Video: Top 10 defensive players
Watch the best defensive players in high school football.
Up next, we check out the other side of the ball and look at the nation's top defenders.
California leads the way with three players on the list while Florida, Washington, Maryland, South Carolina, Arizona and Washington D.C. are also featured.
Read on for a look at the players that will give offenses nightmares this season.
Quarterbacks rarely look to his side of the field as the
2020 Ohio State is one of the most complete cornerbacks in the nation. He also had over 1,200 yards
receiving and 19 touchdowns during his junior season.
Showed he can compete with the nation's best being named the defensive line MVP at the Opening earlier this summer.
The top rated player from the Class of 2021 is coming off a monster sophomore season with 79 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 12 sacks.
The No. 1 rated player from the Class of 2020 according to 247sports composite rankings had 10 sacks during his junior season. He's also a big-time playmaker on offense.
Missed the majority of his junior season because of injury but expect the 2020 Georgia commit to come back even stronger.
Quarterbacks threw the 5-star cornerback's direction five times in nine games last season.
Despite only playing in five games during his junior season the 5-star linebacker still had 21 tackles for loss and seven sacks.
The 2020 LSU commit announced last week he will play his final season for the Ascenders. The 5-star cornerback had nine interceptions during his junior year and helped lead Mater Dei to back-to-back state championships.
With 36 tackles for loss and 12 sacks, the 2020 Clemson commit was named the Maryland Gatorade Football Player of the Year during his junior season.
The 5-star linebacker is the most intimidating player in the country. In 2018, he posted 145 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and five sacks.
Here's how the rest of the schedule plays out for our preseason football content
July 17 — Top 10 underrated players
July 19 — Top 10 players overall
July 22 — Preseason Top 25 rankings
July 24 — Preseason Top 100 rankings
July 26 — Top team from each state
July 29 — Preseason All-American team
July 30 — Preseason Junior All-American team
July 31 — Preseason Sophomore All-American team