Horray... We never had two Mock Drafts before start of FA. Ryan "Radio" Jensen sounds off AFTER the Rams - Redskins trade that basically ensured that two QB`s will go 1-2 in this years 2012 NFL Draft.
Have fun guys, and I would love to get some comments on my Mock, of course also critical comments and what you honestly think about the picks. But like the comments Moose911 received, please, be gentle and leave them with style and respect.
1. Indianapolis Colts (2-14): Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Boring pick – the Colts get rewarded with Peyton 2.0. A face of the franchise for years to come. Maybe RG3 will be better, but Andrew fits better – at the moment.
2. Washington Redskins (Trade with St. Louis Rams) (5-11): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
Boring pick Number 2 – the Redskins sold their future to satisfy the community and get a franchise quarterback. Cam Newton paved the way for this pick.
3. Minnesota Vikings (3-13): Matt Kalil, OT, USC
I think lots of people regret that Ponder was drafted last year – the Vikings are committed to him and therefore they have to protect the surprisingly high pick. Kalil is not a sexy pick, but if he is half as funny as his brother then the locker room is gonna be a nice place to be for years to come.
4. Cleveland Browns (4-12): Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
Cleveland football ought to be defense first with a strong running game – like in the past. They draft Richardson and address all other stuff later – this is the luxury of having two first round picks.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12): Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Talib and Barber are questionable – maybe they draft some help for Josh, but I think: Stick with your strengths. Tampa always relies on their secondary and Claiborne should fill in on day one.
6. St. Louis Rams (Trade with Washington Redskins) (2-14): Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
Salut to the GM – trade down, get 3 high-extra-picks and draft the player you want anyway. There are some questions about him but Blackmon is a guy deeply involved in the community. And the Rams should draft him to resurrect the greatest show on turf (I think I write this every year…)
7. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11): Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
Blaine was awful but there was no help for him. The Jaguars should help him, draft a WR and sign at least one more. But this is an intriguing pick cause there are so many holes in this team, that everything is possible.
8. Miami Dolphins (6-10): Riley Reiff , OT, Iowa
No matter if it´s gonna be Peyton or Matt, - both will be asking for a solid O-Line. And there´s no better OT available to protect your investment.
9. Carolina Panthers (6-10): Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
This looks too good on paper – the hometown boy and Peppers-successor comes to town. Would be a nice D-Line combination with Johnson.
10. Buffalo Bills (6-10): Nick Perry, DE, USC
This could be the surprise pick in the top 10 – the second USC product. Perry is the right player for a defense in transition. He can play end or LB – this is the Miller-factor – Von was so successful – Perry could follow him.
11. Kansas City Chiefs (7-9): Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
Dorsey, Jackson and now Brockers – your LSU-D-Line is nearly complete.
12:.Seattle Seahawks (7-9): Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
Same procedure – give either Peyton or Matt something to work with. Even the Manning-package of Wayne and Clark could use a youth injection.
13. Arizona Cardinals (8-8): Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
With a little help from my left – even if Martin is not an Kalil or Reiff – he´s an upgrade over the OT´s that played in the desert over the last years.
14. Dallas Cowboys (8-8): Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
James and Brooking are over the hump – and Sean Lee is the cover-guy, so Luke can come in and produce immediately. He´ll be the next Posluszny – a pure tackle-machine.
15. Philadelphia Eagles (8-8): Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina
Kuechly was their man – so they go to the next player on their chart. What looks like a weak LB-class on the paper will produce for years to come. Brown is a one dimensional LB with perfect physical tools – just what the Eagles need.
16. New York Jets (8-8): Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
It´s an honor to be franchised and it´s logical to draft a replacement. Ergo – Wright is the pick for the Jets and the last hope for Sanchez – if this combination does not work it´s time so look for a new QB in the Big Apple.
17. Cincinnati Bengals (Trade with Oakland Raiders) (9-7): Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
The Bengals need some youth injection at the cornerback-position and they have a soft spot for guys with character issues – welcome to Cincinnati Janoris – they have some good Kindergarten there.
18. San Diego Chargers (8-8): Stephan Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Jackson is gone, so you need a Jackson-Clone – viola there is your pick. Hill helped himself at the combine more than any other offensive player.
19. Chicago Bears (8-8): David DeCastro, G/C, Stanford
Hill was their guy but with so many WR gone they try to upgrade their O-Line (again). DeCastro can learn next to Garza and then switch to center.
20. Tennessee Titans (9-7): Dre´ Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
With Cortland gone they have one need – CB – 6´1 tall, fast, good technique. Maybe some teams will regret to pass on him.
21. Cincinnati Bengals (9-7): Lamar Miller, RB, Miami (Florida)
Bye, bye Benson – Miller will plug in from day one and will make Cedric look like a fool – yes it´s possible to run for more than 4 yards/per run behind a underrated O-Line.
22. Cleveland Browns (Trade with Atlanta Falcons) (4-12): Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
It´s time for the guys in the waiting room to call their names – first off the board is Ingram. He dropped just because it´s the year of the WRs and the teams had other needs. Great pass rusher next to Sheard. It will take 5 seconds for the Browns to write down his name.
23. Detroit Lions (10-6): Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama
The biggest drop in this year´s draft will be Upshaw and he drops to a perfect location – a championship contender with a big need at LB. Congrats – to both of you.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4): Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
This will be a very hard decision for the Steelers – for the first time in nearly a decade they have to draft for need – thanks to the cap and an aging group of players. O-Line, WR and even D-Line is a possibility but you have a problem when Ike Taylor is your best corner.
25. Denver Broncos (8-8): Josh Robinson, CB, UCF
Surprise, surprise – hmmm – not that much – Elway makes a solid pick to upgrade the secondary. Bailey and Goodman can´t play forever.
26. Houston Texans (10-6): Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
What do I have in common with Andre Johnson? Every year I want the Texans to draft a second WR.
27. New England Patriot (Trade with New Orleans Saints) (13-3): Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
Is there a chance that Bill will keep this pick? Ahhh – no – but what if? Mercilus is the bpa – and an upgrade over the aging Ellis and one-year-wonder Anderson.
28. Green Bay Packers (15-1): Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska
I´d like to give them Tannehill or hometown boy Konz, but the Packers have too many defensive holes in their defense.
29. Baltimore Ravens (12-4): Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama
One more year Ray Lewis in Baltimore – one year learning from the best for Hightower.
30. San Francisco 49ers (13-3): Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
The defense is state of the art – but Alex Smith or whoever is under the gun needs one more piece to the puzzle for the championship.
31. New England Patriots (13-3): Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
This is a typical Patriots move – Konz will be the starting Center for the next decade.
32. New York Giants (9-7): Mike Adams, OT, Ohio
They would love to take a TE, cause both super bowl starters will be on the IR, when the season begins – but they will be back and the holes in the O-Line will still be there. Adams is rock solid and solid as a rock.