#5 Tre von Moehrig (Safety)
There’s something to be said about a rookie who gets drafted and immediately makes an impact, and that is exactly what Tre von Moehrig accomplished with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2022. Not only was that evident by the 55 tackles he racked up throughout the regular season, but also by the six deflected passes and one interception he earned. The sky seems to be the limit for this kid, and under Josh McDaniel’s leadership, he could be a big part of the Las Vegas defense in 2022.
#4 Brandon Facyson (Cornerback)
Brandon Facyson might have looked like just another name on the Las Vegas Raiders’ roster, but he proved to be so much more! Facyson was acquired from the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad in October and immediately made an impact for his new team. This eventually resulted in 55 combined tackles, two tackles for losses, 13 passes deflected, and one interception. Unfortunately for Las Vegas, he signed with the Indianapolis Colts during the offseason, leaving the defense without a key element.
#3 Denzel Perryman (Linebacker)
While Denzel Perryman might not have gotten a single sack in 2021, he remained one of the biggest hitmakers on the Las Vegas Raiders‘ defense last season. In fact, between hitting 102 solo tackles and 52 assisted tackles, he led The Las Vegas defense throughout much of their tumultuous season. He also played in all 17 games last year, making him as reliable as he is dominant. Hopefully, he will be a big part of the defense in 2022 and helps bring Las Vegas back to the playoffs.
#2 Cory Littleton (Linebacker)
Another difference-maker for the Las Vegas Raiders was Cory Littleton, who earned 98 tackles, 0.5 sacks, four passes deflected, two tackles for a loss, and one fumble recovery. Littletown was just able to do a little bit of everything for Las Vegas throughout the 2021 NFL season, including bringing a man down to stop a touchdown. He also got a lucky fumble recovery, and a couple of deflected passes, which really did a lot to help the team.
#1 Max Crosby (Defensive End)
What is there to say about Maxx Crosby that hasn t already been talked to death in the media? The man literally shoots an imaginary bow and arrow after key plays, which is freaking awesome to watch! He also led the Las Vegas Raiders in sacks last season, making him one of the few guys on the team who could get to the opposing quarterback. Add in 13 tackles for a loss and seven passes deflated, and you can see why this guy was a key player for the Raiders’ defense.