With this first post, we will look at the top 5 prospects in the 2012 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, we are not able to edit rookies. However, like NCAA with new recruits, I still think this draft will be very interesting with the fantasy players that we have. So, here we go - #1 NFL Player Comparison = Demarcus WareStrengthsSpeed = 4.58 speedTackling = B+Finesse Moves = A-Pursuit = AAwareness = BWeaknessesPlay Recognition = C-Coverage = DJumping = CSummary In this draft, there appears to be 3 players that will be battling to be the first pick of the draft. Right now, Crawford sits atop this list. He has tremendous speed and acceleration along with very good tackling and pursuit capabilities. Even though he is very aware of what is going on in the game, he has trouble sometimes with play-recognition. This will have to improve if Crawford is to reach his full potential. Also, he struggles mightily in pass coverage and was slightly injury prone in college. He might project to a 4-3 defensive end at the next level. Nevertheless, sky is the limit with this guy. #2 NFL Player Comparison = Jon Beason StrengthsSpeed = 4.49 SpeedTackling = BAcceleration = ABlock Shedding = BAwareness = BWeaknessesPower and Finesse Moves = C-Man Coverage = DSummary I really like this prospect. Incredible speed and acceleration for a MLB. He would be perfect in the 4-3 in a run stopping role. (Cleveland) His ability to shed blocks and strong awareness would make him a beast on 1st and 2nd down. However, his ability to cover TE's in the league may be a problem. He will have to improve with his pass coverage if he wants to be a pro-bowler in the league. #3 NFL Player Comparison = Robert Mathis StrengthsSpeed = 4.59 speedFinesse Moves = A-Pursuit = BWeaknessesHit Power = DAwareness = C-Tackling = CCoverage = FSummary A 260 pound end with sub 4.6 speed and tremendous finesse moves. Enough said. Will need to improve his strength. He would have to play DE in a 4-3. #4 NFL Player Comparison = Jason Peters StrengthsStrength = BPass Blocking = BImpact Blocking = B+Run Block Strength = A+Run Block Footwork = AWeaknessesPass Block Footwork = CAwareness = CSummary Overall, Bucher is still very raw with his run blocking abilities. He has tremendous run blocking strength and footwork but it doesn't seem to translate as well on film. However, the ability and potential to run block is higher than most top offensive line prospects coming out. As far as pass blocking, he was very successful with this part of his game in college but the footwork is very poor. We worry that this footwork could be a problem for him early in his career when trying to stop some of the better DE's in the game. Still, this guy could be a hall of famer. #5 NFL Player Comparison = Nick Collins StrengthsSpeed = 4.3 speedAgility = AJuke Moves = B+Jumping = AMan/Zone Coverage = BWeaknessesTackling = DHit Power = D+Block Shedding = DPress = C-Summary One of the best athletes in the draft. Some scouts are saying that Dawson may be a potential two way player. He has decent hands, tremendous leaping ability and blazing speed. If a team drafts him as a free safety, you can count on his being a force in the passing game with his coverage abilities. However, he can't tackle to save his life and he doesn't strike fear in his opponents with his 201 pound frame and weak hits. If he can prove to a team that he isn't soft, he could be a top 3 pick. This guy has Kansas City written all over him.