With the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine beginning on February 22, draft season is officially in full swing.
Many are using the time between now and April to study eligible prospects, and there happens to be an enormous pool of talent on deck.
After receiving high grades from several evaluators, Oklahoma's Landry Jones and USC's Matt Barkley disappointed fans of QB-needy teams when they chose to return for their senior seasons.
Likewise, the class lost two intriguing pass rushers when Georgia's Jarvis Jones and Florida State's Brandon Jenkins bypassed this year's NFL Draft.
Add in a few potentially special underclassmen prospects and 2013 looks to be a very strong year.
It is never too early to start thinking about the future. In the following slideshow, I highlight some of the best young prospects of tomorrow.