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September 01, 2008
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Derrick Johnson

Last year the former Texas star showed signs of fulfilling his first-round promise. Coordinator Gunther Cunningham, now doubling as linebackers coach, is spending significant time honing Johnson's skills, especially on the pass rush. A strong season will give Johnson leverage as he heads into his contract year in 2009.