Top 10 prospects in the 2012 draft

  • Updated: April 15, 2012 - 7:41 AM

TOP 10 PROSPECTS IN 2012 NFL DRAFT

1. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: Compared to John Elway and cost Peyton Manning his job. Must be pretty good.

2. Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor: A prototypical new-age NFL QB who could cure all that ails the Redskins or earn them a dunce cap atop everyone's list of worst draft trades ever.

3. Matt Kalil, LT, USC: Any draftnik worth his pocket protector can't say "Matt Kalil" without adding "the safest pick in the draft." But, yes, there's even a risk in taking left tackles in the top five. Did someone say, "Robert Gallery?"

4. Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State: He's a bonafide college playmaker, which is great. He's also a receiver, which makes him, well, completely unpredictable at the next level.

5. Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU: Must be a top-five talent. Otherwise, someone wouldn't have leaked his Wonderlic score (allegedly a 4) with the obvious goal of hoping it will cause him to drop.

6. Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina: Can't go beyond six picks without mentioning a 6-6, 284-pounder who can knock down QBs with speed and bull rushes.

7. Riley Reiff, LT, Iowa: See Nos. 6 and 8 to understand why there's always a run on left tackles in the first round.

8. Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina: Excellent pass rusher outside or inside. He's exactly the kind of player the Giants have used in the "NASCAR" rush package.

9. Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama: Yeah, yeah. We're not big on running backs in the top 10 either. But sometimes one comes along who is extra special.

10. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M: Yeah, yeah. We're not big on guys who shoot up the draft board during the incessant pre-draft hype. But we also know that NFL teams have never been less afraid to reach a little when it comes to quarterbacks.

MARK CRAIG

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Texas - WP: N. Martinez 5 FINAL
Miami - LP: N. Eovaldi 4
Seattle - LP: J. Paxton 3 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 4
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 9 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson 5
NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler 8 FINAL
Oakland - LP: J. Samardzija 5
Atlanta - LP: D. Carpenter 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: M. Melancon 3
Houston - WP: S. Feldman 5 FINAL
NY Yankees - LP: D. Huff 2
Arizona - LP: E. Marshall 2 FINAL
Washington - WP: R. Soriano 3
LA Angels - WP: C. Rasmus 8 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 3
Detroit - WP: R. Porcello 6 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0
Cincinnati - LP: J. Cueto 3 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: L. Lynn 7
San Francisco - WP: J. Peavy 8 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 3
Baltimore - WP: W. Chen 4 FINAL
Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi 3
Cleveland - WP: T. House 5 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: R. Nolasco 0
Kansas City - LP: D. Duffy 2 FINAL
Colorado - WP: J. De La Rosa 5
San Diego - WP: E. Stults 4 FINAL
Los Angeles - LP: R. Hernandez 1
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NY Jets
Jacksonville 8/22/14 6:30 PM
Detroit
Oakland 8/22/14 7:00 PM
Green Bay
Chicago 8/22/14 9:00 PM
Seattle
Tampa Bay 8/23/14 3:30 PM
Buffalo
Tennessee 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Atlanta
Dallas 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Miami
Washington 8/23/14 6:30 PM
Baltimore
New Orleans 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Indianapolis
Minnesota 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Kansas City
St. Louis 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Cleveland
Houston 8/23/14 8:00 PM
Denver
San Diego 8/24/14 3:00 PM
San Francisco
Cincinnati 8/24/14 7:00 PM
Arizona
Los Angeles 4 FINAL
Colorado 3
San Jose 1 FINAL
Seattle 1
Montreal 8/22/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Toronto 8/23/14 3:00 PM
Edmonton
Calgary 8/24/14 2:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/24/14 6:00 PM
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Ottawa 8/29/14 6:30 PM
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