2012 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting All 7 Rounds
All seven rounds, 253 picks right here.
Andrew Luck is going No. 1 to the Indianapolis Colts, and Robert Griffin is going No. 2 to the Washington Redskins. But what is happening after that?
Only two picks are certain to happen. There are 251 others to talk about.
1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
There has been some talk of Robert Griffin going here, but it's not going to happen. Andrew Luck has been the pick for a while now and for a good reason.
Luck is the best quarterback prospect in a long time. The 6'4", 234-pounder is a terrific athlete with impressive physical ability and mental prowess.
At Stanford, Luck was already running an NFL offense. Luck would choose between three plays at the line of scrimmage based on what he saw from the defense. Most NFL quarterbacks don't even do that.
It's almost impossible to imagine someone filling Peyton Manning's shoes. He was the NFL's best for so long. How could anyone replace him?
Luck may be able to do it.
2. Washington Redskins (from St. Louis): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
After trading up to No. 2, the Redskins are going to take Robert Griffin. The team needs a quarterback, and they gave up a fortune to get him.
A terrific athlete, Griffin is loaded with potential. The 6'2", 223-pounder is track-star fast, and he throws a terrific deep ball.
He played in a spread offense at Baylor, but Griffin is intelligent enough to pick up an NFL offense and start right away.
Griffin isn't Andrew Luck, but he's not a bad consolation prize.
3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
After having Charlie Johnson at left tackle, the Vikings are missing Bryant McKinnie. Minnesota's offensive line is awful, and the team needs a left tackle to protect Christian Ponder.
Kalil is the best left tackle prospect since Jake Long in 2008. The USC product is athletic and possesses the length to keep defenders at bay.
At 6'7", 306 pounds, Kalil could stand to gain weight, but he is a terrific athlete and has the frame to bulk up. Though there are some concerns about Kalil's motor, he is an outstanding talent worthy of the No. 3 pick.
The Vikings do need help at wide receiver, and Justin Blackmon could possibly be an option.
4. Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
The Browns lost Peyton Hillis to the Kansas City Chiefs, and they have a mess at running back. Montario Hardesty can't stay healthy, and Brandon Jackson is definitely not a starting-caliber player.
Richardson is an incredible running back prospect and is the best to enter the draft since Adrian Peterson in 2007. In fact, Richardson is a more complete player than Peterson was prior to the draft.
A 5'9", 228-pound bowling ball, Richardson is a power back with speed. The Alabama star is an excellent receiver and possesses some shiftiness to go along with his strength.
The Browns need help at wide receiver, and they could opt for Justin Blackmon. The team wants to go offense, but Morris Claiborne is also an option.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Eric Wright is not a No. 1 cornerback. The Buccaneers overpaid Wright, and the team's other starting cornerback is Ronde Barber, who has been over-the-hill for a while.
Fortunately, Morris Claiborne is worth of a top-five selection. The LSU star is a great athlete who exercises outstanding technique in coverage.
At 5'11", 188 pounds, Claiborne has good length but could stand to bulk up. Regardless, Claiborne is a terrific player who may actually be a better cornerback than former teammate Patrick Peterson was a year ago.
Tampa Bay may select Trent Richardson if he's available, as the team is unsatisfied with LeGarrette Blount and his fumbling problem.
6. St. Louis Rams (from Washington): Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
The Rams didn't do much to address wide receiver in free agency, so they have no choice but to go there early in the draft. Justin Blackmon may not be A.J. Green, but he is a safe prospect.
Though Blackmon doesn't have a ton of upside, he won't fall much past this point. The 6'1", 207-pound Oklahoma State star isn't especially fast, but he is quick and powerful after the catch.
Blackmon's lack of deep-threat ability is his biggest issue. Because he isn't overly tall or fast, Blackmon isn't great at stretching the field and is better utilized underneath.
