Here are the top 5 players who are currently in the NFL.
The list is in no particular order.1.
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh SteelersBrown’s breakout season in Pittsburgh’s 2-13 start to the season is well documented.
But it also includes some good things as well.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder racked up 11 sacks, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
His performance on defense was outstanding, too, as he led the Steelers with 10 quarterback hits.
While he is a big body, he also possesses great footwork and great burst, and he’s able to quickly turn a defender’s hips to get into a good position to make a play.
The former top-ranked player in the 2014 NFL Draft (Brett Hundley) will be back next season.2.
Dontari Poe, Pittsburgh PanthersWhile Poe was expected to be an early-round draft pick, he ultimately did not have the best career.
He has been a liability on the ground for the Panthers, though he still managed to accumulate at least 10 sacks in each of his first three seasons.
But after struggling mightily with a hamstring injury in his rookie season, Poe was able to finally get healthy last season.
The 5-11, 190-pound lineman has the tools to become a solid starter for the Pittsburgh Steelers.3.
Khalil Mack, Oakland RaidersWhile he has had some struggles in Oakland’s 3-9 start, Mack has still proven to be a top-notch pass rusher in the league.
He led the Raiders with five sacks and a fumble recovery in 2016.
His ability to generate pressure in space and on the move, and the fact that he is also a big, strong player make him a dangerous pass rusher.4.
Corey Coleman, Dallas CowboysAfter signing with the Cowboys in free agency in 2016, Coleman was a key part of a strong run defense.
But he has struggled to stay on the field during his three seasons in Dallas.
Coleman has struggled with injuries and durability issues, and his play has been limited.5.
D’Onta Foreman, Tennessee TitansWith the Titans finally having an NFL-ready receiver in DeAndre Hopkins, Foreman has been one of the team’s most consistent pass rushers.
He also has the ability to use his speed and burst to get upfield quickly and win against cornerbacks.
Foreman is still only 26, so he could develop into a long-term solution at the position.6.
Eric Berry, San Francisco 49ersThe 49ers have the pieces to be one of NFL’s best offenses, but they’re not there yet.
That’s why Berry was so effective for the Niners last season, and what he brings to the table as a run defender.
The 7-foot, 200-pound center had 13 sacks, seven forced fumbled fumbles, three fumble recovers and two blocked kicks.
The second-year player from the University of Oklahoma was able a big impact on the 49ers’ offense last season after starting out with only four games of action.7.
Derek Carr, Oakland RaiderAfter being benched during the second half of the 2017 season for Carr, the Raiders finally returned to their dominating ways.
Carr has become one of their most consistent players, and that’s thanks in part to his quickness and strength.
The rookie had 11 sacks and seven forced fumble recoverys in his first two seasons with the Raiders.8.
Charles Harris, Buffalo BillsThe Bills have a big problem at quarterback, but Harris is the one who is getting the most attention from the coaching staff.
He’s been a steady performer and a valuable part of the Bills’ passing attack.
Harris has made a number of big plays, including this one against the Cleveland Browns in the 2017 AFC Wild Card game.
The Raiders signed Harris to a two-year, $20 million deal this offseason, and although he has only started five games, he is starting to make an impact.9.
D.J. Reader, New York JetsThe Jets need to move on from the veteran who has been their starting quarterback since the 2014 season.
Reader was the Jets’ starting quarterback in 2016 and has struggled mightily, going 12-20 in two seasons.
However, the 6-2, 215-pound guard has been extremely productive and has been on the verge of a breakout season this season.
Tyreek Hill, Seattle SeahawksThe Seahawks haven’t been able to stay healthy since taking over for Carroll in 2016 after a tumultuous season in Seattle.
They have had a few injuries this season, but none of them have been too serious.
Hill has been the starter and was one of Seattle’s best offensive linemen last season in 2016 when he started all 16 games.
The Seahawks signed Hill to a one-year deal in January and he has made the most of his opportunity so far.11.
Christian McCaffrey, Oakland RamsThe Raiders are a big-name team