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In his 3rd season, Neal overcomes the doubters

9:15 PM, Dec. 27, 2012
Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Neal sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton during the first quarter of the game at Lambeau Field on Nov. 4, 2012. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Neal sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton during the first quarter of the game at Lambeau Field on Nov. 4, 2012. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media
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The pressure involved with being a high draft choice on the Green Bay Packers' defensive line was evident early.

B.J. Raji felt it as a top-10 selection in 2009. So did Mike Neal when the Packers nabbed him in the second round in 2010.

As recent history indicates, the defensive line is an easy place to get a bad rap among NFL pundits, especially in Green Bay after the team invested heavily into expensive busts like Jamal Reynolds, Joe Johnson and Cletidus Hunt in the early 2000s. ...

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