Four Pac-10 DBs on Thorpe watch list

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

A Pac-10 safety and three cornerbacks were named to the 31-player Jim Thorpe Award watch list on Friday.

The Thorpe Award is given annually to the nation's top defensive back.

The Pac-10 guys are USC free safety Taylor Mays and corners Alterraun Verner (UCLA), Syd'Quan Thompson (California) and Walter Thurmond III (Oregon).

I would have added USC strong safety Josh Pinkard, Arizona cornerback Devin Ross and strong safety Cam Nelson.