[2017-18 NFL Position Power Rankings] 3-4 Defensive Tackles

Week two of POWER RANKING every single NFL starter gets things going with the BIG OL’ HOG MOLLIES currently playing in a 3-4 defensive scheme.

Look, I’m not going to beat around the bush here guys. This isn’t the most exciting and stacked list. Defensive tackles are primarily run-stoppers who are the heart of the defensive line. This group isn’t exactly going to set the world on fire, but they are an extremely important one as they are the first line of defense.

Last year’s #1 ranked player is now playing in a 4-3 scheme (Fletcher Cox), so we will have a new #1 crowned! Who will it be?

LET’S FIND OUT!

 

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15. Ziggy Hood (Washington Redskins)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 13.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 33
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


14. Domata Peko (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 32
Career Sacks: 18.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 37
Last Year’s Ranking: 30th (2016), 27th (2015)


13. Bennie Logan (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 5.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 24
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


12. Austin Johnson (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 0.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 14
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


11. Steve McLendon (New York Jets)

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Age: 31
Career Sacks: 8.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 28
Last Year’s Ranking: 15th (2016)


10. Johnathan Hankins (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 10.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 43
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


9. Letroy Guion (Green Bay Packers)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 8.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 30
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


8. Eddie Goldman (Chicago Bears)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 7.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 18
Last Year’s Ranking: 7th (2016)


7. Marcell Dareus (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 34.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 39
Last Year’s Ranking: 2nd (2016), 6th (2015)


6. Javon Hargrave (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 2.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 27
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


5. D.J. Reader (Houston Texans)

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Age: 22
Career Sacks: 1.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 22
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


4. Corey Peters (Arizona Cardinals)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 11.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 21
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


3. Brandon Williams (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 4.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 51
Last Year’s Ranking: 4th (2016), 3rd (2015)


2. Michael Brockers (Los Angeles Rams)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 14.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 19
Last Year’s Ranking: 8th (2016), 13th (2015)


1. Danny Shelton (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 1.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 59
Last Year’s Ranking: 13th (2016), 11th (2015)

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