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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Pac-10 top 30 in 2009: No. 6

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Our final top 30 player rankings from 2009 will start from the bottom and work up to No. 1.

Click here for Nos. 7-30. Preseason rankings are here.

6. Jake Locker, QB, Washington (11): At least one NFL draft expert believed Locker was a candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick in this spring's draft, but Locker opted to return for his senior season and that is great news for the Huskies. Locker led the Pac-10 in total offense in 2009, his 265.7 yards per game being 21 yards more than any other player. Before this past season, Locker was viewed as an athlete -- not a pure passer -- playing quarterback. But in his first year with new coach Steve Sarkisian, he completed 58 percent of his throws for 2,800 yards, his 233 yards passing per game ranking second in the conference. His 21 touchdown passes tied Oregon State's Sean Canfield for tops in the conference. Locker also was still an outstanding runner, rushing for 577 yards and seven touchdowns.

7. Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State (24)
8. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon (NR)
9. James Rodgers, WR, Oregon State (22)
10. Rahim Moore, S, UCLA (NR)
11. Damian Williams, WR, USC (7)
12. Taylor Mays, S, USC (1)
13. Ed Dickson, TE, Oregon
14. Tyson Alualu, DE, California (26)
15. Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA (15)
16. Jahvid Best, RB, California (2)
17. Charles Brown, OT, USC (17)
18. Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California (8)
19. Keaton Kristick, LB, Oregon State (28)
20. Nick Foles, QB, Arizona (NR)
21. Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, DE, Washington (23)
22. Mike Mohamed, LB, California (NR)
23. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford (NR)
24. Donald Butler, LB, Washington (NR)
25. Everson Griffen, DE, USC (30)
26. Ricky Elmore, DE, Arizona (NR)
27. Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona (NR)
28. Kenny Rowe, DE, Oregon (NR)
29. Earl Mitchell, DT, Arizona (NR)
30. Travis Goethel, LB Arizona State (NR)