Pitt Panthers: 2015 Defensive Line Preview

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Sep 5, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Tyler Murphy (2) runs the ball against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Pitt won 30-20 over Boston College. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Pitt could have the most evenly balanced defensive line that they have rushed to the field in quite some time, but can they perform as well as they’re balanced? The season may hinge on their overall effectiveness.

As the season grows closer and camps begin, it’s becoming more important to shed the aura of last season’s debacle and look forward to the season that is ahead of us. In this series of team previews, Brett Tunno and I have broken down and examined the Pitt quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends and offensive line. Time to flip to the other side of the ball starting with the all-important defensive line.

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There was bound to be an overall letdown after the departure of Aaron Donald to the NFL and that was definitely the case. Without Donald, who could be the most illustrious Panther at his position in history, the Panthers lost 11 sacks, 28.5 tackles for loss, and 59 total tackles out of their lineup.

Much like the wide receiver preview, I am going to break this group down in a slideshow format. At the end, please leave your comments on how you feel this group projects in 2015. I am sure you have some opinions and I want to hear them! So, let’s get going and check out who should be starting this fall!

Next: The First Line Of Defense