1. Scooby Wright III Jr. LB Arizona
Wright is one of the best players and best stories in recent Pac-12 history. He might have been the best defensive player in the nation as a sophomore and should only be better with another year of seasoning. He is my initial leader to become the Pac-12's MVP for 2015.
2. Myles Jack Jr. LB UCLA
Jack made a name for himself as a two-way player, but I think this is the year he simply becomes a star linebacker. You simply rarely see a linebacker that can move as well as Jack does and I expect him to make even more plays as a defender as the UCLA defense grows around him in 2015.
3. Su'a Cravens Jr. LB USC
It is the year of the linebacker in the Pac-12. Craven's one of the nation's best safeties has moved full-time to linebacker and immediately becomes an All-American candidate at a different position.
4. Jared Goff Jr. QB Cal
For my money the best quarterback in the conference. He has NFL skills and plays in an offense that produces countless passing yards and touchdowns. I think he has a great 2015 and become a first round draft pick in 2016.
5. Cody Kessler Sr. QB USC
Things are setting up for Kessler to have a huge year and solidify himself as a Trojan QB legend. He isn't the flashy player that some of his USC QB predecessors were, but he is a solid all-around player that should have a massive year.
6. DeForest Buckner Sr. DE Oregon
Buckner may have been a first round draft pick had he declared after his junior season. A 6'6 290 monster, he is a nightmare on defense against the run and the pass and will be the centerpiece of the Oregon defense in 2015.
7. Max Tuerk Sr. C USC
The best offensive lineman in the conference in a loaded year for linemen and centers. He is everything you want in an offensive lineman - big, strong, agile, versatile and polished. He is going to lead a really good USC line group.
8. Isaac Seumalo Jr. C Oregon State
It is tough to figure out where to put Seumalo after missing all of 2014 due to injury. If healthy, he might be the best center in the nation, but it is still unclear when he will even come back from his injury.
9. Devontae Booker Sr. RB Utah
There are a ton of great running backs in the Pac-12 this season and Booker is the best and most proven of the bunch. I thought he was going to take off for the NFL after last season, but the Utes scored big and he is back to tear up Pac-12 defenses for one more year.
10. Royce Freeman So. RB Oregon
Freeman is big-time and was arguably the best running back in the conference last year as a true freshman. He is going to put up huge numbers in Oregon's system as a running back who has the rare skill set to eventually become a first round draft pick.