Projecting Big Ten Football's Most Improved Players for 2013 (Legends Division)

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Projecting Big Ten Football's Most Improved Players for 2013 (Legends Division)
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Jake Ryan would have been most improved from 2012, and his contributions will be missed due to injury

When it comes to most improved players, every team in Big Ten football could use some emerging stars heading into the 2013 season. Whether competing for a national or conference title or just looking for bowl eligibility, every team will need help from unexpected places to reach its goals.

Part of the reason national perception of the conference is down has been a lack of such standout improvements for many of these teams on a consistent, annual basis.

However, some of the newer coaches in the league, such as Urban Meyer, Jerry Kill and Brady Hoke, appear to be capable of honing these young talented players into stars. With just a few players making the leap from "just OK" or "mediocre" to "great player," a coach can ensure his program (and his job prospects) stays headed in the right direction.

So which player on each Big Ten football team is ready for a breakout improvement season?

The most improved players in the Leaders Division were listed on Sunday night. Now let's take a look at the projected most improved players in Big Ten football this year—in the Legends Division.

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