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Top 5: Juniors by position

Ranking the top five junior NFL prospects, by position, for the 2011 season

Originally Published: October 27, 2011
By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider

We're at the midway point of the college football season, so it's a good time for updates on not merely the top players overall for the 2012 NFL draft, but the top players across all position groups.

This list consists of the top juniors and draft-eligible sophomores qualified for the 2012 NFL draft. Often they can be found on the overall board. This is a key list, because many of these players are ranked higher than seniors at the same position groups on the overall rankings. That's because the senior class has been diminished by all the players who jumped into the mix for the 2011 NFL draft.

For prospects together, here is the most recent 2012 NFL draft Big Board.


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Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst