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Andrew Luck was the consensus, sure-fire No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was a can’t-miss prospect; a player sure to lead his new team for the next decade or more.

Luck, Luke Kuechly and Dontari Poe are the premier members of the class, but what about the college talent that was considered a reach? Or guys who were repeatedly passed over—perhaps for multiple rounds?

Three years later, five prospects have risen to respected status in the league, establishing themselves as a key contributor on their respective team. The list is organized strictly by where a player was drafted.