Rank 'Em: Greatest Pass-Rushers

Created: March 19, 2009, 1:32 PM

In his NFL.com video, Deacon Jones says sacking a quarterback is like leveling an entire city, and who are we to argue with this terrifying man's simile? Over his illustrious career Jones "leveled many cities," and although the sack was not an official stat during his playing career, NFL.com honored him as the best pass-rusher of all time.

But does SportsNation agree with the rankings? After all, this is a list that includes Bruce Smith, Reggie White and Lawrence Taylor. Is one of these men SportsNation's top choice?

Well, why don't you sit back, watch some videos of the meanest players in the history of the league blindsiding helpless quarterbacks and then decide. Enjoy.

Watch all the big hits, then re-rank the list at the bottom of the page!

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Deacon Jones
NFL.com ranking: No. 1
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Reggie White
NFL.com ranking: No. 2
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Lawrence Taylor
NFL.com ranking: No. 3
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Bruce Smith
NFL.com ranking: No. 4
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Gino Marchetti
NFL.com ranking: No. 5
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Kevin Greene
NFL.com ranking: No. 6
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Michael Strahan
NFL.com ranking: No. 7
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Mark Gastineau
NFL.com ranking: No. 8
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Doug Atkins
NFL.com ranking: No. 9
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Derrick Thomas
NFL.com ranking: No. 10
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    Hall of Fame Induction: 1982
  • Career sacks: 74.0
    Hall of Fame Induction: N/A
  • Career sacks: 160.0
    Hall of Fame Induction: N/A
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    Hall of Fame Induction: 1980
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    Hall of Fame Induction: 1972
  • Career sacks: 200.0
    Hall of Fame Induction: 2009
  • Career sacks: 141.5
    Hall of Fame Induction: N/A
  • Career sacks: 132.5
    Hall of Fame Induction: 1999
  • Career sacks: 126.5
    Hall of Fame Induction: 2009
  • Career sacks: 198.0
    Hall of Fame Induction: 2006