ForestLast year the PAC 12 had four of the initial 13 players selected in the draft. This year they have potentially the top prospect from the senior class as well as the top rated senior quarterback and the conference is poised to inject a lot of talent into the NFL next April.

 

 

 

Round Full Name Pos School Year
1st Deforest Buckner DE Oregon 4Sr
1-2 Kenny Clark DT UCLA 3Jr
1-2 Myles Jack OLB UCLA 3Jr
2nd Su’a Cravens S USC 3Jr
2-3 Cody Kessler QB USC 5Sr
3rd Travis Feeney OLB Washington 5Sr
3rd Chris Seisay CB Oregon 3So
3rd Jared Norris ILB Utah 4Sr
3-4 Viliami Moeakiola S Arizona State 4Jr
4th Kevon Seymour CB USC 4Sr
4th Fabian Moreau CB UCLA 4Sr
4th Devontae Butler-Booker RB Utah 4Sr
4th Jared Goff QB California 3Jr
4th Isaac Asiata G Utah 4Jr
4th D.J. Foster RB Arizona State 4Sr
4th Evan Baylis TE Oregon 4Jr
4th Stephane Nembot T Colorado 5Sr
4th Blake Martinez ILB Stanford 4Sr
4th Devon Cajuste WR Stanford 5Sr
5th Tre Madden RB USC 5Sr
5th Antonio Longino ILB Arizona State 5Sr
5th Anthony Sarao ILB USC 5Sr
5th Jason Fanaika DE Utah 4Sr
5th Austin Hooper TE Stanford 3So
5th Peter Kalambayi OLB Stanford 3Jr
5th Dimick Hunter DE Utah 5Sr
5th Christian Westerman G Arizona State 5Sr
5th Kenneth Scott WR Utah 5Sr
5th Jordan Payton WR UCLA 4Sr
5th Jason Whittingham ILB Utah 4Sr
6th Vivii Teofilo G Arizona State 5Sr
6th Scooby Wright III ILB Arizona 3Jr
6th Kyle Murphy T Stanford 4Sr
6th Sioasi Aiono C Utah 5Sr
6th William Parks S Arizona 4Sr
6th Dustin Stanton T Oregon State 4Jr
6th Jordan Simone S Arizona State 5Sr
6th Storm Woods RB Oregon State 5Sr
6th Maxwell Tuerk C USC 4Sr
6th Hardy Nickerson ILB California 4Jr
6th Jeromy Irwin T Colorado 4Jr
6th Ellis Jefferson WR Arizona State 3So
6th Thomas Tyner RB Oregon 3Jr
6th Christian French OLB Oregon 5Sr
6th Cayleb Jones WR Arizona 4Jr
6th Kweishi Brown CB Arizona State 4Sr
6-7 Justin Thomas CB Utah 4Jr
6-7 Kenny Lawler WR California 4Jr
7th Tyler Johnstone T Oregon 5Sr
7th Thomas Duarte WR UCLA 3Jr
7th Mike Bercovici QB Arizona State 5Sr
7th Addison Gillam ILB Colorado 3Jr
7th Sean Harlow T Oregon State 3Jr
7th Reggie Gilbert DE Arizona 5Sr
7th Kevin Anderson OLB Stanford 5Sr
7th Jarvis McCall CB Arizona 3So
7th Paul Perkins RB UCLA 4Jr
7th Tevin Carter S Utah 4Sr
FA Jaydon Mickens WR Washington 4Sr
7th Larry Scott CB Oregon State 5Sr
7-FA Lloyd Carrington CB Arizona State 5Sr
FA Lene Maiava G Arizona 5Sr
FA Scott Felix OLB USC 4Jr
FA Zach Banner T USC 4Jr
FA Freddie Tagaloa T Arizona 3Jr
FA Josh Tupou DT Colorado 4Sr
FA Cory Littleton OLB Washington 4Sr
FA Leon McQuay III S USC 3Jr
FA Nicholas Kelly C Arizona State 4Sr
FA Caleb Benenoch T UCLA 3Jr
FA Chidobe Awuzie CB Colorado 3Jr
FA Victor Bolden WR Oregon State 3Jr
FA Dwayne Stanford WR Oregon 4Jr
FA David Richards WR Arizona 5Sr
FA Eddie Vanderdoes DE UCLA 3Jr
FA Gavin Andrews T Oregon State 4Sr
FA Kenneth Crawley CB Colorado 4Sr
FA John Ross WR Washington 3Jr
FA Daniel Lasco RB California 5Sr
FA Caleb Smith TE Oregon State 4Sr
FA Byron Marshall WR Oregon 4Sr
FA Kody Kohl TE Arizona State 4Jr
FA Antwaun Woods DT USC 5Sr
FA Ishmael Adams CB UCLA 3Jr
FA Tyree Robinson S Oregon 3So
FA Conor McDermott T UCLA 4Jr
FA Dominique Williams WR Washington St 5Sr
FA Soma Vainuku FB USC 5Sr
FA Devin Fuller WR UCLA 4Sr
FA Jalen Jefferson ILB California 5Sr
FA Nelson Spruce WR Colorado 5Sr
FA Cameron Walker CB California 3Jr
FA Dexter Charles G Washington 5Sr
FA Bryce Treggs WR California 4Sr
FA Bralon Addison WR Oregon 4Sr
FA Jacob Brendel C UCLA 5Sr
FA Siosifa Tufunga G Washington 5Sr
FA Stephen Anderson TE California 5Sr
FA Gionni Paul ILB Utah 5Sr
FA Timothy Patrick WR Utah 5Sr
FA Isaac Seumalo C Oregon State 4Jr
FA Darreus Rogers WR USC 3Jr
FA Torrodney Prevot OLB Oregon 3Jr
FA Keishawn Bierria OLB Washington 3So
FA Joshua Perkins TE Washington 5Sr
FA Joshua Garnett G Stanford 4Sr
FA Gary Chambers WR Arizona State 5Sr
FA Kevin Hogan QB Stanford 5Sr
FA Joseph Walker ILB Oregon 4Sr
FA Rodney Hardrick ILB Oregon 5Sr
FA Vernon Adams QB? Oregon 4Sr
FA Ricky Ortiz FB Oregon State 4Jr
FA Tyson Coleman OLB Oregon 5Sr
FA Stefan Mcclure S California 5Sr
FA Cameron Hunt G Oregon 3Jr
FA Jordan Rigsbee G California 4Sr
FA Travis Wilson QB Utah 4Sr
FA Demetrius Cherry DE Arizona State 5Sr
FA Delvon Simmons DE USC 5Sr
FA Joshua Mitchell C Oregon State 4Sr
FA Joesph Dahl G Washington St 5Sr
FA Alexander Balducci DT Oregon 4Sr
FA Taylor Taliulu S Washington St 4Sr
FA Jeremiah Allison ILB Washington St 4Sr
FA Jamar Allah S Arizona 4Sr
FA Bubba Poole RB Utah 5Sr
FA Jordan Pratt WR Stanford rSr
FA Brennan Scarlett OLB California 5Sr
FA Jared Baker RB Arizona 5Sr
FA Kache Palacio OLB Washington St 4Sr
FA Pharaoh Brown TE Oregon 3Jr
FA Cayman Bundage G Arizona 4Sr
FA Ahmad Christian CB Utah 4Sr
FA Matthew Pierson C Oregon 5Sr

