1. Bruce Smith, Defensive End 1985 Draft
Bruce Smith is the definition of consistent and a force to be reckoned with. He is the main reason why the 90's Bills defense was dominant and had the ability to take over a game when he needed to.
Smith was great at everything when it came to playing as a defensive end, as he was elite in every category.
He was listed at 6'4, 262 pounds, but moved like a tight end. He was so nimble and athletic, but you also couldn't move him because of his stature. There was no easy way of guarding him, and there probably was no way in guarding him.
In 13 out of the 19 seasons he played in the NFL, he recorded at least 10 sacks. In 1990, Smith recorded 19 sacks along with 101 total tackles and 4 forced fumbles. In 1994 and 1996, Smith would lead the league in forced fumbles twice and record over 100 tackles in two of his 14 seasons with the Bills.
Smith would receive pro bowl and All-Pro honors in 11 times and is the only player in NFL history to reach the 200 mark on career sacks. TFLs also started to be recorded in 1999, which is a bit disappointing considering how great Smith was against the run, so you can only imagine if those stats were recorded back then as well.
Overall, Smith is arguably the greatest lineman of all time, which easily puts him at number one on this list.