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Top Big 12 players: Nos. 11-15

Oklahoma's defense will be even more stout this fall as linebacker Eric Striker returns for his senior year. Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

With the season just a month away, we've used this week to rank the top 25 players in the Big 12.

Today we continue the series with Nos. 11 through 15:

11. Eric Striker, LB, Oklahoma: The senior is a nightmarish matchup for most offensive tackles, who simply cannot keep up with his exceptional acceleration and quickness off the edge. A star for the Sooners since his sophomore season, Striker had 68 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss, nine sacks and two forced fumbles as a junior. The Florida native should be a major part of OU's defense because of his ability to make plays all over the field and his experience (26 career starts).

12. Josh Doctson, WR, TCU: The Horned Frogs' top receiver creates problems for defenses with his length and athleticism. He had 65 receptions for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2014 and should be even better with a full year in TCU's offensive system this fall. His 17 receptions for 267 yards and four touchdowns on third-down plays are the best among the returning receivers in the Big 12. Trevone Boykin's top target is expected to make plays and create one-on-one opportunities for TCU's other receivers.

13. Pete Robertson, DE, Texas Tech: One of the conference's top defensive talents, Robertson led the Big 12 in sacks (12) and finished second in forced fumbles (three) and fourth in tackles for loss (14.5) in 2014. With the ability to line up as a linebacker or defensive end, the senior gives new defensive coordinator David Gibbs a terrific, versatile piece to build around. Even with the added attention that being Big 12's top sacker will provide in 2015, Robertson should remain productive with his length and aggressiveness.

14. KD Cannon, WR, Baylor: Few players can match the explosiveness of Cannon. His eight receptions, 197 yards and two touchdowns against a Michigan State secondary -- which featured NFL first-round pick Trae Waynes -- in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl is a glimpse of his exceptional talent. Cannon finished with 58 receptions for 1,030 yards and eight touchdowns as a true freshman. He should join with Corey Coleman to create the Big 12's most explosive receiving duo.

15. Dante Barnett, SS, Kansas State: The Oklahoma native has been a steadfast presence in the Wildcats' secondary since his sophomore season and has grown into the role of leader in coach Bill Snyder's secondary. Barnett, who enters the season with 28 career starts, is KSU's leading returning tackler with 77 stops as a junior. The senior joins Morgan Burns and Danzel McDaniel to give the Wildcats three proven playmakers in the secondary.