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Friday, January 31, 2014
Pac-12 Top 25 for 2013: No. 3

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.

Anthony Barr
Anthony 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. 5Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington
No. 6Trent Murphy, LB, Stanford
No. 7Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State
No. 8Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
No. 9David Yankey, OL, Stanford
No. 10Leonard 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