2012 NFL Draft Hot 100 + 25: Final ranking of top prospects

With the draft upon us, there are some prospects climbing and some falling on draft boards. A few noteworthy items: Three of the top four names on this list are quarterbacks, with Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill steadily advancing. Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, who I said might shoot up, has -- 10 spots. Also flying up the list is little Midwestern State's Amini Silatolu -- from 49 to 25. And because I've included an additional 25 prospects on this final list, there are a plenty of new names, which you'll hear on draft day.

So here are my final rankings of the top 125 prospects (previous rank in parentheses):

Reuter: Seven-round mock draft

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  1. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford (1)
    1. Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor (2)
    2. Matt Kalil, OT, USC (3)
    3. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M (6)
    4. Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama (5)
    5. Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU (7)
    6. Melvin Ingram, OLB/DE, South Carolina (8)
    7. Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina (4)
    8. Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa (10)
    9. Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State (20)
    10. Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College (9)
    11. Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama (11)
    12. Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State (13)
    13. Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame (12)
    14. Michael Brockers, DT, LSU (14)
    15. Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama (16)
    16. David DeCastro, OG, Stanford (15)
    17. Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis (17)
    18. Mark Barron, S, Alabama (19)
    19. Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina (25)
    20. Nick Perry, DE, USC (23)
    21. Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama (18)
    22. Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State (25)
    23. Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech (29)
    24. Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State (49)
  1. Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford (32)
    1. Devon Still, DT, Penn State (27)
    2. Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois (24)
    3. Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia (21)
    4. Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin (26)
    5. Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State (41)
    6. Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama (28)
    7. Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor (31)
    8. Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina (30)
    9. Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford (22)
    10. Kendall Reyes, DT, Conneticut (36)
    11. Andre Branch, DE, Clemson (37)
    12. Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State (33)
    13. Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State (34)

Lombardi: Draft premonitions

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  1. Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State (35)
    1. Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall (43)
    2. Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse (48)
    3. Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame (44)
    4. Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina (38)
    5. Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson (39)
    6. Rueben Randle, WR, LSU (40)
    7. Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State (46)
    8. Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin (50)
    9. Lamar Miller, RB, Miami (Fla.) (52)
  1. Doug Martin, RB, Boise State (42)
    1. Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia (45)
    2. Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech (47)
    3. David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech (51)
    4. Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson (53)
    5. Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma (54)
    6. Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida (62)
    7. Bobby Massie, OT, Mississippi (68)
    8. Bruce Irvin, OLB/DE, West Virginia (56)
    9. Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California (59)
  1. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon (61)
    1. Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska (57)
    2. Juron Criner, WR, Arizona (58)
    3. Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State (60)
    4. Orson Charles, TE, Georgia (55)
    5. Billy Winn, DL, Boise State (54)
    6. Rishard Matthews, WR, Nevada (66)
    7. Kelechi Osemele, OL, Iowa State (65)
    8. Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana (69)
    9. Jeff Allen, OT, Illinois (72)
  1. Brandon Taylor, S, LSU (90)
    1. A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois (74)
    2. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers (73)
    3. Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska (67)
    4. Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia (66)
    5. Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest (70)
    6. Jared Crick, DL, Nebraska (71)
    7. Taylor Thompson, TE, Southern Methodist (100)
    8. Chris Polk, RB, Washington (78)
    9. Mike Martin, DT, Michigan (79)

Casserly: Second-round steals

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  1. Brandon Brooks, OG, (NR)
    1. Keenan Robinson, LB, Texas (82)
    2. Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt (75)
    3. Ronnell Lewis, DE, Oklahoma (76)
    4. Cam Johnson, DE/OLB, Virginia (89)
    5. Sean Spence, LB, Miami (79)
    6. Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington (80)
    7. Tyrone Crawford, DE, Boise State (81)
    8. T.Y. Hilton, WR/KR, Fla. Intl. (NR)
    9. Keshawn Martin, WR, Michigan State (NR)
  1. Jeremy Lane, CB, Northwestern State (NR)
    1. Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette (87)
    2. Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California (NR)
    3. James Brown, OG, Troy (91)
    4. Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Layfayette (96)
    5. Brandon Hardin, DB, Oregon State (95)
    6. Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State (94)
    7. Josh LeRibeus, OG, Southern Methodist (97)
    8. Donald Stephenson, OT, Oklahoma (85)
    9. Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma (NR)
  1. David Molk, C, Michigan (NR)
    1. Joe Adams, WR/KR, Arkansas (84)
    2. Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple (86)
    3. Edwin Baker, RB, Michigan State (NR)
    4. Brandon Washington, OG, Miami (92)
    5. Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona (83)
    6. Nigel Bradham, LB, Florida State (93)
    7. Trenton Robinson, S, Michigan State (99)
    8. Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn (98)
    9. Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M (NR)
  1. Kyle Wilber, LB, Wake Forest (NR)
    1. Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami (NR)
    2. Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin (NR)
    3. Chandler Harnish, QB, Northern Ill. (NR)
    4. Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa (NR)
    5. Omar Bolden, DB, Arizona State (NR)
    6. Trevor Guyton, OL, California (NR)
    7. Rokevious Watkins, OL, South Carolina (NR)
    8. Lucas Nix, OL, Pittsburgh (NR)
    9. Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati (NR)
    10. Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State (NR)
    11. Derek Wolfe, DL, Cincinnati (NR)
    12. Terrell Manning, Outside LB, N.C. State (NR)
    13. Tim Fugger, DE/CB, Vanderbilt (NR)
    14. Josh Chapman, DL, Alabama (NR)
    15. Demario Davis, LB, Arkansas State (NR)
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