A lot can change over the course of a college football season.
Flash forward to today, and not only are both of these two prospects no longer considered the top players at their positions, but some would hesitate to even call them prospects worthy of first-round consideration.
Expert opinion on a player's overall value can sometimes change at the drop of a hat. In this exercise we consult scouting rankings from early September 2012 and look to how accurately three prominent NFL draft writers will fare when it comes to making projections for the upcoming event.
Below is the list of experts and links to their respective big boards used to conduct this comparison.
Mel Kiper, Jr., ESPN (Subscription Required)
Todd McShay, ESPN (Subscription Required)
Matt Miller, Bleacher Report