As we head toward the third week of our offseason power rankings, we shift from positional (we’ve done receivers and running backs) to skill set. Next week’s list will be the NFL’s top 10 pass-rushers.
I invite your input as I start to sort out my list to submit to Kevin Seifert, who, quite frankly, considering his massive audience, should have gotten the long-snapper file not this one.
He will be sorting through our ballots, grilling us on any misplacements and giving us a lovely read.
If you want to influence my influence, I invite you to chime in below and remind you we are not position-limited here; we just want the guys who are best at harassing quarterbacks.
Off the top of my head, my initial list to sort through is 21-deep and I could have missed someone: Jared Allen, Dwight Freeney, Mario Williams, Robert Mathis, Cameron Wake, DeMarcus Ware, Trent Cole, Osi Umenyiora, Terrell Suggs, James Harrison, John Abraham, Julius Peppers, Tamba Hali, Elvis Dumervil, Clay Matthews, Justin Tuck, Charles Johnson, Shaun Phillips, Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Aaron Kampman.
I’d love to vote for a defensive back. Who’s the best blitzing DB in the NFL?