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2012 NFL Draft: 3 Guys Everyone Thinks Will Be First Rounders, but Won't

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2012 NFL Draft: 3 Guys Everyone Thinks Will Be First Rounders, but Won't
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This weekend will mark the third official week of college football.

As we assimilate back into the fever that is football season, I don't think it is ever too early to start making projections for the NFL Draft.

I mean, everyone else is already trying to project bowl games and the NFL playoff picture, so why not look to the draft as well.

I think that going into the 2012 draft, fans should be excited to go back to a draft free of a media controversy surrounding any lockouts or legal battles. For this coming draft we can simply focus on football—the way it should be.

Because it's so early in the 2011 college season, it is difficult to project who will get drafted and when. However, it is interesting to look at projected first-round picks and explore whether or not they really are first round material.

Here are three projected first-round picks that won't be seen that way at the end of the 2011 season.

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