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Top Pac-12 2018 NFL Draft prospects: Vita Vea at the top heading into draft

We update our prospect rankings with the draft almost here.

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  1. Vita Vea DT Washington - Darnold and/or Rosen will go before Vea, but that’s because they’re quarterbacks. He is the better pure pro prospect as a 6’5 340-pound DT that can move like a linebacker with unmatched strength.
  2. Sam Darnold QB USC - He’s gone up and down the draft board. He has excellent physical tools and might be the top overall pick, but he’s been scrutinized all year and could drop in the first.
  3. Josh Rosen QB UCLA - Rosen has been even more scrutinized than Darnold, but might have even more physical tools than Darnold. He won’t fall out of the first round in my opinion though.
  4. Kolton Miller T UCLA - Quietly turned into a first round pick as a 6’8 left tackle. I expect him to be one of the last picks of the opening round.
  5. Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado - A big cornerback with excellent all around skills and tools. He might slip into the second round, but not far if he does.
  6. Ronald Jones RB USC - The speedy back around 205 pounds is near the top of the second round running back prospects. Should be off the board quickly in round two.
  7. Justin Reid S Stanford - Reid’s slipped back a bit on boards as the draft has approached, but he’s still a very good day two prospect, maybe even first round pick.
  8. Harrison Phillips DT Stanford - Phillips is on fire and testing the first round barrier. No surprise as I thought he was maybe the best pure defensive player in the Pac-12 in 2017.
  9. Rasheem Green DE USC - A physical monster at just under 300 pounds who can play anywhere on the defensive line. The scary thing is he still hasn’t quite put it all together.
  10. Uchenna Nwosu LB USC - Another guy who might have been the best pure player in the Pac-12 last season. He’s a terror on the edge and a great team player.
  11. Tyrell Crosby T Oregon - Stayed healthy and came full circle in 2018 as one of the Pac-12’s best offensive linemen. He’s a combo of great size, skills and proven ability.
  12. Dante Pettis WR Washington - His stock was harmed by a late-season injury, but the prolific punt returner and pass catcher is still the Pac-12’s top receiver in the draft.

Other top prospects

Kalen Ballage RB Arizona State

Royce Freeman RB Oregon

Quenton Meeks CB Stanford

Scott Quessenberry C UCLA

Dalton Schultz TE Stanford