The official list of the Big 12's top 25 players is locked away in a vault in an undisclosed location, but we're revealing the list day by day here on the blog. Here's a refresher on my exact criteria.
No. 16: Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State
2010 numbers: Made 55 tackles (49 solo), intercepted three passes and returned one for a touchdown, made two tackles for loss and broke up 10 passes.
Most recent ranking: Martin was unranked in our postseason list of the Big 12's top 25 players.
Making the case for Martin: Martin already has a reputation as one of hardest hitters in the Big 12, but he enters the 2010 season as its best safety and the biggest playmaker for an Oklahoma State defense that will need a lot from him in 2011.
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