In a post-Bountygate world, it feels wrong somehow to write an article praising the hardest hitters in college football.
Such is our hypocrisy, that while the NFL tries very hard to change the psychology of football players that makes them mentally capable of laying huge, unnecessary, painful, even damaging hits on one another, we continue to silently (and at times, very loudly) thirst for that which we decry.
There are those who claim that hard hits, de-cleaters and the disorientation (a.k.a. brain trauma) that comes with such hits and injuries are all part of the game. For myself, I cannot decide one way or another.
However, what I can do is tell you who some of the hardest hitting players in the 2012 NFL Draft are.