An effective pass rush is one of the most important elements of a defense.
NFL lineman such as Julius Peppers, Justin Tuck and Jared Allen have mastered the art, and their defenses are loads better with them wreaking havoc in the backfield.
Every April, plenty of teams gather for the NFL Draft in the hope that they'll select the next Peppers. This year, several teams could be leaving completely satisfied with their newest pass-rusher.
In a draft dominated by defensive stars, there are no positions as deep or as talented as the defensive linemen of 2011. With numerous big names highlighting the board, it is hard to determine who exactly will be the best at what they do, bringing down the quarterback.
With that, I present to you the 10 best pass-rushers in the 2011 NFL Draft: