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2012 NFL Draft - Top Prospects

Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Off. Linemen | Def. Linemen | Linebackers | Defensive Backs

Defensive Ends

Quinton Coples - DE - North Carolina

Quinton Coples

Height: 6'6 | Weight: 272 | Born: June 22, 1990 (age 21)


Added attention from blockers during his senior season caused his stats to drop, but Coples was still effective. His passion for the game speed off the ball make him an intriguing prospect.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks FF
55 29 26 7.5 1

Melvin Ingram - DE - South Carolina

Melvin Ingram

Height: 6'2 | Weight: 276 | Born: April 26, 1989 (age 22)


Ingram is an intelligent player who always seems to end up where the ball is. The South Carolina product has the ability and size to line up anywhere on the defensive line or even at outside linebacker.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks FF
48 31 17 10 0

Whitney Mercilus - DE - Illinois

Whitney Mercilus

Height: 6'4 | Weight: 265 | Born: July 21, 1990 (age 21)


Mercilus is a violent player who is a better pass rusher than run defender, proven by his sack total last season. He lacks experience having started just one full season at Illinois.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks FF
57 28 29 16 0

Defensive Tackles

Devon Still - DT - Penn State

Devon Still

Height: 6'5 | Weight: 310 | Born: July 11, 1989 (age 22)


Still spent most of his senior season rising up draft boards as he made good on his immense talent. Still will likely impress at the combine and continue to push his way towards the top half of the first round.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks FF
49 25 24 4.5 0

Michael Brockers - DT - LSU

Michael Brockers

Height: 6'6 | Weight: 306 | Born: December 21, 1990 (age 21)


Brockers may be the best run-stuffer in the draft and he is quickly moving up team's boards because of it. While he may not be a polished product, he has as much potential as anyone.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks FF
54 26 28 2 1

Brandon Thompson - DT - Clemson

Brandon Thompson

Height: 6'2 | Weight: 310 | Born: October 19, 1989 (age 22)


A powerful tackle who explodes off the line, Thompson may not get consistent pressure on the quarterback but he is often disruptive force in the backfield.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks FF
46 20 26 2.5 1

Dontari Poe - DT - Memphis

Dontari Poe

Height: 6'5 | Weight: 350 | Born: August 18, 1990 (age 21)


Poe has the size to clog up the middle in any defensive front. While his college stats may not show an ability to rush the passer, for his size he is able to get after the quarterback.


2011 Stats
TOT SOLO AST Sacks FF
22 14 8 1 0


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