2012 NFL Mock Draft: Projections for the First 3 Rounds

Brandon ReddingContributor IIIJanuary 2, 2012

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Projections for the First 3 Rounds

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    The season has ended and now it is time for several teams to start making their preparations for the NFL draft: 2012 edition.  We have our first 20 positions in the draft locked up and ready and the remaining 12 will be determined through the playoffs.  The Indianapolis Colts are now officially on the clock and in a matter of months, we will find out who they will select or trade with.  

    This is my first edition of the 2012 mock draft and it will be updated every week until then.  Some guys will decide to stay in school and some may leave early—time will tell.  

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck

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    The Colts face one of the toughest decisions they have ever had to make come draft day.  Do they stick with an aging Peyton Manning, who has been the face of the franchise and the entire city for more than a decade, or do they look for his future replacement?  This one is too tough to call, but I think they will have to take Andrew Luck here with the first pick.

    The Colts have a variety of needs, especially on the offensive and defensive lines, and could decide to trade back and gain more picks, but they also have to realize that Manning is nearing the end of his Hall of Fame career.  

    Luck is the most hyped quarterback entering the NFL draft since, well, Peyton Manning.  Luck has all the tools for the NFL and could become an elite passer in a matter of years.  

    The Colts face many unknowns going forward.  Is Manning going to be the same?  Is Jim Caldwell going to be the coach?  These questions will be answered soon, but until then, the Colts will select Luck.

2. St. Louis Rams: Justin Blackmon

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    The St. Louis Rams had a disaster of a season and there are many areas of need for the Rams, who will bring in all new management in 2012.  Sam Bradford looked great in 2010, but 2011 was filled with inconsistency and injuries.  Bradford should be back to form in 2012, but will need the help of a talented wide receiver.  

    Enter Justin Blackmon, who is a physical specimen and has the chance to be a Calvin Johnson-type receiver in the league.  The one knock on Blackmon would be his motor, as he takes plays off from time to time.  

    The Rams could opt to bolster their weak offensive line with Matt Kalil or Jonathan Martin, but Blackmon is a playmaker and will instantly allow this team to score more than they did this past season. 

3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil

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    2011 was not the year the Vikings had envisioned, but it could have been a lot worse.  The Vikings will have to analyze every position before they make their selection, but when all is said and done, protecting the quarterback should be priority No. 1.  Matt Kalil is the best option for the offensive line and should be the pick come draft day.  Jonathan Martin could move to this pick as well, but Kalil is more ready for the NFL game.  

    Kalil should be the starter day one in Minnesota and will provide an instant face-lift to an aging and injury-prone line.  Kalil does have some question marks as far as his upside is concerned, but his bloodlines prove otherwise.  Kalil's brother, Ryan, anchors the Carolina Panthers offensive line and Matt has all the tools of Ryan.  This will be interesting to watch as we get closer to the draft. 

4. Cleveland Browns: Robert Griffin III

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    The Cleveland Browns fully expected Colt McCoy to break out this season, but he actually went in the opposite direction.  I have always thought of McCoy as a backup in the NFL and when the Browns select Robert Griffin III, my point will be proven.  McCoy is small and not super athletic and I think his arm is not up to par to make all the throws.  

    Griffin came onto the scene in 2011 and I feel will be the rookie of the year in 2012.  He fits the same mold as Cam Newton.  Although I think Newton runs better, I think Griffin is more accurate with his passes and is a bit stronger than Newton.  The Browns will need to get Griffin some better receivers to help him adjust, but this could be a guy to watch in 2012.

    The one thing I am concerned about with Griffin is injury.  He has had knee troubles in the past and the NFL is a little more ferocious than college ball.  

    As a Bengals fan, I would hate to face this guy, but he is fun to watch and should help the Browns improve in 2012.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne

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    The Buccaneers were plain awful this season and a big reason for that was the inability of the secondary to cover anyone.  Aqib Talib does not want to be there, Ronde Barber is 10 steps too slow and Tanard Jackson has not played in forever, so finding a guy to build your defense around is key.  

