2016 NFL free agency: Top five defensive tackles

If NFL teams don’t have a strong interior defensive line, you can pretty much forget them having any kind of success. If there’s anything that proves the phrase “defense wins championships,” it was the Denver Broncos last season.

The defensive tackle position is becoming more and more of a versatile position as these players can now sometimes slide to the outside and rush the passer or even cover over the middle passes to tight ends.

Who are the best five defensive tackles in free agency this year? Let’s take a look.