15. Ziggy Ansah (Detroit Lions)
Ansah will be rewarded with a new contract very soon. He had a down year in 2016, but last season showed the type of player he had been for the most part throughout his career. Ansah is one of the best players that went in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
14. Olivier Vernon (New York Giants)
Vernon has been a solid contributor for the Giants throughout his time there. That defense needs a lot of work, but at least they have a quality player in Vernon leading the team’s pass rush.
13. Danielle Hunter (Minnesota Vikings)
Hunter just got a massive contract. The crazy thing is that he isn’t even the best pass rusher on the Vikings defense, just another reason why that team looks insanely good headed into the 2018 season. I expect him to improve on his 2017 sack totals this season.
12. Justin Houston (Kansas City Chiefs)
Houston has struggled to maintain his health in recent years, but he managed to stay fairly healthy in 2017. A healthy Justin Houston is one of the scariest pass rushers in the league.
11. Jadeveon Clowney (Houston Texans)
Clowney is in a contract year, which means he is primed for a dominant 2018. If J.J. Watt manages to stay healthy, watch out for the Texans pass rush.