2012 NFL Mock Draft: College Highlights of Every First-Round Stud
This two-round NFL mock draft provides some good video clips of each prospect. It allows everyone to get a look at the type of player their team could add. Seeing the strengths and weaknesses of a prospect helps everyone develop an appropriate level of expectations.
My latest mock features several changes brought on by the recent flurry of activity in free agency. Teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers have much more draft flexibility because of their free-agent additions.
No. 1 Indianapolis Colts
Pick: Andrew Luck, Quarterback, Stanford
The Indianapolis Colts let Peyton Manning go because they have the opportunity to land their next star quarterback. Stanford's Andrew Luck is the safest prospect in this draft and should find immediate success. He's the perfect player to help Indianapolis move on from the Peyton Manning era.
Luck's athleticism, football IQ and arm strength make him a complete package. He will have some bumps during his rookie season, but those should be minimal compared to the typical rookie. There's no reason to believe Luck can't help the Colts approach the eight-win mark.
No. 2 Washington Redskins (From St. Louis)
Pick: Robert Griffin III, Quarterback, Baylor
Acquiring the No. 2 overall pick might have saved Mike Shanahan's job with the Washington Redskins. The failures of Donovan McNabb, Rex Grossman and John Beck reflected poorly on his ability to evaluate talent. Orchestrating this trade sets Washington up to land Baylor's Robert Griffin III, who provides a long-term solution at quarterback.
Griffin is a mobile quarterback, capable of hurting a defense with his legs. He's more than an athlete, as he also does a great job making plays with this arm. Griffin's deep accuracy helps him vertically attack the defense. However, his improving accuracy is what really increased his draft stock.
Jim Irsay told USA Today that the Colts haven't decided on who'll be the top pick in the draft. Griffin continues to impress, making this a very tough decision for Indianapolis. Either way, Andrew Luck and Griffin will be the first two picks in the draft. I'm sure Mike Shanahan would be happy to land either one.
No. 3 Minnesota Vikings
Pick: Matt Kalil, Offensive Tackle, USC
As it stands, the Minnesota Vikings are poised to head into the season with Charlie Johnson returning as the starter at left tackle. He doesn't fit the mold of a franchise player, and they need an upgrade. USC's Matt Kalil has the skill set needed to make multiple Pro Bowl appearances.
Kalil's combination of size, quickness and strength makes him a well-rounded player. He possesses a mean streak, which assists his ability to open running lanes. His quick feet and balance help him protect the quarterback by reaching the edge against speed-rushers.
Minnesota needs to improve the offensive line in order to protect Christian Ponder. He'll have a tough time developing if he can't find time to locate open targets. LSU's Morris Claiborne is another possibility here, but the depth at cornerback means the Vikings can address the position later in the draft.
No. 4 Cleveland Browns
Pick: Justin Blackmon, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State
The Cleveland Browns' void at the wide receiver position makes it tough to properly evaluate Colt McCoy. Young quarterbacks need to be surrounded by playmakers in order to succeed. Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon is a nice target to bring in and help McCoy.
Blackmon's versatility allows him to make plays all over the field. He plays a physical brand of football that increases his ability to pick up yards after the catch. Defensive backs must be prepared to tackle him in space, as well as watch for double moves.
Alabama's Trent Richardson also fills a major need for the Browns. However, they could add someone like Boise State's Doug Martin at pick No. 22 or in the second round.
No. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pick: Trent Richardson, Running Back, Alabama
Alabama's Trent Richardson is a special prospect who will make an instant impact in the NFL. He does a good job keeping his pad level low, helping him break tackles. His speed and initial burst give him the ability to also break off a long run. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could use another explosive talent on the offensive side of the ball.
Tampa Bay's free-agency additions of Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks and Eric Wright provided solutions for the team's biggest needs. This is one of the reasons they can add Richardson to a backfield that already features LeGarrette Blount.
Greg Schiano's recent comments to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud show he isn't fully sold on Blount as the feature back.
No. 6 St. Louis Rams (From Washington)
Pick: Morris Claiborne, Cornerback, LSU
The St. Louis Rams needed to auction off the No. 2 pick, but it takes them out of the running for some of this draft's top talent. However, they were able to make that move because of the wide range of needs on the roster. LSU's Morris Claiborne brings value, fills a need and will immediately improve the overall play on defense.
