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 29, 2012
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider

The players are now through the NFL combine. Indianapolis performances are reflected here, with some guys moved up or down based on results there. Next up will be pro days, and from that process, expect to see more tweaks than dramatic shifts. But there are some signifcant names here who will be testing for scouts for the first time in that setting.

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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