We break down the speedsters to keep your eyes on this Fall.
Photo: Oregon Athletics
Article by Nick Battey
The Pac-12 is teaming with talented game breakers. We take a look at the fastest players in the Pac-12 with contributing roles.
1. Jesiah Irish - OSU
Oregon State is loaded with quick players and arguably boasts the fastest roster in the Pac-12. Jesiah Irish ran a 4.26 40 yard dash at the Beaver combine and clocks in as the fastest player in the Pac-12. Irish is expected to be a 2nd stringer in 2020 but will be a dangerous deep threat when he is in.
2. Mykael Wright - Oregon
Wright was dynamic as a freshman in 2019 while averaging 38 yards per kick return with 2 touchdowns. Wright is one of the better cornerbacks in the Pac-12 and should provide highlight reel returns all season.
3. Deommodore Lenoir - Oregon
Lenoir is a top cornerback who projects to be an NFL Draft pick after the season. The lockdown corner ran a 4.43 40 in high school and has likely improved on that speed since. He should be one of the most fun players to watch in the NFL Combine in 2021.
4. Travell Harris - WSU
Travell Harris led the Pac-12 in kickoff returns in 2019 and 2018 while also being a consistent threat on offense for WSU. Harris caught 47 passes for 536 yards last season with 5 touchdowns.
5. Elijah Molden - UW
Elijah Molden should be the top cornerback in the Pac-12 in 2020 and ran a reported 4.44 40 yard dash at the Husky Combine in 2019.
6. Connor Wedington - Stanford
Wedington is an elite return man who averaged 28.10 yards per return in 2019. The Stanford star reportedly ran a 4.48 40 in high school. Wedington caught 51 passes for 506 yards last season.
7. Champ Flemings - Oregon State
Champ Flemings is one of the most lovable players in the Pac-12. How can you not root for a guy that is 5-5 141? The Beaver standout also just makes plays. He had 614 return yards last season and 457 receiving yards.
8. Trent McDuffie - UW
McDuffie is a young talent who looks like a future 1st round pick in the NFL. He ran a reported 4.47 40 in high school.
9. Max Borghi - WSU
Borghi is our pick for the most exciting player in the Pac-12. The guy does it all and is built for the modern NFL as he shows unrivaled pass catching ability for a running back. His game is very similar to Christian McCaffrey and Borghi reportedly ran in the 4.35 range in high school.
10. Sean McGrew - Washington
McGrew will get a lot of carries during his Senior season for the Huskies and has also returned kicks in the past. McGrew was known for his speed in high school with a 4.38 40 at the Opening and has also been clocked in the 4.40-4.50 range at Washington during their player combines.
Kekoa Crawford - Cal
Jeremiah Hawkins - Cal
Kyler Gordon - Washington
Terrell Bynum - Washington
Rome Odunze - Washington
Anthony Gould - OSU
Marcus Harris - OSU
Trey Lowe - OSU
Jermar Jefferson - OSU
Simi Fehoko - Stanford
Nathaniel Peat - Stanford
Jaylon Redd - Oregon
Travis Dye - Oregon