Claiborne is a physical defender capable of fitting multiple schemes. He isn't afraid to support the run or play bump-and-run coverage. His instincts and quick burst give him the potential to develop into a shutdown corner. Teaming him with Cortland Finnegan gives the Rams an excellent cornerback tandem.
Other prospects to keep an eye on include Justin Blackmon, Matt Kalil and Memphis' Dontari Poe.
No. 7 Jacksonville Jaguars
Pick: Quinton Coples, Defensive End, UNC
The addition of a top-notch pass-rusher to the Jacksonville Jaguars defense would make it one of the better units in the league. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is exactly the type of coach to get the most out of North Carolina's Quinton Coples.
Coples' athleticism gives him tremendous upside as a pass-rusher. He's capable of employing both speed and power moves. Bringing pressure isn't his only strength, as he also does a good job holding up against the run. Aside from some questions about his motor, Coples fits the mold of an elite NFL defensive end.
The Jaguars seem likely to choose between Coples, Justin Blackmon and South Carolina's Melvin Ingram. The direction they lean might depend on who's available, but I give Coples the early edge.
No. 8 Miami Dolphins
Pick: Melvin Ingram, Defensive End/Linebacker, South Carolina
The Miami Dolphins have a lot of nice pieces on defense, but they lack a pass-rusher opposite Cameron Wake. South Carolina's Melvin Ingram has the quickness, strength and tenacity to generate a ton of pressure on the quarterback. He's a versatile player who could be utilized at outside linebacker, defensive end and defensive tackle.
Defensive coordinators around the NFL know the importance of having two players able to generate pressure on the quarterback. Talented pass-rushers like Clay Matthews can be neutralized by extra blockers and designing plays away from their side of the field. However, offenses struggle to handle two top-notch pass-rushers.
Miami needs too add a quarterback, but selecting Ryan Tannehill this early would be a mistake. Tannehill's stock is out of control, and to the point where he'll be severely over-drafted.
No. 9 Carolina Panthers
Pick: Luke Kuechly, Linebacker, Boston College
Smart and consistent linebackers like Boston College's Luke Kuechly don't come around very often. He not only makes plays all over the field, but also provides a lot of leadership. Kuechly is a plug-and-play player who can instantly make an impact. The Carolina Panthers need a consistent presence to put alongside Jon Beason.
Adding Kuechly allows Beason to bump outside, effectively improving two spots in the linebacking corps. With these two players on the field, Carolina's defense will cover a lot of ground and make sound tackles. The wide range of needs across the Panthers defense means they can go best player available at this spot.
Defensive tackles like Memphis' Dontari Poe and LSU's Michael Brockers will also get some consideration here. However, the defensive tackle class is much deeper than the linebacker class.
No. 10 Buffalo Bills
Pick: Jonathan Martin, Offensive Tackle, Stanford
The Buffalo Bills' free-agent additions of Mario Williams and Mark Anderson give them a formidable front line. This group will be able to bring a ton of pressure, helping the consistency of the entire defense. Filling the majority of holes on the defensive side of the ball allows the Bills to address their offensive line. Stanford's Jonathan Martin possesses the skills needed to fill the gaping hole at left tackle.
Martin's quick feet and balance help him protect the passer. He's able to reach the edge against speed-rushers and also absorb contact from the bull rush. Adding Martin on the left side allows Chris Hairston to shift over to right tackle, giving Buffalo two young and talented players at the tackle spot.
Buffalo's failed attempt to land Robert Meachem means it may focus on adding a wide receiver at No. 10. If this is the case, Notre Dame's Michael Floyd and Baylor's Kendall Wright are the likely targets.
No. 11 Kansas City Chiefs
Pick: Dontari Poe, Nose Tackle, Memphis
Memphis' Dontari Poe continues to rise up draft boards thanks to his performance at the combine. There he showed rare athleticism for player with his size and build. Evaluators now see him as much more than just a space-eating nose tackle. However, the Kansas City Chiefs could use someone with his size and strength to stuff the run.
Kansas City's defense is only a few players away from becoming among the league's elite. Adding Poe gives it somebody able to collapse the pocket and occupy blockers to allow the linebackers to roam.
Stanford's David DeCastro and Boston College's Luke Kuechly are also in play for the Chiefs.