If the Rams don't opt for a wideout, they could add Morris Claiborne to complement Cortland Finnegan.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
Jacksonville's pass rush is awful. Aaron Kampman has been hurt and unproductive when healthy, and the team needs someone to play opposite Jeremy Mincey.
Melvin Ingram isn't a special prospect, but he is solid at everything. The 6'2", 263-pounder is extremely versatile, and Jacksonville can move him around.
Though Ingram may never be a star pass-rusher, he will contribute in other ways. His ability to play different positions and his run defense will both be valuable at the next level.
Jacksonville's right tackle situation is weak, and the team might select Riley Reiff to shore up the position. A wide receiver like Kendall Wright could also be an option.
8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
Miami failed to land any of the big-name quarterbacks in free agency, so now they turn to the draft. The team doesn't have faith in Matt Moore as a long-term starter, and they need to draft someone early.
A former wide receiver, Ryan Tannehill weighs in at 6'4", 221 pounds and can run or throw. Few quarterbacks possess more upside than Tannehill does.
The Texas A&M star possesses a rocket arm as well. He needs to work on his accuracy and decision-making, but that's to be expected given his lack of experience.
The Dolphins need another defensive end as they transition to a 4-3 defense, so Nick Perry or Quinton Coples remain possible.
9. Carolina Panthers: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
Carolina has one solid defensive end in Charles Johnson, but the team needs someone to play opposite him. The Panthers defense was a mess in 2011, so the team has to look there early.
Quinton Coples is a perfect fit. The 6'6", 284-pounder is an athletic freak with the size to dominate against the run. Jacksonville loves run-defending defensive ends, and Coples is definitely a fit.
Though he is an unbelievable athlete, Coples doesn't have a great first step. This, along with his hot-and-cold motor, limited his production in 2011, and he is not a sure bet as a pass-rusher. However, his upside is alluring.
The Panthers' defensive tackles are also awful, so the team might take Fletcher Cox, Dontari Poe or Michael Brockers.
10. Buffalo Bills: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Buffalo retained Stevie Johnson, but the team is looking for another wide receiver. And remember, think Buddy Nix will do what he is expected to.
Stephen Hill shocked everyone at the Scouting Combine by measuring in at 6'4", 215 pounds and running a 4.30 40-yard dash. These numbers make Hill one of the best combine performers ever.
The Georgia Tech wideout is definitely still raw, but his physical ability is rare. Houston can afford to wait and develop a potential star, and Hill is exactly that.
The Bills could take a more highly-ranked wide receiver, and Riley Reiff is a great option to help out the team's offensive line.
11. Kansas City Chiefs: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
The Chiefs signed Eric Winston to solidify the right tackle position, and only left guard remains a weak spot along the Kansas City offensive line.
A junior guard, DeCastro is the best interior-line prospect to come along in years and could even be a top-10 selection. At 6'5", 316 pounds, DeCastro has perfect size and is a phenomenal athlete.
DeCastro is capable of power-blocking or pulling and picking up linebackers in space. Few offensive linemen are more versatile, and DeCastro is elite in literally every aspect of the game.
Kansas City has a huge hole at nose tackle, and the high-upside Dontari Poe is still on the board.
12. Seattle Seahawks: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
The Seahawks are probably losing David Hawthorne in free agency. With an awful linebacker unit, Seattle almost has to take Luke Kuechly.
At 6'3", 242 pounds, Kuechly is a terrific athlete who excels in coverage. Few linebackers are more instinctive, and Kuechly is a true leader in the middle of any defense.
Kuechly may never be an elite player, but he is almost guaranteed to be solid. The Boston College linebacker is one of the safest prospects to enter the draft in years.
Seattle needs to improve its pass rush, so Nick Perry or Courtney Upshaw could be the pick.
13. Arizona Cardinals: Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia
Arizona's dreadful offensive line is no secret. Levi Brown is one of the game's worst left tackles, and he probably shouldn't even be starting on the right side.
Many are projecting Cordy Glenn at guard, but he could end up playing tackle. The 6'6", 345-pounder fits Arizona's profile, and he would start immediately.
