The NFL Network recently completed its countdown of the Top 100 players in the NFL for 2018, as voted on by the players, and an Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman made the list.

Chandler Jones was ranked as the No. 6 defensive lineman in the league and the No. 28 ranked player overall.

Four defensive linemen made the Top 25 with the Los Angeles Rams’ Aaron Donald coming in as the No. 1 player at that position on the list (No. 7 overall).

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ Calais Campbell was the No. 2 ranked defensive lineman (No. 14 overall). 

The Oakland Raiders’ Khalil Mack was No. 16 overall (No. 3 defensive lineman) on the list and the Vikings’ Everson Griffen was No. 19 overall (No. 4 defensive lineman).

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In total, 20 defensive linemen made the Top 100 list.

10 of them were ranked in the Top 50, with the New Orleans Saints’ Cameron Jordan (No. 26 overall), Houston Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney (No. 32 overall), Dallas Cowboys’ Demarcus Lawrence (No. 34), Los Angeles Chargers’ Joey Bosa (No. 37 overall), and Pittsburgh Steelers’ Cameron Heyward (No. 48 overall) joining Jones and those in the Top 25.

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Defensive linemen in NFL Top 100 rankings

  1. Aaron Donald | Los Angeles Rams (No. 7 overall)
  2. Calais Campbell | Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 14 overall)
  3. Khalil Mack | Oakland Raiders (No. 16 overall)
  4. Everson Griffen | Minnesota Vikings (No. 19 overall)
  5. Cameron Jordan | New Orleans Saints (No. 26 overall)
  6. Chandler Jones | Arizona Cardinals (No. 28 overall)
  7. Jadeveon Clowney | Houston Texans (No. 32 overall)
  8. Demarcus Lawrence | Dallas Cowboys (No. 34 overall)    
  9. Joey Bosa | Los Angeles Chargers (No. 37 overall)
  10. Cameron Heyward | Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 48 overall)
  11. Ndamukong Suh | Los Angeles Rams (No. 61 overall)
  12. Geno Atkins | Cincinnati Bengals (No. 63 overall)
  13. Jurrell Casey | Tennessee Titans (No. 66 overall)
  14. Fletcher Cox | Philadelphia Eagels (No. 69 overall)
  15. Cameron Wake | Miami Dolphins (No. 74 overall)
  16. Melvin Ingram | Los Angeles Chargers (No. 76 overall)
  17. Linval Joseph | Minnesota Vikings (No. 83 overall)
  18. J.J. Watt | Houston Texans (No. 84 overall)
  19. Yannick Ngakoue | Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 88 overall)
  20. Mike Daniels | Green Bay Packers (No. 93 overall)

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Arizona connections

Besides Jones, who plays for the Cardinals, some other defensive linemen on the list have Arizona connections.

Campbell played with the Cardinals before signing with the Jaguars.

Griffen attended Avondale Agua Fria High in Arizona.

Jordan attended Chandler High in Arizona.

To see the complete list of the Top 100 NFL players for 2018, as ranked by the players, click here.

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