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Best 1-2 punch in 2020: Defensive players

Myles Murphy
Myles Murphy (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

With 2020 in the rear-view mirror, let’s take a look at the teams that brought in the best 1-2 punches. Today, we finish with the defense.

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1. Clemson 

Talk about reloading on the defensive line. How about two of the top five players in the country?

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2. Oregon 

This is the nastiest linebacker combination for the same school we’ve seen in a few years. Mario Cristobal is building an SEC-sized defense.

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3. Alabama 

These two will come off the edge and cause a lot of problems for SEC quarterbacks down the line.

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4. Florida 

Dexter will clear space in the middle and get after the passer and Wingo will run through alleys and make big plays in the backfield.

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5. Georgia 

Ringo is a special lockdown corner with size, and Sherman will play like a five-star if he comes back from injury at 100 percent.

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6. Texas A&M 

Talk about an elite defensive back tandem. This is the best in the 2020 class.

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7. LSU 

OK, maybe this is the best defensive back tandem in the 2020 class, as Ricks has a chance to be special and Toles is a hitter.

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8. Ohio State 

Simon runs plays down and is a thumper, and Henry will more than likely be the next great edge rusher at Ohio State.

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9. Auburn 

Bookends are always nice to land in the same class and Hardy can play end or tackle, while Walker is a natural off the edge.

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10. North Carolina 

Speaking of bookends, UNC has been recruiting along the defensive line very well and these two are an awesome tandem.

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