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Top Pac-12 2020 NFL Draft prospects: Laviska Shenault set to be top receiver in draft

Ranking the top Pac-12 2020 NFL Draft prospects a year out.

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  1. Laviska Shenault Jr. WR Colorado - Shenault could have easily been the top receiver in 2019 if he was eligible to declare. He’s like a shorter, but more-explosive and dynamic N’Keal Harry (who just went in the first round).
  2. Walker Little Jr. T Stanford - Little has started at left tackle since he was a freshman and has the physical tools and skill needed to be the highest-drafted Stanford offensive lineman of the Harbaugh/Shaw era. Being hurt for all of 2018 held him back, but he should be healthy in 2019 and ready for an All-American-level season and an eventual first round pick in 2020.
  3. Jaylon Johnson Jr. CB Utah - My favorite for 2019 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. He’s basically a bigger version of Washington’s Byron Murphy - an aggressive corner who’s ultra physical, but also outrageously athletic and quick.
  4. Justin Herbert Sr. QB Oregon - Not much more that needs to be said about Herbert in the pros and cons department. He could have possibly been the number one overall pick of the 2019 Draft.
  5. Paulson Adebo Jr. CB Stanford - He exploded in 2019 as a redshirt freshman (a Stanford sophomore) and a starter for the Cardinal. He’s super long and great at knocking down passes thrown his way, making him a great NFL prospect.
  6. Julian Blackmon Sr. CB Utah - The six foot plus Blackmon is right there with Johnson and Adebo. He’s big, physical and great in coverage. He could easily sneak into the first round.
  7. Colby Parkinson Jr. TE Stanford - I’ve heard Parkinson described as all of the tight ends of the Harbaugh/Shaw era mixed into one and while I won’t go that far with him, he’s a scary 6’7 pass catcher who has a shot at the first round.
  8. Jacob Eason Jr. QB Washington - He’s one of the hardest players to peg going into 2019. He has the potential to be the first pick of 2020, but there’s no guarantee he’ll even when the starting job at Washington. He’s here on potential alone.
  9. Trey Adams Sr. T Washington - Another hard to peg Husky. Adams was a sure fire first round pick before getting injured in 2017 and then again right before 2018. He has a shot at getting back there if he can prove he’s all the way back in 2019.
  10. KJ Costello Sr. QB Stanford - Costello was actually a hair better than Justin Herbert in 2018 and his physical package is right there with the heralded Duck signal caller. The only thing holding Costello back is a crazy wonky and inconsistent release. He’s also technically only a redshirt junior I believe, so he could be back in 2020.
  11. Myles Bryant Sr. CB Washington - Bryant would be a first round pick if he was just a little bigger. He’s still a very good prospect though, even at 5’8 185.
  12. Eno Benjamin Jr. RB Arizona State - There’s a lot of great running backs coming back to the Pac-12 in 2019 and Benjamin is best. He should top 1,500 yards and could turn into a red hot prospect if he adds the bulk to be an every-down back in the NFL.

Other top prospects

Bradlee Anae Sr. DE Utah

Troy Dye Sr. LB Oregon

Jake Hanson Sr. C Oregon

Joshua Kelley Sr. RB UCLA

Zack Moss Sr. RB Utah