Ranking NFL Defenses

Ranking NFL Defenses 2016

 

Ranking NFL Defenses 2016 by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

1. Denver Broncos
2. Carolina Panthers
3. Seattle Seahawks
4. Los Angeles Rams
5. Houston Texans
6. Oakland Raiders
7. Kansas City Chiefs
8. Minnesota Vikings
9. New York Jets
10. Chicago Bears
11. New England Patriots
12. New York Giants
13. Arizona Cardinals
14. Cincinnati Bengals
15. Pittsburgh Steelers
16. Baltimore Ravens
17. Tennessee Titans
18. Green Bay Packers
19. Buffalo Bills
20. Dallas Cowboys
21. Philadelphia Eagles
22. Miami Dolphins
23. Detroit Lions
24. Jacksonville Jaguars
25. San Francisco 49ers
26. Indianapolis Colts
27. Washington
28. Atlanta Falcons
29. San Diego Chargers
30. New Orleans Saints
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
32. Cleveland Browns

 

DEFENSE DEPTH CHARTS

1. Denver Broncos
DE Derek Wolfe, DE Vance Walker, NT Sylvester Williams, OLB DeMarcus Ware, OLB Von Miller, ILB Brandon Marshall, ILB Todd Davi DE Jared Crick, Barrett, OLB Shane Ray, DE Adam Gotsis; OLB Shaquil

2. Carolina Panthers
DT Kawann Short, DE Kony Ealy, DE Charles Johnson,  DT Star Lotulelei, LB Thomas Davis, LB Luke Kuechly, LB Shaq Thompson DT Paul Soliai, DT Vernon Butler, DE Mario Addison, DE Ryan Delaire, LB A.J. Klein, DE Wes Horton

3. Seattle Seahawks
DT Jordan Hill, DT Ahtyba Rubin, DE Cliff Avril, DE Michael Bennett, LB K J Wright, LB Michael Morgan, LB Bobby Wagner, DT Jarran Reed, DT Sealver Siliga, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, DE Frank Clark, DE Chris Clemons

4. Los Angeles Rams
DT Aaron Donald, DT Michael Brockers, DE William Hayes, DE Robert Quinn, LB Alec Ogletree, LB Akeem Ayers, LB Mark Barron, DT Dominique Easley, DT Cam Thomas, DE Eugene Sims, DE Quinton Coples

5. Houston Texans
DE J.J. Watt, DE Jeoffrey Pagan, NT Vince Wilfork, OLB Jadeveon Clowney, OLB Whitney Mercilus, ILB Brian Cushing, ILB Benardrick McKinney DE Christian Covington, OLB John Simon, ILB Akeem Dent, ILB Max Bullough

6. Oakland Raiders
DE Mario Edwards Jr, NT Dan Williams, DE Denico Autry, LB Khalil Mack, LB Bruce Irvin; ILB Malcolm Smith, ILB Ben Heeney NT Justin Ellis, LB Damontre Moore, LB Shilique Calhoun, DE Jihad Ward, LB Aldon Smith

7. Kansas City Chiefs
DE Allen Bailey, NT Dontari Poe, DE Jaye Howard; OLB Tamba Hali, OLB Justin Houston,  ILB Derrick Johnson, ILB Josh Mauga DE Chris Jones, DE Nicholas William, OLB Dee Ford, OLB Dadi Nicolas; ILB Ramik Wilson

8. Minnesota Vikings
DT Linval Joseph, DT Sharrif Floyd, DE Everson Griffen, DE Brian Robison; LB Anthony Barr, MLB Eric Kendricks, LB Chad Greenway DT Tom Johnson, DT Kenrick Ellis, DE Danielle Hunter, LB Audie Cole, LB Emmanuel Lamur

9. New York Jets
DE Leonard Williams, NT Steve McLendon, DE Muhammad Wilkerson; OLB Lorenzo Mauldin, DE Sheldon Richardso,  ILB David Harris, ILB Darron Lee, DE Jarvis Jenkins,  ILB Bruce Carter, OLB Jordan Jenkins, ILB Erin Henderson

