Steeler Cam Heyward makes the cut on list of top defensive tackles

The folks over at Brobible polled NFL executives, coaches and scouts to put together their rankings for the top defensive tackles in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers have a guy they consider one of the top defensive tackles in the NFL in Cam Heyward. Does the NFL agree?

In fact, they do. They ranked Heyward as the No. 9 defensive tackle in the NFL as he enters his 13th season in the NFL. Here is how their full list breaks down:

1) Rams Aaron Donald
2) Chiefs Chris Jones
3) Titans Jeffery Simmons
4) Jets Quinnen Williams
5) 49ers Javon Hargrave
6) Giants Dexter Lawrence
7) Colts DeForest Buckner
8) Commanders Daron Payne
9) Steelers Cam Heyward
10) Commanders Jonathan Allen

At 34 years old, Heyward is the elder statesman on this list and is playing as well as any of them. Heyward had 10.5 sacks in 2022, which was the third time in his career and the second straight season of 10 or more sacks.

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