C.J. MosleyLinebacker | Alabama
C.J. Mosley could've been a first-round draft pick had he chosen to leave school early, but he opted to return to Alabama in hopes of winning a third consecutive national championship. The Crimson Tide lost five key starters from last year's defense, leaving Mosley as the undisputed leader for the upcoming season. The All-SEC linebacker might not be the most vocal player on the field, but he has learned to lead by example. As a junior, he was tops on the team with 106 tackles, but he'll take on even more responsibility this fall with the task of making the play calls for Alabama's defense.
-- Greg Ostendorf