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2015 Pac-12 position changes

Some Pac-12 players a poised to make major impacts at new positions in 2015.

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Connor Center - Colorado (So.) Tight End to Tackle

The 6'7 270 Center will bring some depth to the tackle position after starting his career as a tight end. It is not likely that he will be a starter in 2015, but his range and versatility will be a welcome addition to the Colorado offensive line and he will at least add some depth.

Su'a Cravens - USC (Jr.) Safety to Linebacker

Superstar Cravens has already played a lot of linebacker, but he will now move there full-time after splitting between the two spots earlier in his career. He will remain an all world player and should now make more plays in the backfield as a 100% linebacker.

D.J. Foster - Arizona State (Sr.) Running Back to Receiver

The nation's best pass-catching running back will finish his career catching passes full-time. Foster's speed and athleticism should make him an excellent player flanked outside and expect to see him do some damages on fly sweeps as well I assume.

Jalen Grimble - Oregon State (Sr.) Defensive Tackle to Defensive End

Small change here, but Grimble is moving outside in Oregon State's new defense. He is a touch small (6'2 280) for a true defensive tackle so the move to the edge could be to his and the Oregon State defense benefit as he brings more range to the position.

Chris Hawkins - USC (So.) Cornerback to Safety

Hawkins saw good time at cornerback in 2014, but with Cravens moving up to linebacker, he will slide over to safety and provide some great depth. His ability to play both positions will make him a valuable asset in a talent USC secondary.

Myles Jack - UCLA (Jr.) Outside Linebacker to Inside Linebacker

A minor move, but it sounds like All-American candidate Jack will be playing more inside linebacker than he has in the past.

Kevin King - Washington (Jr.) Safety to Cornerback

King has been a mainstay at safety for the Huskies the past two years, but he is sliding over to cornerback where his rangy frame (6'3 185) might be a better fit. It looks like he will likely be the starter opposite Sidney Jones in 2015.

DaVonte' Neal - Arizona (Jr.) Receiver to Cornerback

Neal is a smaller flat out playmaker who had 200 yards and two touchdowns receiving in 2014, but who got a bit lost in a shuffle in a deep and young Arizona receiver group. The Arizona secondary isn't as crowded as the receiver group and he should fight to potentially be a starter at cornerback.

Charles Nelson - Oregon (So.) Receiver to Cornerback

Nelson is similar to Neal as a very small (5'8 170) electric playmaker who looked great in 2014 as a receiver, but who got lost in an incredibly deep and young unit. He will immediately have a great shot at starting and will still likely see some time on offense.

Bubba Poole - Utah (Sr.) Running Back to Receiver

Poole was the back-up to star Devontae Booker in 2014 and is now sliding over to receiver to help out a weak unit for the Utes. He will still probably see some carries, but expect him to get a lot of targets at receiver with not many other options out wide for Utah going into the season.

Luke Rubenzer - Cal (So.) Quarterback to Safety

You might remember Rubenzer as the guy who would come in for Jared Goff occasionally to bring a running threat to the table. He moved to safety in the off-season and his athleticism has already made him a front runner to win a starting spot.

Jordan Simmons - USC (Jr.) Guard to Defensive Tackle

The Trojans are beyond loaded with young talent at guard so it makes sense that the massive (6'4 325) is moving over to defensive tackle where there might be more playing time. There is a lot of talent and experience at defensive tackle as well for the Trojans, so Simmons likely won't be a starter, but he will at least add great depth.

Jason Thompson - Utah (Jr.) Quarterback to Safety

Thompson transferred from Wyoming as a quarterback but has moved to safety to help out a gutted unit for Utah. He has great size (6'1 215) and looks to have a great shot at starting in 2015.

Najee Toran - UCLA (Fr.) Guard to Defensive Tackle

Toran was once a starter at guard for the Bruins, but he got lost in the shuffle over time and heads to the other side of the line where there might be more playing time available. He won't get past players like Kenny Clark and Eddie Vanderdoes, but he will provide some nice depth.