2012 NFL Mock Draft 
Round 1


1. Indianapolis Colts

Picture
    
    
Andrew Luck - QB, Stanford University

    Andrew Luck will be the first overall pick as expected. 


2. Washington Redskins (via St. Louis)

Picture
            
           
 Robert Griffin III - QB, Baylor University
    
           The RG3 era begins in Washington.            


3. Minnesota Vikings

Picture
    
    Morris Claiborne - CB, LSU

    The Vikings are trying to create a potential trade partner by publicly listing Claiborne and Blackmon as possible targets.  If they dont trade this pick, the selection will be shutdown corner Claiborne.   


4. Cleveland Browns

Picture
    
    Trent Richardson - RB, Alabama
    
    The Browns are falling in love with Richardson like many of us.  An elite talent who can make an immediate impact in the running and passing game in Cleveland. 


5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Picture
    
     Luke Kuechly - LB, Boston College


     The Buccaneers may be one of those teams looking to jump ahead of Cleveland in hopes of landing running back Trent Richardson.  If both are gone this pick becomes extremely interesting.  I believe they take the best player available.


6. St. Louis Rams

Picture
         
           Justin Blackmon - WR, OSU           

        
The Rams value Blackmon over Kalil at this point.
 


7. Jacksonville Jaguars

Picture
   
           Stephon Gilmore - CB, South Carolina

         The Jaguars are not afraid to reach for a player who is skyrocketing up draft boards.


8. Miami Dolphins

Picture
     
     Ryan Tannehill - QB, Texas A&M

   
  The Dolphins desperately need a QB.  Even though I disagree with this pick, Miami has no choice but to take Tannehill at this spot.


9. Carolina Panthers

Picture
     
         Fletcher Cox - DT, Mississippi State


        The Panthers biggest draft need is the interior defensive line and Cox has the versatility to play either position.


10. Buffalo Bills

Picture
         Matt Kalil - OT, USC

         Mark Barron is becoming a popular pick for the Bills, but if Kalil slips to ten there is no way they will pass on him


11. Kansas City Chiefs

Picture
      
         David DeCastro - G, Stanford University

         Guards rarely go in the top 20, but DeCastro is the best at his position and fills a huge need for the Chiefs. 


12. Seattle Seahawks

Picture
      
         Quinton Coples - DE, UNC


        Coples has the potential to be a great player.  Questions about his consistent effort have dropped him out of the top ten.


13. Arizona Cardinals

Picture

        
Michael Floyd - WR, Notre Dame

       Larry Fritzgerald went public with his admiration for Michael Floyd and insisted the Cardinals should select him with the 13th overall pick.


14. Dallas Cowboys

Picture
     
        Mark Barron - S, Alabama


        The Cowboys sure up their secondary with the top safety in this class.   


15. Philadelphia Eagles

Picture
     
         Michael Brockers - DT, LSU


         The Eagles need an upgrade along the defensive line.  Brockers has great size and athleticism, but is a bit raw still.


16. New York Jets

Picture

         Melvin Ingram - DE/OLB, South Carolina 


         For a team in need of a pass rush, Ingram doesn't make it pass the 16th overall selection.



17. Cincinnati Bengals (via Oakland Raiders)

Picture
     
         Dre Kirkpatrick - CB, Alabama

         Kirkpatrick brings great size and an aggressive nature to the cornerback position.  Off the field concerns could cause him to slip, but the talent is there.


18. San Deigo Chargers

Picture

        Whitney Mercilus - DE, Illinois


        Mercilus led the nation in sacks last season and his pass rushing ability would fill a need for a team that could use a disruptive force at the end spot.


19. Chicago Bears

Picture

         Riley Reiff - OT, Iowa


         The Bears added elite wide receiver talent in trading for Brandon Marshall.  Now they can address the inconsistent offensive line.


20. Tennessee Titans

Picture

         Chandler Jones - DE, Syracuse 


         The Titans were 31st in sacks last season and near the bottom against the rush.  Jones continues to rise up draft boards and would be an ideal fit in Tennessee.


21. Cincinnati Bengals

Picture

         Kendall Wright - WR, Baylor University


         The Bengals could still use a number two receiver to compliment rookie sensation A.J. Green.


22. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta Falcons)

Picture

         Cordy Glenn - G/T, Georgia


         Cleveland needs help at the tackle position and Cordy Glenn can step in right away and fill that need. 


23. Detroit Lions

Picture

           Courtney Upshaw - DE, Alabama

        There is a need along the Lions defensive front.  Upshaw will fit perfectly at the end spot.


24. Pittsburgh Steelers

Picture

        Dont'a Hightower - LB, Alabama


         The Steelers have some big needs in key areas.  One of the biggest is on defense at the inside linebacker position.  With the drafting of Hightower, Pittsburgh might have one of the top linebacking corps in 2012.


25. Denver Broncos

Picture

           Dontari Poe - DT, Memphis

         The Broncos will select the best interior defensive lineman available.  Poe weighed in at 346 pounds, but had the best combine performance of any interior lineman.  His unique skillset is a steal at 25.


26. Houston Texans

Picture

        Stephen Hill - WR, Georgia Tech University


        Hill improved his stock significantly with his combine performance.  His numbers at Georgia Tech are skewed because of the triple option they like to run.


27. New England Patriots (via New Orleans Saints)

Picture

         Shea McClellin - DE, Boise State

        The Patriots are likely to trade one of their first two rounders, but I believe they continue to build their defense with this one.


28. Green Bay Packers

Picture

         Nick Perry - DE/OLB, USC


         The Packers defense struggled all of last season and tied for 27th in sacks so it's important that they find another pass rusher opposite of Clay Matthew.


29. Baltimore Ravens

Picture

         Peter Konz - C, Wisconsin 

         Peter Konz is the best center in this years class and is worthy of a first round selection.  He can learn behind Matt Birk for another year or so and step right in once he retires. 


30. San Francisco 49ers

Picture

         Ruben Randle - WR, LSU

        Cobly Fleener is the popular pick here, but they have elite talent at TE.  The 49ers have added mediocre talent to an underachieving wide receiver position.  Randle can only help.


31. New England Patriots

Picture

         Harrison Smith - S, Notre Dame


         In a weak safety class, Harrison Smith is likely to be selected higher than projected.  The Patriots need to improve their secondary and Smith is a worthy selection.  They be surprised if they trade back and target Smith later in round 2.


32. New York Giants

Picture

         Coby Fleener - TE,Stanford


         The Giants expressed a great deal of interest in Fleener at his pro day and could be a potential starter by midseason.


HTML Comment Box is loading comments...