Now that the amazing 2012 class is officially complete, I'm curious which 2012 recruiting class position group is everyone's favorite. I'm lumping the TEs in with the WRs to give them a chance. Here are my thoughts.
OL: Magnuson, Kalis, Bars, Braden
Helps 1st tr: Kalis or Braden, not both
Potential/likely all Big Ten: All of them
Potential star: Kalis, Magnuson
WR/TE: Darboh, Chesson, Funchess, Williams
Help 1st year: Darboh, Funchess, Williams
Potential/likely All Big Ten: Darboh, Funchess, Williams
Potential star: Darboh, Funchess (mismatch against LBs/safeties will be fun to watch)
DL: Pipkins, Wormley, Henry, Godin, Ojemudia, Strobel
Help 1st year: Pipkins, Wormley
Potential/likely All Big Ten: Pipkins, Strobel, Wormley, Ojemudia
Potential star: Pipkins, Ojemudia
LB: Ross, Bolden, Jenkins-Stone, Ringer
Help 1st year: Bolden, Ross
Potential/likely All Big Ten: Ross, Bolden, Jenkins-Stone
Potential star: Ross, Bolden, Jenkins-Stone
DB: Richardson, Wilson, Clark, Gant
Help 1st year: Richardson, Wilson
Potential/likely All Big Ten: Richardson, Wilson (also like Clark)
Potential star: Richardson, Wilson
I've left off the RBs since they don't measure up to the rest of the positions, but it will be fun to see what Borges does with Norfleet.
I think one could make a case for DL, LB and OL given both the talent, depth and need. It's hard to go against the three likely stars at LB, but I'm going with the DL. Pipkins elite talent at such a position of need along with such high end depth with 6 recruits and 4-5 players with All Big Ten or better potential puts the DL at the top. I also think Ojemudia will be awesome after a couple years.