The Pac-12 has as much talent as any conference in the country, so it comes as no surprise that several of the top players eligible for the 2017 NFL Draft are from the conference. Here are the top six draft prospects from the Pac-12:
6) Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
Falk turned heads in 2015, passing for 4,561 yards and 38 touchdowns while completing 69 percent of his passes. His stats are boosted by playing in head coach Mike Leach's spread, pass-happy offense, but there's no doubt he has the size (6'4"), arm strength and accuracy to become a good player in the league.
5) Zach Banner, OT, USC
Banner is a mammoth of a man at 6'9" and 360 lbs, instantly making him one of the top tackle prospects in the class. Throw in his surprisingly quick feet and smooth athleticism, he's the kind of guy that can be a future franchise left tackle. He needs to improve his run blocking, but he's oozing with potential.
4) Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
At 5'11" and 230 lbs, Freeman has perhaps the scariest combination of power and speed in the 2017 draft. He has racked up over 3,200 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns during his first two seasons in Eugene, showing ability to gash defenses both between the tackles and on the perimeter. Plus, he's a good receiver out of the backfield.
3) JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
Smith-Schuster is the kind of dynamic athlete that gives him superstar potential. He has very good size at 6'2" and 215 lbs to go along with that athleticism, but most importantly, he's a football player - not an athlete that is trying to play football. Smith-Schuster is an excellent route-runner with superb hands.
2) Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
McCaffrey obliterated Barry Sanders' all-purpose yardage record in 2015, racking up 3,903 so far. No player in the nation does more in all three facets of the game (offense, defense and special teams) than McCaffrey. Even with a new quarterback set to take over after Kevin Hogan's graduation, he'll have the Cardinal in the CFP chase next year - and that all-around ability will make him a valuable asset at the next level.
1) Adoree' Jackson, CB/WR/KR, USC
Jackson is hoping to qualify for the 2016 Olympics as a long-jumper, but he's far more than a track guy playing football. Using his elite athleticism, Jackson has shown the ability and techique to be a shutdown corner - now he just has to do it consistently to ensure he'll be a high draft pick in 2017.Back to the Pac-12 Newsfeed
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