2010-2019 NFL All-Decade Defense

March 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Welcome to second edition of the two-part series featuring the All-Decade team for the next ten years. Defense wins championships, so who will the best players on that side of the ball be? Who will be the Ray Lewis of the Decade? Who will be the next Jason Taylor, Kevin Williams, and Derrick Brooks? The next Champ Bailey, Ed Reed, and Brian Dawkins? The stars of tomorrow are young today. Some may not be stars, some may not even be in the pros yet. In fact, five of the 12 players I selected are all coming out in the draft this year, with a couple "Also Considereds" also not yet pro. My picks will follow the format of the SI All-Decade Team. With positions such as DE, DT, and OLB, where the base formation leads to differences in how the position is played, I selected one 4-3 player and 3-4 player: 2 DE (One 4-3 DE and one 3-4 DE) 2 DT (One 4-3 DT and one 3-4 NT) 2 OLB (One 4-3 OLB and one 3-4 OLB) 2 ILB 2 CB 2 S The fun part is that these picks are based on potential and speculation...

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