Man coverage prowess is also what makes outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard so important to this defense. In fact, the sixth-year pro might be the best all-around pass-defending linebacker in football, which more than makes up for his mild limitations against the run.
As always, an excellent read from Andy Benoit, although this season preview doesn't account for the summer breakouts by Julius Thomas and Duke Ihenacho, who look like they'll end up as starters.
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