Fans across the country, from Washington to Arizona, are already looking ahead to the 2012 NFL Draft as their teams fall out of playoff contention. For the fans of the Indianapolis Colts, it's more enjoyable to watch Andrew Luck quarterbacking Stanford on Saturday night than it is to see Dan Orlovsky quarterbacking their own team on Sunday.
The NFL draft brings hope, promise and a fresh start for fans of struggling franchises. In places like Green Bay and San Francisco, the draft brings a chance to add more talent to an already loaded roster. This is what makes the draft a year-round process for fans, writers and scouts.
With just under a month left in the college football season, here is a look at the 32 best draft-eligible players in college football.