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Top 12 2015 Pac-12 defensive backs: Ishmael Adams best defensive back in Pac-12

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Ranking the Top 12 Pac-12 defensive backs coming into the 2015 season.

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1. Ishmael Adams Jr. CB UCLA

Not a great year for defensive backs in the conference with USC's Su'a Cravens moving to linebacker full-time, but Adams is the best of the bunch. Adams isn't just a great cover corner, he is a pure playmaker that can take interceptions to the house and help out in the run game.

2. Fabian Moreau Sr. CB UCLA

Moreau broke out in 2014, earning second-team All-Pac-12 honors. He has the size to be a physical corner, but is also really good against the run game.

3. Adoree Jackson So. CB USC

Jackson is a star in the making as a two-way player. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up being the best defensive back in the conference by the end of the year as he is one of the best athletes in the Pac-12.

4. Sidney Jones So. CB Washington

Baker might be the young Husky defensive back that gets most of the attention, but I like Jones even more. He's a long aggressive defender with good ball skills that could become the next lockdown corner at Washington.

5. Budda Baker So. S Washington

Baker is the conference's best safety as just a sophomore. He is on the smaller side for a safety, but is the best athlete in the conference at the position and will likely get some two-way action in 2015.

6. Jordan Simone Sr. S Arizona State

Simone is simply a tackling machine. He is the backbone and safety net of an Arizona State defense that takes a lot of risks.

7. Kevon Seymour Sr. CB USC

Seymour isn't a superstar in the making like Jackson, but is simply a very good cover corner in a year where there are not many great corners in the conference.

8. Jaleel Wadood So. S UCLA

A powerful presence at the back of the Bruin defense, Wadood is on the smaller side but can make tons of tackles and lay down big hits.

9. Kweishi Brown Sr. CB Arizona State

A physical corner with great size, Brown is coming into 2015 on a hot streak after a fantastic performance in the Sun Bowl.

10. Reggie Daniels Jr. S Oregon

Daniels is the last remaining starter from a star-studded 2014 defensive backfield. He isn't a star like Erick Dargan, but he is a good starter for the Ducks who will lead their new unit.

11. Tahaan Goodman Jr. S UCLA

Goodman is going to slide into being a full-time starter after having flashed a ton of talent as a part-time starter.

12. Lloyd Carrington Sr. CB Arizona State

A former Pitt transfer, Carrington is one of the toughest players on the Sun Devil defense and brings a ton of physicality to the corner position.