- I wanted to do the whole seven but by the 5th I had run out of team needs & was just throwing darts for my picks so I stopped it at five. Thanx to rhettchrystal for his Post where everyone listed their team needs.Thanx as well to ct17 (thanx Craig) for his fine work on compensatory picks. I used Walterfootball for the draft order & used a variety of sources for my Big Board (MTDs top 100http://www.mockingthedraft.com/pages/2012-nfl-draft-overall-rankings, Wes Buntings NFPhttp://www.nationalfootballpost.com/scouting_department.html, New Era Scouting http://www.newerascouting.com/nfl-draft/overall-rankings/& nepatriotsdraft.comhttp://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/
- Indianapolis – Andrew Luck QB Stanford – Explanations are unnecessary, the Colts again take a once in a decade prospect to build a team around.
- St. Louis – Matt Kalil LT USC – The Rams take one of the best LT prospects in years who can protect their investment in Sam Bradford. Trading this pick to a team going after RGIII is also a real possibility but IMO Kalil is a much higher talent than any of the other LTs in this draft & the Rams go quality over quantity.
- Minnesota trade to Washington - Robert Griffin III Baylor - Redskins trade their 1st, 2nd & 2013 2nd to move up four spots & grab RGIII . RGIII is an elite talent who has tremendous upside, he is a highly accurate passer with elite mobility. He is still a raw prospect who will have a steep learning curve but could be a franchise QB.
- Cleveland – Justin Blackmon WR Ok. St. – Browns decide to go with the best receiver in this draft & not give up their 2nd rd. pick & get an elite playmaker who will start immediately. Great size, hands & body control.
- Tampa Bay – Morris Claiborne CB LSU – The Bucs get an elite player in Claiborne who starts immediately & continues to shut down half of the field.
- Washington trade to Minnesota – Riley Reiff LT Iowa – Vikes give Ponder some much needed protection by picking a very good LT who should be able to anchor their line for the next ten years.
- Jacksonville - Alshon Jeffery WR South Carolina – Jags grab a very good target for Gabbert. Jeffery is an extremely talented wide out who has suffered from inferior QBs.
- Miami trade to Cincinnati - Trent Richardson RB Alabama – Bengals trade Oaklands 1st, their own 2nd & 4th to move up nine spots & grab the last "elite" player in this draft. Richardson is a beast who has no flaws in his game. By getting an elite runner, Dalton is able to become an even better QB.
- Carolina - Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama – Kirkpatrick is a hard hitting CB who moved himself into top ten consideration with an excellent performance in the N.C. He is big, extremely talented & would immediately upgrade a defense that was disappointing last year.
- Buffalo – Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama – The Bills get an extremely versatile player who can play either as an OLBer or as an ILBer. Upshaw can get after the passer, clog the middle or drop back into coverage.
- Kansas City – David DeCastro G Stanford – Best Guard in this draft
- Seattle – Quinton Coples UNC – An elite talent who under performed this season, his incredible athleticism keeps him the top half of the 1st rd.
- Arizona - Jonathon Martin LT Stanford – Cards give up on Levi Brown & draft an extremely hard working & talented prospect who should be able to step in & protect Kolb’s blindside
- Dallas – Nick Perry OLB USC – Cowboys add a threat on the other side from Ware to get after the QB.
- Philadelphia - Luke Kuechly ILB BC – Eagles get an elite player who has great instincts & intelligence. Kuechly is the type of player who IMO will make the entire defense better by his presence on the field.
- New York Jets – Melvin Ingram OLB South Carolina – Jets get an extremely athletic 3-4 OLBer who who can set the edge & really get after the QB. He will immediately upgrade their pass rush.
- Miami – Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A & M – Dolphins grab a talented & intelligent QB who will definitely need time to develop. Chad Hennes days in Miami are over & Moore is not quite the answer. Tannehill will quiet the fan base who hopefully will give him the time to become an NFL caliber QB.
- San Diego - Michael Floyd WR N.D. – I am not sure if VJax is back next year but either way I think that Floyd would be a good #1 or an excellent #2 & a great target for Rivers.
- Chicago – Cordy Glenn G Georgia – Bears pick up a huge protector for Cutler who will also open up holes for Forte
- Tennessee – Peter Konz C Wisconsin – Titans grab the best Center in this class to upgrade their offensive line.
- Cincinnati – Kendall Wright WR Baylor – If Bengals weren’t mad at me for trading away picks for Richardson then they probably will be for taking a WR when they drafted Green last year but I think that Wright makes a lot of sense for a couple of reasons. He is a completely different type of receiver compared to Green & could line up either in the slot or on the other side. I also think that with the type of talent & strength/toughness that Wright has, he will be hard to jam at the line & will take some of the pressure off of Green.
- Cleveland - from Atlanta – Zach Brown LB UNC – Browns get the best 4-3 LBer in this draft
- Detroit - Dwayne Allen TE Clemson - Big pass catching TEs are becoming much more highly valued than in past drafts. Vernon Davis, Fred Davis & Gronkenstein have proved to be mismatches for opposing CBs & LBers. Allen would add another dimension to Staffords game & takes some pressure off of Johnson.
