2012 NFL Draft Big Board Week 3

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2012 NFL Draft Big Board Week 3
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We are three weeks into the 2011 college football season, which means great things for NFL draft fans.

As a general rule in my years as a scout, whether independent or working with a team, you must see a player three times before you are prepared to write up a report on him. The three-game rule gives you a chance to make a first impression of the player, then see him a second time to check your first impression and then a third and final time to really dig in and check your findings from the first two games.

A saying you will hear a lot from me is to not fall in love with a player after one game. After three games, though? Go right ahead.

Many college football teams have played just two games, but some are heading into their fourth game this week. With a great deal of football already having been played, here’s my updated look at the top 32 players for the 2012 NFL draft.

One disclaimer: Only some juniors and redshirt sophomores are listed. Guys like Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o are not listed because at this time I am not predicting them to enter the 2012 draft. That could change on a weekly basis.

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