2015 Big 12 Position Rankings: Defensive Line

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No. 3 TCU:

Dec 31, 2014; Atlanta , GA, USA; TCU Horned Frogs defensive end James McFarland (40) reacts after scoring on a touchdown and interception against the Mississippi Rebels during the second quarter in the 2014 Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The loss of Chucky Hunter stings. He was a force in the middle, a leader along the Defensive Line, and somebody the linebackers could count on to occupy one or more offensive linemen on every play. While Davion Pierson will try and step up in his absence, those are big cleats to fill. Luckily for TCU, they have some good potential that can come in and possibly play at the level that Pierson played at last season. And with the stable of defensive ends Gary Patterson will have at his disposal, it will be very interesting to see who plays where, and how many different looks TCU is able to give opposing offenses.