The Toughest Position in the NFL: Defense

Gabriel TaylorAnalyst IAugust 11, 2009

The Toughest Position in the NFL: Defense

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    PITTSBURGH - JANUARY 18:  James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers lines up on defense against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Championship game on January 18, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Defensive Ends

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    INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 16:  Dwight Freeney #93 of the Indianapolis Colts gets set against the Houston Texans during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 17, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Defensive Tackles

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    ASHBURN, VA - FEBRUARY 27:  Albert Haynesworth posese with his new jersey at a press conference after signing a 7-year contract worth approximately $100 million with the Washington Redskins on February 27, 2009 at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia.  (Pho

Linebackers

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    BALTIMORE - OCTOBER 26:  Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens runs on the field during the game against the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium on October 26, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Cornerbacks

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    DENVER - OCTOBER 29:  Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos defends against the Green Bay Packers at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 29, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Packers defeated the Broncos 19-13 in overtime.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty I

Safeties

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    MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 4:  Safety Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens intercepts a pass against the Miami Dolphins in an NFL Wildcard Playoff Game at Dolphins Stadium on January 4, 2009 in Miami, Floirda.  Reed ran for a touchdown with the interception. (Pho