Top 100 Players of 2021, Nos. 30-21: Lamar Jackson falls 23 spots; new No. 1 will be crowned – NFL.com

A high-priced trade commodity entering 2020, Buckner paid dividends for the Colts with 58 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 26 QB hits, 10 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles, earning first-team All-Pro honors for the first time. Buckner’s mere presence elevated the Colts defensive unit into the second-best rushing defense (90.5 yards allowed per game) and fifth-best with 25 total takeaways. Buckner, a rare three-technique specialist, proved more than worthy of the 13th-overall pick Indianapolis gave up to acquire his services, and the 26-year-old is trending upward by improving his Top 100 position by 29 spots.