Chantel Jennings All players are equal, but some players are more equal than others. That's the basis of our Most Important Players series.First off, quarterbacks are excluded to make things more interesting. It goes without saying, for example, that Marcus Mariota is Oregon's most important player.And most important doesn't necessarily have to be "best." An All-American's backup can be pretty darn good, too. USC's Leonard Williams might be the best defensive lineman in the nation, but is he the Trojans' most important player considering the talent and depth on their D-line? Originally posted by ESPN.com - Pac-12 Blog Click here to view the article.