46 SACKS OF OHIO STATE QUARTERBACKS IN 2011, THIRD MOST IN THE NATION AND THE MOST A BIG TEN TEAM HAD ALLOWED IN FOUR SEASONS.
SS C.J. BARNETT JUNIOR
Barnett is the top returnee in a secondary that brings back all four starters. A physical run defender who more than holds his own in coverage, Barnett led the Buckeyes with 75 tackles last season.
DT JOHNATHAN HANKINS JUNIOR
The 317-pound Hankins has the talent to be the most disruptive interior force in the nation, having racked up 67 tackles in his first season as a starter. He's projected as a first-round pick should he choose to enter the NFL after this season.