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Don't Mock my mock draft (2012 edition)

The goal that I had when I set out to do this mock draft was to be as realistic as possible. I wanted to incorporate the element of surprise whether it be that team reaching for a player, the pick that after its made we think was obviously brilliant and the pick we know is a steal. Hopefully I achieved my goal and all my mock draft brethren will enjoy. Like to hear it hear it go...

Round One

1) Indianapolis Colts: QB Andrew Luck, Stanford

Whats amazing is he has been able to hold on to the consensus number one label for two years. His play speaks for itself.

2) Washington Redskins: QB Robert Griffin III, Baylor In my pre college and pro season mock draft I had RGIII going in the 1st round of the 2012 draft. I was just about the only person who had him going that high and still I underestimated him. Whats so impressive about him is that he thrived as he did without his top WR Josh Gordon who transferred to Utah. Josh is a solid 1st round pick in next years draft and I compare him to Vincent Jackson. RGIII got better without him whichs shows how talented he is. He's a very rare talent.

3) Minnesota Vikings: LT Matt Kalil, USC This is the right move to make. Top flight talent at LT and although there are some other enticing players available OL are the least likely to be busts.

4) Cleveland Browns: CB Morris Claiborne, LSU Paired with Joe Haden to form a great tandem. He won't suffer like most rookie CB's who get picked on. He's ready right now.

5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: RB Trent Richardson, Alabama Has a blend of everything you want in a back, its almost as if he's a mix of some of the greatest backs we've seen in the last 20 years. Given good health he will be one of the best, ever.

6) St. Louis Rams: WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame Being as though I've seen just about every game he has ever played in I can say that St. Louis is getting the best WR in the draft. His talent was never in question, his off the field issues were what brought about doubt but he has grown up and become a responsible citizen. Dominance and multiple Pro Bowl's are in his future.

7) Jacksonville Jaguars: DE Whitney Mercilus, Illinois They fell in love with him a while ago and rightfully so. The only hope is that he isn't a one year wonder.

8) Miami Dolphins: QB Ryan Tannyhill, Texas A & M The objective coming into this draft for Miami was to find a franchise QB. They grab a QB but its debatable whether or not they got a franchise QB. They need for this pick to work out or they will be doormats for years to come.

9) Carolina Panthers: WR Stephon Hill, Georgia Tech Marty Hurney gambling on greatness and it may work. They have young WR's outside of Steve Smith but none are dynamic. They also have a 3 headed monster at RB so they'll be running more often than not and Stephon is arguably the best blocking WR in the draft.

10) Buffalo Bills: CB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina This pick shouldn't surprise anyone. I'll take the top notch CB over the RT any day.

11) Kansas City Chiefs: DE Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State With Glenn Dorsey miscast, underperforming and in his contract year, the Chiefs rush their pick to the podium.

12) Seattle Seahawks: DE Andre Branch, Clemson DE is a need here and Andre Branch is their man. He is only getting better.

13) Arizona Cardinals: OT Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State Don't kill me for this pick. It can be argued that Kelechi is the most talented OT in this draft, his height, weight, foot speed are arm length are all very appealing. He was injured his senior year which slowed him down some. GM Rod Graves has made some questionable calls in the past ie. 4th round prospect OLB Calvin Pace in the 1st as well as 2nd/3rd round prospect WR Bryant Johnson in the 1st. This may be a reach but don't completely pan this pick either.

14) Dallas Cowboys: NT Dontari Poe, Memphis The player they've wanted all along. Very athletic but also nonproductive. Boom or bust.

15) Philadelphia Eagles: C Peter Konz, Wisconsin This pick makes all the sense in the world to me. Jason Kelce is ok but looking at the DT's in the NFC East no 284lb. guy will be able to withstand the rigors of a 16 game schedule. This pick keeps Michael Vick from missing more games than normal.

16) New York Jets: OT Bobbie Massie, Ole Miss. Ultra talented big man who is a RT but is a capable LT as well. Solidifies the line against the now improved division foes' defensive lines.

17) Cincinnati Bengals: OG David DeCastro, Stanford The Bengals hit a homerun here. He'll be an All Pro OG in no time.

18) San Diego Chargers: OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia The right side of their OL has played really poor against the run for the last few years. This pick goes a long way in solving that problem.

19) Chicago Bears: DE Quinton Coples, UNC The Bears are happy to stop his fall. Solid compliment to Julius Peppers.

20) Tennessee Titans: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama BPA and need meet perfectly here.

21) Cincinnati Bengals: SS Mark Barron, Alabama The position is his and there for the taking from day one. He will take it and be a long time starter.

22) Cleveland Browns: WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State Good landing spot for him. Together he and Greg Little can do a lot of damage. All they need is a quality QB.

23) Detroit Lions: OT Riley Reiff, Iowa Jeff Backus is up in age though still playing well and Gosder Cherilus isn't living up to his draft status. Rriff is his competition mainly but he also provides swing tackle capabilities if need be.

24) Pittsburgh Steelers: RB Doug Martin, Boise State This is a need/value pick. This player is ready to step in and start. The Steelers don't miss a step in their running game.

25) Denver Broncos: DT Michael Brockers, LSU A player who should make everyone around him better by just being on the field and commanding double teams. Helps John Fox on defense in a hugeway.

26) Houston Texans: DE/OLB Chandler Jones, Syracuse Teams with Conner Barwin and Brooks Reed to form an amazing young nucleus of pass rushers.

27) New England Patriots: OLB Shea McClellin, Boise State One of the most versatile defenders in the draft. This is Mike Vrabel all over again, TD catches and all.

