With a lot of top talent departing last season, especially at the skill positions, 2011 could be a down year for Big Ten football.
However, there are still a number of game-changers in the league that could make All-American teams.
One of those players is Northwestern's Dan Persa, who was voted first team All-Big Ten last season despite missing the final two games of the year. He can make plays both through the air and on his feet and carried the Northwestern offense in 2010.
In addition, check out nine of the other top weapons in the Big Ten this season.