You can make an argument that Vic Beasley belongs much higher on this list, but his 2016 season was enough for me to leave him at No. 5. As a rookie, Beasley only recorded four sacks in 16 starts, but in his second season he turned into one of the most dominant pass-rushers in football.
Beasley finished 2016 with 15.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, and 11 tackles for a loss. He was named first-team All-Pro but didn’t come close to sustaining that level of success. Beasley recorded just five sacks in 14 games in 2017 and 2020 was his last season in the NFL.