The 2011 NFL draft has been kind to those lucky enough to hold an early draft pick. Cam Newton is the legitimate franchise quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, Von Miller is playing like a veteran for the Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills' Marcel Dareus is already one of the most active 3-4 defensive ends in the NFL. Good news all around.
Looking ahead, how will the early picks in the 2012 draft work out? Let's take a look at the first round of the 2012 class with just under six months left until the draft. Will Andrew Luck be the next Cam Newton? Can Alshon Jeffery have the impact of an A.J. Green?
Draft order taken from Week 6 NFL Power Rankings. Adjusted for NFC/AFC playoff outcomes.