2015 Big 12 Position Rankings: Defensive Line

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No. 4 OSU:

Jan 2, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys defensive tackle James Castleman (91) in the fourth quarter against the Washington Huskies in the 2015 Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Washington 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

If the Bears have the best DL tandem in the conference, the Cowboys have the best DE tandem. Emmanuel Ogbah tied Texas Tech’s Pete Robertson for the most sacks in the Big 12 (playing one more game), but is also a great presence in the run game. At the other end, OSU returns Jimmy Bean, who has 26 starts in his last two years. The big questions are along the interior, where the Big 12 seems to be able to make anybody famous. While the conference may flaunt two of the best offensive tackles in the 2015 season, they are lacking at the Guard and Center positions. With some great young potential inside, the Cowboys may not be among the conference’s elite by Week One, but they will certainly be a force by the end of the season.