NFL: Top 5 Unheralded Defensive Tackles in the NFL

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NFL: Top 5 Unheralded Defensive Tackles in the NFL
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Conversations regarding outstanding defensive tackles in the NFL are usually dominated by names like Ndamukong Suh, Haloti Ngata and Kevin Williams.  But what about those standout performers in the trenches who aren't always afforded the respect they deserve?

Defensive tackle can be one of the most thankless positions in football.  Most defenses are judged on the exploits of speedy edge rushers, or dynamic, omnipresent linebackers.  Next to the eye-popping statistics racked up from a defense's glamour positions, it can be easy to forget the neglected interior mammoths who often make such numbers possible.

Here is a list of unfashionable, but skilled defensive tackles.  They are players capable of disrupting any offense and their often unnoticed presence is essential to their respective teams defensive potency.

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