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Position Preview: Defensive Line

Dominique Hamilton (right) and Terrell Resonno. (Photo by Ross Taylor)

Mizzou sent an All-American to the NFL; San Francisco drafted DE Aldon Smith No. 7 overrall, surely taking with him any hope the Tigers have of winning the battle at the line of scrimmage in 2011. Right?

Counter intuitive as it may seem, the Tigers are far more stacked at defensive line than any other position subset on the roster. DE Brad Madison will fill the spot vacated by Aldon Smith this year, playing alongside fellow DE Jacquis Smith. After moving over from the offensive line early in his Mizzou career, Madison stepped in for Smith last year and wound up leading the team in sacks (7 1/2) and tackles for a loss (11).  If the defensive linemen as a group stay healthy, Read more of this post