2012 NFL Mock Draft: Latest First-Round Stock Watch, Post-Super Bowl

Adam OdekirkContributor IIFebruary 6, 2012

BLACKSBURG, VA - NOVEMBER 17: Logan Thomas #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies is struck in the head after throwing the ball by Quinton Coples #90 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at Lane Stadium on November 17, 2011 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
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1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

 

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

 

3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OG, USC

 

4. Cleveland Browns: RGIII, QB, Baylor

 

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

 

6. Washington Redskins: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

 

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

 

8. Carolina Panthers: Devon Still, DT, Penn State

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 26:  Courtney Upshaw #41 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a defensive stop against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

 

9. Miami Dolphins: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

 

10. Buffalo Bills: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

 

11. Kansas City Chiefs: Jonathan Martin, OL, Stanford

 

12. Seattle Seahawks: Dre' Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

 

13. Arizona Cardinals: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

Nobody helped their stock anymore than Quinton Coples did in the Senior Bowl. His relentless pursuit of the quarterback and disruptive ability from the defensive line is a huge plus, and he is certainly a player that could rise into the top 10 very quickly.

 

14. Dallas Cowboys: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

 

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Lamar Miller #6 of the Miami Hurricanes rushes during a game  against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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15. Philadelphia Eagles: Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College

 

16. New York Jets: Nick Perry, DE, USC

 

17. Cincinnati Bengals: Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama

(from Oakland Raiders)

Much like Coples, Upshaw was a revelation in the Senior Bowl, and even though he couldn't match the flash of Coples, he certainly made his presence known. Scouts are liking his defensive pedigree and know that his performance in the strong SEC will translate well into the NFL on Sundays.

 

18. San Diego Chargers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

 

19. Chicago Bears: Alshon Jeffrey, WR, South Carolina

 

20. Tennessee Titans: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 10:  Zach Brown #47 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts to making an interception against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Kenan Stadium on October 10, 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

 

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia

 

22. Cleveland Browns: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

(from Atlanta Falcons)

Lamar Miller may be a player slipping in favor amongst NFL teams because of the strong play from Doug Martin (Boise State) in the Senior Bowl. Names like David WIlson and even the pint-sized Isaiah Pead are becoming very sexy picks as well, and may not be first rounders, but if they are lurking later in the draft, then teams may feel comfortable leaving Miller on the table for other talent.

 

23. Detroit Lions: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

 

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

 

25. Denver Broncos: Donta' Hightower, ILB, Alabama

 

26. Houston Texans: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

 

27. New England Patriots: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

(from New Orleans Saints)

 

28. Green Bay Packers: Zerbie Sanders, OT, Florida State

 

29. Baltimore Ravens: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

 

30. San Francisco 49ers: Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska

 

31. New Enland Patriots: Mark Barron, SS, Alabama

 

32. New York Giants: Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina

Zach Brown was far out-shone by his Tarheel teammate in the Senior Bowl, and as such, he is not as exciting a pick as he once was. He was not terrible in the game, but he wasn't spectacular either, and with a lot of depth at the linebacker position in this draft, Brown may drop out of the first round very easily.