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

We continue power ranking EVERY single NFL starter with a look at the 4-3 defensive tackles.

After ranking these HOG MOLLIES, we will have ranked every single defensive lineman heading into the 2017-18 season. How good does your favorite team look so far on the defensive line?

You’ll know for sure after these rankings are complete…..SO LET’S DO IT!!!!

 

 

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34. Maliek Collins (Dallas Cowboys)

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Age: 22
Career Sacks: 5.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 23
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

33. Tyeler Davison (New Orleans Saints)

NFL: Preseason-New England Patriots at New Orleans Saints

Age: 24
Career Sacks: 1.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 23
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

32. Ahtyba Rubin (Seattle Seahawks)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 15.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 39
Last Year’s Ranking: 26th (2016)


 

31. Romeo Okwara (New York Giants)

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Age: 21
Career Sacks: 1.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 25
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

30. Ryan Carrethers (Los Angeles Chargers)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 0.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 5
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

29. Sheldon Rankins (New Orleans Saints)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 4.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 20
Last Year’s Ranking: 17th (2016)


 

28. Shariff Floyd (Minnesota Vikings)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 9.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 34
Last Year’s Ranking: 14th (2016), 4th (2015)


 

27. Arik Armstead (San Francisco 49ers)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 4.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 15
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

26. Earl Mitchell (San Francisco 49ers)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 5.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 17
Last Year’s Ranking: 29th (2016), 17th (2015)


 

25. Jarran Reed (Seattle Seahawks)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 1.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 34
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

24. Pat Sims (Cincinnati Bengals)

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Age: 31
Career Sacks: 8.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 37
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

23. Haloti Ngata (Detroit Lions)

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Age: 33
Career Sacks: 29.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 22
Last Year’s Ranking: 12th (2016), 7th (2015)


 

22. Star Lotulelei (Carolina Panthers)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 10.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 26
Last Year’s Ranking: 28th (2016), 11th (2015)


 

21. Justin Ellis (Oakland Raiders)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 0.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 64
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

20. Eddie Vanderdoes (Oakland Raiders)

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


 

19. A’Shawn Robinson (Detroit Lions)

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Age: 22
Career Sacks: 2.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 30
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

18. Dontari Poe (Atlanta Falcons)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 13.0
Sacks (for 2015-16 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2015-16 season): 27
Last Year’s Ranking: 5th (2016), 1st (2015)


 

17. Jordan Phillips (Miami Dolphins)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 2.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 23
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

16. Timmy Jernigan (Philadelphia Eagles)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 13.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 31
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

15. Malcolm Brown (New England Patriots)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 6.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 50
Last Year’s Ranking: 24th (2016)


 

14. Grady Jarrett (Atlanta Falcons)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 4.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 48
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

13. David Irving (Dallas Cowboys)

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Buffalo Bills

Age: 23
Career Sacks: 4.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 17
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

12. Brandon Mebane (Los Angeles Chargers)

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Age: 32
Career Sacks: 16.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 21
Last Year’s Ranking: 11th (2016), 24th (2015)


 

11. Alan Branch (New England Patriots)

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Age: 32
Career Sacks: 10.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 49
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

10. Abry Jones (Jacksonville Jaguars)

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars

Age: 25
Career Sacks: 5.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 32
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

9. Chris Baker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

NFL: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Age: 29
Career Sacks: 11.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 3.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 47
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


 

8. Linval Joseph (Minnesota Vikings)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 16.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 77
Last Year’s Ranking: 2nd (2016), 15th (2015)


 

7. Malik Jackson (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 20.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 6.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 33
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked at DT


 

6. Gerald McCoy (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 42.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 7.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 34
Last Year’s Ranking: 16th (2016), 3rd (2015)


 

5. Damon Harrison (New York Giants)

NFL: DEC 18 Lions at Giants

Age: 28
Career Sacks: 4.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 86
Last Year’s Ranking: 5th (2016), 5th (2015)


 

4. Geno Atkins (Cincinnati Bengals)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 52.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 9.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 32
Last Year’s Ranking: 3rd (2016), 6th (2015)


 

3. Fletcher Cox (Philadelphia Eagles)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 28.5
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 6.5
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 43
Last Year’s Ranking: 1st (2016), 3rd (2015)


 

2. Ndamukong Suh (Miami Dolphins)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 47.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 72
Last Year’s Ranking: 4th (2016), 1st (2015)


 

1. Kawann Short (Carolina Panthers)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 22.0
Sacks (for 2016-17 season): 6.0
Tackles (for 2016-17 season): 55
Last Year’s Ranking: 6th (2016), 8th (2015)

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