Inside Linebacker Demario Davis (New Orleans)
Davis recorded 111 tackles with a missed tackle rate of 3.5% 5th lowest in the NFL among LB with at least 50 total tackles. Davis also recorded four sacks and 14 total pressures. He was also effective when targeted in the passing game, surrendering only 4.4 yds per target 2nd best in the league among LB with at least 28 targets. Davis was part of the NFL's 3rd ranked Havoc Rate defense.
Defensive End/ Defensive Line Cameron Heyward (Pittsburgh)
Heyward recorded nine sacks, 10 QB KD, with a league-leading 30 pressures among interior DL. He has a missed tackle rate of 4.6% 2nd in the NFL among all interior DL. He is part of the NFL's 2nd ranked Havoc Rate defense.
Edge/Outside Linebacker T.J. Watt (Pittsburgh)
Watt like Heyward played on the leagues 2nd ranked Havoc rate defense. Watt created havoc by compiling 14.5 sacks, 59 pressures.
Cornerback Stephon Gilmore (New England)
Among all DB's with 50 or more targets and at least ten starts, Gilmore has the lowest passer rating against NFL DB's, (35.7) on 92 total targets.
Safety Harrison Smith (Minnesota)
Smith leads the NFL in passer rating against (36.4) on 33 targets when compared to all DB's with at least 25 total targets, and ten starts.