1. Khalil Mack
Everybody knows who leads this list. He made that known from his first snaps against the Green Bay Packers. It is fair to note that he has missed two games, playing just over 66% of the snaps. On top of that, there are no large splits between playing time like there are with other players.
Still, we all see what Khalil Mack is doing out there. He has eight sacks this season. Imagine if he was playing closer to 80% of the snaps. He has six tackles for loss, nine quarterback hits and five, yes, five forced fumbles. He has deflected three passes and had an interception return for a touchdown. If I told you he returned a punt for a touchdown would you believe me?
Khalil Mack is doing everything for this team. The stats have shown that they can win games without him. They are a good defense as demonstrated by 14 other players deserving recognition. However, the addition of Khalil Mack puts them over the top. They have the best defense in the NFL, and he is the best player on it.