28. Derrick Johnson, LB, Kansas City Chiefs
Finished 2011 tied for the highest grade in run defense of all inside linebackers. This was helped by racking up 50 defensive stops in the run game (only one player had more and he was on the field for more snaps). What sums up his season was a tremendous four-down goal-line stoppage of the Raiders in Week 7. Johnson also graded in the green in all but four of his games. Does anyone remember when he couldn’t get on the field in the Chiefs’ base package?
Best Performance: Week 13 at Chicago (+4.6)
Key Stat: Only one player managed more than the 66 total defensive stops he picked up.