I have realized recently that DT's, in general, don't seem to last as long as players at most other positions. Thier bodies just seem to wear down sooner than most positions and they tend to get injured more and have shorter careers. Just look at Glenn Dorsey and Sedrick Ellis: Both had injury issues in college. When looking around the NFL I notice a lot of DT's that have been injured for various lengths of time in recent years: Tommie Harris, Marcus Stroud, John Henderson, Trey Lewis ect. This has me nervous at the idea of the Falcons taking Dorsey at 3. I know he's never missed a game, but he did get hurt and banging heads for 4 years in the SEC can't be easy on the guys body. I'm worried he will have about 4 good years in the NFL before taking a major hit in performance due to one health issue or another. Am I wrong on this one?
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Longevity of DT's