    Claiborne was overshadowed by Patrick Peterson in 2010 and probably a little overshadowed by Tyrann Mathieu in 2011, but when draft day rolls around, he should be the top corner taken.  He has elite athleticism for the position and has the ability to cover anyone and everyone.

    Claiborne will have to get a little bigger and stronger, but I fully expect him to bulk up before training camp.  He is a little small right now, and in the NFL that means he could be pushed around by larger receivers.  The Buccaneers will have to be able to put him in the right scheme or else they could waste this pick.

6. Washington Redskins: Trent Richardson

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    I am not completely sold on this pick, but there is not a quarterback to take in this position.  Before everyone yells at me about Landry Jones, he is not a top-10 pick in the draft.  The Redskins have needs and I think they will do whatever they can to move up for Luck or Griffin, or possibly trade back and take Landry Jones later, but if they sit here, I think Richardson makes the most sense. 

    While running back is not the most pressing need in Washington, it does make sense to take the best in the draft.  I am not completely sold on Roy Helu or Evan Royster as the starter, although Helu is a super complement to anyone.  Richardson would be the feature back right away and is a touchdown machine.  I think he is better than Mark Ingram, but at times reminds me of Ron Dayne—his NFL days, not Wisconsin days.  

    This pick is tough to nail on the head and I really think someone else will be drafting here.  

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: David DeCastro

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    The Jacksonville Jaguars are another team that could look to trade back.  They need a talented wideout, but at the No. 7 pick, I do not see one worth taking that early.  This could change come combine time, but as of right now, nothing is there.  The Jaguars need a defensive end and an interior offensive lineman as well, and that would bring us to David DeCastro.  

    It may seem like a long shot, but getting someone to open up some holes for your franchise player, Maurice Jones-Drew, would make a ton of sense.  DeCastro has plenty of leadership ability and should be able to crack the starting rotation right away.  DeCastro will have to work on getting his feet set a little better, but he does have intelligence and is one of the best pulling guards I have seen in a long, long time. The addition of DeCastro could also help the development of Blaine Gabbert as well.  

8. Carolina Panthers: Devon Still

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    The Panthers have a weakness in rush defense and that would be where Devon Still would succeed.  Still has some big-time ability against the run and would be a force in the middle of Carolina's defensive line.  Still is not great in passing situations, but has the ability to learn quick and possibly develop into a Jay Ratliff-style player.  Injuries are also a concern for Still, but he showed toughness and durability in 2011, which is a plus for a guy who spent 2007 and 2008 injured.

    The Panthers are a developing team and shoring up their defense will be their main objective in the draft.  We could also see the Panthers look at secondary in the draft and possibly move back to take Dre Kirkpatrick or Stephon Gilmore.  

9. Miami Dolphins: Melvin Ingram

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    The Miami Dolphins would love it if Robert Griffin III fell to them, but with the ninth pick, I highly doubt he will.  I ultimately believe the Dolphins will address their quarterback needs through free agency with the likes of Matt Flynn or possibly Peyton Manning, depending on the Colts' scenarios.

    The Dolphins need a pass-rusher opposite Cameron Wake and Melvin Ingram is the best available at this position.  Ingram is versatile and can line up at either end position or as an outside linebacker.  He could even play a little tackle from time to time, but may be a little small for the NFL version of defensive tackle.  He has explosiveness coming off the line and should be a perennial 15-sack player.  

    I love his work ethic and demeanor on the field and this, folks, could be your defensive rookie of the year.  He reminds me of DeMarcus Ware.

10. Buffalo Bills: Dre Kirkpatrick

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    The Buffalo Bills have some talent at the cornerback position, but they do not have a true No. 1 guy.  Dre Kirkpatrick would be that guy, although he may take a season or two to really develop.  He would be a great improvement over Leodis McKelvin and could wind up as top-10 corner in the league.  He will have to improve his zone coverage and become more complete to succeed, but he has will and determination to get better.  

