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Defensive depth chart predictions

2/7/2012
Nickell Robey is a lock at one of the two starting CB positions, but the other will be up for grabs. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Nothing is set in stone and your job is always on the line when you step on to the practice field, but here is my projected two-deep heading into next season.

DE

Wes Horton (5th/Sr.) -- Will be the only returning starter on the D-line.

Greg Townsend Jr. (So./Fr.) -- After spending all of last season practicing against Matt Kalil on the service team, Townsend will be able to use last season’s development along with the tutelage of his father and become a reliable presence at defensive end.

NT

Antwaun Woods (So./Fr.) -- Should literally be an anchor on the line next season. How well Woods does this offseason with his strength and conditioning will be a deciding factor on whether or not he is with the first unit at the beginning of the season.

George Uko (Jr./So) -- Did a good job in the defensive line rotation throughout the season. Uko will be pushing hard for the starting job at either nose guard or tackle.