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Top 10 2016 Pac-12 impact transfers: grad transfer QBs leading Cal and Oregon

These transfers will be huge additions for their new teams in 2016.

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Transfers are more and more a part of the Pac-12 each year and there is a very talented group of players who will be suiting up for new teams in the Pac-12 in 2016. Here are the 10 who I think will have the biggest impacts in order.

10. Brayden Kearsley Jr. C Oregon State (BYU) - The Oregon native known for having a nasty streak as a lineman in high school saw action in his two seasons at BYU and is now eligible to continue his career in Corvallis and help a Beaver offensive line that really needs it. He has a shot at earning a starting job or at least getting into the rotation.

9. Daniel Imatorbhebhe Fr. TE USC (Florida) - An intriguing athlete who was good enough to get signed by the Gators, Imatorbhebhe is in the thick of a crowded pack of tight ends at USC, but he his receiver-level athleticism at 240 pounds is what could earn him a potential starting spot and at least regular targets.

8. Zac Morgan Sr. T Oregon (Dayton) - Morgan was an all-conference player at the FCS level and now steps up for one year for the Ducks who need help replacing Tyler Johnstone at tackle. Even if he doesn't win the starting job, the 6'7 280 senior could be an big, experienced asset in their tackle rotation.

7. Stevie Tuikolovatu Sr. DT USC (Utah) - The 6'1 320 grad transfer left a crowded Utah defensive line and will now be right in the thick of one who doesn't have a single upperclassman lineman like him in the fold. The younger burgeoning stars like Noah Jefferson and Jacob Daniel might end up starting, but he will provide excellent, experienced depth at the very least.

6. Jeremiah Stuckey Sr. G Cal (Texas A&M) - Stuckey comes back home to the Bay Area after starting at Texas A&M. He has a great chance to be the other starting guard opposite arguably the conference's best in Chris Borrayo.

5. Vic Wharton So. WR Cal (Tennessee) - The Bears need a lot of instant help at receiver after losing all of their significant pass catchers from 2015 and Wharton is a huge get for them. He saw major action in his one year at Tennessee and could start right away in Berkeley.

4. Michael Barton Sr. LB Arizona (Cal) - A huge in-conference transfer for the Wildcats to help shore up their linebacker group without Scooby Wright. Barton was a starter for the Bears who was honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore.

3. Darell Garretson Jr. QB Oregon State (Utah State) - And now onto the quarterbacks... Andersen brought over Garretson and he won the starting job in his first spring where he was eligible. A veteran leader, he could help the Beavers climb out of the cellar and win a Pac-12 game after starting freshmen in 2015.

2. Dakota Prukop Sr. QB Oregon (Montana State) - The Ducks may be starting a Big Sky grad transfer at quarterback for the second-straight year. Prukop didn't earn the starting job in spring, but came out as a slight favorite at least.

1. Davis Webb Sr. QB Cal (Texas Tech) - Cal scored huge when they got an experienced, skilled quarterback from a similar system to transfer to Berkeley and fill in for Jared Goff. Getting Webb could buy the Bears at least a win or two this year and keep them from bottoming out.