10. Chicago Bears
DE Jonathan Bullard, NT Eddie Goldman, DE Akiem Hicks, OLB Pernell McPhee, OLB Leonard Floyd, ILB Jerrell Freeman, ILB Danny Trevathan DE Mitch Unrein, DE Will Sutton; OLB Willie Young, OLB Sam Acho, ILB Christian Jones, OLB Lamarr Houston

11. New England Patriots
DT Malcom Brown, DT Terrance Knighton; DE Jabaal Sheard, DE Rob Ninkovich, LB Dont’a Hightower, MLB Jonathan Freeny, LB Jamie Collins DT Alan Branch, DE Trey Flowers, LB Shea McClellin, DE Chris Long, DE Geneo Grissom, LB Ramon Humber

12. New York Giants
DT Damon Harrison, DT Johnathan Hankins, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, DE Olivier Vernon; LB J.T. Thomas, MLB Jasper Brinkley, LB Devon Kennard DT Jay Bromley, DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE Kerry Wynn, LB Keenan Robinson, LB Jonathan Casillas, LB B J Goodson, LB Mark Herzlich, LB Kelvin Sheppard

13. Arizona Cardinals
DE Calais Campbell, NT Rodney Gunter, DE Frostee Rucker, ILB Deone Bucannon, OLB Markus Golden, OLB Chandler Jones, ILB Kevin Minter DE Robert Nkemdiche, DE Ed Stinson, OLB Alex Okafor, ILB Alani Fua, OLB Josh Mauro

14. Cincinnati Bengals
DT Geno Atkins, DT Domata Peko, DE Carlos Dunlap, DE Michael Johnson; LB Vontaze Burfict, MLB Rey Maualuga, LB Vincent Rey DT Pat Sims, DT Andrew Billings, DT Brandon Thompson, DE Will Clarke, LB Karlos Dansby, DE Margus Hunt

15. Pittsburgh Steelers
DE Cameron Heyward, NT Daniel McCullers, DE Stephon Tuitt, OLB Bud Dupree, OLB James Harrison, ILB Ryan Shazier, ILB Lawrence Timmons DE Ricardo Mathews, DE Javon Hargrave, ILB Vince Williams,  OLB Arthur Moats, OLB Jarvis Jones

16. Baltimore Ravens
NT Brandon Williams, DE Timmy Jernigan, DE Lawrence Guy, OLB Elvis Dumervil, OLB Terrell Suggs, ILB C.J. Mosley, ILB Zachary Orr DE Brent Urban, DE Bronson Kaufusi,  OLB Za’Darius Smith, OLB Kamalei Correa, DE Carl Davis

17. Tennessee Titans
DE Jurrell Casey, NT Al Woods, DE DaQuan Jones, OLB Derrick Morgan, OLB Brian Orakpo, ILB Wesley Woodyard, ILB Avery Williamson DE Karl Klug, DE Austin Johnson, OLB David Bass, ILB Sean Spence, OLB Kevin Dodd

18. Green Bay Packers
DE Mike Daniels, NT Kenny Clark, DE Letroy Guion; OLB Clay Matthews, OLB Julius Peppers,  ILB Sam Barrington, ILB Jake Ryan, OLB Datone Jones, OLB Nick Perry, DE Mike Pennel

19. Buffalo Bills
NT Marcell Dareus, DE Kyle Williams, DE Adolphus Washington, OLB Jerry Hughes, OLB Manny Lawson, ILB Reggie Ragland, ILB Zach Brown DE Corbin Bryant,  ILB Preston Brown, DE Leger Douzable; OLB Shaq Lawson

20. Dallas Cowboys
DT Cedric Thornton, DT Tyrone Crawford, DE Randy Gregory, DE DeMarcus Lawrence, LB Sean Lee, MLB Anthony Hitchens, LB Andrew Gachkar DT Jack Crawford, DT Maliek Collins, DT David Irving, DE Charles Tapper, DE Benson Mayowa,  LB Kyle Wilber

21. Philadelphia Eagles
DT Fletcher Cox, DT Bennie Logan, DE Brandon Graham, DE Connor Barwin, MLB Jordan Hicks, LB Mychal Kendricks, DE Marcus Smith, LB Nigel Bradham DT Vinny Curry, DE Alex McCallister

