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Pac-12's Top 50 Players for 2014 50-41: Connor Halliday and Kevin Hogan fight for Top 50 spot

Players 50-41 in our 2014 pre-season player rankings.

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Honorable Mention

These guys all deserve a mention, but just missed out on making the Top 50.

Some quick shout outs for some of the players in honorable mention...

Hamlett is the conference's best tight end this season. Goff could easily lead the conference in passing yards and Perkins could end up being UCLA's best running back.

Connor Hamlett Sr. TE Oregon State, Dexter Charles Jr. G Washington, J.R. Tavai Sr. LB USC, Nate Phillips So. WR Arizona, Paul Perkins So. RB UCLA, Anthony Jefferson Sr. S UCLA, Jared Goff So. Cal, Dom Williams Jr. WR Washington State, Jaxon Hood Jr. DT Arizona State, Travis Feeney Jr. LB Washington

50. Kevin Hogan Jr. QB Stanford

One of the biggest enigma's in recent conference history, Hogan looked like a future Heisman candidate late in his freshman season, but looked like an utter mess at times as a sophomore. He has all of the physical tools and talent around him to still become a standout, but there is no guarantee that is going to happen.

49. Connor Halliday Sr. QB Washington State

Halliday might be the conference's most-prolific quarterback in Mike Leach's air raid offense, but unfortunately that also includes interceptions. Even though he does threw it to the other team too much, Halliday is the Cougars' lifeblood right now and is able to distribute the ball up and down the field to numerous receivers and if he can clean up the interceptions, he could be a Top 25-level talent.

48. Chris Harper Jr. WR Cal

The best receiver in the Bear Raid offense, Harper can fill up the stat sheet with catches and yards and is one of the most-consistent targets in the conference. He isn't overly flashy and he plays for a struggling team, but Harper is probably the best overall player on the Bears.

47. Scooby Wright So. LB Arizona

The walk-on quickly turned himself into one of the best defenders on the Wildcats as a true freshmen in 2013 and now looks to be Arizona's leader on defense in 2014. He doesn't have first round NFL athleticism, but great size and is a heady player that should be amongst the leaders in tackles in the Pac-12 the next three seasons.

46. Addison Gillam So. LB Colorado

Myles Jack may have gotten the most attention of any freshman linebacker in the conference, but Gillam was the best statistically. He is a tackling machine that brings a much-needed steady presence to Colorado's defense and if he could get more help from his front four, he could end up being a first-team All-Pac-12 performer.

45. Jason Whittingham Jr. LB Utah

Kyle Whittingham's nephew is an underrated talent that has serious athleticism along with 6'2 240 size. He is a big player that could step in for Trevor Reilly and bring some heat from the edge, racking up sacks and tackles-for-loss.

44. Josh Shaw Sr. CB USC

Shaw considered going to the NFL early, but came back and returns as one of the biggest and most versatile defensive backs in the conference. He has the size to play safety, but could also stay at cornerback with his athleticism and has the tools to turn into a first round pick if he plays well enough in 2014.

43. Gabe Marks Jr. WR Washington State

Halliday's top target might be the most consistent receiver in the conference and while he isn't an electric, big play guy, he is still one of the best receivers in the conference. He isn't outstanding at one particular thing but just does everything that you need a receiver to do well, well.

42. Alex Carter Jr. CB Stanford

A player with linebacker size and strength that plays cornerback, Carter could be the next defensive All-American for the Cardinal in 2014. He has the physicality to jam receivers and is also a standout in run defense, as pretty much every player on the Stanford defense is.

41. John Timu Sr. LB Washington

His linebacker mate Shaq Thompson might get more attention, but Timu is a four-year starter who is the heart of the Husky defense. He holds down the middle of the field and his leadership is one of the reason the Husky defense has improved so much the past couple of seasons.