Moose911`s second 2012 NFL Mock Draft is up, right in the middle of FA. One draft day trade is always included.
I would love to get some comments on my Mock, of course also critical comments and what you honestly think about the picks. But pleeease, keep in mind that I am not a native USA born football fan, so be gentle and leave them with style and respect.
The following players entered the first round:
· Stephon Gilmore, CB
· Alshon Jeffery, WR
· Kevin Zeitler, G
The following players dropped out of the first round:
· Devon Still, DT
· Peter Konz, C
· Josh Robinson, CB
The biggest “Gainer” within the first round:
· Kendall Wright, WR (from no.29 to no.21)
The biggest “Dropper” within the first round:
· Courtney Upshaw, DE (from no.10 to no.18)
1. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck, QB
Boring pick because everybody has him #1. I will swim with all the other guys who have him first. On the other hand, I would really pop out on Walter`s Mock Draft database, picking RG III first.
2. Washington Redskins – (Trade with Redskins) Robert Griffin III, QB
Missed in my first Mock with the no-trade prediction badly, but who could have imagined that the Redskins offered that much. Three 1st and a second round pick to move up 4 spots. WOW. Now – Boring pick…
Previous Rams pick: Justin Blackmon, WR
No trade. Why??!! Free Agency could prove me wrong but for me it`s Payton to Skins. Flynn to MIA, Chiefs and Seahawks are too far down in the draft chart. Cleveland will wait if STL really picks him up or if they are just bluffing… J. Blackmon is what the Rams need the most.
3. Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil, T
Never thought they will have a problem replacing Bryant McKinnie but they had. Solid pick up and good to go for a decade of Pro Football as a LT.
4. Cleveland Browns – Justin Blackmon, WR
Same phrase like above at #2... “Missed my first prediction badly, but who could have imagined that the Redskins offered that much.” Mike Holmgren is angry at the Rams, who failed again to acquire a WR for Sam Bradford. Obvious what Mike H. will do, especially because of his own needs, but also as nice high kick ala Bruce Lee aimed at the Rams.
Previous pick: Robert Griffin III, QB
Obvious pick if really available at #4. Mike Holmgren gets his guy and Pat Shurmur has no excuses anymore. Chili will also do a good job with his new QB in a West Coast Offense.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Maurice Claiborne, CB
Now they have signed their stud WR, on top a stud OG and a good CB… But I will stay with my old comment because now I think they will loose one of their 2011 starting CB`s to retirement or suspension. If not, I will change to trade down or Trent Richardson, who could also be gone at #4.
Ronde Barber can`t play forever and despite a WR they could use a stud CB. Surprise comment, because nearly every team could use a stud CB.