2011 NFL Draft

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Where Will Baylor QB Robert Griffin III Land?

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Baylor Bears at Cowboys Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Zach KruseSenior Analyst IJanuary 11, 2012

As most have expected for months, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III will enter his name into the 2012 NFL draft in the coming days. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported earlier Tuesday that the Heisman Trophy winner had made up his mind.

Here is Mortensen's tweet:

With Griffin's name in the draft pool, how long can he expect to last come April? In our 2012 NFL Mock Draft, not long. Here's the list: 

1.  Indianapolis Colts—Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2.  St. Louis Rams—Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

3.  Minnesota Vikings—Matt Kalil, OT, USC

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 19:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Baylor Bears looks to pass during a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Floyd Casey Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Waco, Texas. The Baylor Bears defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 45-38.  (Photo by Sarah
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4.  Cleveland Browns—Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

I think by the time we get to April, Griffin's name won't last to the fourth pick. With so many teams in need of a franchise quarterback, including the Browns, expect a team to move up ahead of No. 4 to ensure they have a chance to take Griffin. 

Any number of teams could make the move up: Redskins, Dolphins, Seahawks and possibly even the Browns. In the end, Griffin should almost certainly be a top five pick. Whether he goes No. 2, 3 or 4 depends on whether or not a GM on one of those quarterback-needy teams decides to pull the trigger.   

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

6.  Washington Redskins—Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

7.  Jacksonville Jaguars—Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa 

8.  Carolina Panthers—Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

9.  Miami Dolphins—Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

10.  Buffalo Bills—Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama

11.  Kansas City Chiefs—Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

12.  Seattle Seahawks—Devon Still, DT Penn State

13.  Arizona Cardinals—Jonathan Martin, OT Stanford 

14.  Dallas Cowboys—Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Alabama

15.  Philadelphia Eagles—Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College 

16.  New York Jets—Ronnell Lewis, LB, Oklahoma

17.  Cincinnati Bengals—Whitney Mercilus, DE Illinois

18.  San Diego Chargers—David DeCastro, OG Stanford

19.  Chicago Bears—Janoris Jenkins, CB North Alabama

20.  Tennessee Titans—Melvin Ingram, DE South Carolina

21.  Cincinnati Bengals—Kendall Wright, WR Baylor

22.  Cleveland Browns—Mike Adams, OT Ohio State  

23.  Detroit Lions—Alfonzo Dennard, CB Nebraska

24.  Pittsburgh Steelers—Cordy Glenn, OL Georgia

25.  Denver Broncos—Lamar Miller, RB Miami

26.  New York Giants—Dont'a Hightower, LB Alabama

27.  Houston Texans—Dontari Poe, NT Memphis       

28.  Baltimore Ravens—Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State

29.  New England Patriots—Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

30.  San Francisco 49ers—Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

31.  New England Patriots—Mark Barron, S, Alabama

32.  Green Bay Packers—Nick Perry, OLB, USC

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