28) Green Bay Packers: OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama Just what they needed. A strong force across from Clay Matthews. The rich get richer with this pick.

29) Baltimore Ravens: ILB Luke Kuechly, Boston College Ray Lewis' replacement. Only he'll be starting next to him until Ray decides to hang them up. Some transition from one great to another.

30) San Fransisco 49ers: TE Coby Fleener, Stanford This pick was telegraphed but it makes sense. To have Vernon and Coby together creates nightmare matchups for defensive coordinators. Not only are they big targets but the are fast. You can't cover these guys.

31) New England Patriots: OLB Melvin Ingram, South Carolina They double dip at the same position but both players are so versatile that it really isn't the same positional pick. Slips some because of his short arms.

32) New York Giants: DE Nick Perry, USC Kiwi and Osi are in contract years, Justin Tuck is oftinjured and Dave Tollefson was lost in free agency so this is a need pick.

Round Two

33) St. Loius: OT Jonathan Martin

34) Indianapolis: WR Alshon Jeffery

35) Minnesota: RB Lamar Miller

36) Tampa Bay: OLB Lavonte David

37) Cleveland: QB Brandon Weeden

38) Jacksonville: WR Rueben Randle

39) St. Louis: DT Devon Still

40) Carolina: DT Jerel Worthy

41) Buffalo: WR Kendall Wright

42) Miami: RT Mike Adams

43) Seattle: WR Mohamed Sanu

44) Kansas City: OG Kevin Zeitler

45) Dallas: CB Jamell Fleming

46) Philadelphia: RB David Wilson

47) New York Jets: ILB Dont'a Hightower

48) New England: SS Harrison Smith

49) San Diego: OLB Bruce Irvin

50) Chicago: OLB Demario Davis

51) Philadelphia: QB Kirk Cousins

52) Tennessee: OG Amini Silatolu

53) Cincinnati: CB Josh Robinson

54) Detroit: DE Vinny Curry

55) Atlanta: TE Dwayne Allen

56) Pittsburgh: DE Kendall Reyes

57) Denver: LB Mychal Kendricks

58) Houston: WR Juron Criner

59) Green Bay: C Ben Jones

60) Baltimore: CB/FS Trumain Johnson

61) San Fransisco: CB Casey Hayward

62) New England: C Michael Brewster

63) New York Giants: CB Janoris Jenkins

Round Three

64) Indianapolis: DT/DE Brandon Thompson

65) St. Louis: CB Alfonzo Denard

66) Minnesota: CB Ron Brooks

67) Cleveland: SS Sean Richardson

68) Tampa Bay: DT Mike Daniels

69) Washington: OT Donald Stephenson

70) Jacksonville: RB Chris Polk

71) Buffalo: OLB Zach Brown

72) Miami: OLB Ronnell Lewis

73) Miami: WR Greg Childs

74) Kansas City: QB Brock Osweiler

75) Seattle: RB LaMichael James

76) Houston: OT Zebrie Sanders

77) New York Jets: OLB Braylon Broughton

78) San Diego: DE Jared Crick

79) Chicago: TE Orson Charles

80) Arizona: DE Billy Winn

81) Dallas: WR Brian Quick

82) Tennessee: WR Chris Givens

83) Cincinnati: OLB Nigel Bradham

84) Atlanta: CB Jayron Hosley

85) Detroit: CB Chase Minnifield

86) Pittsburgh: WR Rishard Matthews

87) Denver: QB Russell Wilson

88) Philadelphia: DT Mike Martin

89) New Orleans: OLB Bobby Wagner

90) Green Bay: FS Markelle Martin

91) Baltimore: OG Brandon Brooks

92) San Fransisco: NT Alemeda Ta'amu

93) New England: OG Josh LeRibeus

94) OG/OT Brandon Washington

95) Oakland: TE Ladarius Green

Round Four

96) St. Louis: OLB Sean Spence

97) Indianapolis: WR A. J. Jenkins

98) Minnesota: WR Marvin Jones

99) Houston: OT/OG Jeff Allen

100) Cleveland: RB Robert Turbin

101) Jacksonville: OT Brandon Mosley

102) Washington: OT/OG Mitchell Schwartz

103) Miami: SS Antonio Allen

104) Carolina: OLB Kyle Wilber

105) Buffalo: QB Ryan Lindley

106) Seattle: DT Derek Wolfe

107) Kansas City: WR Nick Toon

108) Denver: RB Isaiah Pead

109) Washington: ILB James Michael-Johnson

110) San Diego: TE Michael Egnew

111) Chicago: CB Coty Sensabaugh

112) Arizona: CB Brandon Boykin

113) Dallas: NT/DE Akiem Hicks

114) Phildelphia: SS Brandon Taylor

115) Tennessee: DE Jack Bequette

116) Cincinnati: DE Tyrone Crawford

117) Detroit: FS George Iloka

118) Cleveland: OT/OG Tony Bergstrom

119) Pittsburgh: NT Josh Chapman

120) Denver: OG/OT James Brown

121) Houston: WR Joe Adams

122) New Orleans: C Philip Blake

123) Green Bay: RB Bernard Pierce

124) Buffalo: WR Tommie Streeter

125) San Fransisco: CB Mike Harris

126) New England: FS Justin Bethel

127) New York Giants: RB Cyrus Gray

128) Minnesota: RB Chris Rainey

129) Oakland: OLB Jonathan Massoquoi

130) Baltimore: RB Ronnie Hillman

131) New York Giants: WR Ryan Broyles

132) Green Bay: CB Dwight Bentley

133) Green Bay: OLB Brandon Lindsey

134) Minnesota: OLB Keenan Robinson

135) Dallas: CB Omar Bolden

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