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Top Defensive Playmakers on UF's Schedule

Tyrann Mathieu makes plays in different ways

The questions about the Florida offense won't be answered easily in 2012. The schedule the Gators will play against, in conference play and out of conference play, is littered with teams that are anchored by strong defensive players. No matter the opponent, there are talented defenses facing Florida this year. Here's a look at some of the top defensive players the Gators will face in 2012.

1. LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu- There's no better defensive playmaker in college football. Mathieu won the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and the Bednarik Award, given to the best defensive player in college football, during the 2011 season. He was also a final for the Heisman Trophy and the Walter Camp National Player of the Year. He's only 5-9, 175 pounds, and both of those numbers might... Recommended Stories

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