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DFW IDP rankings are based on the following scoring setup: Tackles: 1 pt (0.5 for assists); Sacks: 4 pts (2 for assists); Tackles for loss: 1 pts; Interceptions: 4 pts; Passes defensed: 1 pt; Fumbles forced: 2 pts; Fumbles recovered: 2 pts; Defensive TD: 6 pts; Safeties: 5 pts.

QB | RB | WR | TE | DL | LB | DB | Rookie Top 50 | Rookie QB | Rookie RB | Rookie WR | Rookie TE | Rookie DL | Rookie LB | Rookie DB
RankPlayerPos.AgeTeamBase DefenseGary BeaudetteBill CerviSean KirbyAvgChangeSkinny
1JJ WattDE25HOU4-Mar1111Watt is a complete DE, tackles sacks & big plays. Clowney & Crennel's potential 2 gapping scheme may affect sack #'s.
2Robert QuinnDE24STL3-Apr22222013 #'s...50 solos, 23 TFLs,7 FFs, 19 sacks, and 1 TD Elite production and and he is only 24.
3Chandler JonesDE24NE4-Mar3333Nearly doubled his tackles and sacks in his 2nd yr, despite ankle inj. Has been playing OLB in Pats 3-4
4Calais CampbellDE25ARI4-Mar4655Almost a lock for 40 solos and 7 sacks, should be a solid, safe #1 DE.
5Greg HardyDE26CAR3-Apr8445Arrested in May, may face 6 gm supension if guilty verdict not overturned, 40/20, 12 sacks or better last 2 yrs.
6Muhammad WilkersonDE24NYJ4-Mar656610.5 sacks, 64 tackles in 2013. He wants a new contract and will play like he wants to get paid.
7Jason Pierre-PaulDE25NYG3-Apr5877Missed last 5 gms of 2013, #'s off last 2 seasons, should rebound w/Tuck in Oak.
8Ezekiel AnsahDE25DET3-Apr97129Ziggy led all rooks in sacks last year, despite missing several games. May break out IF healthy for full season.
9Charles JohnsonDE28CAR3-Apr7121110Pretty much a sure thing for double digits sacks, has not had more than 31 solos in 3 years.
10Cameron JordanDE25NO4-Mar1110910Graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 3-4 end. 12.5 sacks in '13, tackles should rebound
11Carlos DunlapDE25CIN3-Apr1313811The loss of M. Johnson will put more attention on Dunlap, moves to RE consistent tackler.
12Mario WilliamsDE29BUF3-Apr10111412The switch back to a 4-3 scheme should help Williams return to DE #1 territory.
13Olivier VernonDE23MIA3-Apr12151012Vernon broke out in 2013 notching 57 total tackles and 11.5 sacks, Jordan suspension ensures he will start wk 1
14Rob NinkovichDE30NE4-Mar1791714Very underrated player. 42 solos, 49 assists, and 8 sacks last season, home town stat crew a plus
15Lamarr HoustonDE27CHI3-Apr15141615Coming over from Oakland, will replace Julius Peppers, tackles should be there, sacks may increase.
16Michael JohnsonDE27TBTampa 216181316Should fit into the Tampa 2 nicely, production dropped last year and big contract are reasons for concern
17Cameron WakeDE32MIA3-Apr14161816Wake sprained his MCL wk 3, came on strong last 9 GMs w/ 32 combined tackles and 6 sacks.
18Everson GriffenDE26MIN3-Apr23171518Signed 5 yr 42 million $ deal in March, will start at RE, Allen's old spot, breakout candidate.
19Chris LongDE29STL3-Apr19201919Aaron Donald was added to the Dline, may affect tackles & sacks, should be a decent #2 DE
20Akiem HicksDE24NO4-Mar20232422Hicks will look to build on his strong 2013 where he posted 56 combined takles and 4.5 sacks.
21Justin TuckDE31OAK3-Apr222422233Tuck may line up as a DT w/ Mack as DE in passing situations, may be difficult to repeat sack #'s.
22Sheldon RichardsonDT23NYJ4-Mar26222023Richardson is a DT, but as a rookie he recorded 42 solos 35 assists and 3.5 sacks.
23Jared AllenDE32CHI3-Apr21252323-4Allen turned 32 this year and his 40+ solo seasons may be behind him but he will get his sacks
24Demarcus WareDE32DEN3-Apr27212123The Broncos will line up Ware opposite Von Miller,should provide double digit sack opportunities.
