1. Von Miller, Denver Broncos
2017 stats: 16 games, 57 total tackles, 10 sacks, 2 forced fumbles
Was there even a question about which player would be tops on this list?
Von Miller is the best edge defender of this generation and has set the bar incredibly high for pass rushers across the league.
Miller’s elite speed off the edge (4.44 coming out of college) is unrivaled. His ability to time the snap and burst into the backfield is unlike any other.
Miller is able to take angles to the quarterback other pass rushers can only dream of.
Despite the lack of success the Broncos had as a team in 2017, Miller led the NFL with 61 quarterback pressures. He finished the year with 10 sacks, bringing his career total to a whopping 83.5 in his first seven years.
Miller is on a Hall of Fame trajectory and just seems to get better and better every single year. He might be the best defensive player in the entire league, much less the best pass rusher in the AFC West.