Defense wins championships, the saying goes.
Last season, the Texas Longhorns suffered quite a bit on the defensive side of the football, as did most of the Big 12. But that isn't to say the 'Horns are without their cornerstones.
With positive reviews coming from the offensive camps, the spotlight will mostly flood the defensive stages. After fielding the statistically-worst defense in the history of Longhorns football, how can Manny Diaz shake things up and instill some development? And without Kenny Vaccaro and Alex Okafor?
There are few surprises in the top five, but there are a number of under-the-radar types who could begin making names for themselves.
The offensive players were ranked recently, but now we will take a gander at Texas' top defensive stoppers.
Stats from mackbrown-texasfootball.com