As the football season is still a few months from starting, we take a look back to the different players that have made a difference. In this instance we are looking at the top defensive tackles of 2014, as they play a crucial role in stopping the opposing quarterback and breaking up plays from the snap.
The top 10 ranked defensive tackles are:
2014 Top Defensive Tackles
|#1||Aaron Donald||Rams||48 Tackles, 9 Sacks,2 Forced Fumbles|
|#2||Ndamukong Suh||Dolphins||44 Tackles, 8.5 Sacks|
|#3||Gerald McCoy||Buccaneers||35 Tackles, 8.5 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble|
|#4||Marcell Dareus||Bills||49 Tackles, 10 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble|
|#5||Sharrif Floyd||Vikings||42 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks|
|#6||Johnathan Hankins||Giants||51 Tackles, 7 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble|
|#7||Kawann Short||Panthers||39 Tackles, 3.5 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble|
|#8||Jeremiah Ratliff||Bears||37 Tackles, 6.5 Sacks|
|#9||Kyle D. Williams||Bills||41 Tackles, 5.5 Sacks, 1 Interception|
|#10||Sen’Derrick Marks||Jaguars||44 Tackles, 8.5 Sacks|
We can already tell why these are the 2014 Top 10 defensive tackles in the NFL, if their stats are not enough, simply watch highlight of their performances during the games. Not only do they have stopping power, but they are huge threats to the opposing team’s quarterback, racking up big sacks.
These are not the only notable tackles in football, so if you want to check out the top 55 can read about them here.