NFL Mock Draft 2012: Round 1

15 03 2012

This is my very first attempt at an NFL Mock Draft. It is probably all wrong but you never know…

#1 Indianapolis Colts

The Colts hold the number one pick and use it to strengthen their secondary picking up Morris Cla … Peyton left? He hurt his neck? What about Curtis? Oh, well in that case they need a franchise quarterback and I know just the guy.

ANDREW LUCK [QB - Stanford]

#2 Washington Redskins

The Redskins have traded with the Rams and acquired the second overall pick for a hefty price, meaning they are after the second best player in the draft who also happens to be a quarterback.

ROBERT GRIFFIN III [QB - Baylor]

#3 Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings have a future Hall of Fame running back in my opinion but need someone who can open up the holes for him to run through. They also have a young quarterback who requires protection. This is a job for the best offensive lineman in the draft.

MATT KALIL [OT - USC]

#4 Cleaveland Browns

The Browns have missed out on RG3 so they need to give current quarterback Colt McCoy some weapons, Hillis could stay meaning Trent Richardson isn’t needed, I think they go deep.

JUSTIN BLACKMON [WR - Oklahoma St]

#5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa have been busy in Free Agency so far collecting Nicks [G], Wright [CB] and Jackson [WR], all to big money contracts. With needs all over the field after a dismall 2011, the Bucs would be better off selecting the best player remaining and going from there.

MORRIS CLAIBORNE [CB - LSU]

#6 St Louis Rams

The Rams drop back to the number six spot as a result of the Redskins trade and would have been praying that Blackmon was still left on the board, he isn’t so they go with a combine star.

DONTARI POE [DT - Memphis]

#7 Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jags signed what they thought was their franchise quarterback in Blaine Gabbert last year but he was thrown around like a ragdoll too many times, they could try and protect him with Reiff but I say they reach for a quarterback, again.

RYAN TENNEHILL [QB - Texas A&M]

#8 Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins need a franchise quarterback but they’ll get that sorted in free agency with either Matt Flynn or number 18 filling the void. What they do need is a pass rusher and this guy will give them that.

MELVIN INGRAM [DE - S. Carolina]

#9 Carolina Panthers

The Panthers are sorted on offense for the most part but the defence needs some looking at, they’ll address that in this draft.

DEVON STILL [DT - Penn State]

#10 Buffalo Bills

The Bills fell away last year largely down to the fact they conceded too many points. Marcel Dareus improved the defence but they need someone alongside him to make a big difference.

QUINTON COPLES [DE - N. Carolina]

#11 Kansas City Chiefs

The unfashionable Chiefs, suffered with injuries last season to key players early on. They could do with some help up front..

RILEY REIFF [OT - Iowa]

#12 Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks are an up and coming team who could gatecrash the playoffs if they recruit well. They don’t have the best set of linebackers so I think they’ll strengthen there.

LUKE KUECHLY [LB - Boston College]

#13 Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals could do with improving everywhere but I don’t know where they will improve so I’m going for a pick that I’d like to see them make.

LAMICHAEL JAMES [RB - Oregon]

#14 Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys have the talent but fail to produce year in year out. They have released veteran cornerback Terrance Newman and will most likely replace him with someone fresh.

DRE KIRKPATRICK [CB - Alabama]

#15 Philladelphia Eagles

The ‘Dream Team’ failed to live up to their pre-season billing last year but finished on a high. They could use a bit of help on the inside so I see them going for ..

MICHAEL BROCKERS [DT - LSU]

#16 New York Jets

Mark Sanchez is under immense pressure in the goldfish bowl that is New York City (or New Jersey if you want to be specific) and with no running game as such to aid his survival, he’s fighting a losing battle. LaDainian Tomlinson could be departing, so I am going for a big one here.

TRENT RICHARDSON [RB - Alabama]

#17 Cincinatti Benglas

The Bengals first pick of this round will allow them to strengthen their secondary with the acquisition of …

JANORIS JENKINS [CB - N. Alabama]

#18 San Diego Chargers

The Chargers have underachieved for a long time and they’ll be no closer to a Superbowl with the loss of receiver Vincent Jackson, so they must replace him to stay in the playoff hunt.

MICHAEL FLOYD [WR - Notre Dame]

#19 Chicago Bears

The Bears did need a receiver before they added Brandon Marshall in a trade with the Dolphins, so now their attention switches to the offensive line.

DAVID DECASTRO [G - Stanford]

#20 Tennessee Titans

Tennessee have lost Cortland Finnegan to the Rams through free agency, so a replacement is paramount. Yet a defensive lineman is even more crucial at the moment so they go with …

FLETCHER COX [DT - Mississippi St]

#21 Cincinatti Bengals

Pick number two for the Bengals will please the fans as the out-going Cedric Benson will be replaced by …

LAMAR MILLER [RB - Miami]

#22 Cleaveland Browns

The Browns also throw their second dart at the board and this time they will try to improve their linebackers with the signing of …

ZACH BROWN [OLB - N.Carolina]

#23 Detroit Lions

The Lions have signed ‘Megatron’ to a giant 7-year-deal but have been left short at cornerback after Eric Wright signed for the Buccaneers.

STEPHON GILMORE [CB - S. Carolina]

#24 Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers are aging and could do with an upgrade in the trenches.

CORDY GLENN [T - Georgia]

#25 Denver Broncos

The Broncos are after Peyton Manning and should they get him, it will change the entire philosophy of the Broncos draft. For now I’m going to call it as if they still have the enigma that is Tim Tebow under centre. They need another option on offence.

COBY FLEENER [TE - Stanford]

#26 Houston Texans

The Texans loook like they’ve lost their star man, Mario Williams to free agency so a cheaper replacement is in order but that will have to wait as centre Chris Myers looks to be on his way out of Texas also.

PETER KONZ [C - Wisconsin]

#27 New England Patriots

The Patriots made the Superbowl last season, again, but they allowed teams to put too many yards on them. With Anderson’s return in doubt, a pass rusher is required.

WHITNEY MERCILUS [DE - Illinois]

#28 Green Bay Packers

The Packers defence lost its ‘umph’ last year as Clay Matthews was a marked man, so the need for a pass rusher to occupy the minds of the offence is much needed.

NICK PERRY [DE - USC]

#29 Baltimore Ravens

Ray Lewis isn’t getting any younger and sooner or later the Ravens are going to need to address this situation, although they will be lucky if this guy is still on the board.

COURTNEY UPSHAW [OLB - Alabama]

#30 San Francisco 49ers

The 49er’s have lossed Ginn and Morgan, two legitimate receivers who can change games. They will need replacing.

KENDALL WRIGHT [WR - Baylor]

#31 New England Patriots

The Pats will select a tight end with their second pick lol, jk they need to strengthen the defence some more and will do this with the selection of …

DONT’A HIGHTOWER [ILB - Alabama]

#32 New York Giants

The final pick of the first round lies with the defending Superbowl champions who because of injury are short at the tight end position. I reckon they’ll address this.

DWAYNE ALLEN [TE - Clemson]


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2 responses

23 03 2012
LLoydy

as a Jags fan whilst I’d agree about the thrown about comment what they do is draft someone for the OL or a receiver and not another QB who would just go the same way.

(comment added after a busy week of FA obviously)

31 03 2012
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