Note: This list includes players who have been drafted since the M16 cycle began (2016 draft). It's based predominantly on who are the best drafted players today, with future potential acting only as a tiebreaker of sorts. Thus it is not a "best picks" list per se, since current rookies who were fantastic picks haven't had 3.5 seasons of development time the way the Class of 2016 has had. Grading system was based on my own personal bias weighing all key attributes for each position. So without further ado, the Who's Who of players you need to know if you don't already: Pass Rushers 4-3 DEs, 3-4 OLBs Superstar Tier 1.) DE Torrea Baker (LA) - 2017 Rd 5, Pick 30 - Possibly the best player drafted outside the first two rounds to date, and considering he was selected at the end of the 5th round, Baker is certainly the best draft value the league has seen this cycle. He's a pure 4-3 pass rusher whose ultra-elite moves and scary athleticism have led to his breakout season (currently 1 behind the league-leader in sacks and on pace for 19 on the year). He lacks the strength of a good run-blocking lineman, but has ideal size & stellar technique to make up for it, making him that rare two-way threat. He is the driving force of the Ram's excellent defense. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505459/attributes 2.) LOLB Lakeem Gibson (BUF) - 2017 Rd 1, Pick 26 - As well-rounded of a 3-4 OLB as you'll find, he can rush the passer, is sturdy vs the run, is extremely athletic, and even has above-average coverage skills for the position. Currently playing OLB in Buffalo's more traditional 4-3 defense means he doesn't get many opportunities to blitz the QB (1 sack on the year), but his skillset can translate to any scheme. If a DC ever decides to unleash the full breadth of his versatility, he could terrorize the AFC East. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5504487/attributes 3.) LE Hunter Marshall (HOU) - 2017 Rd 3, Pick 9 - 2017 was an incredible year for pass rushers, and Marshall is another who was plucked out of a later round. His skill set isn't as polished as Baker's, he's far weaker against the run, and he doesn't project as a great DE/OLB "tweener," but as a pure pass rusher, he's reached the elite discussion (currently leading the AFC in sacks, on pace for 16 on the year). His emergence this year has been a revelation for Houston's D-line, as opponents now have to worry about Marshall, Watt & Clowney all coming at once. http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5504696/attributes Star Tier 4.) ROLB Rashad Graves (TEN) - 2019 Rd 2, Pick 31 ROOKIE http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5504582/attributes 5.) LE Aundre Riddick (CLE) - 2016 Rd 1, Pick 15 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506212/attributes 6.) RE Lance Bostic (AUS) - 2019 Rd 3, Pick 26 ROOKIE http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5506815/attributes 7.) LE John Fender (NO) - 2018 Rd 3, Pick 16 http://daddyleagues.com/haw/player/5505426/attributes Coming soon... Interior DL, Linebackers, Cornerbacks, & Safeties.