Wisconsin right guard Kevin Zeitler and Michigan State's Joel Foreman are considered the best guards in the Big Ten. Zeitler is a potential 2012 NFL draft pick and left guard Foreman was All-Big Ten in 2010.
The remaining guards on the top 10 list will undergo a learning curve this year. Some will step up to the challenge and others will falter during the season.
Here's a look at the guards of interest in the Big Ten for 2011.