2012 NFL Mock Draft

Let me go on record as saying I hate mock drafts. They service no one and tend to leave us all with a false sense of hope.  The only thing they do is give credence to the notion that self appointed “gurus” such as Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. actually know something about evaluating college football players and how they’ll transition to the next level. Sure they may watch film, but neither has ever worked in an NFL team’s front office. I find it irritating that these guys pass themselves off as experts and for some reason we take their predictions as gold when it comes to trying to figure out what our team will do in the draft. Now that I’ve let you know my my true feelings about this ridiculous process let me present you with my 2012 NFL Mock Draft:

Andrew Luck is the consensus number one pick.

1. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck, QB Stanford

2. Washington Redskins (from the St. Louis Rams) – Robert Griffin III, QB Baylor

3. Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil, OT, USC

4. Cleveland Browns – Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

6. St. Louis Rams (from the Washington Redskins) – Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

8. Miami Dolphins – Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

9. Carolina Panthers – Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

10. Buffalo Bills – Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

11. Kansas City Chiefs – Mark Barron, S, Alabama

12. Seattle Seahawks – Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

13. Arizona Cardinals – Reilly Reiff, OT, Iowa

14. Dallas Cowboys – Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

15. Philadelphia Eagles – Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

16. New York Jets – Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama

17. Cincinnati Bengals (from the Oakland Raiders) – Quinton Coples, DE/DT, North Carolina

18. San Diego Chargers – Chandler Jones, DE/OLB, Syracuse

19. Chicago Bears – Cordy Glenn, OT Georgia

20. Tennessee Titans – Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

22. Cleveland Browns (from the Atlanta Falcons) – Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State

23. Detroit Lions – Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Doug Martin, RB, Boise State

25. Denver Broncos – Dontari Poe, DT, Memphia

26. Houston Texans – Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois

27. New England Patriots (from the New Orleans Saints) – Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

28. Green Bay Packers – David DeCastro, G, Stanford

29. Baltimore Ravens – Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama

30. San Francisco 49ers – Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

31. New England Patriots – Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

32. New York Giants – Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

I’d like to take this time to introduce Dave Weibrecht to FDT. An always welcomed contributor, he likes to consider himself a mix between Mel Kiper Jr. and Mike Mayock except with better hair and a drinking problem. Here’s his mock:

1. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck, QB Stanford

2. Washington Redskins (from the St. Louis Rams) – RG III, QB Baylor

3. Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil, OT, USC

4. Cleveland Browns – Trent Richardson RB, Alabama

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

6. St. Louis Rams (from the Washington Redskins) – Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

8. Miami Dolphins – Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

9. Carolina Panthers – Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

10. Buffalo Bills – Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

11. Kansas City Chiefs – David DeCastro, G, Stanford

12. Seattle Seahawks – Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

13. Arizona Cardinals – Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

14. Dallas Cowboys – Mark Barron, SS, Alabama

15. Philadelphia Eagles – Quinton Coples, DE/DT, North Carolina

16. New York Jets – Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

17. Cincinnati Bengals (from the Oakland Raiders) – Courtney Upshaw, DE

18. San Diego Chargers – Chandler Jones, DE/OLB, Syracuse

19. Chicago Bears – Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

20. Tennessee Titans – Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

22. Cleveland Browns (from the Atlanta Falcons) – Kendall Wright, WR/KR, Baylor

23. Detroit Lions – Janoris Jenkins, CB

24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Cordy Glenn, G/OT, Georgia

25. Denver Broncos – Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut

26. Houston Texans – Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama

27. New England Patriots (from the New Orleans Saints) – Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois

28. Green Bay Packers – Shea McClellin, DE/OLB, Boise State

29. Baltimore Ravens – Peter Konz, C Wisconsin

30. San Francisco 49ers – Amini Silatolu, G/OT, Midwestern State

31. New England Patriots – Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

32. New York Giants – Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

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