NFL Draft 2012: Round 1 Coverage

The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft is in the books and trades came fast and furious. Check out this StoryStream for a look back on the festivities.

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2012 NFL Draft Order: Rams Lead Off 2nd Round, Could Dominate It

The 2012 NFL Draft enters its second round on Friday night, and one of the team that traded out of the spotlight in Round 1 is going to figure heavily in Round 2.

The St. Louis Rams have a league-high three picks in Round 2, two earned as cascading spoils from the trade that sent the No. 2 overall pick (and Robert Griffin III) to the Washington Redskins. The first pick of the second round, No. 33 overall, was the Rams' own pick, and they snagged the No. 39 pick in the trade with the Redskins; the No. 45 pick was obtained on Thursday, in a trade with the Dallas Cowboys that got the Rams out of the top 10 in the first round.

Four other teams -- the Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, and New England Patriots -- all have two picks each in the second round.

Here's the full draft order for the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

1. (33) Rams
2. (34) Colts
3. (35) Ravens (From Vikings)
4. (36) Broncos (From Buccaneers)
5. (37) Browns
6. (38) Jaguars
7. (39) Rams (From Redskins)
8. (40) Panthers
9. (41) Bills
10. (42) Dolphins
11. (43) Seahawks
12. (44) Chiefs
13. (45) Rams (From Cowboys)
14. (46) Eagles
15. (47) Jets
16. (48) Patriots (From Raiders)
17. (49) Chargers
18. (50) Bears
19. (51) Eagles (From Cardinals)
20. (52) Titans
21. (53) Bengals
22. (54) Lions
23. (55) Falcons
24. (56) Steelers
25. (57) Broncos
26. (58) Texans
27. (59) Packers
28. (60) Ravens
29. (61) 49ers
30. (62) Patriots
31. (63) Giants

Here's the third-round order.

1 Indianapolis
2 St. Louis
3 Minnesota
4 Denver
5 Houston
6 Washington
7 Jacksonville
8 Buffalo
9 Miami
10 Miami
11 Kansas City
12 Seattle
13 Houston
14 NY Jets
15 San Diego
16 Chicago
17 Arizona
18 Dallas
19 Tennessee
20 Cincinnati
21 Atlanta
22 Detroit
23 Pittsburgh
24 Cleveland
25 Philadelphia
26 New Orleans
27 New England
28 Baltimore
29 San Francisco
30 Cincinnati
31 NY Giants
32 Oakland

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2012 NFL Draft Results: Alabama RB Trent Richardson Selected By Cleveland Browns With 3rd Pick

In the first round of the 2012 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns selected former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trent Richardson with the No. 3 overall pick. Cleveland traded up one spot, swapping picks with the Minnesota Vikings and giving up three other picks to get their man. Richardson was seen as a top-5 selection in most projections leading up to the draft.

Here's what Mocking the Draft had to say about Richardson prior to the draft:

Power: Arguably the strongest running back in the nation, which makes him hard to take down on first contact. Easily works through lazy tackles and often requires more than one player to take him down. When Richardson is running down hill with his shoulders square to the line of scrimmage, he's strong enough to just power over defenders. Richardson is a workout warrior who's weight room ethic translates to the field. According to reports, Richardson can bench press 465 pounds and "easily" squat 600 pounds.

Speed: According to some timed reports at Alabama, Richardson runs in the 4.4 range. More importantly, he plays up to that speed. Most fast running backs need an open lane to get up to speed. Not Richardson. His high-end speed comes as immediately as any running back the past few years.

Vision: Displays good patience behind the line of scrimmage to wait on a hole to develop. When there isn't one, Richardson is smart enough to try and get to the outside. Consistently keeps his legs moving after contact and has the power to extend plays a few yards. Because of that, Richardson will be able to take the ball in short-yardage situations. Likes to engage contact. That served Richardson well in college, but may not in the NFL.

For more information about Richardson and the Alabama Crimson Tide, please visit Roll 'Bama Roll. For lots more on the 2012 NFL draft, please visit Mocking the Draft. You can learn more about Richardson by watching the video below.

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2012 NFL Draft Results: Stanford QB Andrew Luck Selected By Indianapolis Colts With 1st Pick

With the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck is the No. 1 overall prospect in the draft, according to Mocking the Draft's rankings.

Luck has long been expected to be the No. 1 overall selection, even after the rise of Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III. Mocking the Draft sees little doubt as to why Luck was to be the correct choice:

Final word: It's difficult to offer a fresh outlook on Andrew Luck. He's been anointed the past two seasons as a once-a-decade quarterback prospect. His ceiling as a player may not be as high as Robert Griffin's, but he comes out of college much more ready for the NFL. If for no other reason, that's why he should be the No. 1 pick in the draft.

Now, Luck has to create his own way in the NFL, and he must do so in the shadow of one of the best ever: Peyton Manning. Luck surely appears up to that task.

For more on Luck, check out Stanford blog Rule of Tree. For lots more on the 2012 NFL Draft, please visit Mocking the Draft. Also be sure to check out Luck's draft profile via SBN's YouTube Channel below.

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