Glenn is a mammoth run-blocker with superb athleticism. He may not be ever be a great pass-blocker, but he is quick enough to be at least average.
The Cardinals may prefer Riley Reiff over Glenn, and they could address defense instead. Courtney Upshaw and Nick Perry could both help out the team's pass rush.
14. Dallas Cowboys: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
Jay Ratliff is better suited as a defensive end, and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan prefers a bigger nose tackle. Dallas needs to upgrade along the defensive line, and Dontari Poe is the best way to do so.
A 6'4", 346-pound freak, Poe ran the 40-yard dash in an unofficial 4.87 seconds. So yeah, he' s pretty impressive physically. Poe is talented enough to be gone by now, and he could easily be Carolina's pick in the top 10.
Men with Poe's size simply should not move like he does. The Memphis star has the physical ability of Shaun Rogers and could develop into an elite player.
Michael Brockers is an intriguing 5-tech option for the Cowboys, and the team might take Courtney Upshaw or Nick Perry to play outside linebacker.
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
In 2011, Philadelphia's defense as a whole was atrocious, and the team needs to upgrade in the front seven. Jim Washburn utilizes penetrating defensive tackles, and Fletcher Cox fits that profile perfectly.
Cox isn't being talked about as a top-10 pick yet, but he's the type of player teams fall in love with. The 6'4", 298-pounder is incredibly explosive and penetrates the backfield with ease.
At the NFL Scouting Combine, Cox demonstrated just how athletic he is, running a 4.79 40-yard dash. He also put up 30 reps of 225 pounds in a dominating performance.
The Eagles' biggest need is probably at linebacker, but Luke Kuechly is already gone. Don't rule out a surprise pick like Dre Kirkpatrick.
16. New York Jets: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
If it weren't for injury and off-the-field issues, Michael Floyd may be a top-10 pick. The 6'3", 220-pounder possesses fantastic catching ability and is a well-above-average athlete.
On the field, Floyd doesn't offer many negatives. The problems are his multiple arrests and injuries. He's certainly a high-risk prospect, but like many risky players, he's also high-reward.
New York also needs a pass-rusher, and Courtney Upshaw is a fantastic value at this point. It's a tough decision between Floyd and Upshaw.
17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland): Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
After losing Jonathan Joseph in free agency to the Houston Texans, Cincinnati has a glaring hole at cornerback. While Leon Hall is an excellent player, he recently tore his Achilles tendon and is just one of two cornerbacks.
Dre Kirkpatrick has the talent of a top-10 pick, and he could easily be gone by now. The 6'2", 186-pounder is a terrific athlete and could develop into a star.
Kirkpatrick's biggest problem is that he's rarely played in anything but press coverage. We know he can play physically at the line, but we don't know how well he can run downfield with wideouts.
Cincinnati needs interior line help, but there isn't a good option here. The team could also stand to add a wide receiver.
18. San Diego Chargers: Michael Brockers, DE, LSU
Even after drafting Corey Liuget in the first round last year, San Diego needs to upgrade its defensive line. The Chargers' defense struggled in 2011, and the team is doing everything it can to be ready for 2012.
Michael Brockers is the prototype 5-tech. The 6'5", 322-pounder is an excellent athlete with incredibly long arms. Brockers is powerful, quick and somewhat explosive. That's a lethal combo at 3-4 defensive end.
In all honesty, the LSU defensive tackle should probably be gone by now. He doesn't have a long history of work, but Brockers' potential is too good for him to not already be selected.
San Diego is allowing Marcus McNeill to leave, and they could shore up right tackle by drafting Riley Reiff instead of Brockers.
19. Chicago Bears: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
Chicago's offensive line is one of the NFL's worst. 2011 first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi is a viable option at right tackle, but the team would be better off adding someone to man the blind side.
A former tight end, Riley Reiff is an excellent athlete and projects as a solid player in the NFL. At 6'6", 313 pounds, Reiff isn't particularly big, but he has the frame to add weight.
