2012 NFL Draft: Ronnie Hillman and the 15 Best Small-School Prospects

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2012 NFL Draft: Ronnie Hillman and the 15 Best Small-School Prospects
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Every year, there are a multitude of prospects that go on to have stellar careers at the professional level. And some of them come from small schools that the normal football fan has never heard of.

When you look at past drafts, you see players such as DeMarcus Ware (Troy), Jared Allen (Idaho State), Pierre Garcon (Mount Union), Marques Colston (Hofstra), Donald Driver (Alcorn State), James Harrison (Kent State), Ben Roethlisberger (Miami, Ohio) and others that go on to have solid NFL careers that were never thought to become great players.

There will likely be at least one player from a small school in April's draft that will likely go on to have a prolonged career in the NFL.

In this slideshow, I will feature 15 small-school players that could flourish at the professional level if they are given the opportunity.

* NOTE: I do realize that most people would have Janoris Jenkins as the No. 1 small-school player, but I do not have him on my list because he played collegiately at Florida at one point.

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