Why he’ll break it: Houston, who came within a half-sack of tying the record last season, knows how to get his sacks in bunches, and he’s among the NFL’s biggest and strongest outside linebacker­s. It also helps that he plays on a defense that includes a strong nose tackle (Dontari Poe) to occupy multiple blockers and has a solid pass rush partner in Tamba Hali on the other side.

Quotable: “I'm very blessed to be able to be this big and this fast and to move and to have quickness. I can do speed rush, and I can also do power. I can switch it up. I'm just blessed with a unique ability,” said Houston, on what separates him from other members of the 2011 draft class.

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