Some might consider Kiko a stretch as the top NFL prospect from the 2012 Ducks, but I truly feel like he has the most upside of anyone on the Oregon roster.
Kiko's history at Oregon has been a mixed bag. After showing great potential in 2009, he was suspended for the 2010 season and also rehabilitated a knee injury at the same time.
In 2011, he played behind starting middle linebacker DeWitt Stuckey but still ranked eighth on the team in tackles with 46 stops.
However, it was in the 2012 Rose Bowl where Alonso finally showed the polished player he has become. In part-time action, Alonso was the Defensive MVP of the game with five tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles-for-loss and a critical interception of a QB who had only thrown three all season. More than that, Alonso was doing what any great middle linebacker does: Affecting plays even when he's not making tackles.
Another plus? At 6'4" and 240 pounds, Alonso has great size to play middle linebacker in the NFL, and he has the height to pack on some added pounds as well.
Of course, all this is contingent on Alonso doing everything right on and off the field between now and April 2013, but if he does, he could be the first Duck to be drafted in the opening round since Jonathan Stewart in 2008.
Prediction: Rounds 1-3