The No. 1 spot on the list goes to Terrell Suggs, a man who we unfortunately may not see play in 2012.
Suggs is the football equivalent of an NBA player who scores, rebounds, assists and blocks shots. If football had a stat for it, Suggs would collect his fair share of triple-doubles throughout the season.
In 2011, Suggs had 70 tackles, 14 sacks, seven forced fumbles and two interceptions. A defensive season that well balanced is historic; he literally impacted the game on all possible dimensions.
Luckily, Suggs is determined to come back, and at only 29, we can expect to see a few more years of him in his prime. The Ravens are absolutely fascinating to watch simply because of his all-out play, and I foresee this ACL injury being but a blip in his brilliant NFL career.
Terrell Suggs is the most invaluable defensive player in the NFL.