 

Notes

Arizona

The Wildcats are amongst a handful of programs in college football where the coaches are able to get a lot out of a little, meaning the staff extracts all the talent possible from their players. The end conclusion are solid athletes that are not given high grades by scouts.

A lot of people like Cayleb Jones and while he’s a big bodied receiver who wins out in battles Jones is also a one gear athlete with limited quickness.

Conversely I believe David Richards is slightly underrated. He’s another big body receiver with solid hands but gets lost in the shuffle of Arizona’s receiver rotation. He’s someone who’ll go undrafted then ends up making a roster in 2016.

Opinions on linebacker Scooby Wright are varied. While some like him I feel he’s an undersized two-down defender with limited upside. I’m told the feeling from Wright’s camp is he’ll feeling draft worthy next April.

Keep an eye on offensive tackle Freddie Tagaloa, the Cal transfer who I’m told is looking very good.

Arizona State

The opinion on potential prospects from Arizona State is wide ranging.

Some scouts consider D.J. Foster a late round pick while others feel he’s mid round talent. I agree with the latter. Foster is a skilled ball handler with an elusive style that can help a team in a variety of ways, which may the problem. Many are split on his best position at the next level; running back or receiver.

Arizona State has a nice combination at safety in junior Viliami Moeakiola and senior Jordan Simone.

Moeakiola is more the complete safety and a steady run defender who also looks good in coverage. Simone lacks great size and speed but offers terrific instincts and a hard charging style.

The team also has a terrific guard tandem in Christian Westerman and Vivii Teofilo, both last day picks on my board but linemen with the ability to play in a run oriented system on Sunday.

Cal

Several west coast scouts have told me while they like Cody Kessler of USC they feel Jared Goff has franchise potential. And though I like Goff, I’m not ready to anoint him to that level just yet.

The junior is patient and poised in the pocket and displays a nice degree of accuracy on throws. I also like his command of the offense but Goff is rail thin and unless he fills out, he may struggle holding up at the next level.

Receiver Kenny Lawler is a nice sized target for Goff and has a good degree of upside in his game.

Colorado

Last year at this time I was singing the praises of Chaz Green, the underrated Florida lineman who was ultimately selected in the third round. I feel Stephane Nembot is a likely comparison as few have him on the radar screen as anything other than a potential late round pick. But watching Nembot the past three seasons you’ll see the makings of a potential starter on the NFL level. I like his size (6’ 6”/310) quickness and athleticism. I presently grade Nembot as a fourth rounder, right around where I had Green at this time last year.

Oregon

The Ducks had five players drafted last April including a pair in the first round and two more on the second day. Its only fair to say had he not been injured seventh round pick Ifo Ekpre-Olomu would’ve added to the second day list.

