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Top 50 2016 Pac-12 players 11-20: Budda Baker turning into a star

We continue our countdown of the best players in the Pac-12 in 2016.

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20. Jake Browning So. QB Washington - Browning came of age as a true freshman starter and looks ready to take the next step towards all-conference QB as a sophomore. His 2015 stats were very comparable to Josh Rosen's.

19. Josh Rosen So. QB UCLA - Rosen lived up to the hype as a true freshman starter and is now ready to compete for the king's crown of Pac-12 QBs. He could move way up these rankings if his other skill position players evolve around him.

18. Ronald Jones So. RB USC - Jones ran for just under 1,000 yards at 6.5 yards a crack in 2015 as a true freshman, but I have the feeling he is poised to do a lot more. He might be the most dangerous back in the conference not named McCaffrey.

17. Johnny Caspers Sr. G Stanford - The last remaining proven stud from the 2015 Cardinal offensive line will take over as the leader of the unit. The best interior offensive lineman in the conference this year.

16. Myles Gaskin So. RB Washington - Gaskin exploded as a freshman with 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns. He already looks like the next Chris Polk or Bishop Sankey for the Huskies.

15. Deon Hollins Sr. LB UCLA - The second-team All-Pac-12 selection is one of the most-experienced linebackers in the conference and the next in line of great UCLA linebackers. Maybe not a more-complete linebacker in the conference.

14. Marcus Williams Jr. S Utah - First-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2015 who has five interceptions. He is a fantastic all-around safety who can rack up tackles and pass breakups who is the leader of the Utes' back four.

13. Eddie Vanderdoes Jr. DE UCLA - This could be the season we see Vanderdoes healthy and at full-steam. He has more potential than maybe any other defensive player in the conference to become a star and I think he is ready.

12. Budda Baker Jr. S Washington - Baker might be the fastest safety in the country and uses his speed to have insane range in pass defense. He seems ready to break out with an All-American-level season.

11. Conor McDermott Sr. T UCLA - A 6'9 310-pound monster will compete with Zach Banner to be the best lineman, let alone 6'9 lineman in the conference. The cornerstone of the Bruin offense in 2016.