Pac-10 top 30 in 2009: No. 7

Our final top 30 player rankings from 2009 will start from the bottom and work up to No. 1.

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PaeaPaea7. Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State (24): Paea, a two-year starter who earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors this year, won't win you over with numbers. He ranked eighth on the Beavers with 43 tackles, 8.5 of which came for a loss, which was a team-high. He also recorded three sacks and forced four fumbles (note the tackle-to-fumble-forcing ratio). But you know who thinks highly of Paea? The guys who try to block him. Opposing offensive linemen selected Paea as the 2009 Morris Trophy winner, which is given annually to the most outstanding offensive or defensive lineman in the Pac-10. He opted to return for his senior season -- he didn't take up football until he was a high school senior -- and he could end up a first-day NFL draft pick in 2011.

8. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon (NR)

9. James Rodgers, WR, Oregon State (22)

10. Rahim Moore, S, UCLA (NR)

11. Damian Williams, WR, USC (7)

12. Taylor Mays, S, USC (1)

13. Ed Dickson, TE, Oregon (16)

14. Tyson Alualu, DE, California (26)

15. Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA (15)

16. Jahvid Best, RB, California (2)

17. Charles Brown, OT, USC (17)

18. Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California (8)

19. Keaton Kristick, LB, Oregon State (28)

20. Nick Foles, QB, Arizona (NR)

21. Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, DE, Washington (23)

22. Mike Mohamed, LB, California (NR)

23. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford (NR)

24. Donald Butler, LB, Washington (NR)

25. Everson Griffen, DE, USC (30)

26. Ricky Elmore, DE, Arizona (NR)

27. Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona (NR)

28. Kenny Rowe, DE, Oregon (NR)

29. Earl Mitchell, DT, Arizona (NR)

30. Travis Goethel, LB Arizona State (NR)