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State of the DTs: Haynesworth’s Move Affects NFC, AFC Pro Bowl Hopefuls

Article By on 26th June, 2009

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Becoming a Pro Bowl defensive tackle is a bit like getting a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame: most of the grunt work comes beforehand, and it's pretty much set in stone once done.

Over the past six seasons, 12 tackles have accounted for 37 of the 43 Pro Bowl selections at their position. On average, that's three to a man within that group of perennial elites. Compare that to Pro Bowl cornerbacks over the same six-year period: 26 different starters out of the 40 corners selected, or one trip each and even odds of getting picked twice.

The difference is that defensive tackles, like offensive linemen, aren't judged heavily on their statistical production&m...

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