No. 6: Dolphins' Ndamukong Suh
Suh became the highest-paid defensive player in league history last season, a mark that lasted one year before Fletcher Cox technically exceeded it this month. His first season with the Dolphins had checkered results, as Miami coaches had him two-gapping and opening up holes for other defenders. It was a questionable strategy, reminiscent of the schematic disaster the Redskins created when they gave Albert Haynesworth the gross national product of France and similarly moved him away from his preferred playing style. But unlike Haynesworth, Suh adapted, and unlike Washington’s coaches back in the day, the Dolphins’ staff finally figured it out. Suh is great no matter where he plays on the line, but he is of course best utilized as a three-tech power tackle who can cave in half of the offensive line when he’s on. Under new defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, Suh will return to the wide-nine defense he played with the Lions, which suits his talents. Suh rebounded after a slow start in 2015, but when used correctly, he remains as good as he’s ever been.