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Top 5 Big Ten defensive players in 2016-17

Defense has been the staple of the Big Ten for years and with elite defensive talent coming out of the conference it’s easy to see why. This year however it seems that there is an exceptional amount of top defensive talent returning to the Big Ten that we would be remiss not to mention.

The saying “defense wins championships” is as old as dirt and as sure as death and taxes. The Big Ten is already abundant with defensive talent and fans of Big Ten football shouldn’t be surprised when new talent emerges in hopes of leading their team to Big Ten supremacy.

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