Ed Oliver, DT, Houston: If you’re wondering why a DT is on this list, you clearly haven’t seen Oliver play. Basically an alien masquerading as a football player, Oliver is a pass-rushing force – despite drawing multiple blockers on nearly every play. He almost single-handedly confounded Lamar Jackson in Houston’s upset of the Cardinals a year ago, doing things like this the entire night.
Oliver, at 6-foot-2, 290 pounds, isn’t supposed to be able to do stuff like that. But he does, which makes him must-watch television this fall. Oh yeah, just for fun, he led all defensive lineman a year ago with nine pass breakups.