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USA Today Names Will Sutton Sixth Best Player In College Football

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It's hard to hate on the idea of Will Sutton being the sixth best college football player in all the land.


USA Today Sports decided to rank their top-50 college football players in 2013 Thursday and our very own Will Sutton cracked the list at No. 6.

Here's what Ty Duffy had to say about the nation's best defensive tackle:

"Sutton may be college football's best interior pass rusher. He ranked top five nationally in sacks and tackles for loss per game. He may be too undersized to titillate NFL scouts. In college, he's just right."

We'll overlook the knock on his size and gratefully accept the compliment.

Even at No. 6, Sutton was surprisingly the Pac-12's third highest rated player. USC WR Marqise Lee (No. 3) and Oregon QB Marcus Mariota (No. 5) each garnered higher ratings. Not bad for a conference that doesn't get much love from the national media.

Overall, the Pac-12 finished with 12 players on the fifty man list. The other athletes from the conference to make the cut were UCLA LB/DE Anthony Barr (No. 18), Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas (No. 19), USC DE Morgan Breslin (No. 24), UCLA QB Brett Hundley (No. 30), Stanford S Ed Reynolds (No. 33), Arizona RB Ka'Deem Carey (No. 34), Stanford G David Yankey (No. 36), Oregon CB Ifo Kepre-Olomu (No. 45) and Oregon State DE Scott Crichton (No. 49).

But was there anyone else from the conference who deserved to make the list in your opinion? Or was there anyone who you felt was ranked too high or didn't deserve to make the list at all? Share in the comments below.