Pro Football Focus continues to unveil its list of the 101 best NFL players from the 2014 season, and the Buffalo Bills officially have their second representative on the list: defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who comes in at No. 55 overall.
Dareus joins his running mate on Buffalo's defensive lineman, Kyle Williams, on the PFF list; Williams was listed 20 spots below his teammate.
In a breakout campaign for the third overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Dareus recorded 10 sacks and emerged as a top-level run defender en route to his second straight Pro Bowl berth and a first team All-Pro selection. It was his efforts defending the run that caught PFF's eye, with the site writing: "Dareus does his best work against the run. And what work he does, proving much more than a lane clogger he can penetrate and shed like few others in the league. It was that element of his game that earned him the fourth overall grade amongst defensive tackles."
Heading into the final year of his rookie deal, if Dareus can replicate his 2014 campaign in 2015 working under Rex Ryan, he could be in line for a very, very big pay day next spring.