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This list is comprised of the top NFL defensive players who will be free agents in 2021, bear in mind though, that many of these players will sign deals with their team before any others have a chance to offer them big-money deals. Note: Franchised players not included

DE Joey Bosa

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A standout and a rock on the defence of the Chargers. He should make $20 per year easily as one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL. Photo: LA Times

DE Ryan Kerrigan

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Overshadowed by his star-studded draft class but he is quietly one of the most productive pass rushers of the last decade and still has juice in the tank. Photo: Washington Redskins

DT Cam Heyward

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A disruptive force on the interior that has shown no signs of slowing down, bringing pressure up the middle consistently for the last decade. Photo: DK Pittsburgh Sports

OLB Matt Milano

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A relatively unknown name but a stalwart in the center of the Bills defence who can can do just about everything you ask him to do, it’s time he got paid. Photo: Bills Wire

OLB Von Miller

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One of the stars of the NFL and now 32 years of age, he should still see a handsome payday as one of the most feared pass rushers the league has ever seen. Photo: Sportscasting

OLB Lavonte David

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Sometimes forgotten about down in Tampa, David has been elite for his entire career while not having much help around him, he should get one last deal. Photo: ESPN

CB Jalen Ramsey

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Holding the Rams over his knee and spanking them for those two first-round picks they dealt, Ramsey is set to destroy the current contracts for cornerbacks. Photo: Rams Wire

CB Patrick Peterson

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While he might be older we haven’t seen any regression as of yet, he can still lock down some of the top receivers in the NFL. Photo: Arizona Cardinals

S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

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Was actually a really good safety pairing with Landon Collins last season but still just managed to find a one-year deal with the Cowboys, hopefully, that changes in 2021. Photo: The Athletic

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