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2018 Top 50 Pac-12 players 11-20: Justin Herbert the conference’s best QB?

We continue our countdown of the Pac-12’s top players going into 2018.

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11. Justin Herbert Jr. QB Oregon - Herbert could easily be the conference’s best QB. He just has to stay healthy and prove it against good defenses. He has all the tools to be a first round pick and lead Oregon to 10 wins.

12, Porter Gustin Sr. DE USC - Gustin is 6’5 260 and can play defensive end or outside linebacker as well as anyone in the conference. He should make life tough for tackles and quarterbacks all 2018.

13. Nate Herbig Jr. G Stanford - The massive guard made first-team All-Pac-12 as a sophomore. He’s the best interior offensive lineman in the conference and a physical monster that paves the way for Bryce Love.

14. Troy Dye Jr. LB Oregon - Dye might be the conference’s most exciting and dynamic defensive player. He has the size of a defensive end, but is a true outside linebacker that can rush the passer and snuff out runs in the backfield.

15. Jalen Jelks Sr. DE Oregon - Jelks is another tall rangy Duck defensive linemen who offenses can’t stop with great athleticism. He’s 6’6 and can get into the backfield, but also hold up against the run as the conference’s most versatile defensive lineman.

16. Bobby Okereke Sr. LB Stanford - Okereke came on strong late in the season and emerged as a leader on the Cardinal defense. He will be their outright leader and star on defense with Harrison Phillips off to the NFL.

17. Kaleb McGary Sr. T Washington - The other 6’8 tackle for the Huskies, McGary might be just as good as Trey Adams (who is in the Top 10). He looks like Brock Lesnar and is very athletic for a 6’8 325 guy.

18. Jesse Burkett Sr. C Stanford - Another stellar interior lineman at Stanford, Burkett is probably the conference’s best center. I could see him turning into an All-American in 2018.

19. Zack Moss Jr. RB Utah - Moss cracked the 1,000-yard mark in 2018 and should build on that this year. He’s big and super fast and runs behind what should be a strong Utah offensive line.

20. Caleb Wilson Jr. TE UCLA - Wilson was on his way to being an All-American in 2017 before he got hurt. Now healthy, he should have a massive year with Chip Kelly as his coach and one of the nation’s best pass catching tight ends.