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2019 Top 50 Pac-12 players 6-10: Utah’s Zack Moss and Bradlee Anae back after turning down NFL

We continue our countdown of the Pac-12’s top players going into 2019.

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10. Evan Weaver Sr. LB Cal - Weaver does everything for the Bears defense and will be their solid senior leader in 2019. He can top 150 tackles, make plays in the backfield and pick off passes. The Pac-12’s best linebacker.

9. Jermar Jefferson So. RB Oregon State - Burst onto the scene as a true freshman rushing for more than 1,000 yards behind a suspect offensive line. He should only increase his production as Jonathan Smith gets another year to develop his offensive system and talent.

8. JJ Taylor Jr. RB Arizona - Lowkey one of the best players in the conference last year. Taylor emerged as a workhorse with big play ability for the Wildcats. He topped 1,000 yards last year and should again, while hopefully topping 10 touchdowns as well.

7. Zack Moss Sr. RB Utah - Moss might have the highest ceiling of any Pac-12 running back and he’s already done plenty in his career. He easily could have gone off to the NFL, but is back for one more year and could test the 1,500-yard mark if he’s 100 percent.

6. Bradlee Anae Sr. DE Utah - The most-complete defensive linemen in the conference and the Pac-12’s best front seven defender, he can do it all on the edge and is another Ute who could easily be in the NFL already. Expect him to put up impressive sack and tackles for-loss numbers while also holding down the edge in run defense all season.