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2012 NFL draft: Top 5s by position

This is the list of Mel's top five players at each position in the 2012 NFL draft

Originally Published: February 2, 2012
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider

Through the entire college football season, I've ranked players based on class. Seniors were separated from juniors and draft-eligible sophomores. Now, with all players who will be a part of the draft process locked in, I switch it up.

Below are the top players for each position among those officially in the draft. My other Top 5 list will rank players who will presumably be playing college football next season. Once the draft is complete, we'll again shift back to seniors and underclassmen.

More Kiper NFL draft content:

Mock Draft 1.0 | Big Board | Top 5s: 2012 draft | Returnees | Regrading '11 draft


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Mel Kiper Jr.

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