There won’t be the same abundance of talent in 2016 but the team does possess the player many scouts feel is the top senior prospect in the nation.

Deforest Buckner is an explosive defensive lineman that shows himself to be a disruptive force. He’s impossible to move from the point of attack and if he can’t make the play he’ll occupy gaps and allow teammates a free run to the ball. How does he compare to Arik Armstead, his former teammate who left early for the draft to become the 17th selection? Most scouts agree that while Armstead is the better athlete Buckner is the better player at this point in their respective careers.

Some will be surprised I have Chris Seisay ranked so early but I was blown away by his film, limited as it was. Seisay saw a lot of action late in the year, especially when Ekpre-Olomu was down for the count, and looked good in every aspect of the cornerback position.

When I watched Evan Baylison film I kept thinking Crockett Gilmore; a well rounded tight end that’s solid as a pass catcher and dominates blocking.

Oregon State

The Beavers have two underclassmen tackles to keep an eye on, Sean Harlow (son of former first round pick Pat Harlow) and Dustin Stanton. In my opinion Stanton’s a little more rounded and definitely stronger.

Larry Scott is a cornerback who deserves more mention. He offers solid ball skills and better size than former teammate Steve Nelson, third round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs last April.

Stanford

Andrew Luck not withstanding the belief amongst scouts is most of the players entering the league from Stanford are pretty tapped out and don’t possess great upside. And though there will be exceptions it’s the primary reason Stanford prospects are selected later than initially anticipated. The implication being the coaching staff is first rate and gets the players to play above their level of ability.

Linebacker Blake Martinez is a solid prospect who makes most of his plays with hustle and instincts rather than brute force. I could see a 3-4 team taking him in the middle rounds.

One “sleeper” I like on the Cardinal defense is Kevin Anderson, who primarily lines up in a three point stance but projects to outside linebacker. Anderson is a high revving defender who plays smart football. He also comes with next level measurables.

Receiver Devon Cajuste has outstanding measurables but plays spotty football. Cajuste looks dominant during some games then is a non factor in others. The poor quarterback play at Stanford is part of the problem. Cajuste will be the main wide out this season and the end result will dictate much of his draft stock next April.

UCLA

The talent amassed by the Bruins from several top recruiting classes will finally be available to the NFL next April.

Kenny Clark
is a difference maker on the defensive line. He’s an explosive interior lineman that’s impossible to handle or move from the point of attack. While there’s room for improvement I like his entire game and feel he comes with terrific upside.

Myles Jack is another forceful defender at linebacker. Very sudden in his game, Jack flashes on the scene and is a disruptive force. He’s not only good up the field but also stands out in pursuit and plays with a vicious style. The lack of size and growth limitations are an issue as Jack will fit just a few schemes at the next level.

Talk to ten difference people about cornerback Fabian Moreau and you’ll get fifteen different opinions, that’s how varied thoughts are about his game. He’s a well built defensive back with solid ball skills. I’m concerned as Moreau struggles making plays with his back to the ball and loses out in battles. Though I’ve seen some early projections for him I grade Moreau as a middle round nickel/dime back.

USC

The Trojans hope to contend for conference supremacy and possess a lot of next level talent on the roster.

Su’a Cravens is a forceful safety, disrupting the action up the field against the run while showing competent ball skills in coverage. Cravens is big boy, maybe too big for safety and may get consideration as a one-gap linebacker.

I see a lot of Mark Sanchez when I watch Cody Kessler. That’ not a knock as I believe if Kessler is used correctly, unlike the way Sanchez was during much of his career with the New York Jets, he can start and be a successful signal caller on Sunday. Kessler is an accurate passer who does not make mental errors but has size limitations.

Anthony Sarao will be downgraded as he’s not even 6-feet tall but on film he’s a terrific linebacker with a complete game. In the right system he will produce at the next level.

The current belief is Zach Banner will enter the 2016 draft but unless he significantly improves his game its a mistake off the ’14 film. Banner is a big bodied blocker but a lineman who shows little in the way of balance or the ability to consistently finish blocks due to his lack of balance.

Utah

The Utes enter the season with more than a half dozen seniors considered draftable by scouts. Overall I don’t see any prospect that really stands out.

Jared Norris is a smallish linebacker with incredible instincts. Norris is always around the ball making positive plays, defending the run or covering the pass. In the end I consider him a smaller version of James Laurinaitis; a very steady defender that does not make mental mistakes.

I want to like receiver Ken Scott but there’s just to much inconsistency in his game. He plays like a dominant game controlling receiver in many instances than just as quickly has catchable throws bouncing off his hands.

Washington

Unlike last year the Huskies won’t have any first round picks in the next draft but do offer one of the most underrated linebackers in the conference.

Travis Feeney is a terrific athlete and a three down prospect at linebacker. He’s quick up the field defending the run, gets depth on pass drops and also stands out in pursuit. I think his instincts need a bit of brushing up but believe if he plays productive, mistake free football Freeney could move into the third round.

Washington State

Not much from the Cougars. Dom Williams is a smallish receiver who could slide into the late rounds based on his return skills.