Our countdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for 2012 has reached the Sweet 16.
As a reminder, we’re considering past performance and 2012 potential in these rankings. We focus today on a guy who might be about to emerge from someone else’s shadow, in a big way …
No. 16: Michael Buchanan, DE, Illinois, senior, 6-foot-6, 240 pounds
2011 postseason rank: Not ranked
2011 numbers: Ranked second on team and fourth in Big Ten with 7.5 sacks, to go along with 64 tackles, 13.
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