2012 NFL Mock Draft – 2 Rounds
1. Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford
He’ll need weapons besides Reggie Wayne. The Colts have cleaned house.
2. Washington Redskins
Robert Griffin III – QB – Baylor
If the Redskins don’t hit on Griffin, they’ll be basement dwellers for a very long time.
3. Minnesota Vikings
Matt Kalil – OT – USC
Losing Hutchinson made this pick more of a necessity than it already was.
4. Cleveland Browns
Ryan Tannehill – QB – Texas A&M
I hate this pick, but Cleveland needs to do something before Baltimore ends up with two franchises.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Morris Claiborne – CB – LSU
With an explosion in offense via free agency, the Bucs can turn to the draft for defense.
6. St. Louis Rams
Justin Blackmon – WR – Oklahoma State
Getting Bradford weapons is long overdue and a must if the Rams want to compete.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
Melvin Ingram – DE – South Carolina
The Jaguars botched free agency with signing an unproven WR and a backup QB. They need a solid draft. Trading down a few spots to land Reiff with a team who wants Richardson is an option.
8. Miami Dolphins
Michael Floyd – WR – Notre Dame
With Marshall now gone, a number one receiver has to be addressed.
9. Carolina Panthers
Dontari Poe – DT/NT – Memphis
Raw with a ton of upside, Poe will need a lot of snaps to grow. He has Pro-Bowl potential.
10. Buffalo Bills
Riley Reiff – OT – Iowa
Injuries on the O-Line crushed Buffalo. Depth and talent need upgraded.
11. Kansas City Chiefs
Courtney Upshaw – DE/OLB – Alabama
The Chiefs need to be able to apply more pressure on the QB. Especially with Manning, Rivers and Palmer in their division.
12. Seattle Seahawks
David DeCastro – OG – Stanford
With Flynn, Rice, and Lynch, the offensive line can use a major boost.
13. Arizona Cardinals
Jonathan Martin – OT – Stanford
Kolb needs time to throw or he’ll end up damaged goods, again.
14. Dallas Cowboys
Quinton Coples – DE – North Carolina
Dallas addressed their secondary in free agency, now they can address their pass rush.
15. Philadelphia Eagles
Luke Kuechly – ILB – Boston College
Reid probably won’t, but eventually the Eagles will need to draft a quality linebacker.
16. New York Jets
Trent Richardson – RB – Alabama
I’d be shocked if Richardson falls this far. Someone will trade up or take him as a luxury pick. This is just how the cards fell in this mock.
17. Cincinnati Bengals
Janoris Jenkins – CB – North Alabama
The Bengals need offensive line and secondary help. They address one of these needs here.
18. San Diego Chargers
Cordy Glenn – OG – Georgia
This selection is due to losing a stud guard to retirement.
19. Chicago Bears
Mark Barron – SS – Alabama
The Bears were brilliant when Mike Brown roamed the secondary intercepting passes and making critical tackles. They hope for the same from Barron.
20. Tennessee Titans
Peter Konz – C – Wisconsin
Drafting Konz and signing Hutchinson will give Chris Johnson no more excuses.
21. Cincinnati Bengals
David Wilson – RB – Virginia Tech
With Cordy Glenn off the board, the Bengals upgrade their running attack.
22. Cleveland Browns
Kendall Wright – WR – Baylor
McCoy or Tannehill will need someone besides the inconsistant Greg Little to throw to.
23. Detroit Lions
Dre Kirkpatrick – CB – Alabama
He fell due to immaturity and legal problems, but the Lions would scoop up Kirkpatrick in this spot.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Adams – OT – Ohio State
Pittsburgh’s offensive line was terrible last year. They hope Adams will improve it.
25. Denver Broncos
Stephen Hill – WR – Georgia Tech
Peyton will need weapons. Denver has a good defense that was on the field way to much last year. Give Manning the weapons to keep them off of it.
26. Houston Texans
Devon Still – DT – Penn State
Houston has a great team. They beef up their defensive front with Still.
27. New England Patriots
Whitney Mercilus – DE/OLB – Illinois
New England needs to address their defense and a lot of it. They need a way better pass rush to help their under-rated secondary.
28. Green Bay Packers
Nick Perry – DE/OLB – USC
Green Bay needs cornerback help, but with Perry on the board they take BPA.
29. Baltimore Ravens
Dont’a Hightower – ILB – Alabama
Hightower will bring youth to an aging defense. Ray Lewis can’t play forever.
30. San Francisco 49ers
Coby Fleener – TE – Stanford
Fleener is a product of San Fran’s head coach. If Alex Smith is retained, Fleener gives him an outlet at Tight End that is different than what Davis does. Think of what New England accomplishes with that set.
31. New England Patriots
Fletcher Cox – DT – Mississippi State
More pass rush for the Patriots. Even if Andre Carter returns, he and Wilfork are getting older.
32. New York Giants
Doug Martin – RB – Boise State
Not the running back they wanted, but it’s a selection of need. San Diego taking Glenn improved Martin’s stock because Cinci was forced to take David Wilson.
33. St. Louis Rams
Zebrie Sanders – OT – Florida State
34. Indianapolis Colts
Michael Brockers – DT – LSU
35. Minnesota Vikings
Stephon Gilmore – CB – South Carolina
36. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ronnell Lewis – OLB – Oklahoma
37. Cleveland Browns
Lamar Miller – RB – Miami
38. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jayron Hosley – CB – Virginia Tech
39. St. Louis Rams
Zach Brown – OLB – North Carolina State
40. Carolina Panthers
Alfonzo Dennard – CB – Nebraska
41. Buffalo Bills
Vinny Curry – DE/OLB – Marshall
42. Miami Dolphins
Brock Osweiler – QB – Arizona State
43. Seattle Seahawks
Alshon Jeffrey – WR – South Carolina
44. Kansas City Chiefs
Harrison Smith – SS – Notre Dame
45. Dallas Cowboys
Markelle Martin – SS – Oklahoma State
46. Philadelphia Eagles
Kirk Cousins – QB – Michigan State
47. New York Jets
Jake Bequette – DE/OLB – Arkansas
48. New England Patriots
Chase Minnifield – CB – Virginia
49. San Diego Chargers
Andre Branch – DE/OLB – Clemson
50. Chicago Bears
Dwayne Allen – TE – Clemson
51. Philadelphia Eagles
Kendell Reyes – DE/DT – Conneticut
52. Tennessee Titans
Josh Chapman – DT/NT – Nebraska
53. Cincinnati Bengals
Mohamed Sanu – WR – Rutgers
54. Detroit Lions
Bobby Massie – OT – Ole Miss
55. Atlanta Falcons
Cam Johnson – DE – Virginia
56. Pittsburgh Steelers
Alameda Ta’amu – DT/NT – Washington
57. Denver Broncos
Jeff Allen – OT – Illinois
58. Houston Texans
Rueben Randle – WR – LSU
59. New Orleans Saints
LaVonte David – OLB – Nebraska
60. Green Bay Packers
Brandon Weeden – QB – Oklahoma State
61. Baltimore Ravens
Kelechi Osemeli – OG – Iowa State
62. San Francisco 49ers
Kevin Zeitler – OG – Wisconsin
63. New England Patriots
LaMichael James – RB – Oregon
64. New York Giants
Juron Criner – WR – Arizona