With Super Bowl 57 just days away, everyone is examining who can make an impact during the game.
While fans await the biggest game of the season, NFL analyst Keyshawn Johnson is making some picks.
His picks center on five defensive players that he feels will impact the Super Bowl.
While Johnson is a former NFL wide receiver, his five picks focus on three defensive players from the Philadelphia Eagles and two from the Kansas City Chiefs.
The top 5 most impactful defensive players in the Super Bowl according to @keyshawn! Do you agree with his list? pic.twitter.com/zmqm9BrEov
— Keyshawn, JWill & Max (@KeyJayandMax) February 7, 2023
Number one on his list is Chris Jones, the defensive tackle for the Chiefs.
Jones likely makes this list from his impressive showing against the Cincinnati Bengals.
While Jones never recorded a sack in his prior postseason games, he recorded two against Joe Burrow.
These sacks were game changing for the Chiefs, helping them get a narrow win in the AFC Championship game.
Next on his list is linebacker Haason Reddick, who was a sack machine for the Eagles this season.
His 16 sacks tie him for second most during the season, and has factored into the Eagles’ playoff dominance.
With 3.5 sacks in two playoff games, he’s a force that no offensive line can stop.
Rounding out the top-five are Trent McDuffie, Darius Slay, and Fletcher Cox.
With all five defensive players having a great season, it’s clear why they make this list.
However, with Johnson having three players from the Eagles on the list, it’s clear which team has the edge.
While some might debate the order of this list, there’s no question all five players will have an impact during Super Bowl 57.NEXT: Matt Nagy Reveals If He Has Any Regrets With Justin Fields