The 2012 NFL Draft is on the horizon and with it comes the inevitable shocking draft-day falls. Who could forget big names that have fallen in recent years such as Da’Quan Bowers in 2011, Aaron Rodgers in 2005 and Drew Brees in 2001?
A big name wasting away in the back room waiting to hear their name called to the stage by a team—any team, happens for several reasons. Whether it's legal issues, concerns about size, attitude or college scheme, there are several big names this year that will fall come draft day.
While experiencing a draft-day fall is bad for the player, it can be great for fans and the team that lands the player in free-fall. The player comes in with the proverbial “chip on the shoulder” to get revenge on the teams that passed him and generally turns out to be a great player.
Taking these factors into account, here are 10 big name players that could experience draft-day falls in the 2012 NFL Draft: