2. Kenny Clark, Nose Tackle
After being viewed as a severe reach when he was picked 27th overall, Kenny Clark lived up to his status last season with a quiet breakout season. He and Mike Daniels formed one of the top defensive line duos in the NFL.
Muhammad Wilkerson will take pressure off Clark giving him even better matchups. With more talent around him, Clark will have the opportunity to start putting up greater numbers that rank with the top players at his position. This should be the year that he gets recognized as one of the top defensive linemen in the game.
Last season, he finished as the 13th ranked interior defender per Pro Football Focus and he is looking to build on that with a top-10 campaign this season. He has a rare combination of agility to go with an incredible first step that makes blocking him difficult for guards. Playing time will be thrown his way, which led to increased numbers last year, and this season will be no different. Defensive tackle has a lot of top talent and Clark is poised to join them this year.