No. 16: Anthony Wright, DB, Air Force
2009 numbers: Led Air Force and was tied for third nationally with seven interceptions, including two he returned for touchdowns. Also had a punt returned for a score, 54 tackles, four tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
Making the case for Wright: Wright was a consistent threat in the Air Force secondary and often forced teams to change their game plan to keep the ball away from him. He had consecutive games against New Mexico, San Diego State and Navy with an interception and had three interceptions against Houston quarterback Case Keenum in the Armed Forces Bowl. Prior to that game, Keenum had only thrown nine interceptions all season. Wright will once again be one of the top defensive players for an Air Force defense that will be one of the best in the country.