In our 2012 NFL mock draft, we shed some light on the guys you may now know but have the ability to be first round picks.
1. Indianapolis Colts—Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2. St. Louis Rams—Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
3. Minnesota Vikings—Matt Kalil, OT, USC
4. Cleveland Browns—Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
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
With other defensive lineman—Jared Crick, Jerel Worthy, etc.—falling down draft boards, Still has seen his stock rise. He was dominating at times this season and can play in either style defense.
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
Baylor's breakout receiver likely played himself into the first round with a huge 2011 season. Wright's ability to win in the slot and make explosive plays down the field will make him a wanted man come April.
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
Consider Poe this draft's Phil Taylor. At 6'5", 345 pounds, he'll get looks in the first round. More and more teams are transitioning into the 3-4 defense, and Poe is the prototypical 3-4 nose tackle.
28. Baltimore Ravens—Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State
29. New England Patriots—Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
30. San Francisco 49ers—Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
Sanu went back and forth on his decision to enter the draft, but he'll be happy with his decision come April. As the league becomes more pass-oriented, elite-level receivers will be in high demand. Sanu has the skill set to be a No. 1 receiver.
31. New England Patriots—Mark Barron, S, Alabama
32. Green Bay Packers—Nick Perry, OLB, USC
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