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10. Jake Knott, LB, Iowa State: Knott was pretty much sidelined by injuries near the end of last year.  He had offseason surgery and seems ready to go.  Iowa State is going to be looking to continue momentum from last year and they're going to have to rely on their strong defense to do that.  Knott along with his partner in crime, AJ Klein, look to dominate Big 12 offenses in 2012. 9.  Tony Jefferson, DB, Oklahoma: The co-winner of the Defensive Freshman of the Year award is primed to have an even better season this year.  Oklahoma's defense is still strong and another year of experience is only going to help him have a huge year.  He’s going to be the anchor in this brutal secondary. 8. Stansly Maponga, DE, TCU: The Horned Frogs have been producing top defenses for the last few seasons.  2012 looks like it isn't going to be any different and the leader of the unit is going to be Maponga. He had nine sacks and five forced fumbles last year.  This will be his first year...
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