2013 NFL Draft Prospects: Highlighting Class' Most Entertaining Players

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IJanuary 15, 2013

Nov 12, 2011; San Francisco CA, USA; California Golden Bears wide receiver Keenan Allen (21) tries to catch the ball in the end zone but is unable to remain control during the second quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NFL draft scouts and experts are always discussing potential and measurables, but rarely, if ever, do they talk about how entertaining a prospect is. 

That's about to change. 

With the 2013 NFL draft getting closer by the day (three-and-a-half months away), it's time we take a closer look at some of the most entertaining prospects set to have their names called this spring. 

Let's begin.

Dee Milliner, Alabama, DB

Alabama's Dee Milliner is much more than just a shutdown defensive back; he's a defensive playmaker on the outside.

The junior broke up 20 passes and picked off two throws in 2012, giving him six interceptions for his college career. In addition to excelling as a run-stopper and a cover corner, Milliner can turn any arrant pass into six points for the defense.

At 6'1", 195 pounds, the Crimson Tide standout has the ideal frame for the NFL. So long as he can stay healthy at the next level, there isn't any feat Milliner can't accomplish on the football field.

Geno Smith, West Virginia, QB

Geno Smith doesn't possess the quickness or vision of a Robert Griffin III, but that doesn't mean the former Mountaineers signal-caller isn't fun to watch.

After all, Smith threw for over 4,000 yards in his last two years in Morgantown, proving to be one of the most accurate passers in the college game. He'll certainly need to spend more time studying defenses in the NFL, but once he gets comfortable, the sky is the limit.

Nowadays most young quarterbacks seem to excite with their legs first, and then their arm. But in Smith's case, his ability to maneuver in the pocket and air the ball out deep down field is sure to steal the show, wherever he winds up.

Keenan Allen, California, WR

Although Keenan Allen's 2012 numbers aren't all that impressive, they don't tell the entire story.

A 6'3", 205-pound playmaker, Allen is without question one of the best wideouts (maybe even the best wideout) available in 2013. In addition to boasting prototypical size for the position, he possesses the speed and motor to make a difference on each play. 

Allen has a phenomenal set of hands and the bulk to make big plays over the middle. He caught at least five touchdowns in each of his past three seasons with the Golden Bears, dating back to 2010.

Not only does he fit the mold of possession receiver, but the junior offensive weapon is capable of making any catch look highlight reel-worthy.

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