Next to linebackers, defensive ends and tackles are the most important players on defense in the NFL, whether a team is using a 4-3 or 3-4 formation.
However, in a 3-4 scheme, the nose tackle is often the most essential big guy on the field. B.J. Raji is beginning to fill that role quite nicely for the Pack as they've recently switched their outlook on defense, but he still has some work to do before he becomes one of Titletown's best of all-time.
The defensive line is required to stop the run and rush the passer, and the Green Bay Packers have had no shortage of superstars take on those jobs in their rich history.
Here's a tribute to the great men who have held the line in Titletown through the many years of the franchise's existence.
Sources: Pro-FootballReference.com, Packers Hall of Fame, Wikipedia.org
Special thanks to Dennis Venhuis for contributing ideas and research to this ranking.