The position-by-position Power Rankings gave the AFC South a third-place pass-rusher (Dwight Freeney), a sixth- and 10th-place safety (Michael Griffin and Antoine Bethea), a 10th-place cornerback (Cortland Finnegan), and no linebackers.
In a more sweeping ballot looking at defensive players, the division was shut out.
I don’t see a crime in it, though I cast a 10th-place vote for Freeney, who’s getting underrated because his birthday is less than two months into the 1980s.
Otherwise, it’s hard to make a case for anyone else in the division. In fact, no AFC South defender garnered another vote.
Here’s my ballot, which was one-eighth of the result:
I can understand not including Freeney as he’s 31. I can understand not including Suh, as he's just coming off his rookie season. He was on five ballots and came in 11th.