A bevy of Pac-10 players may not be selected in the first round of the NFL draft on April 22, but the second and third rounds will feature plenty of West Coast flavor, at least according to Mel Kiper.
Kiper ranks nine conference players among the top-five at their respective positions.
California's Jahvid Best is No. 2 at running back.
Arizona State's Shawn Lauvao is the No. 3 offensive guard.
UCLA's Brian Price is No. 4 at defensive tackle.
Washington's Donald Butler is No. 3 at inside linebacker.
USC's Taylor Mays is No. 3 at safety.
Notice that seven different schools have players ranked. While no Oregon State or Stanford players were ranked, both schools are certain to produce draft picks: quarterback Sean Canfield and linebacker Keaton Kristick for the Beavers and running back Toby Gerhart and offensive lineman Chris Marinelli for the Cardinal.
Not since 2007 have all 10 conference teams had at least one player drafted -- see some lean years for Stanford, Washington and Arizona.