The SEC is loaded with young defensive talent heading into the 2013 season with a number of young studs leaving their marks as up-and-coming stars for the new year.
Guys like Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix of Alabama and Jordan Jenkins of Georgia are proven stars after strong 2012 campaigns. Others, like Kris Frost of Auburn and Ronald Powell of Florida, have hills to climb, but their star is apparent.
The SEC had an offensive revolution in 2012, but defense will rule the day in 2013. Looking ahead to the 2013 season, here are the top 10 up-and-coming defensive stars for the SEC.