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Running through some of the top prospects in the country who may enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Check out Part 1 for commentary on previously mentioned players like Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Alshon Jeffrey, and more.
The class is headlined by Luck, Barkley, and Griffin as was discussed before the season in part one, so here’s two prospects that figure to go in the middle.
Brandon Weeden: Will probably be the oldest rookie in the class, but the former baseball player has performed well and defintely like him better than Chris Weinke who won the Heisman at around the same age. Have to be wary of not only age, but also friendly offense against poor defenses. Has shown NFL arm strength and the ability to make tight throws.
Russell Wilson: At a disadvantage because of his height, but makes up for it with good poise and solid accuracy. Would take a shot at developing him in a Brees mold, although needs to strengthen arm, he’s poised and accurate.
Kellen Moore: Awkward delivery and limited arm strength, but deadly accurate with the football. Doesn’t seem like an athlete, but lots of experience and accuracy are worth a late pick.
Lamar Miller: Really stood out to me last year when he exploded for a 150+ yard game and he has done nothing but help his stock. Miami RBs have been and in my opinion will continue to be special…the #2 back behind Richardson.
Montee Ball: Averaging 6.4 ypc with 32 rushing touchdowns. Much more explosive than your typical Wisconsin running back. Heisman finalist.
Doug Martin: Pounding prodder. Appeared out of nowhere last season to supplement Boise’s passing offense. Will have a chance to show if he has the tools to help at the next level in all-star games.
Robert Turbin: Very productive back from Utah State who had a big game against Auburn and is likely to decide to go pro. He’s rushed for over 1400 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Chris Polk: Decent speed back who can catch it as well as run it. I’ve seen some put him #2 and in the second round, but I don’t know how he’ll make the transition.
Kendall Wright: Wears #1 for a reason, he’s a player and has been a big part of RGIII’s success. Top speed and receiving skills make him one of the most explosive players in the country. Potential first round pick in deep class.
Martin McNutt: Been impressed with his catching and clutch play since he was a freshman. Solid, not spectacular, who could be a value.
Juron Criner: Big WR with physical skills, who has bounced up and down other’s boards.
Mohamed Sanu: Physical possession receiver who lacks top speed.
- TE- Orson Charles: Built like a WR/TE hybrid, like a Vernon Davis…player with his size and speed is valuable in today’s NFL.
- DT-Mike Martin: For years the only impressive player on the team. Will be a pro for a long time.
- LB-Luke Kuechly: Tackling machine from BC, who first caught my eye last year in their bowl game running all over the field making plays. Sure tackler who never stops pursuing.
Some talented cornerback prospects, who we might see getting picked higher with this spread NFL, that features LSU’s Claiborne, Alabama’s Kirkpatrick, Nebraska’s Dennard, and Florida cast-off Jenkins. All 4.4 guys, Kirkpatrick is 6’2 and Claiborne is one of three excellent pro prospects in that secondary.
Detailed explanations of what to expect from sixteen rookie WRs in terms of production and playing time, as well as a few sleepers. There will be more updates, rankings, sleepers, and busts as we get closer to the season.