    The Bills have other needs, especially at the linebacker position, but with the 10th pick, they better not reach too far for a guy like Courtney Upshaw or Luke Kuechly.  

    Kirkpatrick really came on in 2011 and made a name for himself.  He will be fun to watch in the championship game against LSU and that could tell the story on whether he will be taken early on day one or later in the round.  I love Kirkpatrick's attitude on the field and his overall confidence level.  Confidence builds a team and he has mountains of it.  

11. Seattle Seahawks: Riley Reiff

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    The Seattle Seahawks are another team in need of a quarterback, but since they are picking this early, may decide to get help for their offensive line first.  Russell Okung has been injury-prone in his past couple of years in the league, but if he is healthy, could slide to right tackle and make way for Riley Reiff, who is one of the nastiest tackles I have ever seen.  He does not get pushed around and would help protect whomever the Seahawks place at quarterback.

    Reiff is NFL-ready, but could use some maturity in his growth.  He seems to show poor body language at times, which is a downer for most NFL teams, but he also shows the mean streak that NFL coaches love.  He would make a super addition to Pete Carroll's team and plays the exact style of football that Seattle has known.

12. Kansas City Chiefs: Jonathan Martin

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    The Kansas City Chiefs improved this season as it went along, but their offensive line was inconsistent to say the least.  Ryan Lilja and Barry Richardson looked exhausted at times and lost their way midway through the first game.  The Chiefs need someone to protect their quarterback and Jonathan Martin could be that guy.

    Martin could jump up to challenge Matt Kalil as the top tackle taken, but as of right now, he is a little more raw than Kalil or Riley Reiff.  Martin is strong and plays hard, but seems to stretch himself rather than move his feet, which will not work on Sundays.  He also needs to work on his mental ability, which is not saying he is stupid, but he seems to forget the snap count sometimes or forget the play.  I like his ceiling as a tackle, but right now is only third best on the board. 

13. Arizona Cardinals: Michael Floyd

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    The Cardinals have relied on Larry Fitzgerald for far too long as their only wideout and it is time for them to look for a complement.  Floyd has risen up the boards recently and should very well be in play for Arizona.  The Cardinals would love a guy like Michael Floyd, who has some Anquan Boldin in him, but at times also has some David Terrell.  

    If I had to pick one player that will go first round that would be a bust, it would be Michael Floyd.  I love his physical style of play, but I think he is too slow.  Nevertheless, he will go first round and should be able to take some pressure off of Fitzgerald in Arizona.  

    Floyd does come with some character issues, but judging by his season at Notre Dame, he looks to have manned up a bit.  We shall see come 2012 kickoff. 

14. Dallas Cowboys: Alfonzo Dennard

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    The Cowboys have two main areas of need: the offensive line and their secondary.  While I have a sneaky suspicion they may trade back to get Cordy Glenn later in the draft, I also have to feel they may love Alfonzo Dennard.  The Cowboys need a guy like Dennard, who works hard and plays with 110 percent on every play.  He has also improved every part of his game, which is why he has shot up draft boards over the past year.  

    I think Dennard is going to be a better pro than former teammate Prince Amukamura and should be able to land the starting gig in Dallas right away.  I think Dennard will have to improve his run support, but he has the grittiness to stick his helmet in there in the future.  This would be a solid pick for Dallas if they stay right there.  

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Luke Kuechly

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    The Eagles were expected to be the Dream Team this year, but they played with no heart or leadership, which is why I think they go for a leader on the field.  Kuechly is a tackling machine and a proven leader on the field.  The Eagles are desperate for this type of leadership and being able to snag Kuechly in the first round could help their defense gel in the future.  

    The one thing that Kuechly lacks is elite athleticism, which has affected his ability in passing situations, but when he has a chance to make a tackle, he will.  He does not miss many and was the lone bright spot for a miserable Boston College team in 2011.  

