31. Quenton Meeks Jr. CB Stanford
Meeks was banged up in 2016, but the 6’2 205 corner could easily emerge as the conference’s best cornerback in 2017. He has all the tools and has shown the ability. Just needs to stay healthy.
32. Porter Gustin Jr. DE USC
The 6’5 265 Gustin is a DE/LB and an outrageous player who can rush the passer and stuff the run on the edge. He reminds me of the great USC linebackers of the mid-2000s.
33. Peyton Pelleur Sr. LB Washington State
An underrated Cougar defender who is a sure tackler with the size to make plays in the backfield. A senior leader for their defense.
34. Iman Marshall Jr. CB USC
Great size and athlete, this former blue chip recruit is ready for a breakout season. He has first round pick written all over him.
35. Harrison Phillips Sr. DT Stanford
Phillips is the next difference maker up front on defense for the Cardinal. He should take over for Solomon Thomas and while he is not that kind of athlete, he is a force against the run.
36. Viane Talamaivao Sr. G USC
A veteran of the offensive, Talamaivao is a boulder on the inside who could be better than 2016 standout Trojan guard Damien Mama who left for the NFL.
37. Rasheem Green Jr. DT USC
Yet another Trojan with all the talent in the world. Green has the tools to be a dominant defensive tackle and should start to turn into one in 2017.
38. Bryce Love Jr. RB Stanford
Love showed he is ready to become Stanford’s next great running back in the Sun Bowl, filling in for Christian McCaffrey. He should shine as the full-time feature back in 2017.
39. Lavon Coleman Sr. RB Washington
The 5’11 225-pound defensive nightmare was huge at important times for the Huskies. He’s the best number two back in the conference and could have left for the NFL last year.
40. Tyrell Crosby Sr. T Oregon
Losing Crosby killed the Ducks in 2016. He has first round draft skills and size and is as talented as any tackle in the conference when healthy.