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Post-Week 5, Aaron Donald is the NFL's highest graded interior defender

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 13: Aaron Donald #99 of the St. Louis Rams is introduced prior to a game against the Detroit Lions at the Edward Jones Dome on December 13, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

  • With an overall grade of 94.4, Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is the top graded interior defender after five weeks. Donald has been the top graded interior defender the past two seasons.
  • Donald, with a pass-rush productivity of 15.4, is currently on pace to shatter his personal best number which was 12.6 prior to this year. Despite missing the first game due to a hold out, Donald is still tied for the league-lead in pressures among interior defenders with 26. He has converted seven of those pressures into hits or sacks (6 hits, 1 sack).
  • On 81 snaps against the run, Donald has put up six run-stops and produced the seventh-highest run defense grade among interior defenders at 86.6.

Aaron Donald - NFL's highest graded interior defender

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