    I am not sold he will enter the draft this year and if he returns to school, look for the Eagles to look at Courtney Upshaw or Zach Brown here. 

16. New York Jets: Courtney Upshaw

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    The New York Jets have lacked an elite pass-rusher for quite a while, which is surprising since that is coach Rex Ryan's MO.  While Upshaw may not be a DeMarcus Ware-type player, he does have surprising ability to get into the backfield.  He also knows how to make linemen whiff when blocking him, which is where Upshaw has earned his reputation.

    Courtney Upshaw has turned into a decent character guy and could transform into a leader if he develops a strong will.  Upshaw will have to work on his tackling skills and reminds me of another Jet in Bart Scott, although I think Upshaw will be much better than Scott in the end.  

17. Cincinnati Bengals ( from the Oakland Raiders): Janoris Jenkins

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    The Cincinnati Bengals have shocked a ton of people this season by making the playoffs, but there are still some holes to fill going into 2012.  One hole will be the secondary, which is inconsistent at best.  

    Leon Hall is still an elite corner, but suffered a torn Achilles, which could slow him down in 2012.  Nate Clements is still solid and should be a good mentor for Janoris Jenkins.  Clements is not the player he once was, but is smart and would be a great guy to learn from.

    Jenkins is the kind of guy the Bengals love and Marvin Lewis has a way with handling character issues.  He turned Chris Henry into a saint before his tragic death, so Jenkins would be in an ideal situation to mature.  Jenkins is a bit small, but he is not afraid to get dirty and piss people off on the field.  He also has great hands and could become an interception machine.  

    He may take a year or so to get up to speed, but when he does, look out.  

18. San Diego Chargers: Zach Brown

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    The Chargers had an up-and-down 2011 and part of that could go to inconsistent play by their linebacking corps.  This will be one area of improvement for the Chargers and finding a high-upside guy would be ideal.  Zach Brown is a guy that is a bit raw in most areas, but he has things you cannot teach, like blazing speed and an awesome work ethic. 

    Brown may take a year or two to develop, but he has the upside and potential that coaches drool over.  If he can bulk up and learn how to be more of a pass-rusher, he could become an elite player in time.  He is a bit undersized now, but with his speed, he will certainly make up for that.  Look for Brown to possibly drop back and play some safety at times.  

19. Chicago Bears: Cordy Glenn

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    It seems every year the Bears need an offensive line and every year they fail to get their guy.  I know they got Gabe Carimi in the 2011 draft, but he was subsequently injured and the line went downhill.  The interior line needs the most help and the only guy on the board for them here would be Cordy Glenn.  

    I am not sold on Glenn yet, but he has upside that could turn him into a very nice guard in the future.  Glenn plays inconsistently, but when he is on, he is a formidable opponent for anyone.  I do love his play when he gets to the second level.  He tends to stand straight up at times, but NFL offensive coaches will change this.  

    Glenn makes the most sense for the Bears at pick No. 19. 

20. Tennessee Titans: Peter Konz

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    The Tennessee Titans have been trying to find a replacement for Kevin Mawae since his departure with no real luck.  Konz is the best center available in the draft and has a Nick Mangold feel about him.  The Titans struck out this season with their run offense, which is partly to blame on their run blocking, one place where Konz can excel. 

    The center is where every play starts and should be a major priority for the Titans.  Konz has the ability to open up holes for Chris Johnson, much like he did for Montee Ball at Wisconsin, and if he declares for the draft, look for him to end up in Tennessee. 

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Kendall Wright

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    The Cincinnati Bengals could lose their No. 2 wide receiver to free agency and finding a solid No. 2 will fall down to the draft boards.  While I think the Bengals have other needs that are greater than a wide receiver, I also think finding those needs in the first round may be tough.  Kendall Wright had an impressive season at Baylor and has shot himself into first-round talks.  

    I think Wright is a perfect fit in Cincinnati because it would allow Andy Dalton to stretch the field with Green deep and Wright a bit closer to home.  Wright will have to work on his hands, but reminds me of a young Santonio Holmes.  The Bengals have a shot at building a Super Bowl contender and this guy is one to watch out for.  

