10. JJ Watt, DE, Houston
Last season proved that the injuries are behind Watt and he’s back to being on one of the best defensive players in the league. It was quite a remarkable turnaround when you think about it. Watt played in just eight games between 2016 and 2017 but came back healthy in 2018 and racked up 16 sacks and seven forced fumbles. Even at age 30, he appears to have plenty left in the tank and has a few more great years in him.
The Houston defense will take on a different look in 2019 without Jadeveon Clowney, but the Texans are still in good shape with Watt. He’ll make plays, demand double teams, and create opportunities for others. Now that he’s healthy, Watt is still a player you can build a defense around.