Top 7 Draftable Players in the Pac-12

Robert Woods WR USC
Woods tops the list of the best Pac-12 draft eligible players that is thick with USC Trojans. Woods had a somewhat crazy 2011 season putting up 111 receptions, 1,292 yards and 15 touchdowns. Including 4 games where he had 10+ catches. With Woods returning with fellow top Pac-12 player Matt Barkley look for him to possibly repeating those numbers. What else can I say, he should be able step into any NFL roster and compete for the #1 receiver position.

Star Lotulelei DT Utah
If the draft were held today Lotulelei would be the first defensive tackle of the board. Lotulelei is exactly the type of player NFL defenses can build around. At 6’4, 320 lbs he can clog up the middle and take on double teams constantly. Don’t sell his athleticism short, he has drawn comparisons to the Ravens Haloti Ngata and has even dropped back in coverage on occasion.

Matt Barkley QB USC
Having Barkley as the 3rd best player in the Pac-12 just shows how deep this conference is. We all know what Barkley brings to the table as a quarterback, 39 TDs to 7 ints last year. Could very well be the top overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, and a week 1 starter in the NFL.

Keenan Allen WR CAL
Allen is the type of receiver that does everything very, very well. Very athletic receiver who runs clean crisp routes and can also make the big play. Has great size which gives him an advantage against opposing corners. Scary thing is, it doesn’t appear he has reached his true potential yet.

Khaled Holmes C USC
The third Trojan to make the list is non-other than center Khaled Holmes. Very smart player who can anchor any offensive line. Has the ability to play multiple positions on the line which will immediately boost his stock. His experience and will should put his name at the top of list when it comes to centers.

Marquess Wilson WR Washington St.
Wilson has back to back 1,000 yard seasons and should only improve on those numbers his junior year. Wilson has good size at 6’4 but needs to bulk up his small frame if he wants to hang with the big boys. Barring a letdown year we could very well see the first 3 receivers off the board come from the Pac-12.

Shayne Skov LB, Stanford
Skov is a player who can play multiple positions at the linebacker position. Very good pass rushing skills and has a very high ceiling. Will need to have a big year putting behind a DWI arrest and prove that the knee he injured last year is 100%.

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