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NFL Free Agency: Oakland Raiders' Stephon Heyer and the Top 5 Linemen QBs Hate
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Jason Campbell put 3,000 miles of space between himself and the Washington Redskins when he was traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2010.

Turns out it still wasn't enough to escape Stephon Heyer, a 6'6", 320-pound turnstile at right tackle who followed in Campbell's footsteps this offseason by signing with Oakland as a free agent.

On most plays, calculating sacks allowed is a subjective game of finger-pointing. Quarterbacks shake the dirt off and scowl in whichever direction the hit came from; linemen claw and scratch to hold off pass rushers and wonder why the ball hasn't been thrown yet.

But in a few special cases, like Heyer and Campbell's seasons together in Washington, the quarterback already knows the hit's coming—and the commentators, the opposing defensive coordinator and the fans in attendance already know whose fault it is.

Some guys just aren't cut out to set the edge.

Fortunately for Campbell, Heyer projects as a backup behind the Raiders' twin 6'9" towers Jared Gaither and Jared Veldeheer. But here are the top five potential starters who'll have their quarterbacks wanting to scurry 3,000 miles away to safety in 2011.

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