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Eric Weddle is an under-the-radar pick, but the 27-year-old safety has quietly established himself as one of the best defenders in the NFL over the past few seasons.
Weddle has been selected to All-Pro teams in each of the past two seasons, and in 2011, he tied for the NFL lead in interceptions with seven. Over the past two seasons, the Utah product has posted 184 tackles and nine interceptions.
He is a hard-hitting force against the run and always seems to be in the right place at the right time. At 5'11" and 200 pounds, he's the kind of guy who get the most out of his physical ability.
Weddle has improved considerably against the pass. That showed last season with his 11 pass breakups and his career-high interception total.
With San Diego's defense expected to be much improved in 2012, expect Weddle to continue to thrive.