"I was told I couldn't play defensive end at the collegiate level, and the same thing happened when I got to the pros," said Dumervil, who led the NFL with 17 sacks during the 2009 season. "But, for me, in my eyes, I feel like I'mjust as tall as everybody. So, I guess that's my world. But, as far as the football part of it, I think it helps with leverage. I think the game of football is played with leverage. Coach is always teaching pad level, and leaning and leverage. I guess I have instant leverage, so that helps."