Whether it is fair or not, a collegiate football player cannot be drafted until he is three years removed from college.
With that being said, every year there are a couple of sophomores who seem ready to enter the NFL draft, and it does not seem right that they have to come back for another season and risk injury.
Some players are certainly more ready than others and even if somebody is not a big-time name in college that will not necessarily translate to the next level quite yet.
The 2012 season was a little different however, as it appeared there were more than a handful of players who were ready to make the jump to the next level.
Players like Braxton Miller, Isaiah Crowell, Marcus Mariota, De'Anthony Thomas and Brett Hundley are very talented but could use another year or two of experience.
The names on the list are ready right now.
While they are going to have to wait another year instead, we decided to compile a list of 10 sophomores who are NFL ready.
Here they are.
*Redshirt freshmen are included with the sophomores since they have been in college for two seasons.
*Redshirt sophomores are not included since they are already eligible for the NFL draft.