Congrats to the New York Giants and their Super Bowl win. As the confetti settles, the 2012 NFL Draft season fires up. to get things started right away we posted our initial big board rankings.
1. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Try as people may, there is really no contest here. There is no reason to think that anything will happen other than Luck going first overall.
2. Matt Kalil, OT, USC
Kalil is easily the top offensive lineman at this point in the draft process. He is not the complete OT we usually see at the top of the board, but can prove more in coming months.
3. Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
There has not been a running back in the Top 5 since 2008 and Reggie bush was the last before that. It looks like Richardson could just bring RB back to the top of the order.
4. Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
The Heisman winner is not the complete QB that Andrew Luck is, but certainly has the upside. Griffin is the QB that teams in need will be positioning for.
5. Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Claiborne is going to make half of the field easier for some defense with his cover skills. He can also help in the return game, enhancing his stock.