The Heisman Trophy favorite dominated in 2011, completing nearly 70 percent of his passes and throwing 39 touchdowns.
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With 1,519 yards in 2011 (116.8 per game), Utah's under-the-radar rusher is the Pac-12's top returning running back.
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Taylor averaged 5.5 yards per rush and 102.3 yards per game despite sharing carries.
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Matt Barkley's favorite target tallied 111 receptions for 1,292 yards and 15 touchdowns while also returning 17 kickoffs for 393 yards and 13 punts for 118 yards.
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Wilson had 82 catches for 1,388 yards and 12 touchdowns last season and should be even better this year in new coach Mike Leach's potent offense.
6 of 26Peter Read Miller/SI
The fleet 6-foot-6, 258-pound NFL prototype caught 41 passes as a true freshman.
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The "little" brother of 49ers linebacker Eric Bakhtiari is 6-foot-4 and 295 pounds. He has great feet and a vast wingspan.
8 of 26Peter Read Miller/SI
Savvy, smart and fit, the second-team Academic All-America paves the way for Oregon's speedy rushers.
9 of 26Ric Tapia/Icon SMI
The strong and reliable pass-protector boasts a high football IQ.
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The 6-foot-5, 301-pounder has speed and helps spring rushers and protect the quarterback.
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The salty vet is a fine technician and physically intense.
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Disruptive off the edge, Jordan posted 7.5 sacks in 2011 and will exceed that this year.
13 of 26Boyd Ivey/Icon SMI
The future NFL first-rounder plays low, gets great leverage and can't be single-blocked.
14 of 26Steve Conner/Icon SMI
The 6-foot-6, 289-pounder has run a 4.76-second 40 and posted 44 tackles last year.
15 of 26Steve Conner/Icon SMI
The game-changer delivered 14.5 tackles for loss, six sacks and six forced fumbles in 2011.
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The instinctive inside linebacker led Stanford in tackles in 2010 before losing much of `11 to a knee injury.
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The converted safety flat-out flies to the ball and tied for a team-high with 81 tackles last year.
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The big-play man had 17.5 tackles for loss last season with five forced fumbles.
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A fine cover corner, Poyer deflected 12 passes and had four picks last year while also providing run support.
20 of 26Jeff Lewis/Icon SMI
The tenacious lockdown corner plays bigger than his 5-foot-8, 165 pounds.
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The quarterback of USC's defense had 67 tackles, three picks and a blocked punt last year.
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Boyett lived up to his ball-hawk rep with four picks and a dozen pass breakups in 2011.
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The former all-stater from Burlington, Wash., converted 14-of-16 field goal attempts last season to set a school record for accuracy. That included going a perfect 5-for-5 from 40-plus yards, with a long of 51.
24 of 26John W. McDonough/SI
One of three Ray Guy finalists last season, Rice averaged 45.9 yards per punt. His skill at coffin corner kicks enabled the Ducks to rank first in the country in net punting yards (41.5).
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Dazzling and dangerous, Thomas will get the ball not only on kick returns but also on handoffs and pass plays. He scored 18 touchdowns as a freshman on just 140 touches. Expect his possessions -- as well as his all-around production -- to spike this season.
26 of 26John Biever/SI
A serious threat on both punt and kickoff returns, this explosive 5-foot-10 wide receiver has returned four career kicks to the house -- for 95, 78, 98 and 99 yards.
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