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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Pac-12 Top 25 for 2013: No. 9

By Kyle Bonagura

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

You can review our 2013 preseason Top 25 here.

No. 9: David Yankey, OG, Stanford

2013 numbers: Yankey was the leader of an offensive line that ranked No. 7 in the country in allowing just 4.14 tackles for loss per game and No. 11 for fewest sacks per game (1.14).

Preseason ranking: No. 9

Making the case for Yankey: The eighth unanimous All-American in Stanford history, Yankey was was three-year fixture on the Cardinal offensive line. He rotated between left tackle and left guard a year ago, but lining up at guard full time this season Yankey solidified his reputation as one of the nation's top pulling guards. He helped pave the way for 1,700-yard back Tyler Gaffney and decided to forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. ESPN Scouts Inc. ranks Yankey as the draft's fourth-best offensive guard .

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