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Wexells' Value Board: 2005 NFL Draft DL

Wexells' Value Board: 2005 NFL Draft DL

The depth chart indicates the Steelers are just fine along the defensive line - for now.<br><br> Of their three starters, Aaron Smith and Casey Hampton have played in Pro Bowls and are still in their 20s. The third starter, Kimo von Oelhoffen, didn't miss a game last season at the age of 33.

Behind them are nose tackle Chris Hoke and ends Travis Kirshke and Brett Keisel. Behind them is last year's seventh-round pick, Eric Taylor, who stayed on the practice squad all season. Here are the stats from the last two seasons: In 2003, the linemen combined for 11 sacks and 50 quarterback hits/pressures and anchored a run defense that allowed an average of 3.9 yards per carry. In 200...

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