Ranking the Pac-10's 30 best players: No. 23

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

No. 23

Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, DE, Washington: How does an end on one of the nation's worst defenses earn a No. 23 ranking? Well, the four-year starter earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2008, despite playing on the nation's 116th-ranked scoring defense. And, despite getting the blocking attention the only legitimate threat up front on the Huskies defense merited, Te'o-Nesheim ranked sixth in the conference with eight sacks, which gave him 19 for his career. His 65 total tackles tied Oregon State's Victor Butler for first among conference defensive linemen in 2008. Most 2010 mock NFL drafts project Te'o-Nesheim as a third- or fourth-round pick.

24. Lawrence Guy, DT, Arizona State; Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State
25. Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
26. Tyson Alualu, DE, California
27. Devin Ross, CB, Arizona
28. Keaton Kristick, LB, Oregon State
29. Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona
30. Everson Griffen, DE, USC