In this slideshow I tap into my hours of film study, combining it with a customized system to bring you the top 20 guys to keep an eye on the upcoming 2012 NFL season. These are guys that were left out of the elite group of selections—no first-rounders allowed.
A lot of these rookies may end up as backups in their first year, but try to remember their names. When given an opportunity to shine, I predict solid careers for everyone mentioned here, considering I had each as a top 50 player in last April's draft.
This list is derived from a formulaic combination of film study, college production, physical tools (using a measuring system we at Draft-Hub.com created, called Draft Hub DMR), character, reputation and injury—all synced together, based off of a grading system for each category, then placing the majority of emphasis on my personal film study.
All grades listed are based on a scale between 1-10, and are scored comparatively against over 250 scouted prospects.
DMR="Dynamic Measurement Ranking." For more information about this please see the link above.