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Top 50 2019 Pac-12 football players 11-20: Where does Oregon’s Justin Herbert land?

We continue our countdown of the Pac-12’s Top 50 players heading into 2019.

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20. Leki Fotu Sr. DT Utah - The best run stuffing defensive tackle in the conference this year. He shuts things down up front for the stingy Ute defense and holds down the middle of their unit.

19. Christian Rector Sr. DT USC - A rare bright spot coming back on the USC defense, Rector is an excellent defensive end and defensive tackle. He can stuff the run and get after the passer as one of the Pac-12’s best defensive ends.

18. Paulson Adebo Jr. CB Stanford - The talented young CB had a trial by fire last year and came out as one of the Pac-12’s best pass defenders. He’s long, athletic and now has experience and could develop into an All-American.

17. Calvin Throckmorton Sr. T Oregon - A four-year starter who has risen up with the Ducks program as they have bounced back. He has the versatility to play any position on the line and is the best of the Ducks’ talented and experienced bunch.

16. Nick Harris Sr. C Washington - The conference’s best center is a four-year starter who has grown with the Huskies’ elite run. He might the Pac-12’s best run blocker and is a scrappy player for them up front in the middle.

15. Trey Adams Sr. T Washington - We all know Adams’s story - All-American, first round talent, that’s been struggling with injuries. It feels like he’s come out on the other end now and should return to being at least a first-team All-Pac-12 talent and one of the best linemen in the conference.

14. Myles Bryant Sr. CB Washington - Bryant is only 5’8, but one of the best nickel corners in the nation who will expand his role with both starting Husky corners going onto the NFL next year. He’s tough and super savvy, one of the best pure defensive players in the Pac-12.

13. KJ Costello Sr. QB Stanford - One of the most-underrated talents in the conference, Costello is right there with Justin Herbert. He has a big arm, can run, a track record of winning and solid stats. He should get more buzz.

12. Justin Herbert Sr. QB Oregon - A lot of people who make these lists might make Herbert number one on this list, but that’s at all accurate given what he has done. Herbert has legit NFL skills and has done some nice things at Oregon, but he needs to do a lot more to prove that he’s an elite college player.

11. Walker Little Jr. T Stanford - Little might even have more NFL potential than Herbert and I think he’s a national star if he can stay healthy in 2019. He could be the best Stanford offensive lineman since David DeCastro.