Philadelphia Eagles DE Derek Barnett
The loss of Vinny Curry stung a bit for the champs, but not that much considering the succession plans for Barnett. Although the 14th pick in the 2017 draft finished fourth among Eagles defensive ends with 424 regular-season snaps logged on defense, Barnett made the most of them with 21 tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He also recovered the crucial fourth-quarter fumble of Tom Brady in the Super Bowl to help seal the game. Barnett is coming off surgery to repair a sports hernia this offseason, but he’s already fully recovered and is expected to be one of the Eagles’ primary rushers. Of course, with a loaded D-line — Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, Michael Bennett, Chris Long, Tim Jernigan, Haloti Ngata and others — the Eagles don’t have to press Barnett into taxing duty, even with stardom looming. The best part? He turns 22 years old this weekend.