First Mock Draft: Round 1

Hey all!

In addition to my mock draft below, please feel free to comment on my Mock Draft Competition Rules. I think it would be a great way to see who had the best mock draft when April 26th comes. I fully anticipate getting a lock of criticism for my mock but you never know!

1. Colts - QB Andrew Luck - The inevitable

2. Redskins - QB Robert Griffin III - The inevitable part 2

3. Vikings - OT Matt Kalil - The inevitable part 3 unless they get a huge trade offer

4. Browns - RB Trent Richardson - No chance with D. Patterson re-signed do they take Claiborne. WRs will be available at the 22 spot, but Richardson will not be.

5. Buccaneers - CB Morris Claiborne - Ronde Barber may have signed a 1 year contract, but he most likely won't be as good as last year. Wright isn't that great either.

6. Rams - WR Justin Blackmon - Bradford finally gets a legitimate weapon.

7. Jaguars - DE Melvin Ingram - Mincey was re-signed but they still need a DE on the other side. Kampman can't say healthy...

8. Dolphins - QB Ryan Tannehill - The staff with the Dolphins are very familiar with Tannehill. Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things?

9. Panthers - DE Quinton Coples - Perhaps the spiritual successor to the departed Julius Peppers. The physical tools are there, Rivera will get the mental part of it out.

10. Bills - OT Riley Reiff - The Bills will need a new left tackle, especially if D. Bell leaves in Free Agency. They might need him anyways.

11. Chiefs - DT Dontari Poe - Kelly Gregg is pretty much done at 36. They may go in a different direction if they are confident in Jerrell Powe, last years 6th rounder.

12. Seahawks - DE/OLB Courtney Upshaw - Upshaw can get after the QB on passing downs and even play SAM LB on running downs. Nonstop motor fits Carroll's mantra.

13. Cardinals - ILB Luke Kuechly - The Cards would have gone with OL Jonathan Martin if Levi Brown hadn't re-signed, but Kuechly is too good to pass up at this spot.

14. Cowboys - CB Dre Kirkpatrick - Even with Brandon Carr signing, the Cowboys still need help in their secondary. Would have been Decastro if they hadn't signed two starting Gs in FA.

15. Eagles - DT Fletcher Cox - The Eagles aren't going to be able to rely on Antonio Dixon (re-signed on a 1 year deal, torn triceps last season) and Derek Landri is a FA.

16. Jets - WR Michael Floyd - A new weapon for Sanchez. Hopefully he survives the circus that is the New York Jets locker room.

17. Bengals - OG David Decastro - The Bengals run to the podium to pick up the best guard in the draft.

18. Chargers - OT Jonathan Martin - The run at offensive linemen continues. The Bears and Chargers picks could be swapped, but the Bears' O Line was a sieve.

19. Bears - OT/OG Cordy Glenn - It works well because he could potentially play tackle, but if not, he will fit perfectly in at guard. The Bear's O Line was a sieve.

20. Titans - OC Peter Konz - Who is the current Center for the Titans? Eugene Amano. Yeah I didn't know that before looking it up either.

21. Bengals - DE Whitney Mercilus - Losing Fanene and Rucker in Free Agency hurts. The Bengals will look to add to their depleted pass rush.

22. Browns - WR Kendall Wright - Wright plays fast and hopefully isn't just a product of a Heisman winning QB's arm.

23. Lions - CB Janoris Jenkins - Character concerns let Jenkins fall this far. The Lions stop his slide and are thankful to have him.

24. Steelers - ILB Dont'a Hightower - Pittsburgh's LB group is getting old, Farrior has been cut, and arguably higher priority needs like OL and Nose Tackle don't have prospects that will fill those needs like Hightower will fill this one.

25. Broncos - DT Michael Brockers - The Broncos are hurting for DT's especially after Broderick Bunkley left in Free Agency. Brockers will help.

26. Texans - WR Stephen Hill - Coming from Georgia Tech's triple option offense, you can bet Hill knows how to block downfield. Plus he is 6'4" 215 pounds, with almost almost 30 YPC.

27. Patriots - DE Andre Branch - The Patriots definitly need some help getting to the passer. Branch did that really well while playing for Clemson this year.

28. Green Bay - DE/OLB Nick Perry - Green Bay will have a pass rusher to pair with Clay Matthews. He will be sorely needed.

29. Ravens - OT Mike Adams - It is time for the Ravens to add to the offensive line. It won't be a popular pick, but with McKinnie's age, they will need someone to take over at LT soon.

30. 49ers - DT/DE Devon Still - Justin Smith can't last forever. This pick works out too well.

31. Patriots - DE Chandler Jones - Who is kidding themselves? This pick will probably be traded. If they don't perhaps they double up on pass rushers.

32. Giants - CB Stephen GIlmore - Aaron Ross signed with the Jaguars. Stephen Gilmore will make a great pair with Terrell Thomas.

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