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College football preview 2016: Who'll be the Pac-12's breakout players?

Our Pac-12 experts predict the players who they think will become stars in 2016.

Trey Griffey, WR, Arizona - "Cayleb Jones is gone, which means that Griffey is the top bigger receiver on Arizona. He has shown glimpses in the past, but he should be ready to breakout." - Jason Scheer, Wildcat Authority

Joseph Wicker, DE, Arizona State - "As a true freshman last year Wicker became a starter and had 13 tackles with four sacks. He'll likely double those numbers and have a big season in 2016." - Chris Karpman, Sun Devil Source

Melquise Stovall, WR, California - "Stovall was electric in the spring game, and can catch the ball split out wide, in the slot or in the backfield. He can score from everywhere on the field, and will be in the running back rotation for about five plays per game. He's a home run threat that goes a long ways towards making up for losing the top six most productive receivers on the team from 2015." - Ryan Gorcey, Bear Territory

Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado - "Expected to replace Kenneth Crawley as one of the Buffaloes' starting cornerbacks, Oliver has elite athleticism and he turned heads this spring both on the football field and also as a member of Colorado's track team while competing in the decathlon." - Adam Munsterteiger, BuffStampede

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Taj Griffin, RB, Oregon - "Oregon running back Taj Griffin is one of the fastest athletes in the country and is capable of breaking off trouchdown runs everytime he touches the ball. He is Lighting to Royce Freeman's thunder in the Oregon backfield." - Steve Summers, eDuck

Ryan Nall, RB, Oregon State - "Nall only rushed for 455 yards last season, but proved to be very effective during the end of the season when starter, Storm Barrs-Woods was sidelined due to injury. In Oregon State's season-ender against Oregon, Nall rushed for 174 yards and a touchdown, which propel him to better things this year." - Charlie Richenstein, Scout.com

Dalton Schultz, TE, Stanford - "With the departure of Austin Hooper, the Cardinal needs a tight end to step up in the passing game and Schultz is probably the guy. There are a few players who could potentially step into that role but if it's Schultz, Stanford has a history of featuring its tight ends in the passing game." - Jackson Safon, Scout.com 

Takkarist McKinley, DE, UCLA - "He physically is beastly, and starting out pretty raw, he was getting his feet wet last season. The light has turned on as he was the most dominating defensive player in spring practice with his ability to rush the passer." - Tracy Pierson, Bruin Report Online

Marvell Tell, S, USC - "Tell is a long and springy safety who also had his 2015 season cut short by injury. The USC defensive backfield is somewhat depleted, so Tell has a chance to really shine this season." - Jackson Safon, Scout.com

Joe Wiliams, Utah, RB - "With the backfield likely to be dominated by him this season and lingering questions at QB, he will have plenty of opportunity to prove himself." - Zane Hopen, Scout.com 

Andre Baccellia WR, Washington - "With the receiving corps thin, Baccellia had a breakout spring and should continue to get a lot of looks from Browning this fall. Baccellia has a chance to be a star." - Chris Fetters, Dawgman

Andre Dillard, LT, Washington State - "The third-year sophomore filled in ably last season and asserted himself this spring as the projected starter most responsible for protecting Luke Falk's blind side." - Barry Bolton, Cougfan


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