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Dienhart: Ranking the Big Ten's top 10 linebackers

Sep 26, 2015; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Josey Jewell (43) runs back an interception 34 yards for a touchdown during the second half against the North Texas Mean Green at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes won 62-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Josey Jewell takes it to the house

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Linebackers have to be a special breed of athlete, able to be strong enough to play the run and quick enough to drop in coverage and play in space. The Big Ten is loaded with some promising linebackers who fill the bill.

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View Tom Dienhart’s 2016 Ultimate Big Ten Football Road Trip

Nov 28, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines safety Delano Hill (44) greets fans before the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Harbaugh signs off at 'Signing of the Stars'

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If time and money weren’t issues, which Big Ten games would you want to attend this season? Let me help you out. I have built the ultimate Big Ten itinerary for 2016, identifying what I feel will be the biggest game in each of the 13 weeks of the upcoming season. You’re welcome.

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Dienhart: Ranking the Big Ten's top 10 defensive linemen

Dec 5, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans defensive lineman Malik McDowell (4) signals possession during the first quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Conference football championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Malik McDowell returns interception for TD

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Ask any coach, and he’ll tell you the most difficult position to recruit is defensive line. It’s a challenge to find players who are big AND quick. That’s why good d-linemen are so cherished. And, Michigan State has a good one in Malik McDowell, who leads my list of top 10 Big Ten defensive linemen.

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Dienhart: Big Ten West defensive backfield unit rankings

Oct 31, 2015; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Desmond King (14) returns an interception 88 yards for a touchdown during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa won 31-15. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Desmond King picks it and returns it for a TD

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No Big Ten team will have a better DB than Iowa corner Desmond King, who won the Thorpe Award. But instead of turning pro coming off that season of glory, King opted to return to Iowa City. And that’s a big reason why the Hawkeyes top my ranking of Big Ten West defensive backfields.

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