In the best-case scenario, D.J. Smith makes nearly 150 tackles in 2012. But in the worst-case scenario, it's another disappointing season from A.J. Hawk with few sacks, interceptions and forced fumbles.
From a potential Pro Bowl appearance by either A.J. Hawk or Desmond Bishop to D.J. Smith languishing on the bench, we take a look at the best and worst possible outcomes for the inside linebackers in 2011.
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