No. 12 Seattle Seahawks
Pick: David DeCastro, Guard, Stanford
The Seattle Seahawks don't have a glaring need that must be filled with an early draft pick. This allows them to employ a best-player-available strategy. Stanford's David DeCastro has the talent to make an immediate impact along the Seahawks offensive line.
Adding him alongside Russell Okung, James Carpenter and Max Unger gives Seattle a young and talented group of linemen. This bunch should excel at opening running lanes, which helps Marshawn Lynch earn his new contract.
DeCastro isn't a sexy pick, but he'll provide consistency and top-level play for the next decade.
If one of the top pass-rushers like Quinton Coples or Melvin Ingram drops to this spot, Seattle will likely pull the trigger.
No. 13 Arizona Cardinals
Pick: Riley Reiff, Offensive Tackle, Iowa
Last season, the Arizona Cardinals offensive line allowed 54 sacks, second worst in the entire NFL. The poor play of this unit contributed to the struggles and injuries of Kevin Kolb. Finding somebody capable of protecting Kolb's blind side should be Arizona's top draft priority. Iowa's Riley Reiff can instantly step in at left tackle and help lower that sack total.
Reiff possesses a quick shuffle and good balance. This helps him reach the edge, adjust to counter moves and absorb contact. Adding Reiff means Levi Brown can shift to right tackle, giving the Cardinals two capable bookends.
Arizona is another team that would consider a pass-rusher like Melvin Ingram. However, it seems unlikely he'll last to pick No. 13.
No. 14 Dallas Cowboys
Pick: Michael Brockers, Defensive Line, LSU
The Dallas Cowboys did a nice job addressing a lot of needs via free agency. The additions of Brandon Carr, Brodney Pool, Nate Livings and Dan Connor allow Dallas to target other need areas in the draft. LSU's Michael Brockers would give the team a potential game-breaking defensive end.
Dallas can get by with Kenyon Coleman and Jason Hatcher at the 5-technique spots, but neither possesses the same type of upside as Brockers. The offensive pieces are in place for this team to make a Super Bowl run, but it must continue to improve the defense.
Adding Carr and Pool will help improve the secondary, but it won't stop the Cowboys from using this pick on someone like Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick or Mark Barron.
No. 15 Philadelphia Eagles
Pick: Dre Kirkpatrick, Defensive Back, Alabama
The Philadelphia Eagles have put Asante Samuel on the trading block as they look to shed some salary from the secondary. Losing Samuel would hurt the depth and talent at the cornerback position, but a prospect like Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick gives the Eagles a young and versatile defender.
His toughness and bump-and-run skills make him an excellent option to cover tight ends and slot receivers. It also means he could potentially convert to free safety, a spot that's been an issue for Philadelphia. Nate Allen still has upside, but injuries have put his overall development in question.
A penetrating defensive tackle like Penn State's Devon Still or Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox also makes sense here for the Eagles.
No. 16 New York Jets
Pick: Michael Floyd, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame
The No. 16 pick should give the New York Jets the opportunity to land a playmaking wide receiver. Finding some young talent at the receiver position might be exactly what Mark Sanchez needs to succeed. Notre Dame's Michael Floyd would give him someone other than Santonio Holmes to target.
Floyd is a big target who does a great job vertically attacking the defense. He knows how to use his body to gain position and make catches in traffic. Sanchez could be a little erratic and still complete balls intended for Floyd.
If anything, this move shows Holmes he needs to fight for the right to get targets. This could spark a real culture change in New York.
Georgia's Cordy Glenn should also get a long look from the Jets. He fits their offensive strategy and fills their need at right tackle.
No. 17 Cincinnati Bengals (From Oakland)
Pick: Devon Still, Defensive Tackle, Penn State
The Cincinnati Bengals' depth at defensive tackle behind Geno Atkins and Domata Peko is limited and uninspiring. Defensive lines are only effective if they have a good strong rotation. Penn State's Devon Still loves to get upfield and disrupt the timing of the offense. However, he also does a good job anchoring at the line.
Cincinnati's success last season was thanks to the play of its defense. One of the best ways to support a young quarterback, like Andy Dalton, is by surrounding him with a strong defense. Still's pressure and playmaking ability will force both three-and-outs and turnovers.
The depth of this cornerback class means the Bengals could wait until No. 21 to bring in someone to complement Leon Hall.
