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Starters: Karl Joseph, Terrell Pinson, Brodrick Jenkins, Ishmael Banks
Backups: Darwin Cook, Nana Kyeremeh, Vernon Davis, Terrell Chestnut, K.J. Dillon, Ricky Rumph, Brandon Napoleon, Malik Greaves
The only lock here is Karl Joseph. He was WVU's best defensive player last year, and he'll need to be just as good this upcoming season.
I still like Pinson over Cook. Pinson came to West Virginia with the goal of taking a starting role, he'll do just that.
Jenkins was one of the biggest disappointments on this defense last year. Before the season, I thought he was ready to blossom into a very good corner, but that didn't come to fruition in the least bit.
He'll have another shot his final season, but with a host of younger corners behind him, he'll need to be much better in 2013.
Between Banks, Miami transfer Vernon Davis, Chestnut, Rumph and Napoleon, any of them could take one of those starting roles. And given how the West Virginia corners played last season, we could easily see two underclassmen in starting roles.
Finally, keep an eye on Dillon and Greaves. If Pinson doesn't pan out and Cook continues to struggle, either of their names could be called as well.