Vince Wilfork, 30, is still a tremendously talented defensive tackle. The four-time Pro Bowler and four-time Second Team All-Pro has been the key cog in New England's defensive line since 2004.
Might he be one of the NFL's finest?
The Sporting News ranks Wilfork behind just Haloti Ngata and Geno Atkins on its list of the league's 10 best DTs.
"He has been doing it well for a long time, but there is no reason to think Wilfork will slow down anytime soon," wrote Clifton Brown. "Wilfork shows up big in big games and has become a locker room leader as the Patriots defense has transitioned to younger players. He is an indispensable piece of their defensive unit."
Detroit's Ndamukong Suh and Cowboy Jay Ratliff round out first five. Check out the rest here.