No. 18 San Diego Chargers
Pick: Fletcher Cox, Defensive Line, Mississippi State
The San Diego Chargers did a good job using free agency to plug some of their major holes. Adding Robert Meachem, Eddie Royal and Jarret Johnson gives San Diego the opportunity to address some other concerns. Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox is a versatile defender capable of excelling at the 5-technique position.
Adding Cox opposite Corey Liuget gives the Chargers two defensive ends capable of both stopping the run and generating pressure. This then takes the burden off Shaun Phillips to carry the pass-rushing load.
After the retirement of Kris Dielman and release of Marcus McNeill, San Diego's offensive line is in a bit of flux. Someone like Ohio State's Mike Adams and Georgia's Cordy Glenn must get a long look from the Chargers' decision-makers.
No. 19 Chicago Bears
Pick: Stephen Hill, Wide Receiver, Georgia Tech
Adding Brandon Marshall was a significant move for the Chicago Bears, but it would be a mistake to believe he's the long-term answer. Marshall's issues off the field continue to be a problem, making him only one more mistake away from a long suspension. Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill would be a nice replacement if/when Marshall makes another poor decision.
Hill's skills remind me a lot of Marshall, thanks to his combination of size and speed. He needs some time to develop, which Marshall's presence on the roster would provide. Chicago potentially could have a great wide receiver combo if Marshall can stay out of trouble.
The Bears have several other needs they could address at No. 19. A defensive end like Illinois' Whitney Mercilus or cornerback like South Carolina's Stephon Gilmore are other likely targets.
No. 20 Tennessee Titans
Pick: Alshon Jeffery, Wide Receiver, South Carolina
The Tennessee Titans are another team that did an excellent job addressing needs via free agency. It's always best to build through the draft, but there's nothing wrong with plugging some holes with free agents. Those additions provide the flexibility in the draft to add someone like South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery.
Jeffery would be a great young target to help the development of Jake Locker. He's a more reliable version of Kenny Britt, who continues to have problems off the field. Locker has been criticized for his accuracy, something the size and leaping ability of Jeffery could help.
Tennessee's failed attempts to land centers Scott Wells and Chris Myers mean Wisconsin's Peter Konz should be on its radar.
No. 21 Cincinnati Bengals
Pick: Stephon Gilmore, Cornerback, South Carolina
South Carolina's Stephon Gilmore is one of my favorite prospects in the entire 2012 draft class. He's a physical player who also possesses excellent athleticism. He fits multiple defenses, which should help his overall draft stock, and the Cincinnati Bengals could use a defender like Gilmore to pair with cornerback Leon Hall.
Last year's loss of Johnathan Joseph left a hole in the secondary. Nate Clements and Adam Jones did a nice job filling in, but both are on the downside of their careers. Gilmore brings youth, depth and athleticism to the Bengals secondary.
I've continually expressed my opinion that the Bengals should put together a package to move up and land Trent Richardson. Adding BenJarvus Green-Ellis doesn't solve Cincinnati's need for an elite running back.
No. 22 Cleveland Browns (From Atlanta)
Pick: Cordy Glenn, Offensive Line, Georgia
The Cleveland Browns used recent drafts to add talent on defense like Phil Taylor, Jabaal Sheard and Joe Haden. It's now time to add explosive playmakers on the offensive side of the ball. Surrounding Colt McCoy with talent must be Cleveland's draft focus. Georgia's Cordy Glenn isn't a sexy pick, but he'll have a major impact on the offensive production.
He's going to give the Browns solid pass protection while also opening running lanes. Placing him at right tackle, opposite Joe Thomas, gives Cleveland a pair of potential All-Pro tackles. It would be considered a win if the Browns could add Justin Blackmon and Glenn the first round.
A wide receiver is possible here if Cleveland decides to go a different direction at No. 4.
No. 23 Detroit Lions
Pick: Mike Adams, Offensive Tackle, Ohio State
The Detroit Lions have invested a lot of money and time in Matthew Stafford. This means they must make efforts to keep their franchise quarterback upright and healthy. Jeff Backus is a solid player but approaching the end of his career. Ohio State's Mike Adams is athletic enough to develop into an excellent left tackle.
Detroit also needs to bring in talent at the cornerback position. It might have a tough time deciding between adding someone like Adams or a corner like North Alabama's Janoris Jenkins. Ultimately, the Lions will stick to their best-player-available strategy; just don't be surprised if that player is an offensive tackle or cornerback.
