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Top Pac-12 2018 preseason NFL Draft prospects: Justin Herbert climbing up board

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Ranking the Pac-12’s top 2019 NFL Draft prospects going into the 2018 season.

NCAA Football: Las Vegas Bowl-Boise State vs Oregon Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
  1. Trey Adams Sr. T Washington - Adams could have been a top five pick last year if he stayed healthy. He has to show that he can come back 100% and will likely be a Top 10 pick if he can.

2. Justin Herbert Jr. QB Oregon - Herbert has suddenly rocketed up to being considered by many to be the draft’s top QB prospect and maybe prospect at any position. He will stay there as long as he proves it on the field in 2018 and stays healthy.

3. Taylor Rapp Jr. S Washington - Rapp is a well-rounded safety with great range and instincts. He is prepped for an All-American season that could propel him to a first round pick.

4. Bryce Love Sr. RB Stanford - Love might be the best player in the country, but running backs around 200 pounds and just under have a poor NFL track record in recent years. Still, he’s so deadly and productive, he’s probably still a first round pick.

5. Jalen Jelks Sr. DE Oregon - Jelks is 6’6 250 and can rush the passer and hold up against the run. Like Dion Jordan and Arik Armstead before him, he’s a Duck linemen who could sneak up on non-Pac-12 fans and become a first round pick.

6. N’Keal Harry Jr. WR Arizona State - A 6’3 220-pound athlete with great production who should impress at the Combine. I might actually be underrating Harry.

7. Cameron Smith Sr. LB USC - Maybe the nation’s top inside linebacker has all the tools to make an impact at the next level. Could sneak into the first round with a good enough senior season and Combine.

8. Byron Murphy So. CB Washington - Murphy’s so talented he could end up at the top of this list come end of the seasons. He’s crazy athletic and super physical at the same time in the mold of Tyrann Mathieu.

9. Caleb Wilson Jr. TE UCLA - A tight end with great receiver skills and legit size. He should have a huge 2018 and be one of the top TE prospects for the 2019 Draft.

10. Iman Marshall Sr. CB USC - One of the top guys in the Pac-12 who could have left for the NFL, but came back. A big CB who can become a first round pick if he fulfills his potential.

11. Andre Dillard Sr. T Washington State - Another great athletic pass blocking tackle for the Cougars. Expect Dillard to follow after Dahl and Madison and be a solid NFL Draft pick.

12. Kaleb McGary Sr. T Washington - Crazy theory - McGary might actually be a better NFL prospect than Adams. Well...maybe not because he’s a right tackle, but he’s a crazy athlete at 6’8 320 pounds who looks like Brock Lesnar.

Others

Troy Dye Jr. LB Oregon

Jake Hanson Jr. C Oregon

Nate Herbig Jr. G Stanford

Kaden Smith Jr. TE Stanford

Marvell Tell Sr. S USC