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Know your team’s left tackle. Just like the quarterback, he’s a glamour boy. Really. Jake Long, Orlando Pace and Eric Fisher are left tackles who recently were picked No. 1 in the NFL draft. You won’t see a guard or center earn that honor. And probably not even a wideout or running back.
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Yesterday, we looked at Big Ten East breakout players, guys who never have started before and range from redshirt freshmen to seniors. Here’s a look at breakout players from the Big Ten West.
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Three former Big Ten standouts were selected in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft, with two more landing in the second round.
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Check out Sean Merriman’s top Big Ten offensive trios.
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A look at the special teams units in the Big Ten West begins in Lincoln, where the Cornhuskers boast a boffo punter (Sam Foltz), a deadly return man (De’Mornay Pierson-El) and an emerging kicker (Drew Brown).