Jaxson Kirkland returns to Washington hoping to pave the way back to a Bowl Game.
Photo by Michael Workman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Article by WestCoastCFB
1. Jaxson Kirkland (UW)
Jaxson Kirkland will leave UW as one of the most accomplished Offensive Linemen in school history. The 6-7 Tackle was named All-Pac-12 1st Team in 2020 and 2021 and 2nd Team in 2019. Assuming he can get fully healthy from his injury, Kirkland should be a highly sought after Draft Pick in 2023.
2. Andrew Vorhees (USC)
Many are underrating the USC Offensive Line for 2022. This should be an excellent unit and the leader will be Andrew Vorhees, who will be in his 5th season as a starter. The 6-6 325 pound Senior was named 3rd Team AP All-American in 2021 as well as 1st Team All-Pac-12.
3. TJ Bass (Oregon)
Bass began his collegiate career at Butte College where he played for two seasons before transferring to Eugene. The move has paid off for both parties as the Deming, Washington native was named 1st Team All-Pac-12 in 2021.
4. Braeden Daniels (Utah)
Utah has become known for their development and Braeden Daniels is the latest evidence of that. The 6-4 Junior has started 29 career games and played well enough last season to earn 2nd Team All-Pac-12 honors.
5. Joshua Gray (OSU)
The Oregon State offensive line allowed the fewest sacks in the Pac-12 last season and Joshua Gray was a major reason for that. Now a two year starter for the Beavers, Gray was named to the All-Pac-12 2nd Team in 2020 and followed that performance with a 77.5 PFF grade in 2021 which was good enough for 13th in the conference among OL.
6. Alex Forsyth (Oregon)
Mario Cristobal was amazing at developing linemen and Forsyth is one of his top products. The Oregon native was a 2nd Team All-Pac-12 selection in both 2020 and 2021.
7. Brett Neilon (USC)
Another key piece on the USC offensive line, Neilon came to the Trojans as a 4 star recruit and the 2nd ranked Center in the country. The local California product lived up to the hype with 29 starts under his belt and was named to the PFF 1st Team All-Pac-12 squad in 2021.
8. Sataoa Laumea (Utah)
Laumea came to Salt Lake City as a highly sought after 4 star recruit. He hasn't disappointed. The 312 pound offensive lineman has been named to the All-Pac-12 2nd Team twice in two years as a starter.
9. Brandon Kipper (OSU)
Brandon Kipper is a veteran with 46 career games played as well as 32 starts. He began his career at Hawaii before making the move to Corvallis where he has become a standout. In 2021, Kipper registered an 80.1 PFF grade, good for 10th in the conference.
10. Ryan Walk (Oregon)
Ryan Walk has been a true inspiration as the hometown kid walked on to Oregon and became a star who has played a pivotal role, starting in 2020 and 2021. Walk was named 1st Team All-Pac-12 in 2020 and should make the All-Conference squad once again this season.
11. Jake Levengood (OSU)
The Oregon State offensive line is stacked and should make the Beavers a dark horse candidate to win the conference. Levengood was an unheralded recruit but has managed to start 15 games over the past two seasons. Phil Steele projects him as a 3rd Team All-Conference selection in 2022.
12. LaDarius Henderson (ASU)
Despite not playing football until he was a Junior in High School, Henderson managed to start at ASU as a Freshman in 2019. With plenty of experience under his belt, 2022 should be his breakout season.
13. Walter Rouse (Stanford)
Walter Rouse came to Stanford all the way from Maryland and managed to start at Left Tackle as a Freshman while playing well enough to be named to the Freshman All-America 2nd Team by The Athletic. With massive size at 6-6 321, he should become a top NFL Draft prospect if he continues to develop in his 4th year as a starter.
14. Ben Coleman (Cal)
Ben Coleman is the son a former NFL player and those skills from his Father have definitely translated. Coleman won Cal's Bob Tessier Award for the team's most improved offensive lineman. He saved his best for last when he was named Pac-12 OL of the Week after Cal's 41-11 win over Stanford.
15. Branson Bragg (Stanford)
Stanford could have one of the most improved lines in the country with some talented pieces returning in Rouse and Branson Bragg. The 321 pound product from Texas was a former 4 star recruit and was named to the Freshman 2nd Team All-America in 2020 by The Athletic.