No. 24 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pick: Courtney Upshaw, Linebacker, Alabama
The Pittsburgh Steelers' wide range of needs means they could go in several directions with their first pick. However, adding youth to the defense should be their main priority. Alabama's Courtney Upshaw is the type of versatile defender the Steelers covet.
He's capable of lining up at outside linebacker, inside linebacker and defensive end. Dick LeBeau could move him around the field to create mismatches. Early in Upshaw's career he would be like a utility man, but eventually he'd replace James Harrison.
There's a possibility Upshaw's teammate Dont'a Hightower is seen as a better fit for the Steelers. He's a little more versatile and a better fit at middle linebacker, a spot where Pittsburgh needs more immediate help.
No. 25 Denver Broncos
Pick: Kendall Wright, Wide Receiver, Baylor
The Denver Broncos' draft priorities likely adjusted once they added Peyton Manning to the mix. His presence and the lack of offensive weapons could force Denver to look at receivers in the first round. The talent level of Baylor's Kendall Wright shouldn't make adding him a difficult decision.
Wright is a versatile player capable of lining up on the outside or in the slot. He would give Manning an explosive playmaker who can stretch the field and work over the middle. Wright reminds me a little of a more explosive Brandon Stokley.
If the Broncos feel the offense doesn't need improvement they'll target help at defensive tackle. Someone like Michigan State's Jerel Worthy makes a lot of sense at this spot.
No. 26 Houston Texans
Pick: Coby Fleener, Tight End, Stanford
Adding an explosive pass-catcher should be one of the main draft priorities for the Houston Texans. They need someone to help draw coverage away from Andre Johnson while pulling defenders out of the box to open the running game. Stanford's Coby Fleener's impressive 40 time shows that he's capable of attacking the seam.
Adding Fleener means defenses won't be able to focus solely on shutting down Johnson. He's more than capable of having an impact like Rob Gronkowski.
If a promising wide receiver prospect like Stephen Hill or Kendall Wright drops to this spot, they would be the pick over Fleener.
No. 27 New England Patriots (From New Orleans)
Pick: Mark Barron, Safety, Alabama
The New England Patriots again have a load of picks early in the draft. However, this year is a little different because they must fill some glaring needs. These needs are on the defensive side of the ball, especially in the secondary and along the defensive line. Alabama's Mark Barron is the type of talent needed to immediately improve the defense.
Barron's strength is his ability to step up and support the run. However, his athleticism allows him to hold up in deep coverage. Bill Belichick could use him at either safety spot, as well as assign him to cover a tight end one-on-one.
No. 28 Green Bay Packers
Pick: Whitney Mercilus, Linebacker/Defensive End, Illinois
The Green Bay Packers could pack up and forfeit the rest of their picks if they were able to land a pass-rusher like Illinois' Whitney Mercilus. Obviously they won't follow through with that crazy plan, but adding someone opposite Clay Matthews is their greatest need.
Mercilus exploded on the scene last season showing the ability to generate a ton of pressure. He's quick off the ball and routinely beats offensive tackles to the edge. Mercilus doesn't only employ a speed rush; he also does a good job of gaining inside hands and pushing the pocket.
The duo of Matthews and Mercilus would wreak havoc across the NFL.
No. 29 Baltimore Ravens
Pick: Kendall Reyes, Defensive Line, Connecticut
Free agency and age are starting to deplete the Baltimore Ravens defense. Their recent focus on upgrading the offensive weapons hurt the depth on defense. This is why the losses of Cory Redding and Jarret Johnson were significant. Connecticut's Kendall Reyes possesses the skills needed to succeed at the 5-technique position.
Reyes is an underrated prospect whose best football is still ahead. Despite having room to improve, he's more than capable of making an instant impact. Connecticut asked Reyes to fill multiple roles such as run-stuffer and pass-rusher. The Ravens defensive line needs a versatile player like Reyes to provide depth and youth.
Alabama's Dont'a Hightower is also a logical fit for the Ravens defense. He's versatile enough to play any of the four linebacker spots, even boasting some experience at defensive end.
No. 30 San Francisco 49ers
Pick: Peter Konz, Center/Guard, Wisconsin
The center and right guard positions are major areas of concern for the San Francisco 49ers. Center is more of a long-term concern, but the right guard spot needs immediate attention. Wisconsin's Peter Konz's ability to play both center and guard makes him an excellent fit for the 49ers.
