An able ball hawk (five picks in 2010), the 6-foot, 177-pound Claiborne should continue, and expand upon, his excellent play even in the absence of departed All-America cornerback Patrick Peterson.
SECOND TEAM STEPHON GILMORE SOUTH CAROLINA JUNIOR
S ROBERT LESTER ALABAMA JUNIOR
His eight interceptions last season were the second most in the nation, and he also showed he can stop a ballcarrier cold, making 29 solo tackles.
SECOND TEAM TRAMAIN THOMAS ARKANSAS SENIOR
S MARK BARRON ALABAMA SENIOR
He's entering his third year as a starter and coming off a 2010 season in which he led the Crimson Tide with 75 tackles.
SECOND TEAM BACARRI RAMBO GEORGIA JUNIOR
CB DRE KIRKPATRICK ALABAMA JUNIOR
His height (6' 3") is just one reason why QBs won't often throw his way--Kirkpatrick made three interceptions and broke up seven passes in 2010. Fast and a strong hitter, he rounds out 'Bama's dominant defensive backfield.