The Missouri Tigers bring back of the nation's top defenses from last season, with a wealth of great talent to choose from when ranking the best defenders on the team.
Many of these players have been named to watch lists for the Lombardi, Nagurski and Butkus Awards given to the nation's top defensive players for 2011. Two of these players have been named to the first team preseason All-Big 12 squad for their stellar 2010 performances.
Simply put, there's a lot of great players on the Tiger defense looking forward to next season.
Without further ado, here are the top seven defenders on the Missouri defense.