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My Mock

This is my first ever mock draft. I have noticed that drafts end up being surprising and unpredictable. So, I decided to become unpredictable and mock some unforeseen picks and trades. If you notice any problems, spelling mistakes, etc. please let me know in the comment section! enjoy!

more after the jump. (always wanted to say that)

My 2012 Mock Draft- with trades

Pick Team Pick Reasoning
1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck- QB I heard hes good at football
2 Washington Redskins (from St. Louis Rams) Robert Griffin III- QB surprise!
lol jk, no surprise here
3 Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil- OT Minnesota could look at Blackmon, But hes not the prospect that AJ Green was & Minnesota has other needs. Minny is also looking to trade down, but a reasonable trade may be hard to come by.
4 Cleveland Browns Ryan Tannehill- QB Cleveland pulls a shocking move in taking a QB after investing in Colt McCoy. The Browns may believe that the potential of Tannehill is far greater than that of McCoy, if that’s the case, McCoy could be a placeholder as they groom Tannehill, or he could be trade bait for next year’s draft, as Cleveland already has a bundle or two of picks this year.
5 NYJ (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Trent Richardson- RB The Jets make a trade with Tampa for multiple picks in this year and next year’s draft.The Jets let Sanchez put the team on his back last year & he immediately doubled over in pain as he threw the ball up to an unsuspecting DB for a pick-6. The Jets will look to return to the smashmouth ways that led them to earlier success & pair T-Rich with their shiny new FB, Tim Tebow.
6 Rams (from Redskins) Justin Blackmon- WR Although he is not quite the prospect AJ Green was, he is still a great WR, the Rams are lucky to have one of their targets at 2 fall to them at 6. However, it is likely that Blackmon will become obsolete for 2 games a season, as he will be Shermanated.
7 New England (from Jacksonville Jaguars) Quinton Coples- DE/DT The Pats make an unpatriotic trade (as in not typical of the Pats’ FO, not a slight against the U.S of A) The Pats the grab the best pass rusher in this year’s class to try to be more like the Giants.
8 Miami Dolphins Courtney Upshaw- OLB The Phins have really screwed the pooch so far in FA, but they add a powerful pass rusher to put outside and couple with Cameron Wake
9 Carolina Panthers Morris Claiborne- CB May compete for LCB spot with Gamble but will at the very least start at RCB. Will bump Captain Munnerlynn over to nickelback and give the panthers some serious firepower in combatting the passing games of division rivals Saints & Falcons. How did he make it this far? I just showed you how.
10 Buffalo Bills Michael Floyd- WR The Bills addressed their pass rush woes with Mario Williams, and could still look to add pass rushers later in the draft. But, in this situation, Buffalo picks up Floyd to create a dynamic duo with Steve Johnson & give Fitzpatrick some weapons.
11 Kansas City Chiefs David Decastro- OG Chiefs Bolster their interior line & steal one of the Seahawks’ potential picks... those bastards!
12 Pittsburgh Stealers (from Seattle Seahawks) Melvin Ingram- OLB The Steelers give up their first rounder and second rounder this year to grab their next great OLB.
13 Arizona Cardinals Riley Reiff- OT RR takes a drop right into the Cardinals’ lap, so far the NFC west is getting pretty lucky.
14 Dallas Cowboys Stephon Gilmore- CB A late riser, Gilmore Satisfies Dallas’ need for secondary help.
15 Philadelphia Eagles Dont’a Hightower The Eagles desperately need help at the linebacker position. Hightower upgrades their pass rush, run D and pass D as well as providing a physical presence and leadership.
16 Tampa (from New York Jets) Coby Fleener- TE Kellen Winslow is getting old and Fleener is on the rise. Tampa adds a dynamic playmaker and safety net for Josh Freeman.
17 Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders) Dre Kirkpatrick- CB Bengals have two criteria for joining the team 1) are you Samoan? and 2) are you a criminal?
Dre can answer yes to one of the questions, and therefore finds himself drafted by the Bengals.
18 San Diego Chargers Stephen Hill- WR San Diego lost their main threat in Vincent Jackson. They’ve brought in many smaller targets, but they need a large target on the perimeter to pair with Malcom Floyd.
19 Chicago Bears Whitney Mercilus- DE Chicago Finds a DE to pair with Julius Peppers. Whitney is the second DE with a girl name to come off the board in the first round.
20 Tennessee Titans Fletcher Cox- DT/DE Cox has the ability to go much earlier than this, but takes a slide due to the lack of a clear position & obviously teams targeting other needs. The Titans will use him all along the D-line as a sort of Jason Jones replacement, albiet with less pass rush ability.
21 Bengals Cordy Glenn- OT/G Bengals nab a versatile lineman to help protect Andy Dalton.
22 Browns (from Atlanta Falcons) Doug Martin- RB The Browns passed on Richardson earlier after grabbing Tannehil, so they look to add their top RB herer. Martin can do everything and is a near perfect back for Cleveland’s style of play.
23 Detroit Lions Jonathan Martin- OT Martin is a great talent, and fills a need.
24 Seattle Seahawks (from Pittsburgh Steelers) Shea McClellin- OLB/DE Shea has the ability to be a real force at the SAM linebacker position. He provides great technique and instincts as well as good burst in rushing the passer. he also flashed in coverage during the senior bowl and has the versatility and sive to player the Mike linebacker spot or even DE on passing downs and LEO DE. Versatility seems to be something the FO looks for, and Shea has it.
25 Denver Broncos Alameda Ta'amu- DT Ta'amu showed some serious explosiveness at the senior bowl. I believe that he is a very good run stuffer, and if he could add a bit of explosiveness through working out, as well as work on pass rush technique, he could be a Ngata (Ravens) type player.
26 Houston Texans Rueben Randle- WR Randle should have an immediate impact with Johnson drawing septuple teams. will be a WR2
27 Jaguars (from New England Patriots (from New Orleans Saints) Chandler Jones- DE Jones has the size and athleticism to be a 10+ sack player, he just has to put it all together at the next level.
28 Green Bay Packers Michael Brockers- DT/DE Brockers has a very high ceiling and the Packers will look to exploit that, as they are getting old and thin on the D-line.
29 Baltimore Ravens Mark Barron- S Fills a need at SS, and will provide a strong presence at safety when Ed Reed retires in another 20 years with his buddy Ray Lewis.
30 San Francisco 49ers Kelechi Osemele- OG The 49ers will look to trade back in this situation but find their attempts to be unsuccessful. They reach a bit here to fill a need at right guard and solidify their ever-so-important run game.
31 Jaguars (from Patriots) Alshon Jeffery- WR The Jags look to give Gabbert a weapon here. Yes, an actual offensive playmaker. Have fun with your new toy Blaine
32 New York Giants Lamar Miller- RB A third RB in round 1? weird. The Gmen let Jacobs walk and Bradshaw has a bit of an injury history. even if Bradshaw stays healthy they could use a good backup/change of pace back. Miller provides an explosive element to the Giants’ run game.

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