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Spring Outlook: D-Line needs to improve

Anthony Bryant

There's probably not a single position on the squad that Bama more desperately needs improvement from than defensive line. But given hard realities of graduation and the NFL, it frankly may not be realistic to expect significant progress right away.

It doesn't take a football genius to know that defensive execution begins (and often ends) on the line of scrimmage. In front of every linebacker who's setting records for tackles, you'll always find tough linemen willing to take on the blocks and free up the backer to make the hit. Likewise, even an All-American cornerback will get burned if he's forced to chase his man all over the field due to...

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