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The Film Room: Aaron Donald Should Be The 2017 Defensive Player Of The Year

If you want to know why, just ask Tom Savage.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Jadeveon Clowney, Khalil Mack, Anthony Barr, Ryan Shazier, C.J. Mosley, and Demarcus Lawrence have all represented the 2014 NFL Draft class well on the field this year, but even in the face of all of their collective accomplishments, one of their classmates still reigns supreme - Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.

Donald is quickly putting together a legendary career. He is currently on pace to shatter basically every record you can think of for a defensive tackle. With several years still to go in his prime, we don’t even know just how high his ceiling really is. This week’s episode of “The Film Room” explores Donald’s remarkable 2017 campaign (including his deadly performance against our own Houston Texans), and why he deserves to become the second defender from the 2014 NFL Draft class to bring home the Defensive Player of the Year award. Enjoy!