If you were to rank which conferences have the best defensive lines in the country, it would start with the SEC, and No. 2 would likely be the Big Ten. We already took a look at the South Eastern Conference, so now it is time to break down the conference with the second-best defensive lines.
In last year’s NFL draft, there were a total of seven defensive linemen from the Big Ten that were selected. This conference may get a bad rap for poor offensive play, but physicality and solid defensive performance is something you can't accuse the Big Ten of not having.
There are many future NFL stars on this side of the ball, so let's take a look at the best defensive lines in the Big Ten for the 2012 season.