Some perspective on three big names

Updated: April 9, 2012, 5:35 PM ET
By Kevin Weidl

The NFL combine always cranks up the hype machine for a handful of prospects, and things are no different in 2012.

As I've finished up final film evaluations on this year's class, three players in particular strike me as benefitting from impressive workouts and the positive buzz they created, as well as the needs of teams picking early in the first round. Two have been mentioned as possible top-10 picks, but I don't feel good about any of the three before the middle of the first round.

All are certainly good players, but let's lend a little perspective on their overall stock.