Stats are an interesting thing that you can essentially use to prove any point, so we do need to be cautious in getting too bogged down with them.

Sample size is also vitally important because any player can have the game of their life here and there, but you would be forgiven for thinking that Aaron Donald would be the top rated Defensive Tackle after a great start to the season.

He threatened to single handedly drag the Rams to victory over Buffalo at the weekend but he was eventually undone by some Josh Allen magic and an official who was very eager with the flag.

It actually turns out there’s a surprising name who tops the rankings for the position after the first three weeks, and it reflects how strong the Steelers are on defence right now:

Alualu isn’t the flashiest name in the defensive unit and you can perhaps argue that he’s benefitting from those round about him, but it will be interesting to see how long he can keep this up for.

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