AFC East's best: No. 20 Vontae Davis

The countdown of my top 25 AFC East players continues, one weekday at a time ...

About the choice: Vontae Davis ranked fifth in tackles with 51 and first in passes defensed with a dozen. He had one interception, mostly because quarterbacks chose to throw at Sean Smith and Jason Allen (17 combined passes defensed) on the other side. Davis forced a fumble on special teams. He led the Dolphins with four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, his rookie season.

Key fact: Davis held New England Patriots receiver Randy Moss without a catch, snapping Moss' 51-game reception streak. Two days later, the Patriots traded Moss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Hint about No. 19: ESPN Stats & Information data had him tied for 14th in end-zone targets, but he was third in overall targets within the AFC.

Previous picks: