The Top Ranked Defensive Linemen of 2000-2009

 

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The Top Ranked Defensive Linemen of 2000-2009

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Players had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

A qualifying year is any year that a player participated in 60% of his teams games.

Player's ratings are penalized for every year under 5 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Player Rating
1   Kevin Williams 2.21857
2   Jason Taylor 2.67700
3   Richard Seymour 3.58400
4   Julius Peppers 3.78950
5   Dwight Freeney 4.53629
6   Michael Strahan 4.58850
7   Jared Allen 5.21800
8   La'Roi Glover 6.39022
9   John Abraham 6.43343
10   Warren Sapp 8.78563
11   Jamal Williams 9.03375
12   Aaron Schobel 9.22463
13   Aaron Kampman 9.83557
14   Pat Williams 9.98210
15   Casey Hampton 10.35775
16   Marcus Stroud 10.56350
17   Shaun Rogers 10.71838
18   Justin Smith 10.87367
19   Patrick Kerney 11.11600
20   Leonard Little 12.37911
21   Simeon Rice 12.84383
22   John Henderson 12.95013
23   Mario Williams 12.95850
24   Will Smith 13.78583
25   Shaun Ellis 14.18710
26   Adewale Ogunleye 14.28213
27   Kyle Vanden Bosch 14.30814
28   Trevor Pryce 14.86538
29   Kris Jenkins 15.08433
30   Alex Brown 15.61650
31   Darnell Dockett 16.34600
32   Charles Grant 18.31714
33   Trent Cole 18.40220
34   Greg Ellis 18.58400
35   Mike Rucker 18.83250
36   Andre Carter 18.89057
37   Aaron Smith 18.98756
38   Grant Wistrom 19.20183
39   Marques Douglas 19.42571
40   Kelly Gregg 19.85386
41   Bryant Young 20.54088
42   Vonnie Holliday 21.66789
43   Tommie Harris 21.70033
44   Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila 21.78171
45   Vince Wilfork 22.66517
46   Kevin Carter 23.51611
47   Osi Umenyiora 23.80900
48   Chike Okeafor 24.59329
49   Chris Kelsay 24.77843
50   James Hall 24.84288
51   Jevon Kearse 25.60729
52   Sam Adams 25.75150
53   Haloti Ngata 25.78550
54   Darren Howard 25.91644
55   Kenard Lang 26.24983
56   Phillip Daniels 26.49013
57   Robert Mathis 26.74386
58   Roderick Coleman 27.18400
59   Ted Washington 27.69167
60   Tamba Hali 28.75233
61   Robaire Smith 28.79075
62   Ty Warren 29.04043
63   Marcellus Wiley 29.12686
64   Bobby Hamilton 29.42543
65   Grady Jackson 31.03070
66   Eric Hicks 31.11725
67   Mike Patterson 31.26960
68   Ryan Pickett 31.30978
69   Chris Hovan 31.39100
70   Tyler Brayton 31.57500
71   Orpheus Roye 31.79857
72   Corey Simon 32.12717
73   Raheem Brock 33.32463
74   Chad Eaton 33.43200
75   Cornelius Griffin 33.86930
76   Robert Porcher 33.99175
77   Albert Haynesworth 34.21213
78   Brian Young 35.39771
79   Hugh Douglas 35.65300
80   Duane Clemons 36.14067
81   Derrick Burgess 36.83943
82   Kenny Mixon 37.08720
83   Greg Spires 37.42663
84   Gerard Warren 37.71922
85   Terrell Suggs 38.28200
86   Joe Johnson 38.43350
87   Justin Tuck 38.73875
88   Mathias Kiwanuka 38.88600
89   Tony Brackens 39.29000
90   Kyle Williams 39.47100
91   Anthony Weaver 39.66243
92   Fred Robbins 39.75556
93   Jason Ferguson 40.05986
94   Jay Ratliff 40.20325
95   Cory Redding 40.38933
96   Kenny Holmes 40.67033
97   Dewayne Robertson 41.49367
98   Darryl Tapp 41.76875
99   Gary Walker 42.29880
100   Tommy Kelly 42.58160
101   Seth Payne 42.62200
102   Bryan Robinson 42.64440
103   Anthony McFarland 42.91300
104   Hollis Thomas 43.16471
105   John Thornton 43.84088
106   Darwin Walker 44.49588
107   John Browning 44.70260
108   Chad Bratzke 44.74825
109   Rocky Bernard 44.94113
110   Bruce Smith 45.32900
111   Dewayne White 46.81643
112   Brentson Buckner 47.16417
113   Ebenezer Ekuban 47.80700
114   Tony Brown 48.35880
115   Paul Spicer 48.68029
116   Robert Geathers 48.70200
117   John Parrella 49.06600
118   Barry Cofield 49.87400
119   Keith Hamilton 49.89500
120   Brett Keisel 50.50333
121   Willie McGinest 51.00600
122   Randy Starks 51.17083
123   Courtney Brown 51.38900
124   Antonio Smith 51.53020
125   Jonathan Babineaux 51.79280
126   Jason Fisk 52.88857
127   Ray Edwards 52.92925
128   Bertrand Berry 52.93743
129   Bryce Fisher 53.26833
130   Brady Smith 53.36840
131   Igor Olshansky 53.53100
132   Renaldo Wynn 53.61967
133   Michael Myers 54.29914
134   Russell Davis 54.30614
135   Jeff Zgonina 54.38680
136   Reggie Hayward 54.86320
137   Kimo von Oelhoffen 54.95586
138   Brandon Mebane 55.51733
139   John Engelberger 55.55289
140   Kenechi Udeze 55.75300
141   Jovan Haye 56.29167
142   Glenn Dorsey 56.76500
143   John Randle 56.94400
144   Talance Sawyer 57.52250
145   Juqua Parker 57.61500
146   Cullen Jenkins 57.63060
147   Chris L. Canty 57.90350
148   Josh Evans 58.17900
149   Chester McGlockton 58.23175
150   Damione Lewis 58.25363
151   Ryan Denney 58.35667
152   Keith Traylor 58.66100
153   Luis Castillo 58.98400
154   Domata Peko 59.16600
155   Chartric Darby 59.60414
156   Marcus R. Spears 59.61020
157   Kalimba Edwards 59.76883
158   Elvis Dumervil 59.96133
159   Brandon Whiting 61.21125
160   Johnny Jolly 61.54367
161   Tony Williams 62.19600
162   Larry Tripplett 62.51500
163   Brodrick Bunkley 62.82725
164   Kenyon Coleman 62.93043
165   Corey Williams 63.37383
166   Marco Coleman 63.44820
167   Luther Elliss 63.46267
168   Michael Sinclair 63.53200
169   Ma'ake Kemoeatu 63.65271
170   Ron Edwards 64.12500
171   Lance Johnstone 64.23371
172   Tim Bowens 64.69575
173   Dan Wilkinson 64.81314
174   Adalius Thomas 64.94800
175   Raylee Johnson 65.34800
176   Ed Jasper 65.52583
177   Oliver Gibson 66.62733
178   Chidi Ahanotu 67.00340
179   Keith McKenzie 67.27100
180   Travis Hall 67.44250
181   Michael McCrary 67.77400
182   Norman Hand 67.97825
183   Antwan Odom 68.00350
184   Dana Stubblefield 68.04133
185   Amobi Okoye 68.31067
186   Gaines Adams 68.81567
187   Darrion Scott 68.98400
188   Cletidus Hunt 69.04360
189   Anthony Adams 69.36850
190   Brandon Noble 69.49325
191   Jarvis Green 69.57713
192   Kavika Pittman 70.09500
193   Anthony Pleasant 70.36433
194   Anthony Hargrove 70.47780
195   Rob Meier 71.04356
196   Ellis Johnson 71.36660
197   Bryan Thomas 71.64940
198   Josh Williams 72.24550
