2012 NFL Mock Draft I (03/21)

I realize that normally by this time, I have over 15 mock drafts up, but considering I hadn’t posted anything at all for about eight months until my Field of 68 Prediction (and it’s review) I think it’s forgivable that my first 2012 mock draft isn’t being posted until about a month before the draft itself. I also realize that I’m probably going to be putting up a second one soon because it sounds like that a trade is going to go through in the near future with the Broncos getting a draft pick for Tim Tebow.

Consequently, in an attempt to avoid having my mock draft becoming worthless shortly after I post it, this mock draft is only going to be three rounds. Obviously with the compensatory picks expected to be announced next week after the owners’ meeting (March 26-28) and the fact that there are still some free agents to be signed -I just read that the Broncos plan to sign (or at least meet with) Jeff Saturday, Brandon Stokley and Jacob Tamme- I may be putting up my next mock draft sooner rather than later anyhow.

Either way, let’s get down to it. The mock draft itself is after the jump.

ROUND ONE
Rnd # Team Player Pos School
1 1 Indianapolis Andrew Luck QB Stanford
1 2 Washington Robert Griffin QB Baylor
1 3 Minnesota Matt Kalil OT USC
1 4 Cleveland Trent Richardson RB Alabama
1 5 Tampa Bay Luke Kuechly ILB Boston College
1 6 St Louis Justin Blackmon WRF Oklahoma State
1 7 Jacksonville Morris Claiborne CB LSU
1 8 Miami Quinton Coples DE North Carolina
1 9 Carolina Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi St
1 10 Buffalo Riley Reiff OT Iowa
1 11 Kansas City David DeCastro OG Stanford
1 12 Seattle Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois
1 13 Arizona Mike Adams OT Ohio State
1 14 Dallas Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama
1 15 Philadelphia Zach Brown OLB North Carolina
1 16 NY Jets Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama
1 17 Cincinnati Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama
1 18 San Diego Peter Konz OG Wisconsin
1 19 Chicago Andre Branch DE Clemson
1 20 Tennessee Melvin Ingram OLB South Carolina
1 21 Cincinnati Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame
1 22 Cleveland Mark Barron SS Alabama
1 23 Detroit Jonathan Martin OT Stanford
1 24 Pittsburgh Cordy Glenn OG Georgia
1 25 Denver Michael Brockers DT LSU
1 26 Houston Dont’a Hightower ILB Alabama
1 27 New England Nick Perry OLB USC
1 28 Green Bay Devon Still DE Penn State
1 29 Baltimore Mychal Kendricks ILB California
1 30 San Francisco Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech
1 31 New England Jared Crick DE Nebraska
1 32 NY Giants Kendall Wright WR Baylor
ROUND TWO
Rnd # Team Player Pos School
2 33 St Louis Kendall Reyes DT Connecticut
2 34 Indianapolis Dontari Poe DT Memphis
2 35 Minnesota Alfonzo Dennard CB Nebraska
2 36 Tampa Bay Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina
2 37 Cleveland James Brown OG Troy
2 38 Jacksonville Bruce Irvin DE West Virginia
2 39 St Louis Bobby Massie OT Mississippi
2 40 Carolina Juron Criner WR Arizona
2 41 Miami Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M
2 42 Buffalo Bobby Wagner OLB Utah State
2 43 Seattle Travis Lewis OLB Oklahoma
2 44 Kansas City Chase Minnifield CB Virginia
2 45 Dallas Markelle Martin FS Oklahoma State
2 46 Philadelphia David Wilson RB Virginia Tech
2 47 NY Jets Lamar Miller RB Miami (FL)
2 48 New England Kevin Zeitler OG Wisconsin
2 49 San Diego Coby Fleener TE Stanford
2 50 Chicago Zebrie Sanders OT Florida State
2 51 Philadelphia Jerel Worthy DT Michigan State
2 52 Tennessee Brandon Washington OC Miami (FL)
2 53 Cincinnati Chris Polk RB Washington
2 54 Detroit Jayron Hosley CB Virginia Tech
2 55 Atlanta Dwayne Allen TE Clemson
2 56 Pittsburgh Alameda Ta’amu DT Washington
2 57 Denver LaMichael James RB Oregon
2 58 Houston Vinny Curry OLB Marshall
2 59 New Orleans Brandon Thompson DT Clemson
2 60 Green Bay Shea McClellin OLB Boise State
2 61 Baltimore Ben Jones OC Georgia
2 62 San Francisco Kelechi Osemele OG Iowa State
2 63 New England Coryell Judie CB Texas A&M
2 64 NY Giants Audie Cole ILB North Carolina State
ROUND THREE
Rnd # Team Player Pos School
3 65 Indianapolis Mohamed Sanu WR Rutgers
3 66 St Louis Lavonte David OLB Nebraska
3 67 Minnesota Ronnell Lewis OLB Oklahoma
3 68 Cleveland Dwight Bentley CB Louisiana-Lafayette
3 69 Tampa Bay Sean Spence OLB Miami (FL)
3 70 Washington Casey Hayward CB Vanderbilt
3 71 Jacksonville Doug Martin RB Boise State
3 72 Miami Alshon Jeffery WR South Carolina
3 73 Miami Harrison Smith SS Notre Dame
3 74 Buffalo Brandon Boykin CB Georgia
3 75 Kansas City Hebron Fangupo DT BYU
3 76 Seattle Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State
3 77 Houston Mitchell Schwartz OT California
3 78 NY Jets Antonio Allen SS South Carolina
3 79 San Diego Trumaine Johnson CB Montana
3 80 Chicago Michael Egnew TE Missouri
3 81 Arizona Cam Johnson OLB Virginia
3 82 Dallas Amini Silatolu OG Midwestern State
3 83 Tennessee Josh Norman CB Coastal Carolina
3 84 Cincinnati Philip Blake OG Baylor
3 85 Atlanta Matt McCants OT UAB
3 86 Detroit Tony Bergstrom OG Utah
3 87 Pittsburgh Tank Carder ILB TCU
3 88 Denver Ryan Broyles WR Oklahoma
3 89 Philadelphia Jonathan Massaquoi DE Troy
3 90 New Orleans Jake Bequette DE Arkansas
3 91 Green Bay George Iloka FS Boise State
3 92 Baltimore Chandler Jones OLB Syracuse
3 93 San Francisco Robert Turbin RB Utah State
3 94 New England Mike Martin DT Michigan
3 95 NY Giants Isaiah Pead RB Cincinnati
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13 Responses

