The SEC is known for winning national championships, but a lot of that has to do with great play on the defensive side of the ball, and that all starts up front with the defensive line. The SEC had five teams ranked in the top 10 in total defense last year, and it is no mystery why these units in this conference are so stifling.
The NFL featured a total of 60 defensive linemen from the SEC last season, while other conferences weren't even close to those numbers. This conference simply gets after it in the trenches and produces a relentless pass rush on opposing quarterbacks.
But with many starters returning and the new college football season set to begin, let's take a look at the best defensive lines in the SEC for 2012.