Hey Guys here's my first edition of the 2012 mock draft hope you like it.
1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck. QB (Stanford)
Bye Bye Peyton, Hello Andrew. The QB out of Stanford is possibly the most hyped player ever to declare for the draft. The Colts will start rebuilding and they begin April 26th with Andrew Luck. This pick seems like a no-brainer for the Colts.
2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III. QB (Baylor)
My favorite player in the entire draft, RG3 has the NFC East intimidated by his potential. His 4.41 40 yard dash at the combine has people believing that he is just another athlete playing QB, he’s not. As he says himself, he is a QB who just happens to be an incredible athlete. Probably the smartest kid in the draft, he has the swagger, and confidence to make it as a superstar at the pro-level. I’m convinced that one day, the Heisman trophy winner will lead the Redskins to a Super Bowl. So is Mike Shanahan.
3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil. OT (USC)
The Vikings have many options with this pick: trade back, select a receiver, pick Mo Claiborne. But in the end they’re not going to pass up on an opportunity of getting Christian Ponders blind-side bodyguard, for the next decade.
4. Cleveland Browns: Morris Claiborne. CB (LSU)
Cleveland loves them some cornerbacks. To pair Mo Claiborne with Joe Haden should be illegal, and I’m sure that Big Ben feels the same way. Claiborne has fantastic cover skills, and is also an Asante Samuel-like ball hawk.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trent Richardson. RB (Alabama)
Lagarette Blount is a solid runner, but has no football-IQ and doesn’t possess any blocking or receiving skills. Plus he fumbles way too much. Trent Richardson is a top three talent but RBs usually doesn’t get selected very high. He can run, catch, block and is a great teammate.
6. St. Louis Rams: Justin Blackmon. WR (Oklahoma State)
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinton Coples. DE (UNC)
I have to be honest, I am not a big fan of Quinton Coples. He has the production, but lacks work ethic and winning mentality. Plus those brands of his really creep me out.
8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill. QB (Texas Tech)
Three QBs will be selected in the first round of the 2012 nfl draft. Tannehill is far behind Luck and Griffin III, but has the size and potential to turn things around for the most hopeless team in the league. Still he is a big risk to take in the top ten.
9. Carolina Panthers: Dontari Poe. DT (Memphis)
Poe is all physicality. He is a beast among men, though he tends to take plays off, which you can’t do In the NFL. Still, for a 350-pound lineman to run an official 40-time of 4.99 at the combine, is absolutely INSANE.
10. Buffalo Bills: Riley Rieff. OT (Iowa)
This guy reminds me of Sebastian Vollmer of the Patriots, but without the injuries. When Vollmer isn’t injured he is one of the best Tackles in the game.
11. Kansas City Chiefs: Stephen Gilmore. CB (South Carolina)
Some say Gilmore is a reach at 11, well guess what. I thought a long time about the Panthers picking him at 9. He is: fast, smart, a good playmaker, physical, big and is a glue teammate.
12. Seattle Seahawks: Luke Kuechly. LB (Boston College)
The production is there when you talk about Kuechly, I mean; he has racked up more tackles than anybody in college football over the last two years. And the Seahawks is desperately searching for a leader on defense.
13. Arizona Cardinals: David DeCastro. OG (Stanford)
It seems that the Cardinals have their skill positions filled. Their defense is also on the rise. So here they go with the best interior offensive lineman in the draft, to help Beanie Wells and the Arizona rushing attack.
14. Dallas Cowboys: Dre Kirkpatrick. CB (Alabama)
The Cowboys already picked up a young cornerback in Brandon Carr via Free Agency. But they want to solidify their secondary, and do so with a corner/safety who has great size ( 6’3 ), but tends to play too upright.
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Melvin Ingram. OLB (South Carolina)
The most versatile player in the draft goes to the Eagles. He’s fast and big, can get to the QB but also drop back in coverage. That he scored on a 64-yard fake punt, just shows those cat-like skills he has, that are unheard-of for his size (264 pounds).
16. New York Jets: Courtney Upshaw. OLB (Alabama)
Rex Ryan is a defensive guy. Tebow or Sanchez doesn’t matter, he wants and needs pass rush. Upshaw is not quick but strong and fluid.
17. Cincinnati Bengals: Cordy Glenn. OG (Georgia)
Cincy wanted corners but with nobody left with the value of the 17th pick, they go for a balanced offense instead. Cordy glenn can play both the guard or the tackle and is perfectly capable of starting right away.
18. San Diego Chargers: Fletcher Cox. DT (Mississippi State)
The Chargers surprise me every year. Last year they went Defensive tackle, but I think that Fletcher Cox I too good to pass up here, despite him being the same position.
19. Chicago Bears: Michael Floyd. WR (Notre Dame)
Da Bears have a good defense, they have a great runningback, a decent QB, they just traded for Brandon Marshall but a receiver of Floyds caliber still on the board they go with him.
20. Tennessee Titans: Whitney Mercilus. OLB (Illinois)
When your last name is pronounced “Merciless”, you have to be a warrior. The Illinois linebacker showed that last season by leading the country with 16 sacks. Problem is, he only has one season of production.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Lamar Miller. RB (Miami)
The Bengals need a RB and Miller is fast and elusive which makes him perfect for the explosive offense with Andy Dalton and A.J Green. But since he is only a redshirt sophomore, he lacks the experience to be trusted a full load.
22. Cleveland Browns: Kendall Wright. WR (Baylor)
Colt McCoy isn’t the QB that RG3 is, but he is capable of sending it deep to an extremely fast receiver. Wright reminds me a lot of Desean Jackson but without the attitude problems.
23. Detroit Lions: Janoris Jenkins. CB (North Alabama)
Jenkins is a top-two corner in the draft, talent wise. But off-field issues have him falling. He got kicked out of Florida University after being their star corner for years. He needs to show that he is committed to an NFL team, before he can fully redeem his reputation.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Devon Still. DT (Penn State)
The Steel Curtain is looking for a replacement for Casey Hampton, and with Stills play against the run he kind of reminds me of a smaller version of Hampton.
25. Denver Broncos: Jerel Worthy. DT (Michigan State)
The Broncos are looking for someone to command double-teams on the line of scrimmage. Worthy is a big agile DT who can play the 1 through 5 on the defensive line.
26. Houston Texans: Stephen Hill. WR (Georgia Tech)
Finally is all Andre Johnson will say. Houston has been looking for a number 2 receiver since Johnson was drafted in 2002. Hill will bring speed, hands and explosion to the Texans.
27. New England Patriots: Nick Perry. DE/OLB (USC)
Nick Perry is for some experts a second round pick, others a top 15 pick. I think the Patriots are lucky to get him with this selection since they need pass rush so badly. Perry has the size (6’2 265) and explosion (4.60 seconds in the 40 yard dash, 38 inches and 10’4 in the Vertical and Broad jump at the combine). He was also productive last year racking up 9.5 sacks for the USC Trojans.
The Patriots will try to teach him how to stand up in the outside linebacker position.
28. Green Bay Packers: Andre Branch. OLB (Clemson)
Damn they just missed on Nick Perry, guess what, Branch is a nice consolation price. He is big, fast and productive, though he kinda remind me of Aaron Maybin who was drafted a couple of years ago and didn’t have a sacks trough his first two seasons.
29. Baltimore Ravens: Peter Konz. C (Wisconsin)
Both Joe Flacco and Ray Rice could use Konz to control the line of scrimmage in front of them. The Wisconsin center is as ready as anybody in the draft.
30. San Francisco 49ers: Jonathan Martin. OT (Stanford)
Jim Harbaugh would welcome his old player with open arms. In this scenario the niners move Anthony Davis to the guard position, and play Martin at right tackle.
31. New England Patriots: Mark Barron. SS (Alabama)
Barron is by far the best safety in the draft and the Patriots need one of those. Their secondary is a mess, and the productive Alabama safety will fit in great.
Of course Bill Belicheck will probably trade this pick for future ones as he always does.
32. New York Giants: Mike Adams. OT (Ohio State)
A talented Tackle falls right down in the Super Bowl champs lap. The Giants could use to freshen up their offensive line.