"I'll be out in space more," said Neal, who has 21 career starts. "I feel like I'm a pretty versatile guy. I can go out and cover and I can rush the passer. So it's the best of both worlds."
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"We just don't even look back at last year," says Neal, who beat out fellow senior Brian Smith to be a starter at outside linebacker along with Darius Fleming. "Out with the old, in with the new."