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2015 Top 100 Pac-12 football players - 21-30: Nelson Spruce Pac-12's best receiver

We count down to the Pac-12's top player in 2015.

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21. Nelson Spruce Sr. WR Colorado

The Pac-12's leading returning receiver Spruce was a one-man team at times for the Buffs. He could challenge for All-American status if he can improve his performance against top-level teams.

22. Jared Norris Sr. LB Utah

Like Hunter Dimick, Norris was quietly a major stud on the Utes really good defense in 2014. He is probably the best linebacker in the conference after the elite trio of Wright, Jack and Cravens.

23. Cayleb Jones Jr. WR Arizona

Jones made a huge impact in his first season after transferring from Texas with more than 1,000 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. He is the rare breed of receiver with the size to go over top of defenders that can also beat them in a foot race with his speed.

24. Byron Marshall Sr. WR Oregon

Marshall went from 1,000-yard running back to 1,000-yard receiver. He is a almost like a bigger, slightly less flashy De'Anthony Thomas for the Ducks.

25. Kevin Anderson Sr. LB Stanford

Anderson is another huge Stanford linebacker that is skilled at making plays in the backfield. He will be one of the conference's best tacklers and best linebackers at making tackles for-loss in the Pac-12 in 2015.

26. Storm Woods Sr. RB Oregon State

Woods hasn't been able to replicate his huge freshman season, but as a lone feature back with Big Ten back-experienced coach Gary Andersen at the helm and no veteran quarterback, maybe he can as a senior.

27. Fabian Moreau Sr. CB UCLA

A second-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2014, Moreau emerged as one of the conference's best defensive backs. He has a great combination of ball skills and tackling skills for run support.

28. Christian Westerman Sr. G Arizona State

Westerman transferred from Texas and quickly became a standout on the Sun Devil offensive line. He might be the best guard in the conference.

29. Thomas Tyner Jr. RB Oregon

Tyner has been banged up for much of his career and will lose a lot of carries to Royce Freeman but he might be the second-best running back in the conference after Freeman. He showed just how good he can be in the Rose Bowl.

30. Jordan Payton Sr. WR UCLA

Payton had a breakout year in 2014 with nearly 1,000 yards receiving and seven touchdowns. He should break the 1,000-yard barrier in 2015.