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2013 NFL Draft: The 10 Best Pac-12 Draft Picks from the 2012 Draft

Andrew Luck, Matt Kalil and Bryan Anger excelled as rookies.


1. Andrew Luck QB Indianapolis - First round, first overall pick via Stanford

Luck has lived up to the hype that has surrounded him at every step of his career as he made the Pro Bowl in his first year in the league and helped turn the Colts into an instant playoff contender just a year after being the worst team in the league. Luck's future is as bright as any player in the league right now and he looks like he could live up to the John Elway comparisons that have followed him around since he showed up at Stanford as a freshman.

2. Matt Kalil T Minnesota - First round, fourth overall pick via USC

Kalil isn't a household name like Luck is yet, but he was just about as impressive in his first year in the league. Kalil made the Pro Bowl in his first year and paved the way for Adrian Peterson during his historic year.

3. Bryan Anger P Jacksonville - Third round, 70th pick overall via Cal

Anger was taken extremely high for a punter and immediately showed why in his rookie season. Anger made the All-Rookie team and also received an All-Pro vote.

4. Mychal Kendricks LB Philadelphia - Second round, 46th pick overall via Cal

Kendricks immediately became a starter for the Eagles and was one of the best rookie linebackers in the NFL in 2012. He started every game of the season and finished with 75 tackles.

5. Jonathan Martin T Miami - Second round, 42nd pick overall via Stanford

The former All-American stepped right in and filled his expectations, starting every game for the Dolphins in 2012 and helping Reggie Bush continue to rejuvenate his career.

6. Mitchell Schwartz T Cleveland - Second round, 37th pick overall via Cal

Another solid lineman who came in right away and fulfilled his expectations. Schwartz started every game of 2012 for the Browns.

7. Nick Foles QB Philadelphia - Third round, 88th pick overall via Arizona

Foles stepped in for Michael Vick in 2012 and thought he didn't set the world on fire, he played admirably, throwing for nearly 1,700 yards with six touchdowns. Foles future is uncertain with the Eagles though with Chip Kelly and his high-speed offense arriving next season.

8. Coby Fleenor TE Indianapolis - Second round, 34th pick overall via Stanford

It looks like the Luck to Fleenor connection may be a healthy one for quite a time to come. Fleenor caught 26 passes for 281 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2012.

9. LaMichael James RB San Francisco - Second round, 61st pick overall via Oregon

James started off slow but got his chance to show what he can do when Kendall Hunter went down with an injury and he flashed a bit of what made him so valuable for the Ducks during his college career. He scored a couple of touchdowns and had some bright spots as a kick returner.

10. Marvin Jones WR Cincinnati - Fifth round, 166th pick overall via Cal

Jones always had the physical tools but never seemed to produce much at Cal. Now it looks like he may be putting it together after a solid rookie season that saw him have more than 200 yards receiving with a touchdown.

Undrafted Star

Vontaze Burfict LB Cincinnati - Undrafted free agent via Arizona State

Burfict was at some points of his college career expected to be a first round draft pick but between personal struggles and bad testing numbers he completely fell out of the draft. Burfict showed why he was once considered an elite prospect and made over 100 tackles in 2012. If Burfict was drafted, he would have probably been number four on this list.

Others considered

David Paulson TE Pittsburgh via Oregon

Juron Criner WR Oakland via Arizona

Tony Bergstrom G Oakland via Utah

Trevin Wade CB Cleveland via Arizona