Konz's physical play fits exactly what Jim Harbaugh looks for in offensive line prospects. He's going to be able to open running lanes as well as bring leadership to the line.
I wonder if the 49ers will make a play for someone like David DeCastro if he starts to drop. He won't last until pick No. 30, but don't count out a trade.
No. 31 New England Patriots
Pick: Nick Perry, Defensive End/Linebacker, USC
The New England Patriots struck gold last season by getting production from Andre Carter and Mark Anderson. However, Anderson signed with the Buffalo Bills and Carter is still recovering from an injury. Their absence leaves a major pass-rushing void, which the Pats must fill with the draft. USC's Nick Perry would be an excellent addition late in the first round.
Perry is a terrific athlete who's capable of bringing pressure from either the defensive end or linebacker position. This versatility fits Bill Belichick's strategy of employing multiple defensive looks. It wouldn't be surprising to see New England use three of its first four picks to upgrade the talent on defense.
No. 32 New York Giants
Pick: Jerel Worthy, Defensive Tackle, Michigan State
The New York Giants place a high value on defensive line play, which impacts their draft strategy. Last year, they selected Marvin Austin in the second round, but an early injury forced him to miss the season. According to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk, GM Jerry Reese is concerned about Austin's development. This concern and limited depth at defensive tackle make Michigan State's Jerel Worthy a possibility at the end of the first round.
Worthy's strength is his ability to penetrate the pocket and disrupt the timing of the offense. He boasts an explosive first step which allows him to beat the offensive lineman off the ball. His quickness makes him a perfect fit for the Giants' pressure-oriented defense.
The loss of Brandon Jacobs could force New York to consider a running back with this pick. Someone like Boise State's Doug Martin would fit well with Ahmad Bradshaw, while possibly provide an upgrade.
33. St. Louis Rams: Rueben Randle, Wide Receiver, LSU
34. Indianapolis Colts: Dont'a Hightower, Linebacker, Alabama
35. Minnesota Vikings: Janoris Jenkins, Cornerback, North Alabama
36. Tampa Bay Buccaneer: Zach Brown, Linebacker, North Carolina
37. Cleveland Browns: Doug Martin, Running Back, Boise State
38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Mohamed Sanu, Wide Receiver, Rutgers
39. St. Louis Rams (From Washington): Brandon Thompson, Defensive Tackle, Clemson
40. Carolina Panthers: Vinny Curry, Defensive End, Marshall
41. Buffalo Bills: Ryan Tannehill, Quarterback, Texas A&M
42. Miami Dolphins: Brandon Weeden, Quarterback, Oklahoma State
43. Seattle Seahawks: Andre Branch, Defensive End, Clemson
44. Kansas City Chiefs: Mychal Kendricks, Linebacker, Cal
45. Dallas Cowboys: Jamell Fleming, Cornerback, Oklahoma
46. Philadelphia Eagles: Alameda Ta'amu, Defensive Tackle
47. New York Jets: Kelechi Osemele, Offensive Line, Iowa State
48. New England Patriots (From Oakland): Chandler Jones, Defensive End/Linebacker, Syracuse
49. San Diego Chargers: Harrison Smith, Safety, Notre Dame
50. Chicago Bears: Lavonte David, Linebacker, Nebraska
51. Philadelphia Eagles (From Arizona): Tommy Streeter, Wide Receiver, Miami
52. Tennessee Titans: Tyrone Crawford, Defensive End, Boise State
53. Cincinnati Bengals: Lamar Miller, Running Back, Miami
54. Detroit Lions: Jayron Hosley, Cornerback, Virginia Tech
55. Atlanta Falcons: Zebrie Sanders, Offensive Tackle, Florida State
56. Pittsburgh Steelers: Amini Silatolu, Offensive Line, Midwestern State
57. Denver Broncos: David Wilson, Running Back, Virginia Tech
58. Houston Texans: Brian Quick, Wide Receiver, Appalachian State
59. Green Bay Packers: Chase Minnifield, Cornerback, Virginia
60. Baltimore Ravens: Kevin Zeitler, Guard, Wisconsin
61. San Francisco 49ers: Ronnell Lewis, Linebacker, Oklahoma
62. New England Patriots: Josh Robinson, Cornerback, UCF
63. New York Giants: Orson Charles, Tight End, Georgia