How soon draft picks can translate to the NFL is not an exact science.
Teams do not expect every drafted player to immediately come in and play at an NFL level.
Even first-round picks may need some time to develop.
While most fans are eager to grade a team's draft after just one season, it's how those players perform two and three years down the road that demonstrates the draft's real worth.
Players progress at different speeds.
Many players use their first season as a learning year and burst on the scene in their sophomore campaign.
Here is a look at some of the players from last year's draft that could have a breakout 2012 season.