Top 2022 NFL Draft Prospects from the Pac-12.

The Pac-12 returns a vast amount of stars from the 2020 season and features loaded rosters across the conference.

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1. Kayvon Thibodeaux - Oregon (6-5 250 DE)


Kayvon Thibodeaux came to Oregon as the 2nd ranked recruit in the country and quickly lived up to the hype. During his Freshman season, Thibodeaux was the Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year and was AP Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team. The Oregon star further elevated his game during a Sophomore campaign that resulted in the twitchy playmaker winning the Morris Trophy Award. Thibodeaux has excellent size for a Defensive End at 6-5 250 and ran a 4.67 40 yard dash while in High School. Given the combination of production and measurables, expect the Duck star to go in the Top 5 of the Draft.


Projection: Top 5 Pick


2. Drake Jackson - USC (6-4 255 Edge)


Drake Jackson has been overshadowed thus far by the career of Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux but the USC playmaker been dominant in his own right. The 6-4 Edge Defender is versatile and athletic and has proven that with 17 career Tackles For Loss. A big Junior season should propel the former 4 Star into the top 10 of the NFL Draft.


Projection: Top 20 Pick


3. Trent McDuffie - UW (5-11 195 CB)


Washington has been an NFL Factory when it comes to DB's and McDuffie may just be the best one yet. The Husky star was the top graded Cornerback in the Pac-12 last season according to PFF and ran a 4.47 40 yard dash in High School. Expect the UW corner to land in the 1st round.


Projection: 1st Round


4. Mykael Wright - Oregon (5-11 182 CB)


Mykael Wright is not just a dominant corner but also an electric return man with the ball in his hands on kickoffs. Wright was ranked 41st Nationally as a recruit and ran a 4.48 40 yard dash in High School.


Projection: 1st Round



5. Kedon Slovis - USC (6-3 215 QB)


The NFL is moving towards mobile quarterbacks and Kedon Slovis doesn't fit that mold which could put his chances of landing in the 1st round in jeopardy. Still, Slovis is a talented slinger and has put up big stats with the Trojans. He has a great receiving cast to work with in 2021 and if he leads the Trojans to a 10+ win season, his draft stock should soar as a result.


Projection: 1st Round/2nd Round


6. Drake London - USC (6-5 210 WR)


London has rare size for a receiver at 6-5 210 and finally gets his chance in 2021 to be the premier receiver for the Trojans. During his 1st two seasons on campus he had 1069 yards and 8 touchdowns. He should exceed both of those totals in 2021.


Projection: 1st Round/2nd Round


7. Abe Lucas - WSU (6-7 319 OL)


Projection: 1st Round/2nd Round


8. Cade Otton - UW (6-5 250 TE)


Projection: 2nd/3rd Round



9. Devin Lloyd - Utah (6-3 232 LB)


Projection: 2nd/3rd Round


10. Jaxson Kirkland - UW (6-7 310 OL)


Projection: 2nd/3rd Round


11. Thomas Booker - Stanford (6-4 310 DE/DT)


Projection: 2nd-4th Round


12. Merlin Robertson - ASU (6-3 250 LB/Edge)


Projection: 2nd-4th Round


13. Kyler Gordon - UW (6-0 190 CB)


Projection: 3rd-5th Round


14. Jayden Daniels - ASU (6-3 185 QB)


Projection 3rd-5th Round



15. Max Borghi - WSU (5-10 206 RB)


Projection 3rd-5th Round



Other Names to Watch:


CJ Verdell (Oregon RB)

Jaylen Watson (WSU CB)

Mekhi Blackmon (Colorado CB)

Nate Landman (Colorado LB)

Brant Kuithe (Utah TE)

Nick Ford (Utah OL)

Kuony Deng (Cal LB/Edge)

Chase Lucas (ASU CB)

Edefuan Ulofoshio (UW LB)

Bookie Radley- Hiles (UW CB)

Jermayne Lole (ASU DT)

Walter Rouse (Stanford OL)

Greg Dulcich (UCLA TE)