Pac-12 Top 25 for 2013: No. 3

January, 31, 2014
Our countdown of the Pac-12’s Top 25 players from the 2013 season continues.

You can review our 2013 preseason Top 25 here.

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Andrew Weber/USA TODAY SportsAnthony Barr is not only one of the top players in the Pac-12, but he's likely to be one of the top picks in the upcoming NFL draft.
No. 3: Anthony Barr, LB, UCLA

2013 numbers: Finished with 65 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, forced five fumbles and recovered four.

Preseason ranking: No. 4

Making the case for Barr: Stanford coach David Shaw made the case for Barr in October when he said, "He’s the best defensive player we’ve probably seen in this conference the last few years. I don’t think it’s close." Not close? We'll go ahead and write that off as hyperbole, but the message was clear: Barr is a special talent. He's currently the No. 2 player on Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board Insider and some talent evaluators have him ahead of Jadeveon Clowney. Barr finished eighth in the country in tackles for loss and 18th in sacks. A consensus All-American, he was also named first-team All-Pac-12 for the second straight season.

The countdown:
No. 4:
Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
No. 5: Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington
No. 6: Trent Murphy, LB, Stanford
No. 7: Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State
No. 8: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
No. 9: David Yankey, OL, Stanford
No. 10: Leonard Williams, DE, USC
No. 11: Marion Grice, RB, Arizona State
No. 12: Xavier Su'a-Filo, OL, UCLA
No. 13: Tyler Gaffney, RB, Stanford
No. 14: Taylor Kelly, QB, Arizona State
No. 15: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
No. 16: Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State
No. 17: Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado
No. 18: Shayne Skov, LB, Stanford
No. 19: Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
No. 20: Trevor Reilly, DE/OLB, Utah
No. 21: Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State
No. 22: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
No. 23: Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon
No. 24: Josh Huff, WR, Oregon
No. 25: Myles Jack, LB/RB, UCLA



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