With a record 65 underclassmen having declared for this year's NFL draft, the 2012 draft class is loaded with plenty of star power and notable prospects.
Names of former college stars like Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Justin Blackmon and Trent Richardson will highlight the first night of draft weekend, which kicks off on April 26th, but this is a draft that will run deep with intriguing players, and teams should be able to find great value in the later rounds.
Now that many of this year's top free agents have been signed, we're beginning to get a better understanding of which needs all 32 teams will be trying to fill in this year's draft.
After the first two picks, the first round still remains largely a mystery, as the Vikings have numerous options that they could explore with the No. 3 overall pick.
With just a few weeks to go, the first-round picture should start to clear up as the draft draws closer and we start to figure out what teams like Minnesota, Cleveland, Tampa Bay and the rest of the teams in the Top 10 plan on doing.
The 2012 draft is sure to have its fair share of surprises and head-scratching picks, and it should be very interesting to see how it all goes down.
While there's still a lot of questions that have to be answered between now and draft weekend, now that the compensatory picks have been announced and all 253 selections slots have been made official, it's time to begin speculating about how each round will shape up.
With that in mind, here's a look at how I project all seven rounds of the 2012 NFL draft to ultimately play out.