Breakthrough Players: Defense

Which defensive players are poised to emerge as headline makers in the 2003 NFL season?

Updated: July 17, 2003, 7:26 AM ET
By By Ryan Early | NFL Insider
Our look at 2003's breakthrough players continues today with the defenders. These are young, talented athletes who either showed flashes of potential last year or are stepping into larger roles with their team in the upcoming season. While it is harder for defensive players to receive national recognition, their hometown fans will quickly recognize these players to be among the best defenders on their team.

While it is impossible to predict a story like that, here are several players poised to emerge as headline makers in the 2003 season.


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