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Should California Wide Receiver Keenan Allen Be a 1st-Round Pick in 2013?

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
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Is Cal WR Keenan Allen worthy of a first-round look? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

As of now, it does not appear that there will be any Justin Blackmon, A.J. Green or Julio Jones in the 2013 NFL draft class. While all three of those receivers were college superstars who established themselves as top-10 draft picks, there is not even one sure-fire first-round draft pick yet among draft-eligible wide receivers.

There are a few players, however, getting hype as the potential No. 1 wide receiver in the draft class, and one of those players near the top of the list is California junior Keenan Allen. With that said, however, it may not even be safe to say that Allen should be a first-round draft pick, assuming he declares for this year’s draft.

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Pac-12: Ten Year NFL Draft Case Study

Friday, July 27th, 2012
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The Patriots should have spiked the phone after calling in this Pac-12 pick. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Every Friday this summer I’m doing a case study on the last ten years draft history of every conference in the FBS.

Through these case studies we’ll be able to answer which schools and conferences produce the most talent, the most busts, the most players at each position and much more.

I know that it’s a lot of information to digest, but there’s some very interesting findings during this first week of research which will become even more telling as each week progresses.

This week, I’m taking on the Pac-12. You can also read about the Mountain West, Big EastIndependents, C-USA, Big Ten, ACC and MAC.

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