We regraded and reranked the SEC's 2012 recruiting classes Monday. Now let's take a look at how the top-ranked SEC recruits in the 2012 class panned out. All of the players below were ESPN 150 prospects ranked in the top 50 nationally, click here to see the entire 2012 ESPN 150.
No. 3 -- Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri: The nation's No. 1-ranked receiver recruit was on his way to stardom in Columbia, catching 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2013 before running into off-field trouble that led to his dismissal in spring of 2014. He transferred to Oklahoma, where he never played, then entered the NFL draft where he landed with the Tennessee Titans.
No. 5 -- Keith Marshall, RB, Georgia: Marshall, who arrived in the same class as Todd Gurley, showed promise as a true freshman but (759 rushing yards, 8 TDs) but injuries interrupted his 2013 and 2014 seasons and he wasn't able to match his debut season. Gurley emerged as the feature back and was succeeded by Nick Chubb.
No. 6 -- Landon Collins, S, Alabama: Collins emerged into a first-team All-American in his junior season, played 41 games in three seasons before declaring for the NFL draft, where he was second-round pick by the New York Giants.
No. 7 -- D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida: Ranked the No. 1 tackle in the class, Humphries played 29 games (started 19) in three seasons, one of which was cut short by injury. He was the Gators' starting left tackle his final two seasons and entered the 2015 draft, where he was chosen in the first round by the Arizona Cardinals.
No. 11 -- Eddie Williams, ATH, Alabama: Never played a down for Alabama. Williams redshirted as a freshman and was dismissed from the team the following offseason after being one of three players charged with second-degree robbery. Williams pled guilty in August and was sentenced to probation.
No. 17 -- Josh Harvey-Clemons, OLB, Georgia: After moving to defensive back and starting 11 games as a sophomore, Harvey-Clemons was dismissed from the team in February 2014 for a violation of team rules. He transferred to Louisville and was third on the team in tackles in 2015 with 88 and had three interceptions. He has one year remaining with the Cardinals.
No. 20 -- Cyrus Jones, ATH, Alabama: Emerged into an All-SEC cornerback in 2014 and became a dynamic returner (he had four punt returns for touchdowns in 2015, an Alabama single-season record). Played 51 games, started 34.
No. 21 -- Ricardo Louis, ATH, Auburn: Louis played 50 games and started 20, finishing his Tiger career with 98 career receptions, 1,338 yards and eight touchdowns. He finished 11th in Auburn history in career receptions and 15th in career yards.
No. 22 -- Chris Black, WR, Alabama: Black caught 25 passes for 290 yards in three seasons at Alabama. An ankle injury ended his 2015 season prematurely and he has one season of eligibility remaining, but he'll spend it at Missouri as a graduate transfer.
No. 28 -- John Theus, OT, Georgia: A first-team All-SEC selection in 2015, Theus was a mainstay on the Bulldog offensive line as a four-year starter. He finished his career with 48 career starts, including every game of Georgia's last two seasons.
No. 29 -- Kwon Alexander, OLB, LSU: Was an impact player, emerged into a starter in 2013 and 2014 was an All-SEC pick in 2014. After 32 games and 23 starts, Alexander declared for early entry into the 2015 NFL draft, where he was chosen in the fourth round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
No. 30 -- Brandon Greene, OT, Alabama: Became known in the Crimson Tide's 20-13 overtime win over LSU in November 2014, when he caught a 24-yard pass that led to the eventual game-winning touchdown. He hasn't been a starter but has played in 39 career games, including all 15 in 2015 splitting time between offensive line and tight end.
No. 31 -- Geno Matias-Smith, CB, Alabama: Matias-Smith played a multitude of roles in the Crimson Tide secondary over the course of 54 games, 23 of which were starts (including all 15 of the 2015 season). He finished third on the team with 72 tackles in 2015.
No. 33 -- Thomas Johnson, WR, Texas A&M: Johnson appeared in 10 games and was third on the team in receptions during the 2012 season (30 catches, 339 yards) but went temporarily missing two days after the Aggies' landmark win over Alabama. He withdrew from school the next month and didn't return to college football. Things took a horrific turn last year, when he was charged with murder.
No. 34 -- Issac Gross, DT, Ole Miss: Gross missed all but one game in 2015 because of neck surgery, but has been a contributor in his first three seasons, collecting 27 tackles for loss in 38 games (17 starts). He'll return for his final season in 2016 and should be part of another strong Rebel defensive line.
No. 37 -- Jonathan Bullard, DE, Florida: Bullard emerged into one of the SEC's best defensive linemen in 2015 and was a first-team All-SEC selection. Of his 50 career games, he started 35 (25 consecutive) and finished with 178 career tackles, 33.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks.
No. 42 -- Evan Boehm, OG, Missouri: Boehm has been a model of consistency and reliability. He started 52 consecutive games (every single Mizzou game during his time there), setting school record. Boehm spent most of his career at center.
No. 45 -- Shaq Roland, WR, South Carolina: In three seasons with the Gamecocks, Roland caught 56 passes for 891 yards and 10 touchdowns but left the program prior to South Carolina's 2014 appearance in the Independence Bowl. He enrolled at Division II Winston-Salem State but did not play in 2015.
No. 46 -- Jessamen Dunker, OG, Florida: Dunker never suited up for the Gators, redshirting in 2012 before transferring out of the program in spring of 2013. He wound up at Tennessee State University and was an All-Ohio Valley Conference selection in 2015.
No. 48 -- Channing Ward, DE, Ole Miss: Ward played in all 52 games of his career, and was long part of the defensive line rotation but didn't start a game on the defensive line until 2015, when he started four. He was a special teams standout for much of his career.
No. 49 -- Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama: Cooper set school records with 228 career receptions, 3,463 yards and 31 touchdowns and was a Heisman Trophy Award finalist in 2014. He was the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft and plays for the Oakland Raiders.