Preseason All-Pac 12 Team College Football 2022

Gear up for College football with the All-Pac 12 First Team selections as well as the All-Pac 12 second team to break down the top players at each position across the Pac-12 Conference.

All-Pac-12 First Team 2022

Quarterback: Caleb Williams, USC
Running Back: Tavion Thomas, Utah
Wide Receiver: Jordan Addison, USC
Wide Receiver: Jacob Cowing, Arizona
Wide Receiver: Mario Williams, USC
Tight End: Brant Kuithe, Utah
Offensive Line: Jaxson Kirkland, Washington
Offensive Line: T.J. Bass, Oregon
Offensive Line: Alex Forsyth, Oregon
Offensive Line: Braeden Daniels, Utah
Offensive Line: Andrew Vorhees, USC

Defensive Line: Brandon Dorlus, Oregon
Defensive Line: Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington
Defensive Line: Tuli Tuipulotu, USC
Defensive Line: Ron Stone, Washington State
Linebacker: Noah Sewell, Oregon
Linebacker: Jackson Sirmon, California
Linebacker: Justin Flowe, Oregon
Defensive Back: Clark Phillips III, Utah
Defensive Back: Cole Bishop, Utah
Defensive Back: Kyu Blu Kelly, Stanford
Defensive Back: Rejzohn Wright, Oregon State

All-Pac-12 Second Team 2022

Quarterback: Cameron Rising, Utah
Running Back: Travis Dye, USC
Wide Receiver: Jake Bobo, UCLA
Wide Receiver: Elijah Higgins, Stanford
Wide Receiver: Dont’e Thorton, Oregon
Tight End: Benjamin Yurosek, Stanford
Offensive Line: Brett Neilon, USC
Offensive Line: LaDarius Henderson, Arizona State
Offensive Line: Joshua Gray, Oregon State
Offensive Line: Brandon Kipper, Oregon State
Offensive Line: Ben Coleman, California

Defensive Line: Tuli Letuligasenoa, Washington
Defensive Line: Kyon Barrs, Arizona
Defensive Line: Junior Tafuna, Utah
Defensive Line: Brennan Jackson, Washington State
Linebacker: Omar Speights, Oregon State
Linebacker: Kyle Soelle, Arizona
Linebacker: Darius Muasau, UCLA
Defensive Back: Daniel Scott, California
Defensive Back: Kitan Oladapo, Oregon State
Defensive Back: Mekhi Blackmon, USC
Defensive Back: Christian Roland-Wallace, Arizona

The Pac-12 should be a fascinating conference this season with plenty of talent on both sides of the ball. The top three teams – USC, Utah, and Oregon – are loaded and make up much of these All-Pac 12 rosters. These rosters are based on past production and projections for this season, with some talented players set to step into more prominent roles.

USC is heavily featured on the All-Pac-12 First Team, with Caleb Williams, Jordan Addison, and Mario Williams leading one of the highest-octane passing offenses in the country. Some have labeled Andrew Vorhees as the best interior offensive lineman in the nation. USC’s defense isn’t nearly as stacked, but Tuli Tuipulotu led the team with 5.5 sacks last year. Colorado transfer Mekhi Blackmon is featured on the second team as he is set to lead the team’s secondary.

Oregon has one of the best offensive lines in the country, and T.J. Bass was the team’s only All-Pac-12 First Team representative. Alex Forsyth made the Second Team last year and should be in for another strong season as he returns from injury. On defense, Oregon is loaded in the front seven. Noah Sewell and Justin Flowe are arguably the best linebacker tandem in the country. Brandon Dorlus is also on the First Team as a standout defensive lineman.

Utah loses Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Devin Lloyd, but it returns two standout secondary talents in Clark Phillips III and Cole Bishop. Tavion Thomas remains the best running back in the conference, although he’ll be running behind a weaker offensive line that lost two All-Pac-12 representatives. Cameron Rising also returns after a standout 20-touchdown, five-interception season.

The talent isn’t confined to the top teams in the conference, however. Jacob Cowing transferred from Maryland and brings tons of upside to the Arizona passing game. Jaxson Kirkland has first-round buzz in the NFL draft. Ron Stone and Brennan Jackson are a standout edge-rushing duo for Washington State, while Stanford’s cornerback Kyu Blu Kelly will also get NFL traction.

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