- Pittsburgh – Dontari Poe NT Memphis – This was a tough pick for me & I doubt that Steeler fans like it. Poe should be a dominant NT with his size & 1st step but I am not so sure…
- Denver – Alfonzo Dennard CB Nebraska – The Broncos defense was very good but an upgrade at the corner would be a large improvement.
- Houston – Devon Still DT/NT PSU –Still might be a good fit in Wade Phillips 3-4, he is similar to Ratliff IMO but not to sure if he would be a good fit for their scheme
- New England - from New Orleans – Whitney Mercilus OLB/DE Illinois – Mercilus can get after the passer, something the Patriots struggled with during the regular season. I think that his versatility will appeal to Bill Belichek as they seem to switch between a 3-4 & a 4-3 D
- Green Bay – Jared Crick DE Nebraska – Packers get a very good DE who can set the edge or get after the passer
- San Francisco - Stephen Gilmore CB South Carolina – An under rated CB who would make a good defense even better. Good size for the position with average speed.
- Baltimore – Vontaze Burfict ILB Arizona St. – The endless search for Ray Lewis’s successor ends with an extremely talented player who finds the same competitive spirit he has in Baltimore
- . New. York Giants –Janoris Jenkins CB Northern Alabama – Some team will get a very good CB value in Jenkins who has dropped because of character concerns brought on by an over familiarity with a certain plant.
- New England – Nick Toon WR Wisconsin – Good size, speed & hands to give Brady a good target that’s not a TE.
· Atlanta -> Cleveland: Julio Jones
· New Orleans -> New England: Mark Ingram
· Oakland -> Cincinnati: Carson Palmer
My trades Redskins trade the Vikes their 1st, 2nd & next years 2nd for Minnesota’s 1st
Bengals trade the Dolphins the Raiders1st, their own 2nd & 4th for Miamis 1st
- St. Louis – Mohamed Sanu WR Rutgers
- Indianapolis – Chase Minnifield CB UVA
- Minnesota – Jerel Worthy DT Michigan St
- Tampa Bay – Mike Adams RT OSU
- Cleveland – Zebrie Sanders RT FSU
- Jacksonville – Kevin Zeitler G Wisconsin
- Washington traded to Minnesota – Dwight Jones WR North Carolina
- Carolina – Fletcher Cox DT Miss. St.
- Buffalo – Vinny Curry OLB Marshall
- Miami – Mark Barron SS Alabama
- Seattle –
- Kansas City – Ben Jones C Georgia
- Dallas – Don’t’a Hightower ILB Alabama
- Philadelphia – Markelle Martin FS Ok. St.
- New York Jets – Chris Polk RB Washington
- New England - from Oakland – David Wilson RB Va. Tech
- San Diego – Alameda Ta’amu NT Washington
- Chicago – Brandon Thompson DT Clemson
- Philadelphia - from Arizona – Ronnell Lewis OLB Ok.
- Tennessee – Michael Brockers DT LSU
- Cincinnati traded to Miami - Andre Branch OLB Clemson
- Detroit – Keleche Osemele G Iowa St.
- Atlanta – Coby Fleener TE Stanford
- Pittsburgh – Brandon Washington G Miami
- Denver – Marvin McNutt WR Iowa
- Houston – Rueben Randle WR LSU
- New Orleans – Lavonte David OLB Nebraska
- Green Bay – Bruce Irvin OLB WVU
- San Francisco – Keenan Robinson OLB Texas
- Baltimore Aaron Henry FS Wisconsin
- New York Giants - Lamar Miller RB Miami – BBI gets his guy :o)
- New England – Robert Lester FS Alabama
· Arizona -> Philadelphia: Kevin Kolb
- Indianapolis – Billy Winn DT Boise St.
- St. Louis – Jayron Hosley CB Va. Tech
- Minnesota – Travis Lewis LB Oklahoma
- Cleveland – Brandon Weeden QB Ok. St.
- Tampa Bay - LaMichael James RB Oregon
- Washington – Josh Chapman NT Alabama
- Jacksonville – Jamell Fleming CB Oklahoma
- Buffalo – Trumaine Johnson CB Montana
- Miami - Nate Potter T Boise St.
- Chicago - from Carolina Tommy Streeter WR Miami
- Kansas City – Nick Foles QB Arizona
- Seattle – Johnathon Massaquoi OLB Troy
- Philadelphia – Brian Quick WR Appalachian St.
- New York Jets –.Brandon Mosley RT Auburn
- San Diego - Doug Martin RB Boise St.
- Chicago – Brandon Lindsey OLB Pitt.
- Arizona – Antonio Allen SS South Carolina
- Dallas – Brandon Boykin CB Georgia
- Tennessee - Orson Charles TE Georgia
- Cincinnati – Amini Silatolu G Midwestern St.
- Atlanta – Don Barclay T WVU
- Detroit - Keenan Robinson OLB Texas
- Pittsburgh – Chase Thomas OLB Stanford
- Denver – Kawaan Short DT Purdue
- Houston – Audie Cole ILB North Carolina St.
