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The List: Top 5 blitzers

In this week's version of The List, Eric Allen breaks down the top blitzers in the league.

Originally Published: April 9, 2007
By Eric Allen | ESPN.com

Great blitzers come in all shapes and sizes. The best of the best have great instincts, a nonstop motor and play in favorable schemes. Here are my top five blitzers in the league.

Shawne Merriman, OLB, San Diego: When he decides to blitz, the opposing offense must keep a running back in the backfield because there is no stopping him otherwise.

Jason Taylor, DE, Miami: Part of the reason he's on this list is because the Dolphins use him in so many different ways. When he's ...

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