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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36. Christian Wilkins (Miami Dolphins)

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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)


35. Ed Oliver (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 21
Career Sacks: 0.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 0
Previous Rankings: Not ranked (Rookie)


 

34. Justin Ellis (Oakland Raiders)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 0.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 7
Previous Rankings: 20th (2018), 21st (2017)


 

33. Nazair Jones (Seattle Seahawks)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 2.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 7
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

32. Jaleel Johnson (Minnesota Vikings)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 0.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 13
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

31. D.J. Jones (San Francisco 49ers)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 0.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 17
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

30. Justin Jones (Los Angeles Chargers)

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Age: 22
Career Sacks: 0.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 17
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

29. Taven Bryan (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 1.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 20
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

28. Treyvon Hester (Philadelphia Eagles)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 1.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 13
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

27. Akeem Spence (Miami Dolphins)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 10.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 42
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

26. Adam Butler (New England Patriots)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 5.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 17
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

25. Star Lotulelei (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 11.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 17
Previous Rankings: 33rd (2018), 22nd (2017), 28th (2016), 11th (2015)


24. Maliek Collins (Dallas Cowboys)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 10.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 19
Previous Rankings: 34th (2018), 34th (2017)


 

23. Tyeler Davison (Atlanta Falcons)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 3.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 23
Previous Rankings: 18th (2018), 33rd (2017)


 

22. Larry Ogunjobi (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 6.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 5.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 52
Previous Rankings: 15th (2018)


 

21. Brandon Mebane (Los Angeles Chargers)

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Age: 34
Career Sacks: 17.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 40
Previous Rankings: 35th (2018), 12th (2017), 11th (2016), 24th (2015)


 

20. Malcom Brown (New Orleans Saints)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 8.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 39
Previous Rankings: 10th (2018), 15th (2017), 24th (2016)


 

19. Derrick Nnadi (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 0.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 35
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

18. Dontari Poe (Carolina Panthers)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 16.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 17
Previous Rankings: 13th (2018), 18th (2017), 5th (2016), 1st (2015)


 

17. Antwaun Woods (Dallas Cowboys)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 1.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 34
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

16. Maurice Hurst (Oakland Raiders)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 4.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 4.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 31
Previous Rankings: 40th (2018)


 

15. Denico Autry (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 19.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 9.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 37
Previous Rankings: 29th (2018)


 

14. Andrew Billings (Cincinnati Bengals)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 2.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 32
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

13. Jarran Reed (Seattle Seahawks)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 13.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 10.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 50
Previous Rankings: 24th (2018), 25th (2017)


 

12. Margus Hunt (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 31
Career Sacks: 7.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 30
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

11. Sheldon Richardson (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 23.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 4.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 49
Previous Rankings: 11th (2018)


 

10. Linval Joseph (Minnesota Vikings)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 21.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 58
Previous Rankings: 6th (2018), 8th (2017), 2nd (2016), 15th (2015)


 

9. Marcell Dareus (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 37.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 32
Previous Rankings: 22nd (2018), 7th (2017), 2nd (2016), 6th (2015)


 

8. Sheldon Rankins (New Orleans Saints)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 14.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 8.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 40
Previous Rankings: 17th (2018), 29th (2017), 17th (2016)


 

7. Kawann Short (Carolina Panthers)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 32.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 42
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2018), 1st (2017), 6th (2016), 8th (2015)


 

6. Geno Atkins (Cincinnati Bengals)

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Age: 31
Career Sacks: 71.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 10.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 45
Previous Rankings: 1st (2018), 4th (2017), 3rd (2016), 6th (2015)


 

5. DeForest Buckner (San Francisco 49ers)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 21.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 12.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 67
Previous Rankings: 4th (2018)


 

4. Lawrence Guy (New England Patriots)

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Age: 29
Career Sacks: 8.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 59
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

3. Grady Jarrett (Atlanta Falcons)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 14.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 6.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 52
Previous Rankings: 8th (2018), 14th (2017)


 

2. Chris Jones (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 24.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 15.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 40
Previous Rankings: 5th (2018), 4th (2017)


 

1. Fletcher Cox (Philadelphia Eagles)

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Age: 28
Career Sacks: 44.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 10.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 46
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2018), 3rd (2017), 1st (2016), 3rd (2015)