They’re the last line of defense. The players that can shut down an opposing receiver, snag an interception, or rock a receiver with a brutal, game-changing, bone-jarring hit. The best defensive backs can run with the best of them, hit with brute force, and catch passes like a receiver.
Stats: 295 games, 54 interceptions, 6 touchdowns, 5 forced fumbles, 1,163 tackles
When you think of players with longevity, it’s hard to place many players ahead of Darrell Green. Though he was only 5’9”, Green had the speed to dominate games. Throughout his 20-year career, he was the undisputed League’s Fastest Man. His 54 interceptions and six touchdowns were also incredibly impressive.