NFL Draft 2012: 15 Prospects Who Aren't Nearly as Good as the Hype

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NFL Draft 2012: 15 Prospects Who Aren't Nearly as Good as the Hype
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Every single year there are prospects in the NFL Draft that go much higher than their talent may dictate. These are the reaches that set franchises back years and leads to losing on a consistent basis. 

It cannot be stated enough that value means something when it comes to the annual event in New York City. It makes absolutely no sense to reach for a player because he fits a position of need when there is a tremendous amount of value at another position.

This is why teams like the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens have been successful in recent drafts. They understand that reaching for need doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

The 2012 NFL Draft is one of the deepest in terms of talent that I have come across since I started scouting 10 years ago or so. This doesn't mean that teams are not going to reach for certain players, this happens every single year.

Today's article is going to focus on 15 prospects that are nowhere near as good as their hype suggests.

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