199   Alvin McKinley 72.51800
200   Derrick Harvey 72.82400
201   Chauncey Davis 73.85120
202   Carlos Hall 74.24025
203   Tony Bryant 74.39175
204   Shane Burton 74.41700
205   Chris Long 74.64200
206   Jamaal Anderson 74.80833
207   Bobby McCray 75.18650
208   Antonio Cochran 75.28540
209   Aubrayo Franklin 75.28540
210   Jacques Cesaire 75.88550
211   Kendall Langford 76.15700
212   James Reed 76.35117
213   Trace Armstrong 76.49167
214   Jay Richardson 76.59267
215   Colin Cole 76.63900
216   Terrance Knighton 77.06800
217   Leonardo Carson 77.06825
218   Ian Scott 77.09350
219   Dwan Edwards 77.13133
220   Montae Reagor 77.28520
221   N.D. Kalu 77.52814
222   Clifton Ryan 77.90567
223   Al Wallace 78.01240
224   Ryan Sims 78.25480
225   Stylez G. White 78.47800
226   Sean Gilbert 78.58300
227   John Thierry 79.52167
228   Travis LaBoy 80.01220
229   Justin Bannan 80.57888
230   Marcus Jones 80.85350
231   Willie Whitehead 81.03883
232   Mark Anderson 81.33550
233   Kedric Golston 81.53750
234   David Bowens 81.58150
235   Michael Bankston 82.11800
236   Jared DeVries 82.43944
237   Isaac Sopoaga 82.55740
238   Victor Adeyanju 83.07775
239   Jay Williams 83.12300
240   Kendrick Clancy 83.28950
241   Bernard Holsey 84.03500
242   Travis Kirschke 84.47290
243   Daryl Gardener 85.09550
244   Larry Chester 85.17350
245   Jimmy Wilkerson 85.79386
246   Rob Burnett 86.20875
247   Steve Martin 86.25400
248   Maa Tanuvasa 86.36000
249   Gary Stills 86.37022
250   Tracy Scroggins 86.50950
251   Josh Thomas 86.55700
252   Jim Flanigan 86.65900
253   Lawrence Jackson 86.76200
254   James A. Jones 87.06700
255   Lional Dalton 87.72043
256   Melvin Oliver 87.97600
257   Travis Johnson 88.02675
258   Tank Johnson 88.03160
259   Jerry DeLoach 88.13260
260   Alfonso Boone 88.66033
261   Shane Dronett 89.18800
262   Regan Upshaw 89.25133
263   Shaun Smith 89.66800
264   William Hayes 89.79400
265   Demetric Evans 89.84300
266   Cedric Jones 89.89500
267   Terdell Sands 90.29925
268   Tyrone Rogers 90.70325
269   Lamar King 90.90300
270   Bernard Whittington 91.30500
271   Lance LeGree 91.66760
272   Calais Campbell 92.21600
273   Daniel Muir 92.21800
274   Brad Scioli 92.26875
275   Peppi Zellner 92.65740
276   Cedric Woodard 92.69800
277   Sedrick Ellis 92.82200
278   Sione Pouha 92.87475
279   Kindal Moorehead 93.07767
280   Jimmy Kennedy 93.17775
281   Marcus Bell 93.28933
282   Cortez Kennedy 93.43000
283   Darren Mickell 94.13700
284   Shaun Cody 94.71800
285   Adam Carriker 94.89250
286   Ronald Fields 94.89475
287   Darrell Russell 95.34700
288   Chris Cooper 95.83317
289   Spencer Johnson 95.84900
290   Eric Foster 95.85200
291   Cliff Avril 96.15500
292   Marcus Thomas 96.38867
293   Anthony Montgomery 96.55900
294   Rick Lyle 96.72533
295   Keyunta Dawson 96.82633
296   Matt Roth 96.86000
297   Keith Washington 97.01575
298   Rashad Moore 97.49967
299   Adrian Dingle 97.66700
300   Jonathan Fanene 97.70167
301   Gabe Watson 97.77325
302   Jarret Johnson 98.00050
303   Darrell Reid 98.25300
