Six weeks into last season outside linebacker Rahim Abdullah realized things had to change. The Jaguars kept pulling their guards in Abdullah's direction, but he rarely touched the ballcarrier. It was an eye-opener for a player who had handled similar plays with relative ease at Clemson. "I learned that having talent isn't enough at this level," says Abdullah, a second-round pick in '99. He's put on about 25 pounds (to 254) and is excited about his new role. Rather than line up off the ball as he did in 1999, Abdullah will play as a strongside backer. "He has a chip on his shoulder," says vice president Dwight Clark. "He has something to prove."