NFL Defensive Tackle Rankings

Jake DeWitt

Tier 1

1. Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams)
Next to JJ Watt, Aaron Donald is arguably the best defensive lineman in the NFL. He stuffs the run better than any other interior lineman, but also generates sufficient pressure to record sacks similar to exterior lineman.

2. Geno Atkins (Cincinnati Bengals)
Geno is a staple of the Cincinnati defense. Without him, who knows where this unit would be.

3. Kawann Short (Carolina Panthers)
Short is aided by strong pass rushers to his left and right, as well as great play from his defensive backs. Still, there’s no ignoring his prominence as one of today’s best interior linemen.

Tier 2

4. Ndamukong Suh (Miami Dolphins)
5. Damon Harrison (New York Giants)
6. Marcell Dareus (Buffalo Bills)
7. Linval Joseph (Minnesota Vikings)
8. Gerald McCoy (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
9. Leonard Williams (New York Jets)
10. Sharif Floyd (Minnesota Vikings)
11. Dontari Poe (Kansas City Chiefs)

Tier 3

12. Brandon Williams (Baltimore Ravens)
13. Vince Wilfork (Houston Texans)
14. Dan Williams (Oakland Raiders)
15. Haloti Ngata (Detroit Lions)

Tier 4

16. Michael Brockers (Los Angeles Rams)
17. Ian Williams (San Francisco 49ers)
18. Akiem Hicks (Chicago Bears)
19. Brandon Mebane (Seattle Seahawks)
20. Jonathan Hankins (New York Giants)
21. Bennie Logan (Philadelphia Eagles)

Tier 5

22. Tyrone Crawford (Dallas Cowboys)
23. Corey Liuget (San Diego Chargers)
24. Sheldon Rankins (New Orleans Saints)
25. Tom Johnson (Minnesota Vikings)

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