Originally written on cover32 - Chiefs  |  Last updated 5/24/15
Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important – the present. Forget about yesterday. Never mind tomorrow. Let’s talk about today. Who are the best players in the NFL right now? Who can help a team win the Super Bowl this season? Who is writing a legacy with each passing week? Those are the questions the editors at cover32 seek to answer in this series, “Top 10 in 2014.” In the coming weeks, every position – as well as head coach, general manager and other off-field areas – will be graded, evaluated and ranked. The series continues with a position that is the most important on the defensive side of the football – defensive end. Quarterbacks are the key to a team’s success, so offensive tackles get big money to protect them from great pass rushers. It’s the only way to slow down a vaunted offense; pressuring the QB is the key to defense in today’s NFL. That’s why defensive ends are so valuable. To see the top-10 defensive ends in the league right now, click here. You may also be interested in:Kansas City Chiefs don’t have a DE named top-10 in the NFLDo the Kansas City Chiefs have any MVP picks among the biggest sucker bets?Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith arrested
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