NFL Draft 2012: 10 Top Prospects Who Came out of Nowhere in 2011

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NFL Draft 2012: 10 Top Prospects Who Came out of Nowhere in 2011
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The 2012 NFL draft is loaded with talent, easily the deepest in recent memory.

There is still football ahead for some schools, which means more chances to shine for players on the verge of entering round No. 1 of the NFL draft. Whether it be a conference championship game or a bowl game, we will see how the nation's best NFL prospects do in big games.

The increasingly popular Andrew Luck has led his Stanford Cardinal squad to a good bowl game for sure, but how will he perform? Against Stanford's toughest opponent, the Oregon Ducks, Luck threw two interceptions and looked a bit flustered.

A poor performance in a bowl game probably wouldn't cost him the No 1. overall draft pick, but it would cause some scouts to question how good he really is. I know it isn't his fault the Cardinal play a weak schedule but that's a fact.

A lot of the names are familiar at the top, but some of these players have come a long way over the last couple of seasons.

Lets take a look at 10 players whose draft stock has soared this season.

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