2012 Full First Round Mock 2.0

 

 

Sept 1, 2011; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins helmets are seen during a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

1. Indianapolis Colts – QB Andrew Luck – Stanford

No change here, Irsay has made it known to the public that Andrew Luck will be the top selection this year.

 

2. Washington Redskins – QB Robert Griffin III – Baylor

Similar to the top pick, Washington has been in love with RG3 for months now. We all knew the top of round one would look this way.

 

Dec 29 2011; San Antonio, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) passes the ball against the Washington Huskies during the first quarter of the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-US PRESSWIRE

3. Minnesota Vikings – LT Matt Kalil – USC

Sticking with the best offensive line prospect since our beloved Jake Long is Minnesota’s plan here.

 

4. Cleveland Browns – RB Trent Richardson – Alabama

Richardson is going to boost this offense’s rushing attack ten fold. Cleveland must make this happen regardless of their interest in Tannehill.

 

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Morris Claiborne – LSU

With rumors swirling of Ronde Barber’s move to safety, Tampa can bolster the back end of their secondary with the top corner in the draft.

 

6. St. Louis Rams – WR Justin Blackmon – Oklahoma State

Like I said before, Sam Bradford needs weapons. Jeff Fisher is not dumb…

 

7. Jacksonville Jaguars – CB Stephon Gilmore – South Carolina

Jacksonville’s reported “love” for Stephon Gilmore is going to force the team to either trade back, possibly with Philadelphia or Dallas, or over draft the potential lock down corner.

 

8. Miami Dolphins – QB Ryan Tannehill – Texas A&M

Let me make this clear, as long as Ryan Tannehill is available at 8….Miami is selecting him.

 

October 29, 2011; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

9. Carolina Panthers – DT Fletcher Cox – Mississippi State

The rise of the Mississippi State product is going to land him in the top ten. Cox has the ability to come in and start right away.

 

10. Buffalo Bills – WR Michael Floyd – Notre Dame

Buffalo desperately needs a receiver to complement Steve Johnson, Floyd is their guy.

 

11. Kansas City Chiefs – OG David DeCastro – Stanford

No change here. KC needs to bolster their offensive line and create holes for their returning star running back, Jamaal Charles.

 

12. Seattle Seahawks – LB Luke Kuechly – Boston College

Losing David Hawthorne forces Seattle to look towards a replacement. Kuechly can be a Patrick Willis type player.

 

13. Arizona Cardinals – OT Riley Reiff – Iowa

Again, no change. Arizona needs a lot of help on the offensive line. The Iowa product will help protect Kevin Kolb.

 

14. Dallas Cowboys –SS Mark Barron – Alabama

Barron is possibly the best safety prospect in five to seven years. He has the ability to come in right away and become a star.

 

Nov 26, 2011; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen (43) is hit by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Mark Barron (4)at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

15. Philadelphia Eagles – DE Quinton Coples – UNC

Coples epic fall give Philly another shot at landing an elite pass rusher. They passed on Pierre- Paul and went with Graham. Coples has JPP type ability.

 

16. New York Jets – OLB Melvin Ingram– South Carolina

Giving Rex Ryan a versatile player such as Ingram should be illegal.

 

17. Cincinnati Bengals – CB Dre’ Kirkpatrick – Alabama

Even with the signing of Terrence Newman, Cincinnati needs someone to pair with Leon Hall. Kirkpatrick bring versatility, he is their guy.

 

18. San Diego Chargers – WR Stephen Hill – Georgia Tech

After losing WR Vincent Jackson, San Diego will need to bring in more weapons for Philip Rivers to work with. Hill will give Rivers a big speedy target.

 

19. Chicago Bears – DE Chandler Jones – Syracuse

Jones opposite Peppers? Come on man! Selecting Jones will allow Israel Idonjie to shift to defensive tackle where he is a more natural fit.

 

20. Tennessee Titans – WR Kendall Wright – Baylor

Tennessee could go with an offensive lineman here, but in order for Jake Locker to break out he needs weapons. Despite the combine numbers this former Baylor Bear posted, he is an explosive receiver and could turn into a Desean Jackson type of player.

 

21. Cincinnati Bengals – RB Doug Martin – Boise State

Cincy fills two large needs in the first round. Starting with a corner to pair with Leon Hall, and f inishing with probably the most complete running back in this years class. Martin will step right in and impress.

 

Dec 3, 2011; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos running back Doug Martin (22) runs with the ball during the first half of action against the New Mexico Lobos at Bronco Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-US PRESSWIRE

22. Cleveland Browns – QB Brandon Weeden – Oklahoma State

A little bit of a reach, but pairing Weeden with Richardson is going to boost Cleveland’s horrible offense.

 

23. Detroit Lions – OT Jonathan Martin – Stanford

Detroit needs offensive line help….badly. Martin is ready to step in right away and anchor the blind-side of QB Matthew Stafford.

 

24. Pittsburgh Steelers – OT Cordy Glenn – Georgia

Although Steel city could go with a pass rusher or a linebacker, Glenn fits the mold desired by Pittsburgh’s history of linemen. Glenn is a quick footed stone wall who can be played at right tackle or guard.

 

25. Denver Broncos – DL Michael Brockers – LSU

Pairing a young Von Miller and Michael Brockers will solidify Denver’s defensive line for the next ten years. With Brockers’ fall down draft boards, this is a great value pick.

 

Sep 3, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; LSU Tigers defensive tackle Michael Brockers (90) celebrates with the crowd against the Oregon Ducks at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

26. Houston Texans – DT Dontari Poe – Memphis

Poe has gone from potential top ten pick, to a marginal first rounder. Houston gets out of the first round with an excellent addition to their strong defense.

 

27. New England Patriots – DE/OLB Shea Mclellin – Boise State

This kid has skyrocketed up draft boards. Hoodie will get a very versatile player here at 27 with Mclellin.

 

28. Green Bay Packers – OLB Nick Perry – USC

With Martin off the board at 28, the Pack opts to pair Nick Perry with Clay Matthews to create a deadly duo.

 

29. Baltimore Ravens – ILB Dont’a Hightower – Alabama

Wow. Hightower will be paired with one of the greatest of all time for a few years. This defense could be scary good with Hightower and Lewis next to each other. Good luck running against Baltimore…

 

30. San Francisco 49er’s – CB Janoris Jenkins – Northern Alabama

San Fran needs help at corner. The fiery style of Jim Harbaugh will contain this kid. Jenkins has issues with the law, Harbaugh will unleash his no tolerance law on this kid.

 

31. New England Patriots – SS Harrison Smith – Notre Dame

With a large need at safety, the Pat’s take Smith to fill the void. Smith is very athletic and has great coverage ability.

 

32. New York Giants – LB Mychal Kendricks – California

Even after trading for Keith Rivers, the G-men still need help at linebacker. Kendricks can step right in and take over in the Mike spot, but his versatility allows him to play all three spots in the Giants defensive scheme.

 

Oct 22, 2011; San Francisco CA, USA; California Golden Bears linebacker Mychal Kendricks (30) on the play during the third quarter against the Utah Utes at AT

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