With the start of the summer season, it’s officially time to get hyped for the upcoming football season. What better way to get hyped for the upcoming season than to rank EVERY SINGLE STARTER IN THE NFL? I’ve been doing this for over five years now and trust me when I say…..it’s a good tool to measure how good your favorite football team is going to be this season.

Now, before we move forward with the list, there are a few things I need to remind you of before we get to the good stuff.

First of all, this is a power rankings that is going off what the player did last season.

This isn’t a list of which players I would take on my team, which players I think are the best, or a ranking of what the player has done for his career. It’s just going off what the player did last year and where I would rank them heading into this season.

Injuries matter here. If the player didn’t play, he’s not going to be ranked high. I don’t care if his name is Tom Brady.

Rookies are always ranked low. They haven’t played a snap in the league yet folks. The unknown doesn’t get ranked above what we’ve already seen on-the-field.

Simple enough?

Good, because we have lift off……….

 

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28. Oshane Ximines (New York Giants)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 0.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 0
Previous Rankings: Not ranked (Rookie)


 

27. Willie Henry (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 4.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 3
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

26. Angelo Blackson (Houston Texans)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 3.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 24
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

25. Robert Nkemdiche (Arizona Cardinals)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 4.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 4.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 32
Previous Rankings: 29th (2018)


 

24. DaQuan Jones (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 6.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 34
Previous Rankings: 13th (2018), 12th (2017), 19th (2016)


 

23. Mike Daniels (Green Bay Packers)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 29.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 18
Previous Rankings: 6th (2018), 3rd (2017), 3rd (2016), 10th (2015)


 

22. Michael Brockers (Los Angeles Rams)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 20.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 54
Previous Rankings: 11th (2018), 2nd (2017), 8th (2016), 13th (2015)


 

21. Derek Wolfe (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 26.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 43
Previous Rankings: 16th (2019), 10th (2017), 2nd (2016), 25th (2015)


 

20. Brandon Williams (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 5.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 34
Previous Rankings: 10th (2018), 3rd (2017), 4th (2016), 3rd (2015)


 

19. Adam Gotsis (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 5.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 38
Previous Rankings: 15th (2018)


 

18. Roy Robertson-Harris (Chicago Bears)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 5.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 22
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

17. Jason Pierre-Paul (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 71.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 12.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 58
Previous Rankings: 25th (2018), 7th (2017), 13th (2016), 3rd (2015)


 

16. Romeo Okwara (Detroit Lions)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 8.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 7.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 39
Previous Rankings: 24th (2018)


 

15. Carl Nassib (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 6.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 6.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 29
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

14. Rodney Gunter (Arizona Cardinals)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 8.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 4.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 44
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

13. B.J. Hill (New York Giants)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 5.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 5.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 48
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

12. Matt Ioannidis (Washington Redskins)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 12.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 7.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 31
Previous Rankings: 14th (2018)


 

11. Dean Lowry (Green Bay Packers)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 7.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 44
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

10. Jonathan Allen (Washington Redskins)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 9.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 8.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 61
Previous Rankings: 22nd (2018), 20th (2017)


 

9. Henry Anderson (New York Jets)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 10.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 7.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 35
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

8. Leonard Williams (New York Jets)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 17.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 42
Previous Rankings: 8th (2018)


 

7. Stephon Tuitt (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 20.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 5.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 45
Previous Rankings: 7th (2018), 6th (2017), 11th (2016), 27th (2015)


 

6. Cameron Heyward (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 45.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 8.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 51
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2018), 14th (2017), 9th (2016), 7th (2015)


 

5. Jurrell Casey (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 46.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 7.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 62
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2018), 2nd (2017), 6th (2016), 9th (2015)


 

4. Trey Flowers (Detroit Lions)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 21.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 7.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 57
Previous Rankings: 11th (2018), 12th (2017)


 

3. Akiem Hicks (Chicago Bears)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 32.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 7.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 55
Previous Rankings: 4th (2018), 5th (2017), 23rd (2016), 20th (2015)


 

2. J.J. Watt (Houston Texans)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 92.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 16.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 61
Previous Rankings: 20th (2018), 18th (2017), 1st (2016), 1st (2015)


 

1. Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 59.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 20.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 59
Previous Rankings: 1st (2018), 1st (2017)