Ranking NFL Run Defenses by Tiers
NFL Offseason - Football Outsiders' founder Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) and Senior Analyst Mike Tanier (@MikeTanier) are joined by FO staff writer Derrik Klassen (@QBKlass) on Thursday to put each of the NFL run defenses into tiers. The guys also talk through some recent news since the last episode.
The results of the run defense tiers are as follows:
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5 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2022, 1:09pm
#4 by Theo // Jun 09, 2022 - 10:47pm
I think FO by now considers all 4-3DE/3-4OLB "EDGEs" and all 3-4 DE/NT/DT and 4-3 NT/DT "DL"
So now, there's the DE position that is considered EDGE and not DL.
I really think that DE/OLB have an important role in run support. For example: I remember Myles Garrett particularly being very poor in run support early on in his career.