2012 NFL Draft: Projecting Career Stats for Top Offensive Playmakers

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2012 NFL Draft: Projecting Career Stats for Top Offensive Playmakers
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The NFL divisional round of the playoffs will kick off this weekend, and if you're a fan of one of those teams then probably the last thing on your mind is the 2012 NFL Draft this April. 

If you're a fan of one of the 24 unlucky teams that are watching the playoffs from home, then you are likely studying every mock draft out there in an attempt to figure out the perfect combination of picks that will ensure that your team's season doesn't end in December again. 

If it's offensive firepower that your team is lacking, then you might be in trouble considering that the 2012 draft class isn't exactly loaded with blue-chip talent on offense. 

However, there are several exceptions. 

At quarterback, Andrew Luck (Stanford) and Robert Griffin III (Baylor) will lead the class and will likely fight for the honor of being the No. 1 overall pick. 

At wide receiver, the Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State) and Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina) duo will provide solid first-round receiving options. It's anyone's guess who will be picked first, but Blackmon seems to be the flashier prospect at the moment.

And finally, there's Trent Richardson (Alabama), who might be a little lonely this April as he may be the only running back picked in the first round, but considering he has Adrian Peterson potential, he'll find himself landing in the top 10. 

So if you're eyeing one of these players for your team, how do you think their careers will pan out? 

As we look over what to expect out of these players, let's first go over the two rules:

First Rule: No one is a bust. We'll assume each player produces a believable amount of success that correlates with their personal skill set. 

Second Rule: No one is overly dominant. This counters the first rule and will prevent any of these players from having an undeniable Hall of Fame career, as that's realistically too much to expect out of any given player. 

Side Note: Season-by-season career projections will be included at the end of each slide.

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