Commentary

Top 5 draft prospects by position

Ranking the top five QBs, RBs, DEs, LBs and every other position in the 2012 draft class

Originally Published: February 15, 2012
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider

We're nearly at the midway point of "draft season" and the NFL combine is just around the corner. Indy will shift some players around based on any surprising results, but I also have a pretty good sense of the class at this stage with a lot of evaluation time on most guys. So I'd expect to see more tweaks than massive shifts in where guys are ranked as we move ahead.

To give you a better sense of depth beyond the usual Big Board, this list consists of the top five prospects by position for the 2012 NFL draft. (As a note: Two players on this list, in cornerbacks and kickers, don't have team logos in the system, which is why that spot is blank. Those would be North Alabama and Western Missouri State.)


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Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst