The 2012 NFL Draft begins next Thursday and a number of young men will begin their professional career. The passing game has taken over the league and finding depth at wide receiver has become important for teams and this year's draft class is loaded with talent.
CBS Sports has issued their last set of rankings and their list of the top 25 wide receivers is just a tip of players that could hear their name called next week. 15 of these young men are likely to be taken in the first three rounds and as many as 40 players could be drafted by teams as they look for the next Victor Cruz or Doug Baldwin, both rookies made a big splash in the league this past season.
Justin Blackmon and Michael Floyd are likely the top two players to hear their names called, but teams will have plenty of options as a number of big receivers are mixed in with speed and possession wide outs.
The top sleeper in the upcoming draft is Brian Quick from Appalachian State. Quick is a large young man at 6'4" and 220 pounds, but his speed and route running has impressed scouts and GMs, but playing against inferior competition has the youngster likely dropping to the third round. His size and skills are that of a first round prospect and some team will get an excellent athlete and a young man who could become a star with the right NFL team.