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As the college football season reaches the midway point, SI.com's draft guru Tony Pauline weighs in with his top 25 prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.

Last August, I referred to Luck as the most NFL-ready quarterback on the college level. More than 12 months later Luck has improved his game and exceeded all expectations. He is expected to enter the draft, will be the first pick of the event and is legitimately the best quarterback prospect since Peyton Manning.

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