You can't miss the Mustangs' bookend defensive ends. Taylor Thompson (6-6, 280) and Margus Hunt (6-8, 275) have tremendous height and the pair of juniors have played well all season for the Ponies. Thompson, a first-team All-Conference selection, is 10th on the squad with 32 tackles, while Hunt is 8th with 44.
Hunt is one of the most prolific "kick blockers" in NCAA history, and he evidently passed on some tips and expertise to 6-foot-4 fellow DE Kevin Grenier, who blocked three this fall. Grenier played in all 13 games and came up with several huge plays, including 4.5 TFL and 3.5 sacks.
Thompson, despite his large size, is surprisingly nimble and light on his feet, and he's very aggressive, pursuing the football with a vengeance.
Mackey is fourth on the team with 45 tackles, including 6.5 TFL. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder from Georgia is also second with four sacks.
McNary, who played his prep football at Clear Lake HS in Houston, ranks sixth with 43 stops and he leads the team with 12 TFL and 9.5 sacks. Last year, Mackey set a school record with 12.5 sacks and is ranked by one NFL draft publication as the No. 34 OLB (he's 6-2, 230) in the country.
Nose tackle Mike Gann doesn't have a ton of tackles (27), but he's made them count - with eight coming behind the line of scrimmage.