Pac-12 Football: Power Ranking the Pac-12's Best NFL Draft Prospects

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Pac-12 Football: Power Ranking the Pac-12's Best NFL Draft Prospects
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Utah DT Star Lotulelei is a projected top-five pick

As the college football season reaches the home stretch, it's time to look ahead to the offseason and the 2013 NFL draft.

The Pac-12 isn't stacked with professional recruits this year, but there are a number of players that could grace the first round, as well as a few sure bets.

As we move forward in these power rankings, it's important to keep the grading criteria in mind along the way. There are many key areas that professional scouts evaluate college prospects in, and three have been chosen for the purposes of this slideshow.

The three characteristics that will be accounted for are productivity, measurables and intangibles.

The first two are self-explanatory, as a player's on-field performance and physical standing are hugely important in projecting his success in the NFL. But the third category is a little more ambiguous.

Intangibles refer to a player's work ethic, intelligence, leadership and coachability, traits that are all important for the grind that is professional football.

With the rubric clearly outlined, let's take a look at the best NFL draft prospects coming out of the Conference of Champions in 2013.

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