2012 NFL Draft: Extremely Early Top 100 Rankings List

SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 20: Quarterback Ryan Lindley #14 of the San Deigo State Aztecs throws a pass against the Utah Utes at Qualcomm Stadium on November 20 2010 in San Diego California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The 2011 NFL Draft ended last week, but Mocking the Draft is already hard at work with their first top 100 prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft. Since the NFL Draft is such a big deal the site will attempt to follow the NFL Draft a little more closely on a year-round basis when new rankings and mock drafts come out.

Topping the list is obviously Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck. As for the Mountain West, the league has four players on the extremely early top 100 list:

40. Ryan Lindley | 6'4, 215 pounds | QB | San Diego State
48. Tank Carder | 6'2, 232 pounds | OLB/MLB | TCU
50. Nate Potter | 6'6, 295 pounds | OT | Boise State
65. Billy Winn | 6'4, 288 pounds | DT | Boise State

A notable player missing is Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore. The reason Moore is omitted is because the NFL likes size at the quarterback position and Moore is listed at an even six-feet tall and at 187 pounds. Moore is a winner, put up stats, played with NFL talent and in my opinion a solid arm. Boise State fans may not really care because Moore has been successful at the college level by being a four-year starter and winning a BCS Bowl with a possibility of a second if things go well this season. Plus, I am surprised that Boise running back Doug Martin is not on the list, he is a stud.

As for players on the list, Lindley fits the prototypical NFL quarterback with his size and height, plus he has one amazing arm. Boise State's Potter is rated as a top-five offensive tackle from Mel Kiper, Jr.

This list will obviously change a lot during the college football season and once the NFL scouts start pouring over every single detail on these players. Plus, the list includes all draft eligible players and not everyone of these will declare for the draft.

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