2012 NFL Mock Draft




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1 Andrew Luck, QB Stanford After a year of John Beck, Dan Snyder goes all in by trading the farm and possibly his left kidney to land the Panthers top pick and the next Peyton Manning.
2 Matt Kalil, OT USC The Cincy line is a mess and whoever is QB will need help. Khalil could be an Anthony Munoz-type tackle and allow Andrew Whitworth to move back to the right side.
3 Quinton Coples, DE North Carolina Coples looked like Julius Peppers last year while racking up 10 sacks. Pair him with Marcell Dareus and the Bills defensive line would be scary.
4 Jonathan Martin, OT Stanford Our guess is Kevin Kolb will eventually land in the desert, meaning he will need a new left tackle. Like Luck, Martin turned down millions to return to school.
5 Justin Blackmon, WR Oklahoma State Kenny Britt is always acting up and Nate Washington is very average. This gives them an absolute game breaker that should put up monstrous numbers next fall.
6 Matt Barkley, QB USC Expect the Raiders to tumble with new head coach Hue Jackson. The fall guy will be Jason Campbell. Enter Matt Barkley, Al Davis’ latest stab at a franchise quarterback.
7 Dre Kilpatrick Alabama The 49ers didn’t address their secondary concerns in this draft and even though he’s no Patrick Peterson, Kilpatrick is the best corner in this class.
8 Alshon Jeffery, WR South Carolina After a year of Cam Newton running for his life, the Panthers finally get him some help in the form of this South Carolina receiver.
9 Dont’a Hightower, LB Alabama The Browns were one of the big winners last weekend but they still need linebackers. Hightower’s knee is a huge concern but worth the risk.
10 Landry Jones, QB Oklahoma The Chad Henne experiment comes to a merciful end with this Heisman candidate that should be destroying Big 12 defenses all fall.
11 Mark Barron, SS Alabama The Broncos drafted a ton of defense last weekend but they need all the help they can get. Barron is a beast of a safety that needs to avoid trouble with the law.
12 Zach Brown, LB North Carolina Yes, another North Carolina defensive player. Brown is just another great Butch Davis linebacker who happens to run a 4.28 40.
13 Manti Te’o, LB Notre Dame The Lions’ defense will be scary next year with Fairley and Suh on the line. Throw in a linebacker people are comparing to Junior Seau and NFC North quarterbacks won’t be able to sleep at night.
14 Jerel Worthy, DT Michigan State The Rams didn’t address their need for a defensive tackle last weekend and Worthy is an absolute beast that racked up 8.5 sacks last fall. Expect double digits next season.
15 Nigel Bradham, LB Florida State The Texans drafted a lot of defense but need even more. Nigel Bradham is the next great FSU linebacker who hits like a Mack truck.
16 Courtney Upshaw, DE/LB Alabama The Jags ignored their defensive line woes last weekend and will need this bull-rushing defensive end that totaled 7.5 sacks in 2010.
17 Nick Foles, QB Arizona So much for getting a quarterback of the future last weekend. There are games Foles looks lost (i.e. Alamo Bowl) and times he looks like a franchise QB (i.e. vs. Oregon). Expect a big fall.
18 Donte Paige-Moss, DE/LB North Carolina Drafting Jonas Mouton was a start but the Chargers still need linebacker help and someone that can get after the quarterback. DPM could be the next Shawne Merriman.
19 Trent Richardson, RB Alabama Marion Barber is now a shell of himself and Richardson is a bowling ball that runs angry like Barber did in his prime.
20 Jared Crick, DT Nebraska The Chiefs need help on the defensive line and Crick is a blue-collar player that the folks in Kansas City will love.
21 Marcus Forston, DT Miami (FL) The Colts’ run defense is a joke and didn’t get much help in the 2010 draft. Forston has a chance to be the next great Hurricane defensive tackle.
22 Jeff Fuller, WR Texas A&M Gabe Carimi will help solidify the offensive line but Mike Martz still doesn’t have a No. 1 receiver to work with. Enter Fuller who is a match-up nightmare at 6-4, 215 pounds.
23 Cliff Harris, CB/PR Oregon The Bucs secondary is dicey at best and Ronde Barber is on his last legs. Harris had seven picks last year and returned four kicks for touchdowns as a punt returner.
24 Devin Taylor, DE/LB South Carolina While everyone is talking about Jadeveon Clowney, Taylor isn’t too shabby himself. This 6-7 super freak had eight sacks last fall and should post monster numbers in 2011.
25 Riley Reiff, OT Iowa Falls a little only because this is a good class for OTs. Reiff is the next great Iowa offensive lineman.
26 Ryan Miller, OG Colorado Nate Solder should be an immense help at tackle and if you pair him up with ex-teammate Ryan Miller at guard, the Pats will have a youth movement on the O-line.
27 T.J. McDonald, FS USC The Steelers’ secondary still needs tons of help. How about pairing up Troy Polamalu with fellow Trojan T.J. McDonald, who also happens to be the son of Tim McDonald?
28 Brandon Jenkins, DE/LB Florida State After 14 sacks last season as a sophomore, what does Jenkins have in store for an encore? ACC quarterbacks don’t want to know.
29 Vontaze Burfict, LB Arizona State Quite simply, Burfict has acted like a brat at Arizona State. But he’s also a physical specimen that could turn into the next Ray Lewis.
30 Michael Floyd, WR Notre Dame Apparently the Browns are content with the WRs they have. Wait a year. Floyd has character issues but Pat Shurmur needs some weapons to work with and get help with this pick from the Falcons.
31 Travis Lewis, LB Oklahoma The Packers can never have enough linebackers for their 3-4 defense and Lewis is a tackling machine who also had three picks last season.
32 Ryan Broyles, WR Oklahoma Yes, he’s the size of a pixy stick and could get mauled in the NFL. But he also had 131 catches last season and is a Heisman front runner that Tom Brady would love to have in his arsenal.

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