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Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?  

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UPDATE: Head over and make your 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year predictions.

With this year's football season underway, it's time to make your NFL 2018 Defensive Player of the Year predictions. Last year, Aaron Donald took home the honors, and he's in the running for a repeat—that is, unless any of the other candidates on the list take home the honors. Regardless, there's some serious talent making their way up the runnings in 2018, including the NFL's best defensive players such as Chargers' Joey Bosa, Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey, and the Broncos' Von Miller, among others. Whether they're top linebackers or the toughest defensive ends, each of these NFL players could win the award this year, but who do you think is the most deserving of the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year? 

While we may be all a little partial to our favorite teams, we all have a general idea of who looks good this season—especially after tuning into the 2018 preseason. So, though you may be inclined to find your favorite player and vote him up (and you're more than welcome to), be sure to cast your votes for who you think will win the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2018.

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Khalil Mack is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Chicago Bears
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Aaron Donald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Los Angeles Rams

Named the NFL's 2018 Defensive Player of the Year.

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J. J. Watt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Houston Texans
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Von Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
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Myles Garrett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
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Bobby Wagner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Seattle Seahawks
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Demarcus Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Dallas Cowboys
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Patrick Peterson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Arizona Cardinals
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Jalen Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
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Joey Bosa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
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Luke Kuechly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Carolina Panthers
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Cam Jordan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Cam Jordan New Orleans Saints
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Tyrann Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
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Gerald McCoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Fletcher Cox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
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Harrison Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Minnesota Vikings
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Calais Campbell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
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Eric Berry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
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Earl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
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Geno Atkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Cincinnati Bengals
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Melvin Ingram is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Los Angeles Chargers
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Danielle Hunter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
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HaHa Clinton-Dix is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
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Chandler Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Arizona Cardinals
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Everson Griffen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Defensive Player of the Year?
Minnesota Vikings