College Football: 10 Franchise-Changing Players in the 2012 NFL Draft

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College Football: 10 Franchise-Changing Players in the 2012 NFL Draft
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In each NFL draft, there are, on average, three or four players who are obvious prospects that are close to guaranteed to be successful in the league. Prospects like Patrick Peterson, Calvin Johnson and Adrian Peterson are rare, but outstanding athletes like them, tackles like Joe Thomas, and most importantly quarterbacks are the ones who become future All-Pros.

While it's tough to pinpoint exactly who will be those obvious prospects in this draft, here are the top 10 prospects that have the best chance of reaching that "elite prospect" level in scouting circles.

Note: Underclassmen have asterisks after their names.

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