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Defensive Line: Best, Sleeper, Overrated

Scouts tell you about the cream-of-the-crop, under-the-radar and overhyped players among the 3-4 defensive linemen.

Here is a closer look at the defensive linemen, compiled from conversations with scouts and the NFL's longtime lead scout, Dave-Te' Thomas. Best in class DE Star Lotulelei, Utah (6-3, 311): First-team All-America after producing 42 tackles, five sacks and a team-high 11 tackles for losses. He forced three fumbles and tied for No. 1 in the nation with four recoveries. As a junior, he won the...

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