Jesse WilliamsDefensive tackle | Alabama
With his war paint on, tattoos in full view and a mohawk rolling down the back of his neck, Jesse Williams plays the part of the beast well. The Australian-born transfer was a raw talent in 2011. With a full season under his belt, Williams is poised for a breakout in 2012. The 320-pound lineman made waves this summer by bench pressing 600 pounds. Teammates say that wasn't his max and were quick to point out that his strength isn't his only asset. He's athletic, too. Nose guards at Alabama are usually space-eaters who terrorize interior linemen, but Williams wants to change that. He wants to scare quarterbacks, too.
-- Alex Scarborough