4. JJ Watt– I’ve seen quite a few defensive lineman over the years but I’ve never seen a guy as dominant as JJ Watt is. He’s the best pass rusher in our game today and can flat out take over and change the outcome of a football game. He comes in as the highest rated defensive player on my list and is the 4th best player on my 10 best players list. What isn’t there to like about what this guy brings to the table every Sunday? His motor is always going and he’s always making a big play for his team. Most great pass rushers come off the edge, JJ plays inside and his ability to get to the quarterback is something I don’t think any of us have seen. He has an arsenal of moves. A fantastic first step, great speed for a guy his size and he can stop the run. Another thing a defensive lineman is taught is that you can still disrupt the play regardless if you can’t get to the passer. JJ deflected 16 passes last year, the most ever by a defensive lineman. His 2012 campaign was quite impressive. 81 tackles (69 solo) 20.5 sacks, 4 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles. Those stats earned him the defensive MVP. If you are a young defensive lineman, JJ Watt is the guy I highly recommend you to study up on.
The Reigning Defensive MVP Comes In At # 4.