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Position Series: Def. Line In-Depth

NT B.J. Raji (Rob Grabowski/USP)

B.J. Raji, who's overworked and inconsistent, headlines a position group with uncertainty because of suspensions to Anthony Hargrove and Mike Neal. Pass rush, which is paramount, is the focal point of our sleeper, bubble and breakout performers. Plus, some interesting draft history.

Leader of the Pack B.J. Raji: The unit's best player is Ryan Pickett but its most important is Raji. In a position group filled with a bunch of specialists, Raji has been a three-down player the last two seasons. Combined in 2010 and 2011, Raji played 82.3 percent of the defensive snaps. "B.J. probably played more than we'd hoped the last couple years," defensive coordinator Dom Capers said... Recommended Stories