There are some concerns about whether Reiff can play left tackle, but he should be able to stick. Either way, Reiff offers the Bears an upgrade somewhere along the offensive front.
Chicago also needs to upgrade over Israel Idonije, and they could take Nick Perry here.
20. Tennessee Titans: Nick Perry, DE, USC
Tennessee's defense was good in 2011, but its pass rush was dreadful. Even after adding Kamerion Wimbley in free agency, the Titans would be wise to add another defensive end.
After a terrific combine, Nick Perry has solidified himself as a first-round pick. The 6'3", 271-pounder ran an unofficial 4.5 40-yard dash and benched 225 pounds 35 times.
Obviously Perry is a terrific athlete, but he isn't as great of a player. Though the USC product has a good first step, he needs to improve his pass-rush moves, and he isn't overly flexible off the edge.
Tennessee's interior offensive line is a mess, and the Titans may add Peter Konz. However, Konz is a reach here, and the team would be better off trading back before taking him.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
Jerome Simpson is in trouble and remains a free agent. Andre Caldwell jumped ship to the Broncos, and the Bengals are left without a No. 2 wide receiver.
Kendall Wright is a fast, quick wideout with huge playmaking ability. Though he measures in at just 5'10", 196 pounds, Wright has great upside and could develop into a Jeremy Maclin-esque player.
Wright is a fantastic fit opposite of A.J. Green and could immediately start. It's not likely that Wright will ever be an elite player, but he can be a No. 1 wide receiver. There is no reason why Wright shouldn't develop into at least a solid player.
The Bengals may select Alshon Jeffery instead of Wright because of the South Carolina star's higher upside. An offensive lineman or defensive tackle remains possible.
22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta): Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
The Browns already drafted Trent Richardson, so now they turn to wide receiver. Greg Little should develop into a solid player, but after him, Cleveland has no legitimate options.
Prior to the 2011 season, Alshon Jeffery was seen as a top-five pick. Jeffery looked fat during the season, but he lost weight and weighed in at 6'3", 216 pounds during the scouting combine.
Jeffery's potential is still through the roof though. The South Carolina star is incredibly smooth and actually has the most upside of any wide receiver in the draft. Jeffery is risky, but his NFL team could walk away with a steal.
Cleveland is currently without a right tackle, and they need to address the position early. Mike Adams is still available, and he probably shouldn't be.
23. Detroit Lions: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
The Lions lost Eric Wright in free agency, and they desperately need a legitimate cornerback. The team's secondary is awful, and for once, Martin Mayhew needs to draft for need.
Janoris Jenkins was a great player at Florida prior to being kicked off the team for multiple off-the-field problems. At North Alabama, Jenkins continued to excel and is definitely a first-round value on the field.
Jenkins is an outstanding athlete, and he is probably the draft's second-best cornerback. The potential here is simply too much for Detroit to pass on.
The Lions have ignored the offensive line for too long now, and either Mike Adams or Jonathan Martin would be a great pick here.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama
Long-time Steeler James Farrior is no longer with the team. Former Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison is also aging, and his days as a Steeler are numbered. Pittsburgh needs a linebacker.
Fortunately, Dont'a Hightower can play either linebacker position. The 6'2", 265-pounder is a good athlete with some pass-rushing ability.
Hightower played along the inside in Alabama's 3-4 defense but blitzed off the edge on passing downs. Dick LeBeau values versatility, and Hightower could excel at either linebacker position.
The Steelers' offensive line is terrible, and Mike Adams is a terrific option here. He would fill a huge need while offering great value.
25. Denver Broncos: Devon Still, DT, Penn State
Denver lost its only good defensive tackle, Brodrick Bunkley, in free agency. The Broncos have no choice but to draft a defensive tackle early.
At 6'5", 303 pounds, Devon Still is an outstanding athlete capable of filling multiple roles. The Penn State product is a former high-prized recruit, and his potential is still through the roof.