304   Tyoka Jackson 98.33629
305   Brandon Mitchell 98.50550
306   Fred Wakefield 98.67800
307   Henry Ford 99.08200
308   Ellis Wyms 99.28433
309   Israel Idonije 99.47317
310   Shaun Phillips 99.48800
311   Barron Tanner 99.55333
312   Tank Tyler 100.42867
313   Phillip Merling 100.70000
314   Mario Fatafehi 101.00300
315   Tyson Jackson 101.30800
316   Joe Salave'a 101.38380
317   Derrick Ransom 101.71225
318   Monsanto Pope 101.87633
319   John Copeland 101.91400
320   Chad Lavalais 103.12400
321   Tim Anderson 103.73000
322   Jason Hatcher 104.51500
323   Mark Smith 104.53800
324   Stalin Colinet 104.89150
325   Santana Dotson 105.95200
326   Paul Grasmanis 106.11833
327   Mike Wright 106.55600
328   Gilbert Brown 106.75800
329   Greg Favors 106.76200
330   William Joseph 106.86325
331   Jason Hunter 106.98950
332   Craig Terrill 107.30240
333   Edward Johnson 107.57000
334   Mike Montgomery 108.15100
335   Tim Crowder 108.37600
336   Antonio Johnson 108.58000
337   Ryon Bingham 109.08100
338   Pat Sims 109.48700
339   Reinard Wilson 109.69100
340   Charles Johnson 109.79000
341   Corey Sears 110.09100
342   Jermaine Haley 110.17100
343   Carl Powell 110.89800
344   Riddick Parker 111.10100
345   Ray McDonald 111.60800
346   Remi Ayodele 111.61000
347   Eric Ogbogu 111.63550
348   Chris Hoke 111.70933
349   DeQuincy Scott 112.01425
350   Brian Robison 112.14467
351   Joe Tafoya 112.47360
352   Howard Green 112.61600
353   Ross Kolodziej 112.61600
354   Tony Siragusa 112.66850
355   Kelvin Pritchett 112.99880
356   Glen Steele 113.15050
357   Chukie Nwokorie 113.37550
358   Michael Haynes 114.09733
359   Calvin Pace 114.28450
360   Antwan Lake 114.43300
361   Corey Smith 114.46767
362   Kevin Henry 114.64000
363   Marcus Harrison 114.94100
364   Chuck Wiley 115.27567
365   Sam Rayburn 115.42300
366   Nick Eason 115.87750
367   Christian Peter 116.45400
368   Jordan Carstens 116.45600
369   Marcus Tubbs 116.75900
370   Simon Fraser 117.22833
371   C.J. Mosley 117.41775
372   Vaughn Booker 117.46800
373   Darius Holland 117.97100
374   Rien Long 118.27400
375   Mike Wells 118.67800
376   Phil Hansen 118.67800
377   Ray Agnew 118.88200
378   Dan Williams 119.58900
379   Dave Ball 119.68600
380   Rodney Bailey 119.82640
381   Steve White 119.95533
382   Ryan McBean 120.09400
383   Lorenzo Bromell 120.59700
384   Sammie Lee Hill 120.70000
385   Anthony Maddox 120.79900
386   Russell Maryland 121.00300
387   Montavious Stanley 121.40500
388   Josh Mallard 121.63867
389   Reggie White 121.71000
390   Erik Flowers 122.68233
391   Kenny Peterson 122.81900
392   Johnathan Sullivan 123.02100
393   Mike DeVito 123.12200
394   DeLawrence Grant 123.62700
395   Quentin Groves 123.73000
396   Dennis Johnson 124.03100
397   Demetrin Veal 124.33400
398   Matt Shaughnessy 124.33600
399   Alonzo Spellman 124.53800
400   Larry Smith 124.56767
401   Tony McDaniel 125.34200
402   Mark Word 125.34400
403   Albert Fontenot 125.39450
404   Stephen Bowen 125.51033
405   Chris Wilson 125.64500
406   Langston Moore 125.89950
