Strap in, folks. Less than 24 hours between now and the official start of the 2012 NFL Draft.
This is my final mock draft of the season. I'm going to limit this to just the picks and no trades in this version. Keep in mind that my focus is on matching players with teams. While I'm not projecting trades, I have slotted guys to certain teams that could potentially move up for them.
Notable omissions from my first round include wide receivers Stephen Hill and Rueben Randle as well as defensive tackle Devon Still. This draft is so deep at both of those positions, which could cause some of the top tier guys to slide a bit this weekend.
I would also like to thank you guys for reading and commenting on my work this season. It's been a wild draft to evaluate, so it's been fun discussing it with you all. And yes, I too cannot wait to see how stupid this mock looks by the end of tomorrow night. For something a bit closer to what the real thing will look like, head over to Dan Kadar's mock. He's good.
Let's get to it.
|1. Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck - Quarterback - Stanford|
|2. Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III - Quarterback - Baylor|
|3. Minnesota Vikings - Matt Kalil - Offensive Tackle - USC|
|4. Cleveland Browns - Trent Richardson - Running Back - Alabama|
|5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Morris Claiborne - Cornerback - LSU|
|6. St. Louis Rams - Fletcher Cox - Defensive Tackle - Mississippi State|
|7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Justin Blackmon - Wide Receiver - Oklahoma State|
|8. Miami Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill - Quarterback - Texas A&M|
|9. Carolina Panthers - Stephon Gilmore - Cornerback - South Carolina|
|10. Buffalo Bills - Riley Reiff - Offensive Tackle - Iowa|
|11. Kansas City Chiefs - David Decastro - Guard - Stanford|
|12. Seattle Seahawks - Quinton Coples - Defensive End - North Carolina|
|13. Arizona Cardinals - Michael Floyd - Wide Receiver - Notre Dame|
|14. Dallas Cowboys - Mark Barron - Safety - Alabama|
|15. Philadelphia Eagles - Michael Brockers - Defensive Tackle - LSU|
|16. New York Jets - Melvin Ingram - Defensive End/ Outside Linebacker - South Carolina|
|17. Cincinnati Bengals - Luke Kuechly - Linebacker - Boston College|
|18. San Diego Chargers - Chandler Jones - Defensive End - Syracuse|
|19. Chicago Bears - Whitney Mercilus - Defensive End - Illinois|
|20. Tennessee Titans - Nick Perry - Defensive End - USC|
|21. Cincinnati Bengals - Courtney Upshaw - Defensive End/Linebacker - Alabama|
|22. Cleveland Browns - Kendall Wright - Wide Receiver - Baylor|
|23. Detroit Lions - Dre Kirkpatrick - Cornerback - Alabama|
|24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Cordy Glenn - Guard - Georgia|
|25. Denver Broncos - Dontari Poe - Defensive Tackle - Memphis|
|26. Houston Texans - Dont'a Hightower - Linebacker - Alabama|
|27. New England Patriots - Shea McClellin - Outside Linebacker - Boise State|
|28. Green Bay Packers - Jerel Worthy - Defensive End/ Defensive Tackle - Michigan State|
|29. Baltimore Ravens- Peter Konz - Center - Wisconsin|
|30. San Francisco 49ers - Amini Silatolu - Guard - Midwestern State|
|31. New England Patriots - Jamell Fleming - Cornerback - Oklahoma|
|32. New York Giants - Coby Fleener - Tight End - Stanford|