The 2012 NFL draft is quickly approaching and we are getting to a point where most teams have their boards already set. The early days of free agency have also enabled us to decipher where most franchises are going to go in the first couple rounds of the draft.
While there is something to say about value, the NFL is still a need-based league. Some of these needs have been fielded through free agency.
As the calendar hits April, you are going to see a lot more in-depth articles focusing on the draft, mostly here on Bleacher Report. This will hopefully give you a better understanding of the draft and where your favorite teams might go.
In the spirit of being as informative as possible, this article is going to focus on 50 players that I personally believe are going to have the biggest impacts next season. They are not necessarily ranked according to my big board. Instead, this list is solely going to focus on instant-impact performers at key positions on the football field.