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Free Agent Rankings: Defensive Tackles

Here's a look at the top 5 players at each position as free agency gets underway ...

Top Five Defensive Tackles

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1

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Albert Haynesworth

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The best defensive player in the NFL. Dominates the line of scrimmage and makes everyone around him better. There are a couple of possible concerns. Has only played like an elite player in contract seasons. Also has some character issues that could stop some teams from giving him a monster deal.

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2

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Rocky Bernard

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Athletic defensive tackle who can get to the quarterback. Has 19.5 sacks over the last four years.

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3

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Dewayne Robertson

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Everywhere he goes the 3-4 comes to town and drives him away. Robertson is a 1-gap player and not a run-stuffing nose tackle.

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4

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John Thornton

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Underrated player who just gets the job done. Lacks ideal size and athletic ability, but Thornton has been a quality starter for a decade.

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5

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Jovan Haye

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Haye had a breakout season in 2007 and looked to be a player on the rise. His tackles fell by more than half. He didn't register a sack. He's still only 26 and has shown the ability to be a playmaker.

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