Amari Cooper tops 2014-15 Big Ten All-Bowl Opponent Team

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Amari Cooper tops 2014-15 Big Ten All-Bowl Opponent Team

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Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The 10 Big Ten squads in bowl games will face no shortage of top-notch talent. How much? I was able to put together a pretty formidable “All-Big Ten Bowl Opponent Team” that is led by Heisman finalist Amari Cooper of Alabama and SEC Defensive Player of the Year Shane Ray of Missouri.

[ MORE: View our full 2014-15 bowl schedule ]

USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams is projected to be a top-10 NFL draft pick in the spring along with Bama safety Landon Collins.

I had a hard time picking a quarterback between USC’s Cody Kessler and Baylor’s Bryce Petty.

Check out these luminaries who will battle Big Ten foes this holiday season.

OFFENSE
WR: Amari Cooper, Alabama
WR: Nelson Agholor, USC
WR: Corey Coleman, Baylor
OL: Arie Kouandjio, Alabama
OL: Andrus Peat, Stanford
OL: Spencer Drango, Baylor
OL: Reese Dismukes, Auburn
OL: Andy Gallik, Boston College
QB: Cody Kessler, USC
RB: Cameron Artis-Payne, Auburn
RB: Javorius Allen, USC

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Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

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DEFENSE
DL:
Shane Ray, Missouri
DL: Johnathan Allen, Alabama
DL: Leonard Williams, USC
DL: Henry Anderson, Stanford
LB: Reggie Ragland, Alabama
LB: Curt Maggitt, Tennessee
LB: Bryce Hager, Baylor
DB: Jonathan Jones, Auburn
DB: Jordan Richards, Stanford
DB: Braylon Webb, Missouri
DB: Landon Collins, Alabama

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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SPECIALISTS
K: Aaron Medley, Tennessee
P: JK Scott, Alabama
PR: Ty Montgomery, Stanford
KR: Marcus Murphy, Missouri

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Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

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