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THE SACKMEN COMETH

Sept. 06, 2010
Sept. 06, 2010

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Sept. 6, 2010

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NFL PREVIEW
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THE SACKMEN COMETH

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

This is an article from the Sept. 6, 2010 issue

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PLAYER, TEAMHEIGHTWEIGHTAGE
1. DeMarcus Ware, Dallas6' 4"26228
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, Minnesota6' 6"27028
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, Houston6' 6"28525
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, Washington6' 4"26024
Look for the second-year former Longhorn to have a 15-sack season under new Skins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.
5. Julius Peppers, Chicago6' 7"28330
Edges Dwight Freeney of the Colts for the final spot. Great match with smart Rod Marinelli, who was promoted to defensive coordinator.
PHOTOTOM DAHLIN