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Thursday, January 7, 2010
Defensive NFL ROY has Pac-10 flavor

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

I know this is a day late, but take a gander at this:


What do you notice?

That the former Pac-10 defensive players went one, two, three in the Defensive Rookie of the Year voting.

Not too shabby.

Five Pac-10 defensive players are candidates to be drafted in the first two rounds this spring: UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price, USC safety Taylor Mays, USC defensive end Everson Griffen, California cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson and Cal defensive lineman Tyson Alualu. Oregon State's junior defensive tackle Stephen Paea would join that list if he opts to enter the draft.

Wonder if any of them will challenge Ndamukong Suh, Eric Berry or Gerald McCoy  for 2010 Rookie of the Year honors?