22. Miami Dolphins
DT Ndamukong Suh, DT Earl Mitchell; DE Mario Williams, DE Cameron Wake,  LB Koa Misi, MLB Kiko Alonso, LB Jelani Jenkins DT Jordan Phillips; DE Jason Jones, DE Andre Branch, LB Neville Hewitt, LB Zach Vigil, DE Dion Jordan

23. Detroit Lions
DT Haloti Ngata, DT Tyrunn Walker, DE Ezekiel Ansah, DE Devin Taylor, LB DeAndre Levy, MLB Josh Bynes, LB Tahir Whitehead DT A’Shawn Robinson, DT Stefan Charles, DE Wallace Gilberry, DT Caraun Reid

24. Jacksonville Jaguars
DT Roy Miller, DT Malik Jackson,  DE Dante Fowler, DE Jared Odrick; LB Telvin Smith, MLB Paul Posluszny, LB Dan Skuta DT Tyson Alualu, DT Abry Jones, DT Michael Bennett, DT Sen’Derrick Marks, DT Sheldon Day, DE Ryan Davis, DE Yannick Ngakoue, LB Myles Jack, LB Hayes Pullard

25. San Francisco 49ers
DE DeForest Buckner, NT Ian Williams, DE Quinton Dial,  OLB Aaron Lynch, OLB Ahmad Brooks; ILB NaVorro Bowman, ILB Gerald Hodges, DE Glenn Dorsey, DE Arik Armstead, OLB Eli Harold, OLB Corey Lemonier, ILB Michael Wilhoite

26. Indianapolis Colts
DE Henry Anderson, NT David Parry, DE Kendall Langford, OLB Erik Walden, OLB Robert Mathis; ILB D’Qwell Jackson, ILB Nate Irving DE Zach Kerr, DE T.Y. McGill, OLB Trent Cole, ILB Sio Moore, LB Antonio Morrison

27. Washington
DE Chris Baker, NT Kedric Golston, DE Trent Murphy, OLB Ryan Kerrigan, OLB Preston Smith, ILB Mason Foster, ILB Will Compton DE Stephen Paea, DE Ricky Jean-Francois, DE Kendall Reyes, OLB Junior Galette, ILB Su’a Cravens, ILB Perry Riley

28. Atlanta Falcons
DT Grady Jarrett, DT Tyson Jackson, DE Derrick Shelby, DE Ra’Shede Hageman, LB Vic Beasley, LB Sean Weatherspoon, MLB Deion Jones, DT Jonathan Babineaux, DT Malliciah Goodman, DT Joey Mbu, DE Adrian Clayborn, DE Courtney Upshaw, LB Brooks Reed, LB Philip Wheeler, LB Paul Worrilow, LB De’Vondre Campbell

29. San Diego Chargers
DE Corey Liuget, NT Brandon Mebane, DE Joey Bosa, OLB Melvin Ingram, OLB Jerry Attaochu, ILB Manti Te’o, ILB Denzel Perryman, LB Joshua Perry, DE Darius Philon, DE Sean Lissemore, OLB Kyle Emanuel

30. New Orleans Saints
DT John Jenkins, DT Sheldon Rankins; DE Cameron Jordan, DE Bobby Richardson, LB Stephone Anthony, MLB James Laurinaitis, LB Dannell Ellerbe DT Nick Fairley, DT Tyeler Davison,  DE Kasim Edebali, LB Craig Robertson, DE Darryl Tapp

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DT Gerald McCoy, DT Clinton McDonald, DE William Gholston, DE Robert Ayers, LB Lavonte David, MLB Kwon Alexander, LB Jeremiah George DT Akeem Spence, DE George Johnson, DE Jacquies Smith, DE Noah Spence, LB Daryl Smith

32. Cleveland Browns
DE Desmond Bryant, NT Danny Shelton, DE Jamie Meder, OLB Paul Kruger, OLB Nate Orchard,  ILB Chris Kirksey, ILB Demario Davis DE John Hughes, OLB Emmanuel Ogbah, DE Xavier Cooper, OLB Barkevious Mingo, DE Carl Nassib