Rank 'Em: NFL's top defensive players

Created: July 30, 2010, 8:51 AM

Where does Redskins tackle Albert Haynesworth rank?

Who are the NFL's best defensive players?

When the Redskins signed Albert Haynesworth to a hefty free-agent contract before the 2009 season, they presumably thought they were shelling out big bucks for one of the handful of best defensive players in the game. A little more than a year later, Haynesworth couldn't even pass a conditioning test after a rocky offseason. But 300-yard sprints and scheme preferences aside, is Haynesworth still one of the game's best defensive players?

Below you'll find 20 of the biggest names on the defensive side of the ball. When it comes to their actual value on the field, how do you think they stack up?

  • Minnesota Vikings, DE
  • Oakland Raiders, CB
  • Denver Broncos, CB
  • Denver Broncos, LB
  • Indianapolis Colts, DE
  • Pittsburgh Steelers, LB
  • Washington Redskins, DT
  • Baltimore Ravens, LB
  • Baltimore Ravens, DT
  • Chicago Bears, DE
  • Pittsburgh Steelers, S
  • Baltimore Ravens, S
  • New York Jets, CB
  • Indianapolis Colts, S
  • New Orleans Saints, S
  • Dallas Cowboys, LB
  • Minnesota Vikings, DT
  • Houston Texans, DE
  • San Francisco 49ers, LB
  • Green Bay Packers, CB