However, Still doesn't always dominate like he should, and he occasionally looks downright awful. Still has a reputation as an underachiever for a reason, and he will need to become more consistent in the NFL.
Denver's cornerback situation still isn't great after signing Tracy Porter, and the Broncos could look to Stephon Gilmore here.
26. Houston Texans: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
Star wide receiver Andre Johnson is hurt increasingly often, and Houston essentially needs a No. 1 wideout for when Johnson is not on the field. Right now, the Texans don't even have a good No. 2 target.
Rueben Randle is probably a reach here because he isn't yet ready to star. However, the Texans don't need to him to dominate from the get-go, and he can offer the team a vertical threat.
The 6'3", 210-pounder has the ability to become a No. 1 weapon. That will take time, though, and Houston will need to be patient.
The Texans might look at a better value such as Stephon Gilmore here. Houston might also take a chance and select Mark Barron, who is falling due to injury.
27. New England Patriots (from New Orleans): Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
New England's defense is bad, and its worst unit is its secondary. The Patriots are so awful at cornerback that a wide receiver—Julian Edelman—was playing cornerback for much of the year.
Stephon Gilmore isn't exceptional at anything, but he's good at everything. The 6'0", 190-pounder is a good athlete capable of playing in zone coverage—a must in New England.
Gilmore has the talent to develop into an excellent player, but he was inconsistent throughout his college career. In one game, Gilmore would look like a star. In another, a mid-round pick.
As much as the Patriots need cornerback help, they also have huge holes along the defensive line. Devon Still could play in either a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme for New England.
28. Green Bay Packers: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama
Only Green Bay's defense limited its 2011 season. The Packers obviously have a terrific offense, but the team needs defensive line help and another pass-rusher to play across from Clay Matthews.
Courtney Upshaw played outside linebacker in Alabama's 3-4 scheme, and he is already experienced in coverage, unlike most rookie 3-4 outside linebackers. The 272-pounder is stout against the run and offers decent pass-rushing ability.
Though Upshaw will never be a star, he should be solid for a number of years. He has no huge weaknesses in his game and can start immediately.
The Packers still have a huge hole at defensive end, and though it would be unusual from GM Ted Thompson, the team could reach for Jerel Worthy. Don't rule out a different pass-rusher such as Whitney Mercilus, either.
29. Baltimore Ravens: Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
The Ravens lost Ben Grubbs in free agency, and they don't have a good replacement currently on the roster. Ozzie Newsome has always made the offensive line a priority, and he does so again right here.
Kevin Zeitler isn't a perfect fit in Baltimore's zone-blocking scheme, but he can play in it. The 6'4", 314-pounder is an excellent run-blocker who plays with a mean streak.
Though he isn't elite in pass-protection, Zeitler is at least adequate there. The Wisconsin guard can step in and start immediately, which is crucial for the Ravens.
Baltimore might look at Mike Adams here, but the team seems content with Bryant McKinnie and Michael Oher at tackle. A linebacker like Zach Brown is possible too.
30. San Francisco 49ers: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
Yes, San Francisco already has Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker. However, Jim Harbaugh utilizes tight ends in his offence, and Coby Fleener is a different type of weapon than the other two.
A 6'6", 247-pound tight end, Fleener is best used out of the slot. Fleener is 4.5 fast, and this combined with his size and catching ability makes him extremely dangerous.
Though he will never be a typical tight end, Fleener is a first-round pick. He is simply too dynamic to pass on here.
San Francisco is in need of a right guard, and Kelechi Osemele is a potential option. Don't rule out a cornerback either.
31. New England Patriots: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Dan Koppen appears to be an ex-Patriot, and New England is left without a great replacement. The Patriots' offensive line is key to the team's success, so they can't afford to wait.
Peter Konz is far and away the draft's best center. The 6'5", 314-pounder isn't a great athlete, but he is physical and intelligent. In fact, Konz's intelligence makes him a viable day-one starter.
