70 Leonard WilliamsL. Williams NYJ DE20 11 33 300 86.7 77.2
71 Avery WilliamsonA. Williamson NYJ LB32 11 25 165 76.5 37.1
Tier 5 
72 Navorro BowmanN. Bowman FA LB33 35 77 53.4 18.2
73 Micah HydeM. Hyde BUF S16 11 51 90 64.9 12.1
74 Ndamukong SuhN. Suh LAR DT3 12 38 283 88.0 67.1
75 Preston BrownP. Brown CIN LB34 9 22 98 68.5 19.1
76 Jerry HughesJ. Hughes BUF DE21 11 41 330 98.4 89.3
77 Nazair JonesN. Jones SEA DT4 7 12 284 95.6 80.7
78 Denzel PerrymanD. Perryman LAC LB35 8 22 90 72.7 20.8
79 Akiem HicksA. Hicks CHI DE22 5 34 194 80.3 42.4
80 Jordan HicksJ. Hicks PHI LB36 9 19 79 55.8 24.0
81 Fletcher CoxF. Cox PHI DT5 9 42 349 104.0 88.9
82 Jabaal SheardJ. Sheard IND DE23 9 35 219 83.2 47.3
83 Tremaine EdmundsT. Edmunds BUF LB37 11 40 83 65.2 15.0
84 Brandon MarshallB. Marshall DEN LB38 10 28 94 74.3 19.5
85 Tahir WhiteheadT. Whitehead OAK LB39 7 30 103 76.6 18.6
86 Vic BeasleyV. Beasley ATL DL3 8 60 143 79.6 23.2
87 Mario AddisonM. Addison CAR DE24 4 43 236 90.6 53.3
88 Frank ClarkF. Clark SEA DE25 7 46 356 107.6 95.3
89 Michael BennettM. Bennett PHI DE26 9 49 459 142.2 158.9
90 Mason FosterM. Foster WAS LB40 4 38 100 79.2 19.2
91 Eric BerryE. Berry KC S17 12 48 98 79.1 17.3
92 Vontaze BurfictV. Burfict CIN LB41 9 46 276 99.6 68.6
93 John JohnsonJ. Johnson LAR S18 12 43 92 76.3 16.1
94 Ronald DarbyR. Darby PHI CB1 9 23 99 78.0 31.8
95 James BradberryJ. Bradberry CAR CB2 4 24 99 72.3 34.2
96 Jamie CollinsJ. Collins CLE LB42 11 53 180 89.8 37.4
97 Kyle FullerK. Fuller CHI CB3 5 26 96 67.0 29.8
98 Jahleel AddaeJ. Addae LAC S19 8 41 93 74.8 18.3
99 Devin McCourtyD. McCourty NE S20 11 47 97 77.2 21.6
100 Bruce IrvinB. Irvin OAK DL4 7 43 233 101.8 67.9
101 Kawann ShortK. Short CAR DT6 4 60 267 101.9 64.4
102 Daniel SorensenD. Sorensen KC S21 12 47 176 94.3 50.6
103 Adrian AmosA. Amos CHI S22 5 65 99 75.9 12.9
104 Jon BosticJ. Bostic PIT LB43 7 31 86 58.5 27.5
105 Kyle Van NoyK. Van NE LB44 11 54 97 68.3 20.3
106 Nigel BradhamN. Bradham PHI LB45 9 50 94 74.2 14.4
107 Marshon LattimoreM. Lattimore NO CB4 6 36 100 78.3 25.4
108 Lamarcus JoynerL. Joyner LAR S23 12 59 101 80.2 13.5
109 Darron LeeD. Lee NYJ LB46 11 64 100 76.7 11.5
110 Kurt ColemanK. Coleman NO S24 6 37 97 77.0 23.5
111 Craig RobertsonC. Robertson NO LB47 6 50 481 198.0 200.2
112 Raekwon McMillanR. McMillan MIA LB48 11 38 192 106.0 64.1
113 Lawrence TimmonsL. Timmons FA LB49 47 68 57.5 10.5
114 Andrew SendejoA. Sendejo MIN S25 10 42 98 78.8 20.2
Tier 6 
115 Jurrell CaseyJ. Casey TEN DT7 8 40 206 103.2 55.2
116 Bradley McDougaldB. McDougald SEA S26 7 43 128 87.0 34.8
