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Pac-12 post-regular season top 2018 NFL Draft prospects: Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold at the top of the board

Who are the Top 12 Pac-12 prospects for the next NFL Draft?

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  1. Josh Rosen Jr. QB UCLA

Rosen has seemed to taken the crown for the draft’s top QB prospect back from Darnold. The guy has a lot of question marks, but he can just plain sling the ball around and looks like an NFL quarterback. Jared Goff coming of age in the NFL probably helps him as he reminds me a lot of Goff.

2. Sam Darnold So. QB USC

Darnold has been underwhelming in 2017, but closed huge with an epic performance in the Pac-12 Championship Game. He could shoot back up to the top of the board with a good enough performance in the Cotton Bowl. He still might declare no matter how well he does though.

3. Vita Vea Jr. DT Washington

The Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year is 340 pounds of powerful fury. He could go as high as the Top Five. He’s arguably a better version of Danny Shelton who went in the Top 10 from the Huskies a few years ago.

4. Trey Adams Jr. T Washington

He was the top prospect in the draft from the Pac-12 before he injured his knee in October. He’s still a first round prospect, but likely will not declare so he can heal up and come back next year.

5. Isaiah Oliver Jr. CB Colorado

Athletic corner with great size who locked down opposing receivers all season. A borderline first round pick in a deep class for cornerbacks.

6. Justin Reid Jr. S Stanford

Turned into the best safety in the Pac-12 in 2017 and now has red hot NFL stock. He’s balanced, athletic and can hit with Stanford’s physical pedigree. A potential first round pick.

7. Bryce Love Jr. RB Stanford

He might be the best pure player in the country, but 195-pound running backs just rarely work in the NFL so he’s a late-first rounder at best and maybe second rounder.

8. Kolton Miller Jr. T UCLA

Emerged as UCLA’s best offensive lineman this year and is an elite NFL prospect at 6’8 300 pounds with great athleticism. Close to a first round pick.

9. Iman Marshall Jr. CB USC

He has fallen down the board after a so-so year, but he’s still a great prospect at 6’1 200. He shouldn’t fall further than the second round.

10. Dante Pettis Sr. WR Washington

The best punt returner in NCAA history is also a super smooth receiver with great hands and route running skills. Could easily be taken in the second round.

11. Cameron Smith Jr. LB USC

One of the draft’s best inside linebacker prospect. Has great size at 6’2 250 and great production at USC.

12. Royce Freeman Sr. RB Oregon

Will finally leave college and be a prototypical NFL back at 5’11 230 with endless amounts of yards.

Others to consider

Tyrell Crosby Sr. T Oregon

Luke Falk Sr. QB Washington State

Porter Gustin Jr. DE USC

Ronald Jones Jr. RB USC

Uchenna Nwosu Sr. LB USC