Konz's mean streak is also important to New England, who values nastiness in its offensive linemen. Konz will never be great in space, but he will be good enough at everything else to make up for it.
The Patriots could target a pass-rusher here, and though Mark Barron would be an odd fit, he is an option.
32. New York Giants: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
Ahmad Bradshaw is a decent starter, but he's nothing special. The Giants let Brandon Jacobs go, so now the team needs to add another running back.
Lamar Miller is a burner with incredible burst, but he still weighs in at 5'11", 212 pounds. Miller would start out as a rotational player, but he is big enough to eventually handle the load.
An excellent receiver, Miller can be used in multiple facets of the game. New York's rushing attack could use some more spice, and Miller is just the guy to add it.
The Giants' offensive tackle situation is unproven at best, so Jonathan Martin and Mike Adams are both options here.
33. St. Louis Rams: Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina
Zach Brown is a great value here, and he fills a hole along the St. Louis front seven.
34. Indianapolis Colts: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
After releasing Joseph Addai, the Colts need to do something at running back.
35. Minnesota Vikings: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
The Vikings don't have a great linebacker corps by any means, and Lavonte David is a potential stud.
36. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mark Barron, S, Alabama
Tampa Bay's secondary still needs upgrades after adding Morris Claiborne, and Mark Barron is available only because of injury.
37. Cleveland Browns: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
Mike Adams is a first-round talent, and right tackle is a first-round need for the Browns.
38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
The Jaguars signed Laurent Robinson, but they could still use more targets for Blaine Gabbert.
39. St. Louis Rams (from Washington): Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
Rodger Saffold isn't looking like a left tackle, and Jonathan Martin can play four offensive line positions.
40. Carolina Panthers: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
The Panthers added Quinton Coples in the first round, but they still need to upgrade the interior defensive line.
41. Buffalo Bills: Kelechi Osemele, OT, Iowa State
Buffalo passed on Riley Reiff in Round 1, so the team still needs an offensive tackle.
42. Miami Dolphins: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
Whitney Mercilus will not fall this far. The Dolphins need another pass-rusher, and they can't pass on this type of value.
43. Seattle Seahawks: Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
Seattle has plenty of defensive linemen, but they are all big and incapable of rushing the passer. Andre Branch solves that issue.
44. Kansas City Chiefs: Alameda Ta’amu, DT, Washington
Jerrell Powe is unproven at best, and the Chiefs need to upgrade at nose tackle.
45. Dallas Cowboys: Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State
Amini Silatolu might be a first-round pick in the end, and the Cowboys' interior offensive line is not nearly as good as its tackles.
46. Philadelphia Eagles: Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State
Bobby Wagner can play any linebacker position while contributing on special teams. That's exactly what Philadelphia needs.
47. New York Jets: Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss
Wayne Hunter's awful play is well-established, and Bobby Massie offers a dramatic upgrade.
48. New England Patriots: Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
Chandler Jones's versatility fits what New England wants to do on defense. He's also a freakish athlete.
49. San Diego Chargers: Ronnell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma
The Chargers added a defensive lineman early, but they still need a pass-rusher. Ronnell Lewis is a great athlete with solid upside.
50. Chicago Bears: Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
Mike Martz ridded the Bears of all their pass-catching tight ends, and now the team needs to change that.
51. Philadelphia Eagles (from Arizona): Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
Chase Minnifield is a pure zone cornerback, which happens to be what Philadelphia needs.
52. Tennessee Titans: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
With Cortland Finnegan gone, the Titans need a cornerback to fill his shoes.
53. Cincinnati Bengals: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
Though he is not elite, Doug Martin can combine with BenJarvus Green-Ellis to form a solid running back tandem.
54. Detroit Lions: Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State
Detroit can't continue to neglect the offensive tackle position, and Zebrie Sanders is actually a good value here.
55. Atlanta Falcons: Josh Robinson, CB, UCF
Brent Grimes's future is uncertain, and the Falcons need more cornerback depth anyway.
56. Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon Washington, OG, Miami
A strong, physical player, Brandon Washington is the Steelers' type of offensive lineman.
57. Denver Broncos: James Brown, OT, Troy
Denver signed Peyton Manning. Now the team needs to protect him. James Brown can play right tackle or guard.
58. Houston Texans: Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma
Kareem Jackson hasn't looked great in his young pro career, and the Texans need to improve their depth in the secondary.
59. Green Bay Packers: Kendall Reyes, DE, Connecticut
Green Bay's defensive end situation is awful, and Kendall Reyes would make an immediate impact.
60. Baltimore Ravens: Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State
The Ravens could use another pass-rusher after losing Jarrett Johnson, and Shea McClellin is insanely versatile.
61. San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
San Francisco re-signed Carlos Rogers, but they still need cornerbacks.
62. New England Patriots: Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame
New England's safeties are nearly as bad as its cornerbacks, and Harrison Smith offers the type of versatility Bill Belichick loves.
63. New York Giants: Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California
Kareem McKenzie is gone, and David Diehl and William Beatty don't inspire confidence at tackle. Mitchell Schwartz can play on the right or left side.
64. Indianapolis Colts: Josh Chapman, DT, Alabama
The Colts are switching to a 3-4 defense and lack a nose tackle.
65. St. Louis Rams: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
The Rams signed Cortland Finnegan, but cornerback is still a position of need.
66. Minnesota Vikings: Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
Brian Quick offers a physical presence to pair with the speedy Percy Harvin.
67. Cleveland Browns: Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma
Based on talent, Brandon Weeden should be gone by now, and Cleveland doesn't trust Colt McCoy.
68. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Polk, RB, Washington
Tampa Bay wants to establish a power run game. Chris Polk teamed with LeGarrette Blount should help there.
69. Washington Redskins: Trumaine Johnson, S, Montana
Washington lost LaRon Landry, and Trumaine Johnson offers a coverage safety who can play some cornerback.
70. Jacksonville Jaguars: Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina
The Jaguars love small-school players, and Josh Norman fits a big need for Jacksonville.
71. Buffalo Bills: Keenan Robinson, LB, Texas
As they transition to a 4-3 defense, the Bills need quicker linebackers.
72. Miami Dolphins: Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami
A potential No. 1 wide receiver, Tommy Streeter could eventually replace Brandon Marshall.
73. Miami Dolphins (from Carolina): George Iloka, S, Boise State
After releasing Yeremiah Bell, the Dolphins need a safety even more than before.
74. Kansas City Chiefs: Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State
Romeo Crennel's defense requires a ton of defensive backs.
75. Seattle Seahawks: Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami (OH)
The Seahawks released Robert Gallery, creating a hole at guard.
76. Houston Texans (from Philadelphia): Joe Looney, OG, Wake Forest
The Texans offensive line took a beating in free agency, and Joe Looney is a great fit in Gary Kubiak's scheme.
77. New York Jets: Vinny Curry, OLB, Marshall
New York needs a pass-rushing outside linebacker, and Vinny Curry is an explosive player with some bend.
78. San Diego Chargers: LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
Darren Sproles' absence hurt the Chargers in 2011. LaMichael James could serve as his replacement.
79. Chicago Bears: Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia
Chicago ignored defensive end in the first two rounds, but it still adds a solid player here.
80. Arizona Cardinals: Jonathan Massaquoi, OLB, Troy
The Cardinals addressed the offensive line in Round 1, so here they help fix the team's second-biggest need.
81. Dallas Cowboys: Leonard Johnson, CB, Iowa State
The Dallas secondary is still in trouble after signing Brandon Carr, and waiting any longer on a cornerback would be foolish.
82. Tennessee Titans: Senio Kelemete, OG, Washington
The Titans need to bolster the offensive line, and Senio Kelemete is the type of nasty player they want.
