July 28, 2007

Position Preview: Defensive Line

It was a tale of two halves of a season last year for Duke's defensive front. Through the first half of the year, Duke's mostly healthy defensive line was very stingy against the run and helped Duke have a chance to win three of its first five games.

Much of that good play came undone over the latter half of the season though as the Blue Devils faced some mounting injury problems, particularly to star senior Eli Nichols.

Ted Roof has spent a lot of time and effort recruiting depth to his defensive front. Even though much of that depth is still young, plenty of talent abounds.

New leaders need to emerge though for Duke to have success over a 12 game season. Will the Blue Devils hold up in the trenches in 2007?

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