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Pac-12 top 25 for 2011: No. 8

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    By Ted Miller

    [​IMG]Our countdown of the Pac-12's top 25 players continues.

    You can see the final post-2010 top 25 here. It doesn't, however, include players from Colorado or Utah.

    [​IMG]8. Juron Criner, WR, Arizona

    2010 numbers: Criner led the Pac-10 in receptions (82) and receiving yards (1,233), and ranked second with 11 touchdown receptions. His yardage total ranked ninth in the nation.

    2010 ranking: No. 6

    Making the case for Criner: Criner earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2010 and was clearly the conference's No. 1 receiver. He's received preseason All-American attention and is on the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation's top receiver. The 6-foot-4, 215 pounder's 94.8 receiving yards per game was 10 more than anyone else in the conference last fall. He has 20 TD receptions over the past two seasons. He improved substantially from his sophomore to his junior season. Will he do the same as a senior? If he does, he will earn plenty of post-season honors and bolster his NFL draft status. Two potential questions, though: 1. The Wildcats depth at receiver, as well as opponents focusing more on Criner, might cause his numbers to slip, or at least not go up; 2. There was a brief hullabaloo this summer when there were questions whether or not Criner would play this season, due to a family issue. One hopes that won't come into play again, but it is out there as a potential concern.

    9. Cliff Harris, CB, Oregon
    10. Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
    11. Shayne Skov, LB, Stanford
    12. T.J. McDonald, S, USC
    13. Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington
    14. Matt Kalil, OT, USC
    15. Delano Howell, S, Stanford
    16. Mychal Kendricks, LB, California
    17. Rodney Stewart, RB, Colorado
    18. Jermaine Kearse, WR, Washington
    19.
    Chase Thomas, LB, Stanford
    20. Jeff Tuel, QB, Washington State
    21. Robert Woods, WR, USC
    22. Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
    23. David Paulson, TE, Oregon
    24. David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
    25. Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State

    Originally posted by ESPN.com - Pac-10 Blog
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