1. J.J. Watt
It’s entirely possible that J.J. Watt is a super soldier, secretly engineered in the farmlands of Wisconsin. That’s the only possible explanation for a man who stands 6-foot-6, weighs 290 pounds, squats 700 pounds, and barely has an ounce of fat on his body. At the 2011 NFL combine, Watt did 34 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press (incredible strength) and then cleared a 61-inch box jump (incredible athleticism). To put that into perspective, Watt can jump over someone who is 5-foot-1; meaning he can jump over actress Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen from HBO’s Game of Thrones).
He’s the only player in NFL history to have multiple seasons with 20 or more sacks; not even Reggie White or Lawrence Taylor can say that. There might be guys who are faster, and there might be guys who are stronger, but there might not be a single player in NFL history with the insane combination of strength and athleticism that J.J. Watt possesses.