2012 NFL Mock Draft – Updated 3/20/12

2012 NFL Mock Draft – 2 Rounds

ROUND 1

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.

ROUND 2

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

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