To win in the Big Ten, a college football program must be able to control the line of scrimmage. Having a great offensive line is only half the battle, as it is also crucial to boast a strong defensive line. Recruiting defensive linemen is always a priority because the unit impacts both the running and passing game.
Recruits Bryan Mone, Jalyn Holmes and Lawrence Marshall are the top three defensive linemen who are committed to Big Ten programs, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Mone and Marshall are headed to Michigan, and Holmes is committed to Ohio State.
All three players should make an impact in the conference before the end of their careers, but they each bring a different set of skills to the table.