The defensive line is a very important position in the NFL. They rush the quarterback and stop the run—a very difficult task.
It takes a lot for a team to put together an elite defensive line, only a handful of teams being able to do it.
Baltimore, New England, Pittsburgh, NY Giants, Washington, Chicago, and Minnesota rank among the best defensive lines in the league.
If you look at the top teams in the league, you'll see that they have a dominant defensive line. Without one, teams seem to struggle in the NFL.
It's not about stats with defensive linemen; it's their play on the field that ranks them.
Here are my top eight defensive linemen in the league.