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2012 NFL Draft Top Prospects
South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffrey
South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffrey
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Jan 21, 2011


Now that the early entry list for the 2011 NFL Draft is set, who are the top pro prospects returning for the 2012 college season? This will change several times and in several ways over the next year, but for now, this is the CFN listing of the top prospects at each position and the top 64 players (the possible first two rounds) ... again, for now.

2012 Top NFL Prospects

Jan. 22 - The Offense


- Last Year's List Of Top Returning NFL Prospects
- 2011 Early-Entries - Good or Bad Move

- 2012's Top Returning NFL Prospects - Defense

Note: These are among those eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Top 32 Returning NFL Prospects (among those eligible for the 2012 Draft).

1. QB Andrew Luck, Stanford (Jr.)
2. FS Kenny Tate, Maryland
3. ILB Don'ta Hightower, Alabama (Jr.)
4. CB Janoris Jenkins, Florida
5. WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina (Jr.)
6. SS Mark Barron, Alabama
7. OLB Nigel Bradham, Florida State
8. DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina
9. OT Matt Reynolds, BYU
10. DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan State (Jr.)
11. OT Mike Adams Ohio State
12. RB Trent Richardson, Alabama (Jr.)
13. OLB Zach Brown, North Carolina
14. OLB Travis Lewis, Oklahoma
15. OT Nate Potter, Boise State
16. DT Kerry Murphy, Alabama (Jr.)
17. DT Marcus Forston, Miami (Jr.)
18. WR Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M
19. LB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame (Jr.)
20. SS Sean Cattouse, California
21. FS T.J. McDonald, USC (Jr.)
22. CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina (Jr.)
23. ILB Luke Kuechly, Boston College (Jr.)
24. WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
25. WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (Jr.)
26. DT Tydreke Powell, North Carolina
27. ILB Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State (Jr.)
28. OLB Sean Spence, Miami
29. RB Knile Davis, Arkansas (Jr.)
30. OG Ryan Miller, Colorado (OT)
31. DT Jared Crick, Nebraska
32. SS Ray Ray Armstrong, Miami (Jr.)
Quarterbacks
1. Andrew Luck, Stanford (Jr.)
2. Landry Jones, Oklahoma (Jr.)
3. Nick Foles, Arizona
4. Ryan Lindley, San Diego State
5. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas (Jr.)
6. Matt Barkley, USC (Jr.)
7. John Brantley, Florida
8. Kellen Moore, Boise State
9. Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State
10. Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
11. Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
12. Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
13. G.J. Kinne, Tulsa
14. Robert Griffin, Baylor (Jr.)
15. Geno Smith, West Virginia (Jr.)

Running Backs
1. Trent Richardson, Alabama (Jr.)
2. Knile Davis, Arkansas (Jr.)
3. LaMichael James, Oregon (Jr.)
4. Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M
5. Chris Polk, Washington (Jr.)
6. Kenjon Barner, Oregon (Jr.)
7. Jeff Demps, Florida
8. David Wilson, Virginia Tech (Jr.)
9. Jason Ford, Illinois
10. Daniel Herron, Ohio State
11. Andre Ellington, Clemson (Jr.)
12. Doug Martin, Boise State
13. Ed Wesley, TCU (Jr.)
14. Onterio McCalebb, Auburn (Jr.)
15. Montel Harris, Boston College

Wide Receivers
1. Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina (Jr.)
2. Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M
3. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
4. Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (Jr.)
5. Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
6. DeVier Posey, Ohio State
7. Greg Childs, Arkansas
8. Juron Criner, Arizona
9. Chris Owusu, Stanford
10. Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers (Jr.)
11. Russell Shepard, LSU (Jr.)
12. Nick Toon, Wisconsin
13. Erik Highsmith, North Carolina (Jr.)
14. Denard Robinson, Michigan (QB) (Jr.)
15. T.Y. Hilton, FIU

Tight Ends
1. Michael Egnew, Missouri
2. Dwayne Allen, Clemson (Jr.)
3. David Paulson, Oregon
4. George Bryan, NC State
5. Orson Charles, Georgia (Jr.)
6. Anthony Miller, California
7. Philip Lutzenkichen, Auburn (Jr.)
8. Coby Fleener, Stanford
9. Rhett Ellison, USC
10. Ladarius Green, Louisiana-Lafayette
11. Kevin Koger, Michigan
12. Deangelo Peterson, LSU
13. Josh Chischester, Louisville
14. Jake Stoneburner, Ohio State (Jr.)
15. Brian Linthicum, Michigan State

Offensive Tackles
1. Matt Reynolds, BYU
2. Mike Adams Ohio State
3. Nate Potter, Boise State
4. Jonathan Martin, Stanford (Jr.)
5. Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State
6. Elvis Fisher, Missouri
7. Bobbie Massie, Ole Miss (Jr.)
8. Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech
9. Trinton Sturdivant, Georgia
10. Riley Reiff, Iowa (Jr.)
11. Tyler Love, Alabama (Jr.)
12. Mike Ryan, Connecticut
13. Andrew Darko, Florida State
14. Jarvis Jones, Oklahoma
15. Matt Kalil, USC (Jr.)

Offensive Guards
1. Ryan Miller, Colorado (OT)
2. Stephen Good, Oklahoma
3. David DeCastro, Stanford (Jr.)
4. Brandon Washington, Miami (Jr.)
5. Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State
6. Barrett Jones, Alabama (OT) (Jr.)
7. Cordy Glenn, Georgia
8. Joel Foreman, Michigan State
9. Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina
10. Larry Warford, Kentucky
11. Chris Jacobson, Pitt
12. Ken Plue, Purdue (OT)
13. Lonnie Edwards, Texas Tech
14. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina (OT) (Jr.)
15. Jaymes Brooks, Virginia Tech (OT)

Centers
1. Peter Konz, Wisconsin (Jr.)
2. Ben Habern, Oklahoma (Jr.)
3. Michael Brewster, Ohio State
4. David Molk, Michigan
5. William Vlachos, Alabama
6. Sam Robey, Florida (Jr.)
7. Moe Petrus, Connecticut
8. Philip Blake, Baylor
9. T-Bob Hebert, LSU
10. Graham Pocic, Illinois (OT) (Jr.)
11. Mario Benavides, Louisville (Jr.)
12. Ben Burkett, Northwestern
13. Grant Garner, Oklahoma State
14. Ben Bojicic, Bowling Green
15. Jeremiah Hatch, Kansas