- New Orleans – Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina
- Green Bay – Sean Spence LB Miami
- San Francisco – Ricky Wagner T Wisconsin
- Baltimore – Michael Brewster C Ohio St.
- New York Giants – Senio Kelemete G Washington
- New England - Levy Adcock RT Ok. St
- Oakland – Russell Wilson QB Wisconsin
- Minnesota – Michael Egnew TE Missouri
- Oakland – Shaun Prater CB Iowa
· Carolina -> Chicago: Greg Olsen
· Raiders used 3rd-round pick on Terrelle Pryor in supplemental draft
- St. Louis – Kendall Reyes DT Connecticut
- Indianapolis – Chris Givens WR Wake Forrest
- Minnesota – Casey Hayward CB Vanderbilt
- Philadelphia - from Tampa Bay – Tyler Nielsen LB Iowa
- Cleveland – George Iloka FS Boise St.
- Jacksonville – Juron Criner WR Arizona
- Washington – Josh Robinson CB UCF
- Miami – Bernard Pierce RB Temple
- Carolina – Nigel Bradham OLB FSU
- Buffalo – T.Y. Hilton WR FIU
- Seattle – Dan Herron RB Ohio St.
- Kansas City – Ladarius Green TE La. Lafayette
- New York Jets – Devier Posey WR Ohio St.
- Washington - from Oakland – Jeff Allen T Illinois
- San Diego – Matt McCants T UAB
- Chicago – Kevin Reddick MLB UNC
- Arizona – Ryan Swopes WR Texas A&M
- Dallas – Kelvin Beachum G SMU
- Philadelphia - Kirk Cousins QB Michigan St.
- Tennessee – Harrison Smith SS Notre Dame
- Cincinnati traded to Miami – Cyrus Grey RB Texas A&M
- Detroit – Desmond Trufant CB Washington
- Cleveland - from Atlanta – Brandon Taylor FS LSU
- Pittsburgh – Winston Guy Jr. SS Kentucky
- Denver – Tank Carder MLB TCU
- Houston – Ryan Broyles WR Oklahoma
- New Orleans – Bobby Massie T Ole Miss
- Green Bay – Marcus Forston DT Miami
- San Francisco – Isiah Pead RB Cincinnati
- Buffalo - from Baltimore - Jeff Fuller WR Texas A&M
- New York Giants – Bobby Wagner OLB Utah St.
- New England – Coryell Judie CB Texas A&M
- Green Bay – Trenton Robinson FS Michigan St.
- Minnesota – Neiko Thorpe FS Auburn
- Indianapolis – Trevor Guyton DE California
- Baltimore – Omar Bolden CB Arizona St.
- Green Bay – Matt Reynolds T BYU
- Dallas – Brock Osweiller QB Arizona St.
- Oakland – Shea McClellin OLB Boise St.
· Atlanta -> Cleveland: Julio Jones
· Oakland -> Washington: Jason Campbell
· Tampa Bay -> Philadelphia: Luke Stocker
· Baltimore -> Buffalo: Lee Evans
- Indianapolis – Danny Trevathon LB Kentucky
- Denver - from St. Louis – Lucas Nix G Pitt.
- Minnesota – Marquis Maze WR Alabama
- Cleveland – Ryan Miller G Colorado
- Tampa Bay -Mychal Kendricks ILB California
- Washington – David Molk C Michigan
- Jacksonville Jake Bequette DE Arkansas
- Carolina – Blake Gideon FS Texas
- Buffalo – Case Keenum QB Houston
- Miami – Lonnie Edwards G Texas Tech
- Kansas City – Mister Cobble NT Kentucky
- Seattle – Derek Wolfe DT Cincinnati
- Oakland – Rokevius Watkins G South Carolina
- San Diego – DeAngelo Peterson TE LSU
- Chicago – Eddie Whitley FS Va. Tech
- Arizona – Jacques Smith OLB Missourri
- Dallas - Cliff Harris CB/KR Oregon
- Philadelphia – Jarrett Boykin WR Va. Tech
- New York Jets – Tony Dye SS UCLA
- Tennessee – Jordan White WR Western Michigan
- Cincinnati – Joel Foreman G Michigan St.
- Atlanta - Jamell Fleming CB Oklahoma
- Detroit - Andrew Datko RT FSU
- Pittsburgh - Julian Miller OLB WVU
- Denver – Terrence Ganaway RB Baylor
- Houston – William Vlachos C Alabama
- New Orleans - Jack Crawford DE PSU
- Green Bay – Brett Roy DE Nevada
- San Francisco – Jarius Wright WR Arkansas
- Baltimore – Nico Johnson ILB Alabama
- New York Giants – Phillip Blake C Baylor
- - Cincinnati from New England – Jaymes Brooks G Va. Tech
· New England -> Cincinnati: Chad Ochocinco
· St. Louis -> Denver: Brandon Lloyd
· Oakland -> Seattle: Aaron Curry