10 Leading NFL Defensive Player of the Year Candidates

JJ Watt won the award last year (image: houstonchronicle.com)

JJ Watt won the award last year (image: houstonchronicle.com)

Week 14 of the 2015 NFL season is in the book and that means we are deep into the part of the year where the potential end of campaign award winners start to be discussed at length. Here at Sport 321 we have already run a rule over the rookies lighting up the NFL and the potential MVPs around the league, and now it’s time to look at the Defensive Player of the Year candidates.

We all know that it is defences that win championships and as such players who make a real impact on the defensive side of the ball are worth their weight in gold. The following ten have certainly made defensive waves this season and must be in the shake up for the big prize come January.