Tom Marino' 2008 All Rookie 2nd Team Defense

Dominique Rodgers Cromartie and Kenny Phillips are two top round selections who really came on towards the latter stages of the season and appear poised to become solid every down contributors. Tackles Fluellen and Harrison got thrown into the mix early and should develop while Curtis Lofton is a premium run stopper

DE – Kendell Langford, Miami Dolphins

A prototype three-four tackle who can hold the point and plays very hard

DE – Jason Jones, Tennessee Titans

His four sack day vs the Steelers was just unreal – Has a chance to be a good one

DT – Marcus Harrison, Chicago Bears

A very talented player, but I'm still not 100% sure about his off the field antics

DT – Andre Fluellen, Detroit Lions

I thought he was underrated as a college player, and believe in time he will develop into a solid starter at the professional level

OB – Bruce Davis, Pittsburgh Steelers

A 3-4 backer, who flashed some up the field quickness and close on his pass rush

OB – Xavier Adibi, Houston Texans

Xavier has athletic ability but I still think he needs to take on, disengage from blocks and make more plays

MB – Curtis Lofton, Atlanta Falcons

A big hitter who fills the lane and gets to the football – explosive on contact

DC – Dwight Lowery, New York Jets

I'm not sure he has the necessary juice you want out there on the wing, but he has good ball skills and overall playing instincts

DC – Dominique Rodgers Cromartie, Arizona Cardinals

Didn't think he showed much early, but really came on at season's end to become a playmaker within their system – Not what I would consider a top tackler

DS – Quintin Demps, Philadelphia Eagles

Has had his moments as a returner man (good and bad), but is still in the developing stages at the safety position. Far from a head hunter, but does have speed and range

DS– Kenny Phillips, New York Giants

Started slowly, but really came on from the mid season point and really impressed me with his play consistency, zone awareness and in his ability to fill running lanes

LS – Thomas Gafford, Kansas City Chiefs


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