Monday, May 2, 2011
Pac-12 NFL prospects in 2012?
By ESPN.com staff
The 2011 NFL draft is over, which means it's time to look at who the Pac-12's top senior prospects in 2012 likely will be.
First of all, plenty of top non-seniors from the conference might -- or are likely to -- enter the draft, including Stanford QB Andrew Luck, Oregon RB LaMichael James, Arizona State LB Vontaze Burfict and USC QB Matt Barkley. Those four range from sure to likely first-round draft picks.
But this list includes only players in their final year of eligibility. And some might rate a bit of a reach as NFL prospects.
Arizona: QB Nick Foles, WR Juron Criner, CB Trevin Wade
Arizona State: CB Omar Bolden, DE James Brooks, C Garth Gerhart
California: S Sean Cattouse, TE Anthony Miller, LB Mychal Kendricks, LB D.J. Holt, OT Mitchell Schwartz, P Bryan Anger
Colorado: OG Ryan Miller, RB Rodney Stewart, DT Conrad Obi, TE Ryan Deehan
Oregon: TE David Paulson, SS Eddie Pleasant, OT Mark Asper, LB Josh Kaddu
Oregon State: S Lance Mitchell, WR James Rodgers, FB-TE Joe Halahuni
Stanford: WR Chris Owusu, TE Coby Fleenor, S Delano Howell
UCLA: S Tony Dye, FB Derrick Coleman, TE Cory Harkey
USC: LB Chris Galippo, DE Armond Armstead, TE Rhett Ellison, RB Marc Tyler
Utah: OT Tony Bergstrom, LB Chaz Walker, OT John Cullen
Washington: DT Alameda Ta'amu, WR Jermaine Kearse, OT Senio Kelemete, K Erik Folk
Washington State: DT Brandon Rankin, OG B.J. Guerra, WR Jared Karstetter