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Pac-12 football preview: Who are the league's best newcomers?

Our Pac-12 panel picks the new roster players who'll make an immediate impact.

Chacho Ulloa, S, Arizona - "He has been doing well during summer workouts and could be in a position to play much earlier than expected." - Jason Scheer, Wildcat Authority

Dougladson Subtyl, DE, Arizona State - "His eligibility still isn't certain but if he is able to play he'll likely make an immediate impact. Subtyl led all of California junior colleges in sacks the last two seasons." - Chris Karpman, Sun Devil Source

Demetris Robertson, WR, California - "The final five-star of the 2016 class, Robertson popped a 63-inch vertical leap this summer and, aside from Stovall, is one of, if not the most, dynamic athlete on the roster. He's an explosive outside receiver who can stretch the field, and will give the Bears, and likely starting quarterback Davis Webb, the first legitimate deep threat in the post-Jared Goff era." - Ryan Gorcey, Bear Territory

Johnny Huntley, WR, Colorado - "Huntley turned down offers from 25 other FBS programs to join the rebuilding efforts in Boulder. While the Buffs have decent depth at receiver, Huntley adds a different dimension to the position as a bigger target that is good at catching jump balls in the red zone." - Adam Munsterteiger, Buff Stampede

Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon - "Mitchell is a true freshman that enrolled last January and was the leading receiver in the spring game. Mitchell has the size and speed and in the spring caught everything thrown near him." - Steve Summers, eDuck


Christian Wallace, CB, Oregon State - "Wallace is a rare four-star recruit for the Beavers, and he's worth the hype. He'll contribute right away." - Charlie Richenstein, Scout.com   

Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford - "Smith is one of the best tight end recruits in the country and is coming to a school known for producing impact players at that position. While he might not get playing time right away, keep your eye on Smith." - Jackson Safon, Scout.com

Theo Howard, WR, UCLA - "He has to physically get stronger, but he is a difference-maker in terms of his talent at WR, with game-breaking speed and elusiveness. He was one of the best WRs at UCLA's spring practice, and with the off-season should be even better." Tracy Pierson, Bruin Report Online 

Jack Jones, ATH, USC - "Jones (shown above) is in the Adoree Jackson mold of freak athlete who doesn't have a defined position as of yet. He's been playing cornerback in summer practices and has been shining. Jones could make an impact from day one." - Jackson Safon, Scout.com

Troy Williams, QB, Utah - "The Washington transfer appeared to be pulling ahead in the QB battle before his minor camp injury, but could end up being the leader of this team if he gets the starting nod." - Zane Hopen, Scout.com

Byron Murphy, DB, Washington - "Murphy can do damage as a true three-way threat, joining John Ross and Budda Baker as players that can impact a team any time they are on the field." - Chris Fetters, Dawgman

Jalen Thompson, S, WSU - "A January enrollee, Thompson had a terrific spring. Indeed, he played so well he’s now become a legitimate candidate to start as a true freshman." - Barry Bolton, Cougfan


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