Oct 28, 2018; London, United Kingdom; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell (93) reacts in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Edge defender Calais Campbell just wrapped up his 11th NFL season and completed his third straight elite-level year with a 91.0-plus overall grade. It’s clear the veteran is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon, and like a fine wine, actually seems to be getting better with age along the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive front.
Despite a disappointing season for the Jaguars, Campbell maintained his consistent dominance on the edge. He’s proved to be a sort of a different breed at the position, as he isn’t the elite pass rusher like other high-profile edge defenders are known for. Rather, he offers unique balance by performing at a high-level in many key areas, with his specialty being run defense.
For the season, Campbell was the best run-defending edge defender in the league, and it wasn’t even close. His career-best 93.8 run-defense grade and 43 run stops both led the league in the regular season. The remarkable 43 run stops were…