22. Detroit Lions: Zebrie Sanders

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    The Detroit Lions could really use a boost in the defensive backfield, mainly at cornerback, but I do not think there is someone worth drafting this high, so they will look to offensive line.  Zebrie Sanders has the build to be an excellent tackle and should be able to fit the profile of a starting left tackle with no problems. 

    Sanders will have to work on his foot speed to move on to the NFL game, but he is strong enough to keep defenders from getting by.  Once he fixes his mechanical issues, he could be a Pro Bowl-caliber tackle for many years in Detroit.  

23. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dont'a Hightower

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers are aging on the defensive side of the ball, and while I feel they have more needs that are greater than an inside linebacker, I also feel there is no one available in the first round to fill those needs.  Dont'a Hightower is a Dick Lebeau kind of player who excels at stuffing the run.  

    Hightower is a leader and vocal captain of the nation's best defense at Alabama, and would bring that leadership to the Steel City.  He will have to bulk up a bit for the NFL game, but should fit nicely into Lebeau's multiple looks on defense.  This would be an excellent pick-up for the Steelers if he is still there.  

24. Cleveland Browns (from the Atlanta Falcons): Mohamed Sanu

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    The Cleveland Browns will need someone to catch some passes and Sanu represents the best option for the Browns.  A ton of people think Alshon Jeffery should be here, but I feel he is more raw and not a better option.  Sanu has excellent hands and quickness and could become a nightmare with Robert Griffin III throwing him the ball.  

    Sanu is not a certain choice yet, as he has not said if he will enter the draft or return to school, but I think he will ultimately declare this year.  Imagine Sanu paired with Greg Little in the future.  If Sanu does in fact go to Cleveland, the Browns could have one of the best one-two options in the league at wide receiver.  I love Greg Little and he will only get better.  

25. Denver Broncos: Landry Jones

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    This may come as a shock to all the readers, but I am not sold on the Broncos sticking with Tim Tebow.  I do think they will have to figure out a way to get Tebow on the field, but they need an NFL quarterback.  The option offense does not work in the NFL and over the last couple of weeks we have seen why.  I like Tim Tebow, but he is better as an H-back or a Wildcat quarterback.  

    Landry Jones has had an unspectacular season, but should profile nicely in Denver.  He is accurate and can make all the necessary throws in the NFL.  I do not think he is going to be elite, but he reminds me a lot of Drew Bledsoe.  He may not step in and start right away, but shows an ability to lead and fire up his team.  

26. New York Giants: Lamar Miller

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    The New York Giants have always been a two-RB team and pairing someone with Ahmad Bradshaw will make sense.  I feel Brandon Jacobs is all but done in New York and Bradshaw is injury-prone.  Lamar Miller is still a little raw, but has burst and moves that cannot be taught.

    I think Miller is the best running back not named Trent Richardson in the draft and I feel he has more potential than Richardson. Miller may take a year or two to really turn into a feature back, but by then Bradshaw may be on his last leg.  Miller needs to bulk up a bit and learn how to read defensive alignments, but when he learns, he is going to be special.  

27. Houston Texans: Quinton Coples

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    The Houston Texans have been a solid team all around all season, but their defense does have lapses.  I ultimately think they need another corner opposite Jonathan Joseph, but they also need a stronger rotation on the defensive line

    Quinton Coples could go a lot higher, but he does not have a defined position in the NFL.  He is about a half-step too slow for defensive end and a little too small for defensive tackle, which is why I think he will drop a bit.  I do love Coples' ability to push offensive linemen and rush the quarterback, but the ACC is not the NFL.  Coples should become a solid rotation guy in the NFL, but I do not see him as elite.  

