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Looking back at how top NFL draft prospects were ranked out of high school

Originally Published: April 26, 2012
By Dave Hooker | ESPN RecruitingNation
With the NFL draft coming up, here's a look back at how many of the names you'll hear called during the first round were perceived coming out of high school. Using Mel Kiper's Big Board and Todd McShay's Top 32 as our guides, we look back to see how these players were ranked as college prospects and look back at their recruiting.

Remember when looking back at these evaluations, they were done by looking at how the player would project in college. It's not designed to say who will be the best NFL prospect down the line. Projecting them to college is hard enough, but it's always fun to hit the rewind button.

Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford


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Dave Hooker

Reporter, RecruitingNation