Watch list week continues with the release of the names on John Mackey Award and Rimington Trophy lists.
Here are the Pac-12 players on both lists:
Pharaoh Brown, Oregon
Thomas Duarte, UCLA
Connor Hamlett, Oregon State
Johnny Mundt, Oregon
De'Marieya Nelson, Arizona State
Randall Telfer, USC
Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins won the award last season, but he left early for the NFL and was drafted in the second round by Tampa Bay. Looking strictly at how productive each of these players were as receivers a year ago -- which will always be the most significant factor in this award -- Hamlett has to be considered the conference's early favorite to contend for the award. He had 40 catches for 364 yards and five touchdowns a year ago and the Beavers need a combination of players to step up to replace Brandin Cooks' production.
The midseason watch list will be released on Oct. 13, the semifinalists will be named on Nov. 17 and the finalists will be revealed on Nov. 24.
Jake Brendel, UCLA
Mike Criste, Washington
Hroniss Grasu, Oregon
Steven Gurrola, Arizona
Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State
Graham Shuler, Stanford
Grasu, a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection, might be the favorite nationally after being named a finalist a year ago. Seumalo and Brendel are both team captains that started every game the past two seasons, while Gurrola, a one-time junior-college All-American, helped paved the way for Ka'Deem Carey last season. Shuler was included despite not having started a game for the Cardinal.
Note: A spring list was also released and there were no changes relating to the Pac-12.
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