The Top 10 Defensive Tackles in NFL History

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The Top 10 Defensive Tackles in NFL History
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It's not one of the "glamour" positions in football and stats, and therefore, production is not always easy to measure. But defensive tackles are incredibly important in football.

Sure, they can record a sack or tackle-for-loss, here and there, and every so often, they do make a surprising interception or even score a touchdown. But occupying multiple blockers and creating opportunities for teammates is usually the modus operandi of a defensive or nose tackle. 

But not these 10 guys.

Each of these players was or is a transcendent figure who dominated their position. Not only did they sacrifice themselves so the other 10 defenders could nab turnovers or make huge hits, they also created their share of big-time plays. 

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