2012 NFL Draft Predictions: 5 Prospects Who Will Be 1st Round's Biggest Reaches

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2012 NFL Draft Predictions: 5 Prospects Who Will Be 1st Round's Biggest Reaches
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The NFL draft never ceases to surprise us. Each year, one team or another shakes up the mountains of mock drafts by taking a player earlier than most expected. Sometimes way earlier.

It's not uncommon for teams to throw an unexpected wild card down for their own pick, and other times they make a curious trade up to grab a player out of nowhere.

This year’s draft class contains a few players in particular who could be selected earlier than they should by being first-round picks.

Here are five of those players.

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