Making the case for Verrett: Verrett's 2011 season began with a nightmare against Robert Griffin III and Baylor. But once he helped TCU join the Big 12, Verrett broke out in a big way, breaking up seven more passes than any player in the conference. His six interceptions led the Big 12 this year and would have done so last year, too. He was the league's best shutdown corner and made tons of plays on balls headed his way. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder locked up some of the best receivers, which is even more impressive considering the quality of the position in this league. Coach Gary Patterson is known for his ability to field defenses, and despite personnel losses all over the field, Verrett was a constant for a Frogs defense that badly needed him all season long. Without Verrett, TCU's debut Big 12 season may have looked markedly different.