28. New England Patriots (from the New Orleans Saints): Lavonte David

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    The Patriots defense has had some rough moments this season and should be the main area of focus for them when draft time rolls around.  The Patriots' main venture should be finding someone who can rush the quarterback and Lavonte David provides them with the best opportunity.  He knows how to get in the backfield and can lay some serious hits on the quarterback.  He reminds me of a quicker James Harrison. 

    David is quick and has excellent speed when chasing down receivers or backs, but he tends to lose focus when going sideline to sideline.  He will have to play more balanced to be successful, but he works hard and gives it everything on the field.  He is a New England Patriot kind of guy.  

29. Baltimore Ravens: Mark Barron

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    The Ravens do not seem to have many needs, but with Ed Reed aging and losing some juice, the Ravens may elect to find another ball-hawking safety like mark Barron.  He has a lot of Ed Reed in him and knows how to find the ball on the field.  

    Barron will have to work on his tackling, but is consistent when runners get past the second level.  I expect Barron to learn from Reed and play alongside of him for a couple of years, but he should be the heir apparent in the future.  I know a lot of people have him higher in the draft, but I do not see the elite qualities to garner those accolades.  

30. San Francisco 49ers: Alshon Jeffery

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    The 49ers have had one amazing season, thanks in part to their defense, but their offense has started to gel.  Alex Smith is having a season he should of had years ago and Michael Crabtree is finally breaking his shell.  The 49ers do need a second wideout to take some pressure off of Crabtree and Alshon Jeffery is the best option available.  

    Jeffery has amazing hands and his strides are long to help throw off cornerbacks.  He is not speedy, but with his hands, could make up for that.  One issue for Jeffery would be his route-running, which is below average.  Jeffery seems to get lost at times and has the making of a prima donna if not controlled.  Jim Harbaugh would be an ideal coach for Jeffery.  

31. New England Patriots: Fletcher Cox

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    The Patriots have some holes in their rush defense and finding a valuable defensive tackle will be another priority for them.  Fletcher Cox is a large man who will need to gain some weight for the NFL, but he has ability and quickness to disrupt the middle.

    The Patriots value guys who play hard and with intensity, which is what Cox will do.  While he may not be an elite lineman, he will be able to make some plays and grow with age and experience.  Cox reminds me a lot of Marcus Stroud and should have the same kind of career path.  

32. Green Bay Packers: Nick Perry

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    The Packers defense has not been that great this year, but their offense has made up for that.  The Packers really need someone opposite Clay Matthews and finding that value may be tougher than anticipated.  I project Nick Perry as more of a linebacker than defensive end at the next level, but he could be a hybrid type and play both.  He has excellent quickness and is a skilled pass defender, but does seem to get lost in certain games.

    Perry has amazing upside, but could benefit from another year in school.  He needs to learn how to play all the time and gain momentum when running downhill.  He seems to stop right before he makes a play, which could mean he misses a tackle or the ball altogether.  I like his upside and possibilities, but he should benefit from learning the game at USC.

33-64: Second-Round Projections

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    33. Indianapolis Colts: Brandon Washington, Guard, Miami

    34. St. Louis Rams: Chase Minnifield, Cornerback, Virginia

    35. Minnesota Vikings: Jayron Hosley, Cornerback, Virginia Tech

    36. Cleveland Browns: Bobby Wagner, Linebacker, Utah State

    37. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David Wilson, Running Back, Virginia Tech

    38. Washington Redskins: Ryan Tannehill, Quarterback, Texas A&M

    39. Jacksonville Jaguars: Rueben Randle, Wide Receiver, LSU

    40. Carolina Panthers: Stephon Gilmore, Cornerback, South Carolina

    41. Miami Dolphins: Nick Foles, Quarterback, Arizona

    42. Buffalo Bills: Ronnell Lewis, Linebacker, Oklahoma

    43. Seattle Seahawks: Sam Montgomery, Defensive End, LSU

    44. Kansas City Chiefs: Jerel Worthy, Defensive Tackle, Michigan State

    45. Philadelphia Eagles (From Arizona Cardinals): Brandon Jenkins, Linebacker, Florida State

    46. Dallas Cowboys: Whitney Mercilus, Defensive End, Illinois

    47. Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Adams, Offensive Tackle, Ohio State

