I forgot just how much talent we had on the 2012 Championship defense. It's astounding the level talent, coaching, and experience that are evident on the field against a quality LSU O, particularly in the run game.
Dre, Barron, Hightower were first round picks, while Upshaw missed in by one pick, going early in Round 2 (likely would have been first without the weight issues between the season and the draft). Menzie, Harris, and Chapman look like NFL players.
Williams, Milliner, and Mosely are probably all going to be first Round picks (based on the drafts I've seen), although I hope Mosely comes back for another year. Nico, Depreist, Square, and Lester will likely be drafted.
After this long break, I HOPE this year's D steps up against ND and plays like champions.
Our 2013 team that will play ND looks MUCH more talented than last year's offense. I hope they prove that against ND as well.