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Mid-season 2019 top Pac-12 2020 NFL Draft prospects: Is Justin Herbert no longer the top prospect?

Checking in on the top NFL prospects in the Pac-12.

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  1. Austin Jackson Jr. T USC - Don’t look now, but Jackson is emerging as the Pac-12’s best NFL prospect. He was 6’6 255 coming out of high school, but now he’s 310 and moves like a 255-pounder, making him an elite left tackle prospect at the next level and a Top 5 pick.
  2. Justin Herbert Sr. QB Oregon - Herbert should still be one of the first QBs off the board, with a good chance to be the second. He hasn’t been outstanding in 2019, but he certainly hasn’t done anything to lower his stock either.
  3. Jacob Eason Jr. QB Washington - Like Herbert, Eason isn’t a perfect prospect, but he’s 6’6, with a rocket arm, and has looked really good against questionable defenses. He could easily be the first QB taken after Tua as well.
  4. Paulson Adebo Jr. CB Stanford - He’s emerged as the best NFL prospect of the glut of top NFL cornerbacks in the Pac-12 this year. He might be the first CB off the board in 2020.
  5. Laviska Shenault Jr. WR Colorado - He hasn’t flashed much this season, but he showed enough last season to be a first round pick and is just a flat out player and athlete that NFL scouts love.
  6. Jay Tufele So. DT USC - Like Jackson, he’s emerged past more well-known Pac-12 names during the season to become an All-Pac-12 player and first round candidate.
  7. Walker Little Jr. T Stanford - Injuries have destroyed Little’s career, but he’s such a strong player that he could be a first round pick even after battling injuries all of 2018 and missing almost all of 2019.
  8. Jaylon Johnson Jr. CB Utah - He hasn’t excelled as much as other Pac-12 cornerbacks this year, but he’s still a great NFL prospect.
  9. Troy Dye Sr. LB Oregon - Rangy linebackers who are great in coverage like Dye are big in the NFL now and he’s the prototype, especially because he can also rush the passer.
  10. Trey Adams Sr. T Washington - The 6’8 powerhouse has shown that he can stay healthy and that means he might be a first round pick.
  11. Leki Fotu Sr. DT Utah - He’s progressed as a senior and he was pretty good as a junior. He’s turning himself into a second round pick.
  12. Bradlee Anae Sr. DE Utah - The other Utah defensive linemen who is climbing up NFL Draft boards.

Other top prospects

Camryn Bynum Jr. CB Cal

Thomas Graham Jr. CB Oregon

Shane Lemeiux Sr. G Oregon

Demmodore Lenoir Jr. CB Oregon

Evan Weaver Sr. LB Cal