1. Vince Wilfork
A one-man wonder on the defensive line, Wilfork made his chops at nose tackle, disrupting offenses left and right, but is also known to edge out at end to help create much needed pass rush. And despite the fact that opposing offensive lines are constantly aware of his presence, Wilfork manages to alter a significant number of plays to benefit the Patriots defense. No one else on the defense comes close to him in this regard.