    48. New York Jets: Nick Toon, Wide Receiver, Wisconsin

    49. New England Patriots (from the Oakland Raiders): Jared Crick, Defensive End, Nebraska

    50. San Diego Chargers: Vontaze Burfict, Linebacker, Arizona State

    51. Chicago Bears: Bruce Irvin, Linebacker, West Virginia 

    52. Tennessee Titans: Travis Lewis, Linebacker, Oklahoma

    53. Cincinnati Bengals: Chris Polk, Running Back, Washington

    54. Detroit Lions: Ben Jones, Center, Georgia

    55. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kelechi Osemele, Guard, Iowa State

    56. Atlanta Falcons: Dwayne Allen, Tight End, Clemson

    57. Denver Broncos: Dontari Poe, Defensive Tackle, Memphis

    58. New York Giants: Markelle Martin, Safety, Oklahoma State

    59. Houston Texans: Billy Winn, Defensive End, Boise State

    60. New Orleans Saints: Sean Spence, Linebacker, Miami

    61. Baltimore Ravens: Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Michigan State

    62. San Francisco 49ers: Trumaine Johnson, Cornerback, Montana

    63. New England Patriots: Aaron Henry, Safety, Wisconsin

    64. Green Bay Packers: Andre Branch, Defensive End, Clemson

65-96: Third-Round Pick Projections

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    65. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Datko, Tackle, Florida State

    66. St. Louis Rams: Antonio Allen, Safety, South Carolina

    67. Minnesota Vikings: Brian Quick, Wide Receiver, Appalachian State

    68. Cleveland Browns: Nate Potter, Tackle, Boise State

    69. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Robert Lester, Safety, Alabama

    70. Washington Redskins: Amini Solitolu, Guard, Midwestern State

    71. Jacksonville Jaguars: Vinny Curry, Defensive End, Marshall

    72. Chicago Bears (from the Carolina Panthers): Dwight Jones, Wide Receiver, North Carolina

    73. Miami Dolphins: Kevin Zeitler, Guard, Wisconsin

    74. Buffalo Bills: Audie Cole, Linebacker, North Carolina State

    75. Seattle Seahawks: Ryan Lindley, Quarterback, San Diego State

    76. Kansas City Chiefs: Senio Kelemete, Guard, Washington

    77. Arizona Cardinals: Brandon Mosley, Tackle, Auburn

    78. Dallas Cowboys: Michael Brewster, Center, Ohio State

    79. Philadelphia Eagles: Harrison Smith, Safety, Notre Dame

    80. New York Jets: Matt McCants, Tackle, Alabama-Birmingham

    81. Oakland Raiders: Forfeit pick for picking Terrelle Pryor in the supplemental draft

    82. San Diego Chargers: Tony Bergstrom, Tackle, Utah

    83. Chicago Bears: George Iloka, Safety, Boise State

    84. Tennessee Titans: Lucas Nix, Guard, Pittsburgh

    85. Cincinnati Bengals: David Molk, Center, Michigan

    86. Detroit Lions: Johnthan Banks, Cornerback, Mississippi State

    87. Pittsburgh Steelers: Levy Adcock, Tackle, Oklahoma State

    88. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Boykin, Cornerback, Georgia

    89. Denver Broncos: Leonard Johnson, Cornerback, Iowa State

    90. New York Giants: Mitchell Schwartz, Tackle, California

    91. Houston Texans: Coryell Judie, Cornerback, Texas A&M

    92. New Orleans Saints: Matt Reynolds, Tackle, Brigham Young

    93. Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Thompson, Defensive Tackle, Clemson

    94. San Francisco 49ers: Coby Fleener, Tight End, Stanford

    95. New England Patriots: Shaun Prater, Cornerback, Iowa

    96. Green Bay Packers: Orson Charles, Tight End, Georgia