NFL defensive linemen rankings: Aaron Donald, Nick Bosa, Cameron Jordan lead 2020 list

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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16 defensive linemen made the NFL Top 100 list produced by the NFL Network for the 2020 season.

The players for the list were chosen based on voting from players in the league.

Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams came in at No. 3 overall on the list, the first defensive lineman in the ranking.

Nick Bosa of the San Francisco 49ers was second at No. 17 overall.

Aaron Donald is the best defensive lineman in the NFL according to voting by NFL players.

The New Orleans Saints' Cameron Jordan was No. 3 at the position, coming in at No. 23 overall.

Joey Bosa of the Los Angeles Chargers (No. 34 overall) and Danielle Hunter of the Minnesota Vikings (No. 40 overall) rounded out the Top 5 at the position, according to voting done by NFL players.

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One defensive lineman who doesn't have a team made the list: free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who came in at No. 41 overall and sixth among defensive lineman.

Donald is the highest paid defensive lineman in the NFL. Jordan is the seventh.

Several of the highest paid players in the league at the position did not make the NFL Top 100.

NFL defensive linemen ranked in NFL Top 100 for 2020:

  1. Aaron Donald, DT, Los Angeles Rams (No. 3)
  2. Nick Bosa, DE, San Francisco 49ers (No. 17)
  3. Cameron Jordan, DE, New Orleans Saints (No. 23)
  4. Joey Bosa, DE, Los Angeles Chargers (No. 34)
  5. Danielle Hunter, DE, Minnesota Vikings (No. 40)
  6. Jadeveon Clowney, DE (No. 41, 2020 free agent)
  7. J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (No. 45)
  8. Chris Jones, DT, Kansas City Chiefs (No. 52)
  9. DeForest Buckner, DT, Indianapolis Colts (No. 56)
  10. Jurrell Casey, DT, Denver Broncos (No. 71)
  11. Fletcher Cox, DT, Philadelphia Eagles (No. 73)
  12. Calais Campbell, DE, Baltimore Ravens (No. 79)
  13. Myles Garrett, DE, Cleveland Browns (No. 80)
  14. Cameron Heyward, DT, Pittsburgh Steelers (No 84)
  15. Grady Jarrett, DT, Atlanta Falcons (No. 91)
  16. Frank Clark, DE, Kansas City Chiefs (No. 95)


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