Our countdown of the Pac-10's top 25 players continues.
No. 15. Cameron Jordan, DE, California
2009 numbers: The 6-foot-4, 282-pound senior recorded 48 tackles, 9.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks and five quarterback hurries in 2009.
Most recent ranking: Jordan wasn't ranked in our final Pac-10 top-30 list last year.
Making the case for Jordan: Will Jordan break through his senior year and follow former Bears defensive linemate Tyson Alualu into the first round of the NFL draft? He has the talent to do that -- though the first round might be a stretch -- not to mention the bloodlines. His father, Steve, played 13 years with the Minnesota Vikings, earning six invitations to the Pro Bowl. The younger Jordan has started 18 games over the past three seasons and earned consecutive honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors. He's recorded 20.5 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks in his career. The key for him is consistency both as a pass rusher and run-stopper. After a strong spring, it's not unreasonable for Cal fans to be optimistic that Jordan will have a standout senior season.
No. 16. Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
No. 17. Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State
No. 18: Colin Baxter, C, Arizona
No. 19: Chase Beeler, C, Stanford
No. 20. Lawrence Guy, DT, Arizona State
No. 21. Matt Barkley, QB, USC
No. 22. Owen Marecic, LB/FB, Stanford
No. 23. Kristofer O'Dowd, C, USC
No. 24: Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon
No. 25 Kai Forbath, K, UCLA