A three-year starter at Rice and a 1997 fifth-round draft pick of the Eagles, N.D. Kalu spent one season in Philly, playing in just three games, before the Eagles waived him and he signed with Washington. The Skins, for whom Kalu has had 6� sacks in spot duty over his first two years, see him as a speed rusher who'll likely play in passing situations. But if Kalu, who's of Nigerian descent, continues to perform the way he did in camp, he'll play on more than third-and-long. "I think I can get more than 10 sacks," says Kalu. "I see the chance I have in front of me, playing on such a good line." By season's end he could be as big a threat to passers as Bruce Smith. "We think N.D. can be a special player," says Redskins coach Norv Turner, "maybe this year."