By Tyler Fenwick @Ty_Fenwick on May 5, 2014
Continuing our adventure around the Big 10, let's take a look at Ohio State's make-or-break players for this 2014 season. Some names you will surely be familiar with, while others might be surprises.
Noah Spence is the leader of what many consider to be one of the top front-seven defensive units in the country. He sets the tone for the entire operation, and that operation is efficient and fierce.
With the departure of Carlos Hyde, the running back position dearly needs attention. Without Hyde's production the last few years, it's hard to imagine Braxton Miller finding as much success as he did. Elliot needs to be able to offer support for Miller this season.
Taylor Decker is the only returning starter this season on Ohio State's offensive line, which is going to be considerably weak and inexperienced. That could potentially be a problem for Braxton Miller and the running backs as they attempt to articulate another poetic offensive season.
With the early exit of linebacker Ryan Shazier to the NFL, there isn't a huge hole in the middle of the defense, but that production, enthusiasm, talent and speed will be dearly missed. It will be important for Perry to stay within himself this season, but he also needs to be able to step up and help take away any scars that could result from the loss of Shazier.
Cam Burrows is making the switch from cornerback to safety this season, which means Ohio State will have a little more talent and experience to work with on the back end. His role will be a vital one for the Buckeyes this season.
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