Yahoo D-Line Rankings: Green Bay Packers at No. 20

It's a "matter of taste" that the Green Bay Packers came in ranked as the No. 20 defensive line by Jason Cole at Yahoo.com:

Thus, these rankings are sure to be a matter of taste and this writer tends to give the nod in most cases to four-man lines. That said, four of the top nine lines in the league are 3-4 teams.

And his top lines do favor 4-3 defensive lines with a defensive end known for recording sacks. That's not really fair to the defense as a whole, but it's acknowledged. Maybe he should have broken up the rankings by 3-4 and 4-3 schemes.

I don't have a big problem with the Packers line ending up somewhere in the middle (although he could have said something nice about at least one of their lineman). But I do have a problem with where he ranks teams who had high draft choices last April. For example, the Buccaneers come in at No. 18 on the promise of DT Gerald McCoy and DT Brian Price. They might be a great tandem, but they also haven't played a snap in the NFL. Keep the veterans ranked ahead of them until we can see what the rookies can do.

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