JaMarkus McFarland- Defensive Tackle

2009 Statistics- eight tackles, 2.5 sacks

With Gerald McCoy gone to the NFL and the return of senior Adrian Taylor still up in the air, the focus of the interior of the defensive line falls on the shoulders of McFarland. The sophomore showed signs of the talent that had Oklahoma and Texas virtually waging an all-out war to sign him in 2009, posting 2.5 sacks and playing significant minutes late in games.

This season, McFarland is going to have to step up in a big way and take on a major leadership role. McFarland isn't the next Gerald McCoy, not yet anyway, but he will provide an adequate replacement and is a star in the making.