Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, July 15, 2015

The Big Ten will feature plenty of top-end talent this fall, a fact backed up by Athlon Sports' top 50 players for 2015.

Eleven Big Ten names make the list, including the No. 1 (Ohio State DE Joey Bosa) and No. 2 (Ohio State QBs Barrett/Jones/Miller) players.

The next Big Ten player on the countdown? It's another Buckeye, as running back Ezekiel Elliott checks in at No. 12.

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, at No. 14, is Athlon Sports' first non-Ohio State Big Ten player.

See all of the Big Ten players on the list below. Click here to read more about each player.

No. 1: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
No. 2: J.T. Barrett/Cardale Jones/Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
No. 12: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
No. 14: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State
No. 20: Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
No. 30: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
No. 31: Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
No. 32: Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
No. 38: Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
No. 44: Anthony Zettel, DT, Penn State
No. 50: Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska

See full countdown.


Four Big Ten schools are represented:

5 – Ohio State
3 – Michigan State
2 – Penn State
1 – Nebraska