I just did my top 10, add whoever you want and rank based on your actual opinion, not biased. I ranked based on impact, skill, stats, and longevity. Please take into account everything that goes into what a great defensive player is and develop your own opinion. Ask yourself this "If I were to build a defense around one player, just one, who would I select first?"
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The only player to win the NFL MVP award and revolutionized the game. He was the first outside linebacker to be a consistent pass rushing threat. No player dominated a game more than LT, but he is second on my list he didn't contribute much else to his team besides dominating the man in front of him, but he didn't need too because his play helped the players around him.
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Reggie White was a dominant player throughout his whole career and was an unspoken leader in the locker room. I don't think we'll ever see another defensive end like Reggie.
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Dick Butkus made defense cool. He was intimidating, dominant, but never quite saw the team success that he may have wanted. He also only played 9 seasons. Nonetheless, he was unblockable, a punishing hitter, and a dominant run stopper.
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