Mariota

Rankings of the top 104 NFL prospects from the PAC 12
Conference.

Pac 12 Rankings
Rnd Full Name School Pos Year

1st

Marcus Mariota

Oregon

QB

4Jr

1st

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

Oregon

CB

4Sr

1st

Leonard Williams

USC

DE

3Jr

1st

Andrus Peat

Stanford

T

3Jr

2nd

Brett Hundley

UCLA

QB

4Jr

2nd

Marcus Peters

Washington

CB

4Jr

3rd

Dres Anderson

Utah

WR

5Sr

3rd

Owamagbe Odighizuwa

UCLA

DE

5Sr

3rd

Jake Fisher

Oregon

T

4Sr

3rd

Ellis McCarthy

UCLA

DT

3Jr

3-4

Hroniss Grasu

Oregon

C

5Sr

3-4

Hayes Pullard

USC

OLB

5Sr

3-4

Ty Montgomery

Stanford

WR

4Sr

4th

Nate Orchard

Utah

OLB

4Sr

4th

Eric Rowe

Utah

S

4Sr

4th

Austin Hill

Arizona

WR

5Sr

4th

Stephane Nembot

Colorado

T

4Jr

4th

Jaelen Strong

Arizona State

WR

4Jr

4-5

Torian White

x-UCLA

T

4Jr

4-5

Danny Shelton

Washington

DT

4Sr

4-5

Shaq Thompson

Washington

S

3Jr

4-5

Jake Brendel

UCLA

C

4Jr

5th

Sean Mannion

Oregon State

QB

5Sr

5th

James Vaughters

Stanford

OLB

4Sr

5th

Henry Anderson

Stanford

DT

5Sr

5-6

Aundrey Walker

USC

T

4Sr

5-6

Eric Kendricks

UCLA

ILB

5Sr

6th

Jordan Richards

Stanford

S

4Sr

6th

Alex Carter

Stanford

CB

3Jr

6th

AJ Tarpley

Stanford

ILB

5Sr

6th

Jamil Douglas

Arizona State

G

5Sr

6th

Tony Washington

Oregon

OLB

5Sr

6th

Visesio Salt

Utah

G

5Sr

6th

Jalen Jefferson

California

ILB

4Jr

6th

Tre Madden

USC

RB

4Jr

6th

Antwaun Woods

USC

DT

4Jr

6th

DeForest Buckner

Oregon

DE

3Jr

6-7

Tyler Johnstone

Oregon

T

4Jr

6-7

Cody Kessler

USC

QB

4Jr

7th

Ryan Murphy

Oregon State

S

5Sr

7th

Joshua Shaw

USC

CB

5Sr

7th

Daniel Munyer

Colorado

C

5Sr

7th

Arik Armstead

Oregon

DE

3Jr

FA

Mickey Baucus

Arizona

T

5Sr

FA

Marcus Hardison

Arizona State

DT

4Sr

FA

De’Marieya Nelson

Arizona State

TE

5Sr

FA

Max Tuerk

USC

G

3Jr

FA

Devon Cajuste

Stanford

WR

4Jr

FA

Pharaoh Brown

Oregon

TE

3Jr

FA

Chris Harper

California

WR

3Jr

FA

Sioasi Aiono

Utah

G

4Jr

FA

Michael Lowe

California

S

5Sr

FA

Connor Hamlett

Oregon State

TE

5Sr

FA

Kalafitoni Pole

Washington St

DT

5Sr

FA

Soma Vainuku

USC

FB

5Sr

FA

Anthony Sarao

USC

OLB

4Jr

FA

John Tavai

USC

OLB

4Sr

FA

Randall Telfer

USC

TE

5Sr

FA

Byron Marshall

Oregon

RB

3Jr

FA

Bralon Addison

Oregon

WR

3Jr

FA

Wayne Lyons

Stanford

CB

4Sr

FA

Kevin Hogan

Stanford

QB

4Jr

FA

Micah Hatchie

Washington

T

5Sr

FA

Nelson Agholor

USC

WR

3Jr

FA

Storm Woods

Oregon State

RB

5Sr

FA

Fabbians Ebbele

Arizona

T

5Sr

FA

Brennan Scarlett

California

OLB

4Sr

FA

Steven Nelson

Oregon State

CB

4Sr

FA

Gegory Henderson

Colorado

CB

4Sr

FA

Kasen Williams

Washington

WR

4Sr

FA

Tyler McCulloch

Colorado

WR

4Sr

FA

Anthony Jefferson

UCLA

S

5Sr

FA

Hamani Stevens

Oregon

G

5Sr

FA

Hau’Oli Kikaha

Washington

DE

5Sr

FA

Tra’Mayne Bondurant

Arizona

S

4Sr

FA

Terron Ward

Oregon State

RB

4Sr

FA

Derrick Malone

Oregon

OLB

5Sr

FA

Joel Skotte

Oregon State

ILB

3Jr

FA

Kristoff Williams

Washington St

WR

5Sr

FA

Jacoby Hale

Utah

ILB

5Sr

FA

Donell Alexander

Oregon State

OLB

4Sr

FA

Erick Dargan

Oregon

S

5Sr

FA

David Parry

Stanford

DT

5Sr

FA

Avery Sebastian

California

S

4Sr

FA

Bryce Treggs

California

WR

3Jr

FA

Jordan Rigsbee

California

G

4Jr

FA

Vince Mayle

Washington St

WR

5Sr

FA

Rodney Hardrick

Oregon

ILB

4Jr

FA

John Timu

Washington

ILB

4Sr

FA

Lamar Dawson

USC

ILB

4Sr

FA

Mike Criste

Washington

C

5Sr

FA

Jordon James

UCLA

RB

5Sr

FA

Taylor Kelly

Arizona State

QB

5Sr

FA

Tyrequek Zimmerman

Oregon State

