NFL Draft 2012: 10 Shocking Picks That No One Saw Coming

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NFL Draft 2012: 10 Shocking Picks That No One Saw Coming
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In the months of coverage leading up to the draft, there is a myth that prospects are constantly "rising" and "falling." The truth is, the grades NFL teams give each player remain pretty consistent throughout the process; the fluctuation in draft stock is a reflection of the media catching up to the thinking in NFL war rooms.

This is the reason why we see so many eyebrow-raising picks in the draft. Yes, teams cross-check their grades with what the rest of the league thinks about a player, but for the most part, their grades are independent from the general consensus.

If a team likes a supposed second-round talent enough to take him in the top 10 picks, it should not hesitate to pull the trigger.

With that, here are some of the biggest surprises in this year's draft.

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