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There are plenty of outstanding defensive ends in college football this season.
LSU's tandem of Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo, Florida State's duo of Bjoern Werner and Tank Carradine, Texas A&M's Damontre Moore, Texas' Alex Okafor and Oregon's Dion Jordan are a few star edge-rushers who seem destined to become high picks in next year's NFL draft.
You can make the argument, however, that the two most impressive defensive ends of 2012 have been true sophomores, South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney and Notre Dame's Stephon Tuitt.
Clowney and Tuitt continued their dominant campaigns on Saturday, as they both appeared to be simply unblockable.
Against Florida, Clowney totaled a sack, two tackles for loss and four solo tackles, while Tuitt totaled 1.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for loss and helped the Irish limit BYU to just 66 total rushing yards.
If the two players were allowed to enter the 2013 draft, they both look like they would be top-15 picks. However, because of the NFL's eligibility rule, they'll have to wait.
That certainly isn't a bad thing for college football fans, though, as it means that we'll get to enjoy watching them for one more season in 2013.