407   Kenny Smith 125.95200
408   Tim Morabito 125.95200
409   Lorenzo Alexander 125.98167
410   Dusty Dvoracek 126.15400
411   Larry English 126.15400
412   Sam Williams 126.65500
413   Henry Thomas 126.65900
414   Rodrique Wright 126.65900
415   Eric Downing 126.68867
416   James Cannida 126.68867
417   Thomas Johnson 126.75800
418   Ethan Kelley 127.49667
419   Kemp Rasmussen 127.51775
420   Erasmus James 127.97200
421   Shawn Price 128.22250
422   Dan Klecko 129.20950
423   Paul Carrington 129.79000
424   Brandon Green 130.39400
425   Roy Miller 130.39600
426   Jason Jones 131.00200
427   Ryan Kuehl 131.17717
428   Jeff Charleston 131.53667
429   Ahtyba Rubin 131.60600
430   Billy Lyon 132.06275
431   Victor Abiamiri 132.21200
432   John Denney 132.69400
433   Junior Siavii 133.42200
434   Robert Ayers 134.03200
435   Nick Reed 134.63800
436   Brad Ottis 135.14300
437   L.P. Ladouceur 135.21900
438   Desmond Bryant 135.85000
439   Martin Chase 135.91333
440   Tim Bulman 136.45400
441   Frostee Rucker 136.75700
442   Connor Barwin 137.06200
443   LeKevin Smith 137.83233
444   Mao Tosi 138.12050
445   Paul Soliai 138.27200
446   Wallace Gilberry 138.88000
447   John McCargo 139.48400
448   Wendell Bryant 141.10000
449   Fred Evans 141.13167
450   Rich Owens 141.30200
451   Brian Johnston 141.30400
452   Mike Mamula 141.50600
453   Frank Ferrara 142.51600
454   Anton Palepoi 143.12000
455   Ernie Logan 143.62700
456   Willie Blade 143.62700
457   Turk McBride 144.33200
458   Louis Leonard 144.33400
459   Tom Burke 144.33400
460   DelJuan Robinson 144.93800
461   Everette Brown 144.94000
462   John Burrough 146.45500
463   Kevin Vickerson 146.75800
464   Junior Ioane 146.95800
465   Sean Moran 146.95800
466   Jerome McDougle 147.05900
467   R-Kal Truluck 147.71550
468   LaJuan Ramsey 147.97000
469   Landon Cohen 148.57600
470   Dave Tollefson 148.87700
471   B.J. Raji 149.18200
472   Vernon Gholston 149.78600
473   Trevor Scott 149.78800
474   Delbert Cowsette 149.88700
475   Jared Clauss 150.39200
476   Jay Alford 150.54350
477   Clyde Simmons 150.69700
478   Rod Walker 150.89700
479   Anthony Spencer 151.00000
480   Darell Scott 151.00000
481   Dario Romero 151.60600
482   Ogemdi Nwagbuo 151.60600
483   John Hilliard 152.11100
484   Grant Irons 152.21000
485   Michael Johnson 152.21200
486   Ron Warner 152.21200
487   Larry Webster 152.41200
488   Brandon McKinney 152.51300
489   Earl Cochran 152.81800
490   Darrell Shropshire 153.11900
491   Mark Thomas 153.32100
492   Trevor Laws 153.42200
493   Alan Branch 153.52300
494   John Nix 154.58350
495   Kenderick Allen 154.68450
496   Cedric Killings 155.59350
497   Derek Landri 155.84600
498   Ernest Grant 155.84600
499   Eddie Freeman 155.84800
500   Lawrence Sidbury Jr. 155.84800
501   Daleroy Stewart 156.35100
502   Shawn Swayda 156.85600
503   Ikaika Alama-Francis 157.06000
504   Joel Smeenge 157.06000
505   Andre Fluellen 157.66600
506   Rodney Leisle 157.66600
507   Trevor Johnson 157.66600
508   Kentwan Balmer 157.96700
509   Derreck Robinson 158.27200
