It’s not very often that redshirt sophomores enter the NFL draft.
Every now and then, however, there are a few special sophomores who are ready to make the leap.
Michael Brockers, Aldon Smith, Earl Thomas, Jeremy Maclin, Ryan Williams and LeSean McCoy are some of the recent notable examples of redshirt sophomores who decided to declare and were ultimately selected early in their respective drafts.
This year, there is one redshirt sophomore, North Carolina RB Giovani Bernard, who stands out above the rest and has the look of a potential first-round draft pick.
Bernard is clearly the best eligible redshirt sophomore in the country, but there are some other talented young prospects to keep an eye on as well.
Here’s a look at the top 20 redshirt sophomore prospects for the 2013 NFL draft.