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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14. Jeffery  Simmons (Tennessee Titans)

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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)


 

13. Dexter Lawrence (New York Giants)

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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)


 

12. Quinnen Williams (New York Jets)

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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)


 

11. Tanzel Smart (Los Angeles Rams)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 0.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 0
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

10. Corey Peters (Arizona Cardinals)

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Age: 31
Career Sacks: 14.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 2.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 50
Previous Rankings: 19th (2018), 4th (2017)


 

9. Vita Vea (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

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Age: 24
Career Sacks: 3.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 28
Previous Rankings: 39th (2018)


 

8. D.J. Reader (Houston Texans)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 4.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 2.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 33
Previous Rankings: 5th (2018), 5th (2017)


 

7. Da’Ron Payne (Washington Redskins)

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Age: 22
Career Sacks: 5.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 5.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 56
Previous Rankings: 12th (2018)


 

6. Javon Hargrave (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 10.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 6.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 49
Previous Rankings: 9th (2018), 6th (2017)


 

5. Shelby Harris (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 27
Career Sacks: 8.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 1.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 39
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

4. Eddie Goldman (Chicago Bears)

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Age: 25
Career Sacks: 11.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 3.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 40
Previous Rankings: 10th (2018), 8th (2017), 7th (2016)


 

3. Michael Pierce (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 26
Career Sacks: 3.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 0.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 32
Previous Rankings: 4th (2018)


 

2. Kenny Clark (Green Bay Packers)

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Age: 23
Career Sacks: 10.5
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 6.0
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 55
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2018)


 

1. Damon Harrison (Detroit Lions)

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Age: 30
Career Sacks: 9.0
Sacks (for 2018-19 season): 3.5
Tackles (for 2018-19 season): 81
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2018), 5th (2017), 5th (2016), 5th (2015)