1. Jaxson Kirkland (Washington)
A true “mountain masquerading as a mountain”, the ample Jaxson Kirkland is the Pac-12 lineman most likely to crash the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, making a him a must-know name. Kirkland is a great athlete for his 6’ 7” frame and checks just about every box that the next level is looking for, including having an extremely consistent motor and great hand-to-hand skills. Washington has a truly special guy in Kirkland.
2. Abraham Lucas (Washington State)
A powerful 6’ 7”, 320-pound who posted four pancake blocks against Oregon State last season, Abraham Lucas is not simply a good player who you should know, but one that your team can’t go without knowing if they want to find success in penetrating the backfield. An AP All-Pac-12 First Team choice last year to top a career full of accolades, Lucas should top it all off with a monster senior campaign.
3. Nick Ford (Utah)
Extremely versatile with starts at every single position across the offensive line, Nick Ford could make the argument as the best mix of both a true run and pass blocker on the list. At 6’ 5”, 315 pounds, NFL scouts should start loving what they see from a guy who landed on the All-Pac-12 First Team in 2020 and might be even better for the Utes in 2021. Expect Ford to trend into one of the league’s top all-around players.
4. Dohnovan West (Arizona State)
An extremely talented lineman who has a tendency to lose himself in the moment, when Dohnovan West is on his game, there’s few earth-movers in the land who are better at their job. In 2020, West made the preseason watchlist for the Outland Trophy as a rising sophomore who had come off a 2019 true-freshman season that included 13 starts. Last year he was solid, not great, but he’s trending upward.
5. Sataoa Laumea (Utah)
While the rest of this group is more of the proven stars of the Pac-12, Sataoa Laumea would be more considered the up-and-comer who’s ready to crash the party as one of the best lineman in the country over the next few seasons. A second-team All-Pac-12 selection as just a redshirt freshman, the 6’ 4”, 305-pound guard should be considered among the league’s elites.