2012 NFL Mock Draft

2011 NFL Draft

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Updated: 18 April 2012
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Colts 1. QB Andrew Luck, Stanford (JR) The Colts released QB Peyton Manning. They have to groom a QB for the future and Luck is a prototype franchise QB.
Andrew Luck has been lights out good the last two years for Stanford and he has all the intangibles for a franchise QB. Size, speed, athleticism, quick release, arm strength and accuracy.
Redskins 2. QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor (JR) (From the Rams) The Heisman Trophy winner. Griffin (6' 2" 223) has a great arm and 4.41 speed.
(Trade) St. Louis will get the Redskins' #6 overall pick, as well as the Skins' first-round picks in 2013 and 2014. St. Louis will also get Washington's second-round pick this year. Is he worth all that? Absolutely! Griffin completed 72.36% of his passes. Very powerful, accurate arm and he is dangerous with the ball in his hand. Threw for 37 TDs last year.
Vikings 3. OT Matt Kalil, USC (JR) Brother of Ryan Kalil who was selected in the 2nd round of the 2007 NFL Draft by Carolina.
The best offensive tackle in the 2012 NFL Draft by far. Great size (6' 7" 306 lbs), long arms and very good feet. Was the fastest offensive lineman at the NFL Scouting Combine running a 4.99 forty. Ready for the NFL.
Browns 4. (JR) RB Trent Richardson, Alabama The best running back in the country hands down and a future Pro Bowler in the NFL.
The Browns might also go with WR Justin Blackmon here, but Richardson makes more sense than QB Ryan Tannehill or Blackmon. Tannehill just isn't worthy of being picked this high. Richardson is very powerful and quick. He can run over you and around you. The best running back I've seen come out of college since Adrian Peterson.
Bucs 5. CB Morris Claiborne, LSU (JR) Breaks on the ball like a lightening bolt. Best corner in the draft by far.
Claiborne is to good to pass up and having RB LeGarrette Blount means they can afford to pass on RB Trent Richardson. Very talented cornerback with decent size at 6' 1" 185 pounds. Able to start in the NFL as a rookie, very loose hips.
Rams 6. WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (JR) (From Redskins) Reminds me of the Cowboys Dez Bryant. Very strong and will break a lot of tackles and get extra yards after the catch.
The Rams get a bunch of future picks in moving out of the 2nd slot. At 6' 1" 205 pounds, Blackmon has decent size and his production was impressive again this year with 12 TDs and 115.44 yards per game average. Blackmon proved he was ready for the NFL during this years Fiesta Bowl. In Oklahoma State's 41-38 win in OT, Blackmon caught 8 passes for 186 yards and a 3 TDs.
Jags 7. DE Quinton Coples, North Carolina He didn't have a great year statistically, but he was drawing constant double teams.
At 6' 6" 285 pounds he is quick as a cat. The Tarhills have been producing some excellent NFL talent lately. Ran a very nice 4.78 forty at the Combine.
Dolphins 8. QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M Nice size at 6' 4" 200 lbs and he possesses a great arm. He can make all the throws.
This is high for the inexperience Tannehill, but the Dolphins missed out on getting Peyton Manning and they desperately need a quarterback.
Panthers 9. DT Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State(JR) Cox has decent size at 6' 4" 298 pounds, and he ran an amazing 4.79 forty at the combine.
First team All-SEC after leading his team with 14.5 TFL (tackles for loss) and 5 sacks along with 56 tackles. Cox is the quickest defensive tackle in this years draft. Very versatile, could play anywhere along the defensive line. A riser on most draft boards.
Bills 10. OT Riley Reiff, Iowa (JR) A very athletic tackle that handled his business in the Big 10.
They signed prize free agent DE Mario Williams in the off-season for their defense, but the tackle spot needs a serious upgrade. Iowa has a history of producing excellent offensive linemen for the NFL.
Chiefs 11. DE LB Luke Keuchly, Boston College 6' 3" 242 pound linebacker that has great instincts and speed. A standout at the Senior Bowl and Combine.
A tackling machine, he ranked #1 in the nation with 150 total tackles last year. Had a great combine, ran a 4.58 forty
Seahawks 12. OLB Melvin Ingram, South Carolina The 6' 2" 264 pound Ingram can really rush the passer.
The Seahawks nabbed prized free agent QB Matt Flynn so they can focus on the pass rush. Ingram recorded 2 sacks against Clemson on November 26th 2011. He recorded an impressive 10 sacks and 15 tackles for loss last season. Could be a defensive end or an outside linebacker.
Cardinals 13. LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama 6' 2" 265 pounds and quick as a cat.
Defensive MVP of the National Championship game. In the win against LSU Upshaw recorded 7 tackles and one sack. Receiver is an option here also, Michael Floyd comes to mind, but not only do they still have All-Pro Larry Fitzgerald, but Early Doucet and Andre Roberts look to be on the verge of breaking out.
Cowboys 14. OG David DeCastro, Stanford OG Kyle Kosier was released and Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau are only mediocre.
Free agency has helped with depth, but the Cowboys need talent and youth at guard. They have neglected their offensive line for years. At 6' 5" 312 pounds DeCastro is a monster with quick feet. S Mark Barron is also an option here, but DeCastro is better value.
Eagles 15. S Mark Barron, Alabama A very talented safety with excellent size (6' 1" 223 lbs).
after losing left tackle Jason Peters for the season, the Eagles are desperate for help at tackle, but unless Reiff slips down to them there wont be a tackle worthy of being drafted this high.
Jets 16. DT Dontari Poe, Memphis A massive (6' 4" 346 lbs), run stuffing nose tackle or defensive tackle.
The Jets could use some more depth at defensive tackle and Poe is arguably the best player available at this spot. Just blew the doors off the NFL Scouting Combine running an amazing 4.98 second forty and lifting 225 pounds 44 times (reps)
Bengals 17. WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame (From Oakland) At 6' 5" 225 pounds he can really go up and get the ball.
Yes they drafted A.J. Green in the first round last year, but he (Green) is really all they have. Floyd ran very well at the NFL Scouting Combine recording a 40 time of 4.47 seconds. A go-to receiver; strong, durable and dangerous after the catch.

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