2014 NFL Draft - Top Defensive Players

The secret to winning NFL championships is not a mystery.  


Look at Super Bowl XLVIII. The Broncos came in with the greatest offensive stats in history and they got STUFFED by the Seahawks Legion of Boom defense.

Defense wins championships and the 2014 NFL Draft is full of defensive players who will shape the balance of power in the league for years to come.


2014 NFL Draft - Top Defensive Players


Jadeveon Clowney DE - South Carolina

He’s been called “a once-in-every-10-years kind of physical specimen.” Plus he's got a super-cool name.


Career Stats: 130 Tackles, 47 Tackles for loss, 24 Sacks


Khalil Mack OLB – Buffalo

A tackling-machine, Mack will wreak havoc in the NFL.


Career Stats: 327 tackles, 75 Tackles for Loss, 28.5 Sacks


Anthony Barr, OLB - UCLA

Barr has the wheels to be a blitzing terror!


Career Stats: 152 tackles, 41.5 Tackles for Loss, 23.5 Sacks


Aaron Donald, DT – Pittsburgh

He is an immoveable force who will solidify any defensive line.


Career Stats: 181 tackles, 66 Tackles for Loss 29.5 Sacks


CJ Mosley, ILB – Alabama

Smart and athletic, Mosley is like getting a quarterback for the defense.


Career Stats: 319 tackles, 23 Tackles for Loss 6.5 Sacks


Justin Gilbert, DB Oklahoma State

Need a shutdown corner? Gilbert is your man!


Career Stats: 182 tackles, 3.5 Tackles for Loss 12 Interceptions


Calvin Pryor, S – Louisville

Pryor is a hard-hitting safety who will make any defense tougher.


Career Stats: 218 tackles, 11 Tackles for Loss 7 Interceptions


Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S – Alabama

During his brief stay at Alabama, Ha-Ha proved that he is no joke!


Career Stats: 37 tackles, 5 Interceptions


Be sure to catch all of the action starting Thursday, May 8th at 8:00pm ET on the NFL Network, as well as here on NFL RUSH!


Who is the best defensive player in the 2014 NFL Draft?

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  • Philadelphia Eagles

    June 2, 2014

    crasher4444 · rookie


  • Minnesota Vikings

    May 18, 2014

    jgreenbaum · starter

    michal sam

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    May 13, 2014

    crasher4444 · rookie

    rasheed hagenman is so boss! he is way underated

  • Green Bay Packers

    May 8, 2014

    sheshankec · 2nd string


  • Denver Broncos

    May 5, 2014

    jojommkl · rookie

    khalil mack jadeveon clowny and ha ha clinton-dix also cj mosley

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    May 4, 2014

    steelersheat1234 · draftee

    Barr or Clowney

  • Green Bay Packers

    May 4, 2014

    wyattharvey4000 · draftee

    ha ha clinton-dix

  • Green Bay Packers

    May 2, 2014

    brownshy001 · draftee

    Anthony Barr:):):):):):)

  • Seattle Seahawks

    April 30, 2014

    chrisjessen21 · draftee

    richard sherman oh wait were talking about the draft :) :) :) :)

  • New England Patriots

    April 30, 2014

    cc60174 · draftee

    Just a suggestion, but Mack should go 1 overall to the Texans, right?

  • New England Patriots

    April 30, 2014

    cc60174 · draftee

    I agree that mack is the best defensive player, but the packers won't get Gilbert

  • Carolina Panthers

    April 30, 2014

    riverboatdefense · practice squad

    I want the Panthers to get Khalil Mack, Calvin Pryor, and Justin Gilbert.

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 30, 2014

    rogersthrow11 · draftee

    but the packers get justin gilbert

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 30, 2014

    rogersthrow11 · draftee

    people might get surprised but khalil mack is the best