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NFL Mock Draft: Five Pac-12 Players Land in Round One

Despite the lack of success on the field in 2021, the Pac-12 conference figures to have plenty of players taken in the first three rounds of the NFL draft.

The Pac-12 conference didn't exactly have the best year on the gridiron.

Perennial favorites in Oregon couldn't deliver on College Football Playoff expectations, while Pac-12 champions Utah failed to cap a magical season with a loss in the Rose Bowl. 

Typical Pac-12 powers in USC and Washington underwhelmed to the point of both coaches being fired by their programs, while dark-horse candidates Arizona State and UCLA couldn't make good on their potential. 

Yet when it comes to prospects ready to hit the next level, the Pac-12 possesses multiple candidates ready to hear their name called in this year's NFL draft. 

Take for example Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux, one of the nation's top edge players who is in contention to be the number one pick when the time comes. 

Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd looks to be one of the most athletic defenders for his position, while USC receiver Drake London flashed just how dominant he could be prior to a season-ending ankle injury. Both are likely to be taken early.

The first night of the draft (Thursday, Apr. 28) figures to see plenty of Pac-12 love, and's Chad Reuter agrees. 

Reuter recently completed a three-round mock draft that saw a total of five players land in the first 32 picks:

devin lloyd
Drake London
Trent McDuffie
Drake Jackson

Reuter's final two rounds of the mock draft (two and three) featured more Pac-12 players, with a total of eight players going on the second day of the draft.

Kyler Gordon
Sean Rhyan
Verone McKinley
Dohnovan West
Greg Dulcich
Cade Otton
Otto Ogbonnia

If this mock draft is any indication of the Pac-12's future, the conference is set to have a good outing in Las Vegas.