510   Bo Schobel 158.87800
511   LaDairis Jackson 158.87800
512   Antonio Dixon 159.48400
513   Claude Wroten 159.83550
514   Akbar Gbaja-Biamila 160.03750
515   Copeland Bryan 160.09000
516   Chris Sullivan 160.59500
517   Jabari Issa 161.09800
518   Jason Jefferson 161.90600
519   Evander Hood 161.90800
520   Ryan Neill 162.05750
521   Kenny Iwebema 162.20900
522   Steve Warren 162.86550
523   Tyrone Robertson 163.42300
524   Aaron Maybin 163.72600
525   Quentin Moses 164.02700
526   Jayme Mitchell 164.53200
527   Al Lucas 164.83700
528   Erik Walden 164.93600
529   Anttaj Hawthorne 164.93800
530   Dimitrius Underwood 165.54400
531   Brent Hawkins 166.25100
532   Rob Ninkovich 166.75600
533   Tom Barndt 166.95800
534   David McMillan 167.20850
535   Alex Magee 167.36200
536   Tyrone M. Williams 167.46100
537   Myron Pryor 167.96800
538   Jamaal Westerman 169.18000
539   Eric Swann 169.78600
540   Winfield Garnett 169.78600
541   Nick Hayden 170.39200
542   Jarvis Moss 171.60400
543   Jevon Langford 171.90700
544   Nate Hobgood-Chittick 172.05650
545   Jason Babin 172.21000
546   Reggie McGrew 172.41000
547   Brian Howard 172.81600
548   Kendrick Office 172.81600
549   Harald Hasselbach 173.32100
550   Santonio Thomas 173.42200
551   Charles Hill 174.02800
552   D'Marco Farr 174.02800
553   Orien Harris 174.02800
554   Dwight Johnson 175.24000
555   Leger Douzable 175.24000
556   Mike Thompson 175.44200
557   Keith Embray 176.14900
558   Will Davis 176.45200
559   Vance Walker 177.66400
560   Jeremy Slechta 178.27000
561   Jeremy Jarmon 178.87600
562   Jesse Mahelona 178.87600
563   Kenny King 178.97700
564   Adrian Awasom 179.48200
565   Alan Harper 179.48200
566   Ryan Boschetti 179.48200
567   Jason Wiltz 179.68400
568   Edgar Jones 180.08800
569   Lionel Barnes 180.39100
570   Nolan Harrison 180.39100
571   Nic Clemons 180.69400
572   Josh Taves 181.09800
573   Melvin Williams 181.09800
574   Bob Jones 181.30000
575   Julian Jenkins 181.90600
576   Gary Gibson 182.51200
577   Mike Lodish 182.51200
578   Ryan Riddle 183.11800
579   Josh Cooper 183.21900
580   Van Tuinei 183.21900
581   A.J. Schable 183.72400
582   Stephen Williams 183.72400
583   Matt LaBounty 183.92600
584   Fili Moala 184.93600
585   Jon Bradley 184.93600
586   Jarius Wynn 185.54200
587   Greg Peterson 186.04700
588   Leon Lett 186.04700
589   Arnold Miller 186.75400
590   Vaughn Martin 186.75400
591   Bobby Setzer 188.16800
592   David Veikune 188.57200
593   Dorsett Davis 188.87500
594   John Milem 188.87500
595   Baraka Atkins 189.58200
596   Ryan Hale 189.58200
597   James H. Atkins 190.28900
598   Steve Fifita 190.28900
599   Robert Newkirk 190.99600
600   Brad Culpepper 191.70300
601   George Williams 193.11700
602   Jared Tomich 193.82400
603   Stanley McClover 194.53100
604   Matt Walters 196.65200
605   Neil Smith 196.65200
606   Randy Chevrier 196.65200
607   Norris McCleary 198.06600
608   Terrance Martin 198.77300
609   Kenneth Pettway 199.48000

 


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