It’s the Super Bowl lull week and the perfect time to pick the best Pac-12 alumni from the NFL this season.
QB Aaron Rodgers Green Bay (Cal)
The Packers and Rodgers started out slow, but he ended up putting together another great season with another legendary playoff run. Still the king of Pac-12 NFL stars.
RB LaGarrette Blount New England (Oregon)
Put together the best year of his career at 30 with more than 1,100 yards and 18 touchdowns. Replaces Marshawn Lynch as the Pac-12’s tough-running NFL star running back.
RB Jonathan Stewart Carolina (Oregon)
Followed up last year’s rebound year with another good one. Ran for more than 800 yards and scored nine touchdowns.
WR Brandin Cooks New Orleans (Oregon State)
One of the best big play receivers in the league and Drew Brees’ favorite target. He finished with more than 110 catches for more than 1,100 yards and nearly double-digit touchdowns.
WR Doug Baldwin Seattle (Stanford)
Another great year for Baldwin as Russell Wilson’s best target. He had nearly 100 catches for more than 1,100 yards with seven touchdown catches.
TE Zach Ertz Philadelphia (Stanford)
Rob Gronkowski owns this spot, but he was hurt too much this year. Ertz fills the hole with the best year of his career. He had more than 70 catches for more than 800 yards with four touchdowns.
T Tyron Smith Dallas (USC)
First-team All-Pro and another Pro Bowl while plowing the way for Ezekiel Elliott to lead the NFL in rushing. Just another as one of the best players in the league at any position.
G David DeCastro Pittsburgh (Stanford)
Continues to be one of the best interior linemen in the NFL and made another Pro Bowl. He helped Le’Veon Bell tear up defenses this year.
C Alex Mack Atlanta (Cal)
Second-Team All-Pro and another Pro Bowl while helping Atlanta turn around their offensive line play.
G Andy Levitre Atlanta (Oregon State)
Another piece which helped Atlanta turn around its offensive line and a solid interior offensive lineman.
T David Bakhtiari Green Bay (Colorado)
He had a breakout year in 2016, earning second-team All-Pro honors. An emerging star at tackle.
DL Jurrell Casey Tennessee (USC)
Made his second-straight Pro Bowl and finished with more than 30 tackles and five sacks.
DL Cameron Jordan New Orleans (Cal)
Made some All-Pro teams after a big year. Finished with more than 50 tackles and had 7.5 sacks.
DL Everson Griffen Minnesota (USC)
Had another great season with nearly 50 tackles and eight sacks.
DL Leonard Williams Jets (USC)
Made his first Pro Bowl after a big season. Finished with nearly 70 tackles and seven sacks.
LB Lorenzo Alexander Buffalo (Cal)
Made second-team All-Pro and his second Pro Bowl in a rebound year. He finished with 12.5 sacks and an interception.
LB Vontaze Burfict Cincinnati (Arizona State)
Another great year for the veteran. More than 100 tackles and two sacks and two interceptions.
LB Nick Perry Green Bay (USC)
Emerged as an elite pass rusher. Finished with more than 50 tackles and 11 sacks.
DB Marcus Peters Kansas City (Washington)
Quickly turned into arguably the league’s best cornerback. Made first-team All-Pro and a second-straight Pro Bowl. He had six interceptions in 2016.
DB Richard Sherman Seattle (Stanford)
Just another Pro Bowl year for Sherman. Finished with four interceptions in 2016.
DB Eric Weddle Baltimore (Utah)
Had a great first year with the Ravens. He had nearly 90 tackles, four interceptions and 13 pass break ups.
DB Patrick Chung New England (Oregon)
The veteran keeps just having great seasons. Finished with more than 90 tackles.
K Mason Crosby Green Bay (Colorado)
Made a huge, huge kick in Dallas and is one of the best veteran kickers in the league.
P Johnny Hekker Rams (Oregon State)
Third season as first-team All-Pro and was elected to another Pro Bowl.
R Marqise Lee Jacksonville (USC)
Returned a kickoff for a touchdown this year.
QB Andrew Luck Indianapolis (Stanford)
RB Jacquizz Rodgers Tampa Bay (Oregon State)
RB Devontae Booker Denver (Utah)
WR Marvin Jones Detroit (Cal)
WR DeSean Jackson Washington (Cal)
TE Coby Fleener New Orleans (Stanford)
T Nate Solder New England (Colorado)
G Shawn Lauvao Washington (Arizona State)
C Max Unger New Orleans (Oregon)
G Xavier Su’a-Filo Houston (UCLA)
T Mitchell Schwartz Kansas City (Cal)
DL Trent Murphy Washington (Stanford)
DL Tyson Alualu Jacksonville (Cal)
DL DeForest Buckner San Francisco (Oregon)
DL David Parry Indianapolis (Stanford)
LB Deone Bucannon Arizona (Washington State)
LB Mason Foster Washington (Washington)
LB Kiko Alonso Miami (Oregon)
DB Sean Smith Oakland (Utah)
DB Jairus Byrd New Orleans (Oregon)
DB Steven Nelson Kansas City (Arizona State)
DB T.J. Ward Denver (Oregon)
K Kai Forbath Minnesota (UCLA)
P Bryan Anger Tampa Bay (Cal)R Kenjon Barner Philadelphia (Oregon)