Top Ten Defensive Players In The NFL: Where Does Patrick Willis Rank?

May 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

During the offseason, it sometimes slips your mind how special a player truly is. Especially in a league dominated by potent offenses, the defensive studs around the league are sometimes forgotten. However, when the San Francisco 49ers signed middle linebacker Patrick Willis to a five-year, $50 Million extension, it helped me remember how fortunate the team is to have a player of his caliber. He’s one of the primary reasons why the team has turned things around and is headed in the right direction. But this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. If you look at the big picture, it’s truly a team’s defense that dictates their ultimate success. As we’ve all heard before, defense wins championships. Of course, he’s only one of several defensive playmakers in the league. So without further ado, here’s my opinion on who the top 10 defensive players in the league are. Begin Slideshow

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