  1. Zach brown to philly at 15?why?we can get him at 46 where u have us taking lesean mccoys back up with a higher draft pick than we used on mccoy himself.i do like worthy @51 i would lose my mind if he fell that far.

    • I have Zach Brown as a late first rounder (maybe early second) on my board, and as the best OLB for a 4-3 defense in the entire draft, with the versatility to play inside if needed… And who would you rather have at 46 that was still on the board (other than Worthy, seeing as you got him anyway)? I mean your biggest need is at LB (addressed in round 1) and after that you guys are at a bit of a best player available approach… What did you think of the Massaquoi pick?

  2. Interesting that you have the Steelers with their top three needs on the board in the first round, Glenn, Hightower, and Poe. Not sure where I’d pick if they had the choice of those three. But don’t believe for a second that Poe will last to the 2nd round. Someone will make a play for him.

    • Yeah, it was tough picking for the Steelers with all three of those players on the board… and I agree that Poe likely won’t be there in the second round. I almost had three other teams take him (Pittsburgh, Houston, New England) but there were other players available that I thought those teams might jump at rather than drafting a raw player like Poe that would be a bit of a project.

  3. I know the Texans have quite a few new holes to fill, but no WR in the first threee rounds? Oooookay…I think that they probably will take an OT but not until the late rounds b/c Rashad Butler will replace Eric Winston at RT, so they’d be picking an OT strictly for depth.

    • I thought about having the Texans take Ryan Broyles in the third round instead of Schwartz, but I thought Schwartz was better value, and on the offensive side of the ball I had OT as your second biggest need (behind WR), so it wasn’t as big of a need, but it was a better value. Just a tradeoff.

  4. Good to see your back. Where’s the Raiders on here!?!

    • Haha, your poor Raiders have managed to give away all of their picks in the first three rounds… first rounder for Carson Palmer, second rounder to New England during last year’s draft, and the third rounder was used on Terrelle Pryor in the supplemental draft.

  5. yeah haha. I was being sarcastic. At least next year they’ll only be missing one of their draft picks, unless they trade them away during the season….

  6. Where’s Josh Robinson of UCF who, with Gilmore were the best DB’s at the combine???

    He may be the surprise first round pick of the Lions.

    • Hmmm… yes, not including Robinson was a bit of an oversight on my part, but he wouldn’t have been anywhere near the first round… I probably would have had him go to New England at 63

  7. You sure you’re not a Bucs fan? That Bucs mock is perfect. We desperately need 2 LBs and Kuechly/Spence are both high-character leaders that are productive and cover well. It would be very Dominik-like to take 2 players at the same position early in the draft, especially captains like Kuechly/Spence. Surprisingly (considering our free agent activity) this is the only mock I could find that has the Bucs taking Kuechly. Gilmore is a guy I’ve had targeted as a Bucs 1st rounder since right after the 2011 draft, so that’s a major steal.

    • I agree with the bucs taking Kuechly/ spence . that would be an awesome improvement to the linebackers . I saw one more draft with the bucs moving down a couple of spots , and taking Kuechly ,adding a draft pick , and in round two taking Lamar Miller , running back from miami . Maybe they could still get Shawn Spence . You never know , Ever heard of a guy ……….Dan Marino ?????

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