S

4Sr

FA

Caleb Smith

Oregon State

TE

3Jr

FA

Connor Halliday

Washington St

QB

5Sr

FA

Ben Rhyne

Stanford

P

5Sr

FA

Charles Wynn

Oregon State

DE

4Sr

FA

Jared Tevis

Arizona

S

4Sr

FA

Chris Adcock

California

G

5Sr

FA

Tevin Carter

Utah

S

4Sr

FA

Gregory Reese

Utah

DE

4Sr

FA

Westlee Tonga

Utah

TE

4Sr

FA

Nick Forbes

California

ILB

4Sr

Arizona

Scouts eagerly anticipate the return of receiver Austin Hill. They’ve stamped him as a second day draft pick based off his 2012 film, which I think is reasonable despite the fourth round grade I gave him. The health of his knee plus the speed and route running skills he displays this season will be the determining factor. An exceptional campaign could push Hill into the top 45 picks of 2015.

The same opinion is not shared over the Arizona tackles, Mickey Baucus and Fabbians Ebbele. Early in their Arizona careers I pegged both as prospects to watch yet neither seemed to develop their games. I view both as nothing more than size prospects.

Arizona State

Many were surprised by the fourth round grade I gave Jaelen Strong, with some claiming I “lost all credibility”; such is life. On film Strong presents himself as an averaged sized receiver with average speed and quickness. And while he makes a few nice receptions what’s most disconcerting is the way he often loses out in battles and does not come away with contested passes.

If there’s a sleeper prospect to be found from the Sun Devils senior class its defensive lineman Marcus Hardison. The junior college transfer comes with outstanding size/speed numbers and large degree of athleticism. He has the physical ability to line up as a three technique tackle or a two-gap end. Hardison showed brief flashes last season but must put it all together in 2015 to move up the radar.

California

Safety Michael Lowe is the only Cal senior who receives mention in scouting circles. Lowe is a legitimate NFL prospect and considering the number of late round safeties the program has put into the league, he’s one to watch.

Colorado

The Buffs continue the long road back to respectability. Two of their offensive linemen must be kept on the radar. Junior Stephane Nembot reminds me of recently drafted Billy Turner (North Dakota State) in style and substance. Senior Daniel Munyer is not spoken about by scouts but has been a productive starter at both guard and center. He has size limitations but would be a terrific fit for a zone/motion blocking scheme.

I’ll be following Tyler McCulloch closely this season. After showing flashes of NFL ability in 2012, he seemed to fall off the map last year. With Paul Richardson gone lets see if McCulloch steps up and takes on a big time role this season.

Oregon

One aspect of watching film over the summer I enjoy is affirming where I was correct on a player or witnessing what I may have missed. I can tell you after breaking down the Oregon film my feelings that Marcus Mariota would’ve been the first quarterback selected in the 2014 draft had he opted to declare were confirmed. Mariota is an exciting prospect in every way; physically, intellectually, instinctively. I’m told one of the primary reasons Maroita stayed for another college season was his age; he would’ve been a 20 year old rookie if he entered the draft and the feeling in his inner circle was that’s too young for a signal caller in the NFL.

The Ducks other top ten prospect, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, would’ve also been the first player selected at his position had he entered the draft. After watching the film and talking to scouts the feeling is forty time/speed will be the only outstanding question on Ekpre-Olomu’s game.

