THE SACKMEN COMETH

September 05, 2010

Here are SI's five most fearsome pass rushers for 2010 and beyond. They'll chase and drop quarterbacks for the next half decade.

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PLAYER, TEAM HEIGHT WEIGHT AGE
1. DeMarcus Ware, Dallas 6' 4" 262 28
Tied for seventh in the NFL with 11 sacks last year. Not shabby, but it's nothing compared to what he did in '08: 20 sacks, 20 pressures.
2. Jared Allen, Minnesota 6' 6" 270 28
Tireless worker who is as powerful rushing inside as he is speedy outside. Has had at least 14½ sacks in each of last three seasons.
3. Mario Williams, Houston 6' 6" 285 25
Top overall pick in '05 is still waiting for the breakout season his talent promises, despite averaging nearly 12 sacks over last three years.
4. Brian Orakpo, Washington 6' 4" 260 24
Look for the second-year former Longhorn to have a 15-sack season under new Skins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.
5. Julius Peppers, Chicago 6' 7" 283 30
Edges Dwight Freeney of the Colts for the final spot. Great match with smart Rod Marinelli, who was promoted to defensive coordinator.
PHOTOTOM DAHLIN

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)