As a 3-4 defensive end, Haloti Ngata doesn't rack up stats like some of the other defensive ends on this countdown. However, he has proven himself to be an elite player in the NFL.
With Terrence Cody playing nose tackle for the Ravens, Ngata has been moved to defensive end, and his production has improved. Despite Ngata's size (6'4", 330 pounds), he's extremely athletic and possesses great hustle.
Ngata keeps going at full speed until a play is over, and his intensity is what makes him so effective. He has recorded 56 tackles, five sacks, four pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and in Week 3 against the Rams, he scooped up a fumble and took it 28 yards for a score.
The Ravens can boast one of the best defenses in the league, and they have Ngata to thank for a lot of it. He has shown his excellence as a run stopper and a pass-rusher this season, and at 27 years old, will continue to give it all on the field for many more years.