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Sophomore surge for defensive linemen?

Terrance Cody (BamaMag)

Everson Griffen wasn't drafted high enough and didn't get enough playing time last year to make this list, but Len Pasquarelli outlines several defensive linemen from the 2010 draft that have a chance to break out in their sophomore seasons.

As an overnight sensation a year in the making, Green Bay nose tackle B.J. Raji posted 39 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 2010, elevated himself to one of the premier young interior linemen in the NFL, and won a Super Bowl XLV ring. The big season for the onetime first-rounder came only a year after Raji started just one game as a rookie in 2009, registered only 25 tackles in 16 appearances, and had... Recommended Stories