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Ranking Pac-12 NFL draft eligible players

7/13/2011

Sure most of you read Phil Steel's preseason magazine -- website here -- and what his publications lack in poetry or design style they make up for in information.

In his magazine, he ranks the top draft eligible players at each position. That's obviously an inexact science, but it's interesting nonetheless. We all like rankings, right?

You'll notice the Pac-12 certainly does better with offensive players, and Stanford appears to have a lot of elite guys, which most of you already knew.

Here's his ranking (keep in mind, it's only draft eligible players, which is why there's no Robert Woods or Marquess Wilson in the receiver category).

Offense

Quarterbacks (out of 60)

1. Andrew Luck, Stanford

3. Matt Barkley, USC

4. Nick Foles, Arizona

13. Darron Thomas, Oregon

34. Ryan Katz, Oregon State

39. Jeff Tuel, Washington State

41. Matt Scott, Arizona

44. Jordan Wynn, Utah

Running backs (out of 64)

1. LaMichael James, Oregon

4. Chris Polk, Washington

18. Marc Tyler, USC

26. Johnathan Franklin, UCLA

27. Stepfan Taylor, Stanford

32. Kenjon Barner, Oregon

35. Rodney Stewart, Colorado

58. Cameron Marshall, Arizona State

Receivers (out of 72)

7. Juron Criner, Arizona

13. Jermaine Kearse, Washington

18. Chris Owusu, Stanford

39. Marvin Jones, California

44. James Rodgers, Oregon State

53. DeVonte Christopher, Utah

Tight ends (out of 44)

4. David Paulson, Oregon

7. Joe Halahuni, Oregon State

8. Coby Fleener, Stanford

11. Rhett Ellison, USC

20. Anthony Miller, California

36. Cory Harkey, UCLA

Fullbacks (out of 20)

9. Derrick Coleman, UCLA

18. Taimi Tutogi, Arizona

Centers (out of 44)

10. Garth Gerhart, Arizona State

30. Drew Schaefer, Washington

Guards (out of 60)

1. Ryan Miller, Colorado

3. David DeCastro, Stanford

10. Khaled Holmes, USC

14. Michael Philipp, Oregon State

33. B.J. Guerra, Washington State

39. Carson York, Oregon

59. Ethan Adkins, Colorado

Offensive tackles (out of 64)

1. Matt Kalil, USC

2. Jonathan Martin, Stanford

24. Mitchell Schwartz, California

25. Mike Remmers, Oregon State

27. Mark Asper, Oregon

40. Tony Bergstrom, Utah

49. Brice Schwab, Arizona State

56. Senio Kelemete, Washington

Defense

Defensive ends (out of 64)

19. Nick Perry, USC

20. Wes Horton, USC

27. Armond Armstead, USC

29. Travis Long, Washington State

46. Datone Jones, UCLA

52. Matt Masifilo, Stanford

53. Jamaar Jarrett, Arizona State

Defensive tackles (out of 64)

11. Alameda Ta'amu, Washington

37. Will Pericak, Colorado

41. Justin Washington, Arizona

44. Dave Kruger, Utah

45. DaJohn Harris, USC

Inside LBs (out of 57)

1. Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State

7. Shayne Skov, Stanford

9. Chris Galippo, USC

14. Devon Kennard, USC

15. D.J. Holt, California

26. Cort Dennison, Washington

28. Patrick Larimore, UCLA

48. Derek Earls, Arizona

49. Chaz Walker, Utah

Outside LBs (out of 72)

10. Chase Thomas, Stanford

30. Mychael Kendricks, California

46. Sean Westgate, UCLA

48. Paul Vassallo, Arizona

55. Brandon McGee, Arizona State

56. Jon Major, Colorado

63. Alex Hoffman-Ellis, Washington State

71. Josh Kaddu, Oregon

Cornerbacks (out of 69)

4. Cliff Harris, Oregon

19. Desmond Trufant, Washington

27. Trevin Wade, Arizona

28. Omar Bolden, Arizona State

34. Marc Anthony, California

38. Aaron Hester, UCLA

40. Brandon Hardin, Oregon State

41. Sheldon Price, UCLA

45. Robert Golden, Arizona

68. Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

Free safeties (out of 44)

3. T.J. McDonald, USC

7. Lance Mitchell, Oregon State

12. John Boyett, Oregon

35. Nathan Fellner, Washington

Strong safeties (out of 44)

2. Delano Howell, Stanford

4. Tony Dye, UCLA

5. Sean Cattouse, California

28. Eddie Pleasant, Oregon

Punters (out of 20)

1. Jeff Locke, UCLA

3. Bryan Anger, California