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Your Top 10 Current Oregon Players

Per Rob Moseley, Athlon Sports (with some help from the aforementioned Moseley) came out with this list: http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/slideshows/oregon-ducks-top-10-players-2012#1

It's a good list, but I think we have quite the divergence of opinion even on this board, so I decided to create my own. Feel free to nitpick, question, harangue and disembowel as needed.

10. Boseko Lokombo, LB: BoLo gets the No. 2 LB nod over Kiko because I want to see Kiko put together more than two complete games. Lokombo is physically and mentally tough, a terror on the pass rush and an excellent special teams player.

9. Terrance Mitchell, CB: It still stuns me how this kid went from total unknown recruit to near-starter as a true freshman. As a redshirt freshman, he proved himself among the Pac-12's best cornerbacks.

8. Jackson Rice, P: One of the best special-teams players in Oregon history. Should be a Ray Guy finalist this year and has improved in distance and accuracy each season.

7. Dion Jordan, DE/OLB: Ask me again midseason and he could be my No. 1, if not easily in the top 3. For now, his hype exceeds production, but I expect production to catch up in a hurry.

6. Taylor Hart, DL: He is absolutely everywhere during games. Maybe not the best athlete but he plays hard and is equally adept at run and pass defense.

5. Carson York, OG: The best offensive lineman on the team, but I worry that his knee injury will still affect him come fall.

4. Kenjon Barner, RB: A highly productive offensive player and one of the nicest Ducks you'll ever come across.

3. John Boyett, S: He will be a four-year starter this year and his tackle numbers ought to make scouts' eyes pop. He still gets overzealous from time to time and attempts to lay wood when a simple tackle might do, but without Boyett patrolling on defense this secondary is not nearly as scary.

2. De'Anthony Thomas, RB: He still makes mistakes, but his explosive plays are so explosive that we forget all this. Still plenty of room to grow as a true sophomore.

1. Michael Clay, LB: Defensive captain and leader, one of the most productive Ducks, and an incredibly versatile player. Remember his term as LS as a true freshman?

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

-Kiko Alonso (was his Rose Bowl a sign of things to come or a matter of right place/right time good luck?)

-Hroniss Grasu (might he be the best center in the Pac-12?)

-Bryan Bennett/Marcus Mariota (both absurdly talented and deserving of recognition in their own way)

-Wade Keliikipi (got a lot better from the start of 2011 to season's end; does that improvement continue?)

-Drew Howell (the best player no one ever hears about, another reason why Oregon consistently garners high special teams marks)

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or the Addicted To Quack Moderators. FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable Oregon fans.

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