Most of the best tacklers in the NFL come from the linebacker position.
Patrick Willis, Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher are just three names that most likely invoke fear in opposing running backs, wide receivers coming across the middle and QBs taking off to scramble.
Other strong tacklers come from the defensive line position. Would anyone want Minnesota Vikings' defensive end Jared Allen chasing them down?
Then there's the league's relentless hitting safeties, who if you don't keep your head will send you home with a concussion.
These tacklers are not necessarily their team's leading tacklers but they are sure to be on the highlight reels.