JJ Watt- Love watching this guy play. He has so much heart and he might just be the best defensive player I've ever seen. Didn't really get to appreciate Reggie White because I was so young but this list includes guys like Ray Lewis, Derrick Brooks, Michael Strahan, Brian Dawkins, Troy Polamalu...he's that good.
Aaron Rodgers- Kind of echoes my thoughts on Watt. Rodgers is easily the best QB I've seen in my time watching the NFL. The numbers and wins this guy puts up are even more mind blowing when you consider how many sacks he takes playing behind that line and we all know what he does come playoff time. I hope he can get a few more healthy years in before he retires or becomes ineffective because if he does he has a legit shot at being the GOAT.
LaVonte David- LB was one of the positions I played so naturally I have a soft spot for great LBer play and I've loved his game since before he even stepped on an NFL field. He's not the biggest guy out there but his instincts are so great that he's still always playing down hill. Oh and he's a play maker too. What's not to love?
Antonio Brown- Even when he was stuck behind Mike Wallace and company to start out his career he stood out. You look at the guy and he's not a monster size wise like a lot of these WR's who have come into the league lately, he doesn't have the speed of the guy he replaced in Mike Wallace, but the guy is impossible to keep off the board. He consistently finds ways to get open against every team and he's absolutely deadly after the catch. If the Steelers had any offensive line to speak of who know's what kind of numbers him and Roethlisberger would be putting up.
Calvin Johnson- First of all I still think Jerry Rice is the best WR of all time and I never thought I'd see anyone have chance to unseat him as the best, but Calvin Johnson has a real shot. What this guy can do on the football field is phenomenal the size and athleticism of this guy is unprecedented, but he has the skill set and work ethic to go along with it and how refreshing is it to see a guy with this level of talent at the position he plays be a quiet and generally respectable human being? lol For that reason I bet he appears on a lot of lists. Calvin Johnson is just so easy to root for. Like another Lions great Barry Sanders before him in that respect.