USC defense preseason poll

Ranking the top 10 Trojans defensive players entering the 2012 season

Updated: July 22, 2012, 11:38 AM ET
By Greg Katz |
LOS ANGELES -- Pac-12 Media Day is Tuesday, and the reality of the 2012 season is almost officially underway. Well, almost. Before we get into that, let's conclude our mini-series on the USC Trojans' Top 10 offensive and defensive players based on ability, potential, and/or importance.

[+] EnlargeLamar Dawson
Chris Williams/Icon SMIAs the starter at MLB from day one this season, a lot will be expected of sophomore Lamar Dawson.
Having given our view on the Top 10 offensive players on Friday, it's time to wrap things up with Part 2 and the Top 10 defensive players.

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