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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / 2016 NFL 4-3 Defensive End Rankings

2016 NFL 4-3 Defensive End Rankings

Top ten 4-3 defensive ends 2016!
Publish Date: 08/08/2016
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) reacts after sacking Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (not shown) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

1). Khalil Mack, Oakland

The first player named to the AP All-Pro first team at two different positions in the same season, linebacker and defensive end. Explosive playmaker who will make an impact for the Raiders for the next decade.

Video: Khalil Mack ||

Khalil Mack || “The Mack Attack” || 2015 Highlightsᴴᴰ

2). Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati  

Led the Bengals with a career-best 13.5 sacks. Long athletic player whop can do it all. One of the most underrated players in the NFL. Coming out party to the nation was on a Monday night in Denver last year.

Video: Carlos Dunlap Highlights (Week 16) | Bengals vs. Broncos | NFL

Carlos Dunlap Highlights (Week 16) | Bengals vs. Broncos | NFL

3). Ezekiel Ansah, Detroit

The relentless and talented ascending defender racked up 14.5 sacks on his way to his first Pro Bowl berth in 2015. Has a bright future in front of him.

Video: Ultra Highlights Ezekiel

Ultra Highlights Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah 2015 – 2016 Detroit Lions

4). Michael Bennett, Seattle

Collected 10.5 sacks among his 44 total tackles in 2015. In the past four years, he has recorded 36 sacks.

Video: Michael Bennett Highlights (Week 7) | Seahawks vs. 49ers | NFL

Michael Bennett Highlights (Week 7) | Seahawks vs. 49ers | NFL

5). Everson Griffen, Minnesota

Has recorded 22.5 sacks over the last two seasons, and the best is yet too come.

6). Cliff Avril, Seattle

A consistent edge-pressure player for the Seahawks with long arms and an explosive first step.

Video: Johnny Hekker Shoves Cliff Avril & Then Cowers in Fear of Seahawks | Rams vs. Seahawks | NFL

Johnny Hekker Shoves Cliff Avril & Then Cowers in Fear of Seahawks | Rams vs. Seahawks | NFL

7). Cameron Jordan, New Orleans 

Tough and durable, had his second 10 sack season last season.

Video: Cameron Jordan ||

Cameron Jordan || “Levels of Havoc” ᴴᴰ || 2014/15 Highlights

8). Connor Barwin, Philadelphia 

Complete package at defensive end, tough against the run and can drop into coverage.

Video: Connor Barwin Highlights | HD |

Connor Barwin Highlights | HD |

9). Olivier Vernon, New York Giants

Had 7.5 sacks among his 61 total tackles last fall in his last season in Miami.

Video: Olivier Vernon 2015 Season Highlights || OV ||

Olivier Vernon 2015 Season Highlights || OV ||

10). Jerry Hughes, Buffalo

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