Jadeveon ClowneyDefensive end | South Carolina
From the time he walked onto campus as a much ballyhooed freshman last season, Clowney has looked the part of a future pro. He took his game to another level this season with an SEC-leading 13 sacks and became that player every opposing offensive coordinator in the league had to account for on every play. The 6-6, 256-pound sophomore was nearly impossible to block one-on-one with his blend of power and speed and saved some of his best performances for the biggest stages. He had 4.5 sacks in South Carolina's 27-17 win over Clemson in the regular-season finale and was equally dominant in the 35-7 win over Georgia.
-- Chris Low