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The 100 best Pac-12 players of the past 10 years 11-20: Taylor Mays an all-time great?

We continue our countdown of the best Pac-12 players of the past 10 years.

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20. Johnathan Franklin RB UCLA - The Mayor of Westwood torched UCLA records in his career and played a huge part in taking the Bruins to the next level under Jim Mora. He had just a hair under 5,000 all-purpose yards in his career and scored 34 touchdowns.

19. Leonard Williams DE USC - Williams was a man among boys in his three-year Trojan career. He was arguably the pure best defensive player in the conference as a sophomore and junior, a two-time first-team All-American and first-team all-conference player who finished his career with more than 200 tackles (astounding for a defensive lineman), 20 sacks and 35 tackles for-loss.

18. DeForest Buckner DE Oregon - Buckner had an all-time-great senior season at Oregon as he was a first-team All-American and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year who may have been the best defensive player in the nation. He finished his career with 232 tackles, 36 tackles for-loss and 18 sacks while causing havoc for opposing offenses.

17. Marqise Lee WR USC - Lee had arguably the best season in Pac-12 wide receiver history in 2012 as he won the Biletnikoff Award, was a first-team All-American and finished fourth in Heisman voting. He finished his career with more than 3,600 yards and 29 touchdowns and also returned two kicks for touchdowns.

16. Jacquizz Rodgers RB Oregon State - Rodgers ran all over the Pac-12 in his three-year career and was the 2008 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. He had just under 5,000 total yards in his career and scored 51 touchdowns.

15. Scooby Wright LB Arizona - Wright had one of the best one-year defensive performances in Pac-12 history in 2014 when he won the Lombardi, Nagurski, Bednarik and Lambert Awards while also winning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and helping Arizona to a Pac-12 South title. He finished with 236 tackles, 38 for-loss and 14 sacks in just two years of play.

14. Stephen Paea DT Oregon State - Good luck running up the middle against the Beavers when Paea was there. He was dominate along the line, won two Morris Trophies, Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 and was a two-time first-team all-conference selection. He had 29 tackles for-loss and 14 sacks in just three seasons.

13. Ka'Deem Carey RB Arizona - Carey simply ran and ran and ran all over everyone in his three-year Arizona career and was just 71 yards away from cracking the 2,000-yard mark in 2012. He was two-time first-team all-conference and All-America and won Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2013. He finished his career just a hair under 5,000 all-purpose yards and scored 52 touchdowns.

12. Alex Mack C Cal - Not a household name playing the gloryless position of center, but Mack is an all-time great. A three-time first-team all-conference selection, two-time Morris Trophy winner and Draddy Trophy winner, he is one of the best to ever play center in the Pac-12.

11. Taylor Mays S USC - The definition of a career award, Mays never had a banner year, but was a three-time first-team All-American and a second-team member the off year and was all-conference his entire career. He was arguably one of the best defensive players in the Pac-12 at any position for four-straight years.