117 Rashaan EvansR. Evans TEN LB50 8 62 169 91.5 44.8
118 Justin SimmonsJ. Simmons DEN S27 10 47 81 64.0 17.0
119 Darius SlayD. Slay DET CB5 6 48 95 71.5 23.5
120 Eric WeddleE. Weddle BAL S28 10 65 124 80.9 17.6
121 Ryan KerriganR. Kerrigan WAS LB51 4 51 214 132.5 81.5
122 Keith TandyK. Tandy TB S29 5 54 348 158.3 134.3
123 T.J. WardT. Ward FA S30 55 74 64.5 9.5
124 Cameron WakeC. Wake MIA DE27 11 53 328 136.5 111.2
125 Logan RyanL. Ryan TEN CB6 8 57 76 69.0 8.5
126 Damon HarrisonD. Harrison NYG DT8 9 56 266 161.0 105.0
127 Dante Fowler Jr.D. Fowler JAC DE28 9 59 540 299.5 240.5
128 Antonio MorrisonA. Morrison IND LB52 9 67 96 79.0 10.5
129 Tavon WilsonT. Wilson DET S31 6 61 324 141.0 106.6
130 Eric ReidE. Reid FA S32 69 89 75.7 9.4
131 Thomas DavisT. Davis CAR LB53 4 62 177 105.7 50.9
132 Josh JonesJ. Jones GB S33 7 62 230 125.7 74.4
133 Glover QuinG. Quin DET S34 6 63 107 85.0 22.0
134 Gerald McCoyG. McCoy TB DT9 5 64 297 149.3 104.8
135 Derwin JamesD. James LAC S35 8 64 705 287.7 295.4
136 Jaquiski TarttJ. Tartt SF S36 11 65 102 84.7 15.2
137 Justin EvansJ. Evans TB S37 5 70 159 100.3 41.5
138 Robert QuinnR. Quinn MIA DE29 11 67 368 128.0 107.5
139 Malik JacksonM. Jackson JAC DT10 9 67 336 201.5 134.5
Tier 7 
140 Whitney MercilusW. Mercilus HOU LB54 10 70 226 110.6 58.4
141 Adrian PhillipsA. Phillips LAC S38 8 70 166 103.5 37.0
142 A.J. BouyeA. Bouye JAC CB7 9 72 86 80.3 6.0
143 Antoine BetheaA. Bethea ARI S39 9 74 158 98.5 27.4
144 Malik HookerM. Hooker IND S40 9 75 229 152.0 77.0
145 Josh BynesJ. Bynes ARI LB55 9 78 99 88.7 8.6
146 Tre'Davious WhiteT. White BUF CB8 11 85 100 90.7 6.6
147 D.J. SwearingerD. Swearinger WAS S41 4 80 118 94.0 17.0
148 Reggie RaglandR. Ragland KC LB56 12 84 114 98.7 12.3
149 Jaylon SmithJ. Smith DAL LB57 8 85 126 98.8 16.4
150 Jeff HeathJ. Heath DAL S42 8 76 138 101.0 26.7
151 Chris ConteC. Conte TB S43 5 94 117 105.5 11.5
152 Zach CunninghamZ. Cunningham HOU LB58 10 91 142 116.5 25.5
153 Derrick JohnsonD. Johnson OAK LB59 7 89 162 116.7 32.3
154 Justin HoustonJ. Houston KC LB60 12 93 146 119.5 26.5
155 Haason ReddickH. Reddick ARI LB61 9 81 257 144.0 80.1
156 Vinny CurryV. Curry TB DE30 5 81 310 163.3 104.0
157 Dee FordD. Ford KC LB62 12 82 322 166.3 110.2
158 Malcolm SmithM. Smith SF LB63 11 77 258 167.5 90.5
159 Kenny VaccaroK. Vaccaro TEN S44 8 95 241 168.0 73.0
160 Vonn BellV. Bell NO S45 6 97 278 187.5 90.5
161 Geno AtkinsG. Atkins CIN DT11 9 91 287 189.0 98.0
162 Derek BarnettD. Barnett PHI DE31 9 90 306 198.0 108.0
163 Sheldon RichardsonS. Richardson MIN DE32 10 78 329 203.5 125.5

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