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Early offseason All-Pac-12 predictions

May 14, 2017 Updated Sun., May 14, 2017 at 4:20 p.m.

Southern California running back Ronald Jones II, center, celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against California, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill / AP)
Southern California running back Ronald Jones II, center, celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against California, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill / AP)

PULLMAN – A lot of talented football players left the Pac-12 after the 2016 season, including 36 that were selected in the NFL draft and a slew of other college stars.

More than half of the 2016 first and second all-conference teams are gone, meaning there will be plenty of new All-Pac-12 players in 2017. Here is who I currently expect to make the cut.

Offensive Player of the Year – Sam Darnold, QB, USC

Defensive Player of the Year – Azeem Victor, LB, Washington

Quarterback – Jake Browning, Washington

Running back – Ronald Jones III, USC

Running back – Royce Freeman, Oregon

Wide receiver – Dante Pettis, Washington

Wider receiver – Deonte Burnett, USC

Wide receiver – Shay Fields, Colorado

Tight end – Daniel Imatorbhebhe

Tackle – Jeromy Irwin, Colorado

Tackle – Trey Adams, Washington

Guard – Cody O’Connell, Washington State

Guard – Viane Talamaivao

Center – Scott Quessenberry, UCLA

Defensive lineman – Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State

Defensive lineman – Kylie Fitts, Utah

Defensive lineman – Lowell Lotulelei, Utah

Defensive lineman – Vita Vea, Washington

Linebacker – Azeem Victor, Washington

Linebacker – Cameron Smith, USC

Linebacker – Troy Dye, Oregon

Cornerback – Iman Marshall, USC

Cornerback – Quenton Meeks, Stanford

Safety – Chris Hawkins, USC

Safety – Taylor Rapp, Washington

Kicker – Matt Anderson, California

Punter – Mitch Wishnowsky

Punt returner – Dante Pettis, Washington

Kick returner – Charles Nelson, Oregon

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