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Season Grades: Defensive Line

Josh Shirley (US PRESSWIRE)

It's Monday, so that means we start up the season grades for the other side of the ball, the defense. Let's begin with the defensive line, a group that seemed to have some promise at the start of the year with starters returning like Danny Shelton, Semisi Tokolahi, Josh Shirley and Andrew Hudson. And while the defense as a whole improved by leaps and bounds, the DL had a tough time keeping up.

The Good - The interior of the defensive line was very good for the most part, even with injuries taking their toll at times. Danny Shelton was a War Daddy in every sense of the term in 2012 for the way he gutted out performances, often by himself getting double-teamed to allow for others to take advantage of one-on-one situations. Having Semisi Tokolahi there to help out was a true godsend, as...

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