25Geno AtkinsDT26CIN3-Apr18262924-3Was on pace for a 40 tackle, double digit sack year before ACL injury wk 9, may not be ready wk 1.
26Cameron HeywardDE25PIT4-Mar25292526Earned starting role last year, had 31 solos and 5 sacks in only 10 games as a starter.
27Cliff AvrilDE28SEA3-Apr28282828Avrill will still be involved in Seattle's DE rotation, sacks should be there but hard to count on tackles.
28George SelvieDE27DALTampa 224342728Had his best year as pro in 2013, opportunity remains, potential 40 tackle 10 sack season.
29Gerald McCoyDT26TBTampa 233272629McCoy had another solid year for a DT may excel in under tackle role for Bucs new Tampa 2
30Kyle WilliamsDT30BUF3-Apr343230325Williams turned 30 this yr but remains a solid DL#2, 68 combined tackles and 10.5 sacks in 2013.
31Jurrell CaseyDT24TEN4-Mar31303632Casey had another 50+ combined tackle season last year but his sacks tripled to 9.5. scheme change in 2014
32Marcell DareusDT24BUF3-Apr29353533Arrested for drug possesion may face a 4 game suspension, should excell in new scheme.
33Michael BennettDE28SEA3-Apr412533333Bennett's ceiling has been limited by rotational role in SEA Dline, snaps should increase this year
34Adrian ClaybornDE26TBTampa 232313834-4Clayborn moves to LE with M Johnsons arrival, may improve tackles but has underacheived to date.
35Demarcus LawrenceDE22DALTampa 230304234A foot fracture, requiring surgery will sideline Lawrence >2 months, likely limiting his 2014 impact.
36Jerry HughesDE26BUF3-Apr193436Hughes quietly posted 9.5 sacks las year and he should be a 3 down starter at DE for Buffalo this year
37DeMontre MooreDE21NYG3-Apr35393737-3De"Monster"is competing to be the starting RE for NYG this year & is a prime break out candidate, Kiwanuka still in battle for reps
38Cedric ThorntonDE26PHI4-Mar43383137Thornton's tackle numbers exploded in 2013. He posted 60 combined tackles but only 1 sack.
39Ndamukong SuhDT27DET3-Apr36414340Suh hasn't come close to his rookie #'s for 3 years now, unless must start DT he is depth only.
40Datone JonesDE24GB4-Mar52363240Jones should get a big opportunity to start at DE for the Pack this year.
41Scott CrichtonDE22MIN3-Apr45424042Zimmer has developed many nice DEs, will start as a rotational player.
42Aaron DonaldDT23STL3-Apr46404142Best 3 technique in the draft, should line up next to Quinn and give QBs nightmares.
43Kony EalyDE22CAR3-Apr44453943#3 DE in CAR, but could get a lot of work if Hardy misses time.
44Margus HuntDE27CIN3-Apr37445044-6Very raw, but physically gifted, will battle Gilberry and Geathers and Clarke for snaps.
45Dion JordanDE24MIA3-Apr38474644-3Jordan may struggle to see significant reps again this year thanks to Vernon's break out season.
46Mathias KiwanukaDE31NYG3-Apr394344Kiwi took a pay cut to stay with NYG and will work in a rotation at DE.
47Brian RobisonDE31MIN3-Apr424145If Robison could get his t's in 40 solo range he would be a DL#1, more QB pressures than Quinn in 2013
48Michael BrockersDT23STL3-Apr40484745-8Brockers had a solid rookie year, with the talent on STL Dline hard to produce consistant FF #'s
49Dee FordDE23KC4-Mar48504548Ford will be buried on the depth chart for 1-2 yrs may be designated a LB.
50Justin SmithDT34SF4-Mar51464848Smith's snap counts have continued to decline along with his production, turns 35 this yr.
51Dontari PoeDT23KC4-Mar50544449-351 total tackles and 4.5 sacks in 2nd year, ceiling is limited by his role as NT.
52Will ClarkeDE23CIN3-Apr475150Long, muscular, athletic 4-3 DE, will have to fight for playing time.
53Chris JonesDT24NE4-Mar494950Jones had a geat rookie yr with 56 tackles and 6 sacks, Pats drafted Easley and may affect snaps.
54Fletcher CoxDE23PHI4-Mar53524951Cox is a better football player than FF point provider, still waiting for breakout.
55Jeremy MinceyDE30DALTampa 2545353Mincey should get an opportunity to see a large snap count early in the season with the injury to DeMarcus Lawrence.
FreeBallinSkyscraper DL   SEP 2014