- Ted Miller, ESPN Staff Writer
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ESPN NFL draft guru Mel Kiper has released his latest Big Board and senior position rankings.
But the Pac-12 has a top-five senior at just about every position.
USC's Matt Barkley is the No. 2 quarterback.
Oregon Kenjon Barner is the No. 1 running back.
Oregon State's Markus Wheaton is the No. 4 wide receiver.
UCLA's Joseph Fauria is the No. 5 tight end.
Oregon's Kyle Long is the No. 4 offensive tackle.
USC's Khaled Holmes is the No. 1 center.
Jordan is the No. 2 defensive end.
UCLA's Datone Jones is the No. 4 defensive end.
Lotulelei is the No. 1 defensive tackle.
Oregon's Kiko Alonso is the No. 4 inside linebacker .
Stanford's Chase Thomas is the No. 3 outside linebacker.
Oregon State's Jordan Poyer is the No. 2 cornerback.
Washington's Desmond Trufant is the No. 3 cornerback.
UCLA's Jeff Locke is the No. 1 punter.
Arizona State's Josh Hubner is the No. 2 punter.
What's notable is the Pac-12's strength on defense, and this class could have included players like Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton, UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr, Stanford defensive end Ben Gardner and Stanford outside linebacker Trent Murphy. All of them opted to return for their senior seasons next fall.