Many feel center Hroniss Grasu will be downgraded because of poor measurables. A west coast scout told me its not a concern as the Ducks offensive lineman will measure over 6-feet/3-inches and right around 300-pounds.

Oregon State

There’s not a whole lot at Oregon State that excites me. I like the arm and moxy of Sean Mannion but he lacks that wow factor.

Safety Ryan Murphy is a skilled defensive back with nice size but average athleticism and range.

Stanford

There’s a good amount of NFL talent on the Stanford roster yet only a single prospect I label elite Tackle Andrus Peat has the size, athleticism and footwork to start on the left side in the NFL. I’d just wish he’d develop a nasty streak.

Scouts rate Ty Montgomery as a potential second round choice but his size and inconsistent hands worry me.

Weeks ago I wrote about James Vaughters, who draws a variety of opinion in the scouting community. When mentioning the name of Vaughters several scouts anxiously nod their heads up and down while others give a quizzical look as if to ask “who?”. Vaghters has the physical skills to play at the next level but needs to translate those talents into production.

Henry Anderson and AJ Tarpley are two Stanford seniors who will be under drafted next April (last day) then go on to have long NFL careers if placed in the right system. Neither are great athletes and both come with average size/speed numbers yet Anderson and Tarpley are tough, instinctual players with polished games.

UCLA

Two scouting friends concurred with my second round grade of Brett Hundley and one is of the opinion he’s a third round passer. Hundley most definitely has first round potential but needs to turn from thrower to passer. The information he received all last season from scouts was to return for one more year of college ball and Hundley should be applauded for heeding their recommendations.

When I watched Owamagbe Odighizuwa last summer I was blown away. Much of the talk understandably centered around Anthony Barr yet many stamped Cassius Marsh as the Bruins top defensive line prospect. Odighizuwa sat on the sidelines in 2013 with a hip injury yet scouts rightfully gave him high grades moving towards the 2014 campaign. He reminds me of former Tennessee Volunteer and New York Jet Shaun Ellis in that he plays with an explosive, strong and athletic style.

Linemate Ellis McCarthy is another who jumps off the film, though he does so sporadically. At the top of his game McCarthy is a difference maker up front but he also disappears for stretches.

It’ll be interesting to see what becomes of former Bruin Torian White. The left tackle looked good in 2012 then dominated during a brief tenure last year before his season was halted with a broken ankle. White was dismissed from the Bruins program after the school found him responsible for two instances of sexual misconduct. He offers tremendous next level potential but obviously comes with baggage.

USC

The Trojans have lost out to rival UCLA in the recruiting wars but USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams has the ability to be an early first round pick next April. Williams is a nice combination of size, growth potential, athleticism and explosion. He’s scheme diverse and can play several spots up front.

Hayes Pullard is a smallish prospect (more short than small) with growth limitations but a terrific pursuit linebacker with solid instincts.

I thought Aundrey Walker took a step back last season after moving from left tackle to guard. Based off his sophomore film of ’12, Walker looked like a potential top 100 pick.

Many disagree with my grade on receiver Nelson Agholor, with some sending me hate mail and guaranteeing Agholor is a lock 2nd round pick. I’m sure my free agent ranking was a bit low but breaking down Agholor I see a solid college receiver who lacks the size and speed to be anything other than a fifth wide out at the next level. His inability to win out for contested passes is also an issue.

Utah

I was impressed with receiver Dres Anderson after breaking down the film. I see a lot of Paul Richardson in his game, though he’s not as fast.

A second Ute I think to be underrated is safety Eric Rowe. He’s sized well and displays terrific range outside the numbers, presenting himself as a strong run defender with solid ball skills.

While I like Nate Orchard, I expected more from him in 2013 off the 2012 film. He’s a solid prospect but DeMarcus Lawrence he is not.

Washington

The strength of the Husky prospects can be found on the defensive side of the ball. I’m high on cornerback Marcus Peters and believe with a good season and solid pre-draft forty times the junior could end up in the first round (assuming he enters). He’s physical, instinctive and possesses tremendous ball skills.

Linebacker Shaq Thompson is a playmaker with great athleticism. Size, or lack thereof, is an issue. Will Thompson be selected in the draft as a linebacker ala Ryan Shazier? Or does he move to strong safety?

Scouts love Hau’Oli Kikaha and why not? His totals last season included 15.5 tackles for loss with 13 sacks. My concerns for Kikaha are measurables (average size with questionable speed) plus a pair of knee injuries suffered in 2011 and 2012.