Big Blue View Preseason All-NFC East Team -- Defensive Tackle

Tom Brady (12) of the New England Patriots is brought down by Jay Ratliff (90) of the Dallas Cowboys in the first half at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Today we move to the defensive side of the ball as we continue or position-by-position voting to determine the Big Blue View Preseason All-NFC East Team.

Here are your nominees.

Chris Canty, Giants -- Canty is a player who's value is not truly reflected in his numbers. He is a space-eater who takes on double teams and allows others to make plays. Canty had four sacks, 63 tackles and +5.6 rating from Pro Football Focus last season.

Linval Joseph, Giants -- Proved to be a solid player in his first season of regular action a year ago. Joseph had two sacks, 63 tackles and a PFF rating of +1.1. His best football is likely still ahead of him.

Jay Ratliff, Cowboys -- The Dallas nose tackle has made the Pro Bowl four consecutive years. Last season he had two sacks, 39 tackles and a PFF rating of +18.6.

Barry Cofield, Redskins -- The former Giant transitioned from defensive tackle to pure nose tackle in his first season with Washington, and did an acceptable job. He had three sacks, 26 tackles and a PFF score of -5.7.

Fletcher Cox, Eagles -- Philadelphia drafted Cox, from Mississippi Stat,e, 12th overall in the first round in an effort to shore up the middle of their defense. The SB Nation scouting report calls the 6-foot-4, 285-pound Cox a "top-end athlete with excellent speed."

Cullen Jenkins, Eagles -- Had 5.5 sacks and 48 tackles in 2011, his first year with Philadelphia after seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Jenkins received a +15.3 grade from PFF.

Vote in the poll below.

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