2012 NFL Mock Draft: With Trades, Round 1

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  1. Indianapolis Colts- QB Andrew Luck, Stanford

  2. Miami Dolphins (via St. Louis)- QB Robert Griffin, Baylor : Rams get picks 9, 2nd, 3rd round this year, and 1st, 2nd, and 4th round next year

  3. Minnesota Vikings- OT Matt Kalil, USC

  4. Cleveland Browns-RB Trent Richardson, Alabama

  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- CB Morris Claiborne, LSU

  6.  Dallas Cowboys (via Washington)- CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama: Redskins get 14th, 2nd, and 4rd picks.

  7. Jaguars- WR Justin Blackmon, Ok.State

  8. St. Louis Rams (via Miami)- OT Riley Reiff, Iowa

  9. Carolina Panthers- DT Michael Brockers, LSU

  10. Chicago Bears (via Buffalo)- WR Kendall Wright, Baylor: (Buffalo gets 19th and 2nd and 4th round picks)

  11. Kansas City Chiefs: OG David DeCastro, Stanford

  12. San Diego Chargers (via Seattle): OT Mike Adams, Ohio State (Seattle gets 18, 3rd and 7th round picks)

  13. Arizona Cardinals: OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford

  14. Cincinnati Bengals (via Washington and Dallas): CB Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama: (Redskins get 17th, 3rd and 5th round (from NE))

  15. Green Bay Packers (via Philadelphia): OLB/DE Melvin Ingram South Carolina (Eagles get 28th and 2nd round pick)

  16. New York Jets: OLB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

  17. Washington Redskins (via Cincinnati): QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M

  18. Seattle Seahawks: DE Nick Perry, USC

  19. Buffalo Bills (via Chicago): DE Quinton Coples, UNC

  20. Tennessee Titans: C Peter Konz, Wisconsin

  21. Cincinnati Bengals: WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame

  22. Denver Broncos (via Cleveland): DT Devon Still, Penn State: (Browns receive 25th pick, plus 4th and 6th rounders)

  23. Detroit Lions: OT Cordy Glenn, Georgia

  24.  New York Giants (via Pittsburgh): MLB Luke Kuechly, Boston College) (Pittsburgh gets 32nd, 3rd round and 6th round picks)

  25. Cleveland Browns (via Denver): OLB Zach Brown, UNC

  26. Houston Texans: WR Rueban Randle, LSU

  27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via New England): WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers (Patriots get: get 2nd, 3rd and 7th round picks)

  28. Philadelphia Eagles (via Green Bay): MLB Don’ta Hightower, Alabama

  29. Baltimore Ravens: ILB Vontaze Burfict, Arizona St.

  30. San Francisco 49ers: SS Mark Barron, Alabama

  31. New England Patriots: DT Jerel Worthy, Michigan State

  32. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Pittsburgh): DE Mercilus Whitney, Illinois (Pittsburgh receives 2nd, 3rd and 5th round picks)


Reasons for each move:

A. Dolphins-Rams: The Dolphins look poised to make a splash this year, and if they miss out on Peyton Manning they could go ‘all-in’ on getting a quarterback. From the Rams perspective, they get a ton of picks the next two years and still get a top 10 player.

B. Cowboys-Redskins: The Cowboys look to be a bit desperate in finding a top notch Corner. If they miss out on the top free agents, I think they will make a big move up for Dre Kirkpatrick to hopefully be that ‘shut down’ corner. From the Redskins perspective, they are a team in need of both starting and depth players so a trade back that lands them multiple picks is a big win for them.

C. Bears-Bills: The Bears lack of receivers is a big issue and needs to be fully addressed this year. I think they will make a move up for one of the top 2 guys. The Bills can be pretty confident with this move back of still landing a top pass rusher, and they get some extra picks in the process.

D. Chargers-Seahawks: The Chargers are desperate for offensive line help this offseason and a LT has to be a top priority. Their offense is extremely talented, but they lack an offensive line which needs to be fixed. From the Seahawks perspective, there is a deep class of first round pass rushers, so Seattle can move back a couple spots, pick up a couple of extra picks and still fill their biggest need.

E. Bengals-Redskins: The Bengals really want to walk out of this draft with a corner, and Jenkins might be gone at 17. Cincy has some extra picks this year, so they aren’t giving up a ton and they lock up the player they want. For the Skins they get to move back into a range for Ryan Tannehill, while grabbing a few extra picks.

F. Packers-Eagles: The Packers are desperate for an elite pass rusher opposite Clay Matthews, and have a shot to land one here. They aren’t a team with a ton of needs so it makes sense for them to move up for an elite talent.

G. Broncos-Browns: The Broncos move up a few spots to nab one of the best players in the draft, who also happens to fill a need for them. As for the Browns, with Tannehill and most of the receivers off the board, they pick up some extra selections and still can land another top 25 talent.

H. Giants-Pittsburgh: The Giants can take advantage of the fact that the top ILB in the draft is sliding and jump up and get him, which fills their biggest need. For the Steelers they pick up a pair of picks for moving down in the draft. Pittsburgh is in desperate need of cheap, young talent, as their age is beginning to show and they are in serious cap trouble this year.

I.Tampa Bay-New England: The Buccaneers need to land a receiver, and it just so happens that their new head coach had such a player last year at Rutgers (Sanu). The Bucs jump ahead of all the WR needy teams at the top of round 2, and land a guy who fits them perfectly. For the Pats, they get to move back and stockpile more picks.

J. Jaguars-Steelers: The Jags need to generate a better pass rush this year, and Whitney fits their 4-3 scheme well. He’s the top pass rusher on the board and probably won’t last until their pick in the 2nd round. Pittsburgh lands another couple extra picks which they desperately need.

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