83. Cincinnati Bengals: Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina
Cincinnati doesn't have a single coverage safety, so Antonio Allen fits the profile.
84. Atlanta Falcons: Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
Ladarius Green is a dynamic weapon who could replace Tony Gonzalez when the legendary tight end retires.
85. Detroit Lions: Sean Spence, LB, Miami
Detroit's linebackers are awful in coverage, and the team desperately needs someone to handle the weak side.
86. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple
Rashard Mendenhall is recovering from a torn ACL, and the Steelers have been disappointed in his play. The team also needs a second running back.
87. Denver Broncos: Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
Peyton Manning loves possession receivers, and Marvin McNutt is a great one.
88. Philadelphia Eagles (from Houston): Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
The Eagles need to start grooming their next backup quarterback, who will fetch a fortune through trade.
89. New Orleans Saints: Bruce Irvin, LB, West Virginia
The Saints are trying to improve their linebackers, and Bruce Irvin could add a new dimension to the team's defense.
90. Green Bay Packers: Billy Winn, DE, Boise State
Green Bay already drafted a defensive end, but they need more.
91. Baltimore Ravens: Audie Cole, LB, North Carolina State
Ray Lewis isn't going to play forever, and Audie Cole is a solid, instinctive player.
92. San Francisco 49ers: Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
Nick Toon doesn't have huge upside, but he should become a decent player.
93. New England Patriots: Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska
A high-motor player with versatility, Jared Crick fits the Patriots' defensive style.
94. New York Giants: Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri
The Giants signed Martellus Bennett, but Michael Egnew is a different type of player.
95. Oakland Raiders: Mike Martin, DT, Michigan
Oakland is transitioning to a 3-4 defense without a nose tackle or a pick in the first two rounds. That's not a good situation.
96. St. Louis Rams: Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati
97. Indianapolis Colts: Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
98. Minnesota Vikings: Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech
99. Houston Texans (from Tampa Bay): Mychal Kendricks, LB, California
100. Cleveland Browns: Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas
101. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jeff Allen, OT, Illinois
102. Washington Redskins: Demario Davis, LB, Arkansas State
103. Miami Dolphins: Lucas Nix, OG, Pittsburgh
104. Carolina Panthers: Ryan Steed, CB, Furman
105. Buffalo Bills: Asa Jackson, CB, Cal Poly
106. Seattle Seahawks: Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
107. Kansas City Chiefs: Donnie Fletcher, CB, Boston College
108. Denver Broncos (from New York Jets): Ben Jones, C, Georgia
109. Washington Redskins (from Oakland): Adam Gettis, OG, Iowa
110. San Diego Chargers: Matt McCants, OT, UAB
111. Chicago Bears: Ryan Miller, OG, Colorado
112. Arizona Cardinals: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
113. Dallas Cowboys: Oliver Vernon, OLB, Miami
114. Philadelphia Eagles: Deangelo Peterson, TE, LSU
115. Tennessee Titans: Philip Blake, C, Baylor
116. Cincinnati Bengals: Rishaw Martin, OG, California (PA)
117. Detroit Lions: Travis Lewis, LB, Oklahoma
118. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta): Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas
119. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M
120. Denver Broncos: DaJohn Harris, DT, USC
121. Houston Texans: A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois
122. New Orleans Saints: T.J. Graham, WR, North Carolina State
123. Green Bay Packers: Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State
124. Buffalo Bills (from Baltimore): Tyrone Crawford, DE, Boise State
125. San Francisco 49ers: Andrew Datko, OT, Florida State
126. New England Patriots: Devon Wylie, WR, Fresno State
127. New York Giants: T.Y. Hilton, WR, FIU
128. Minnesota Vikings: Juron Criner, WR, Arizona
129. Oakland Raiders: Terrell Manning, LB, North Carolina State
130. Baltimore Ravens: Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas
131. New York Giants: James Michael-Johnson, LB, Nevada
132. Green Bay Packers: Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU
133. Green Bay Packers: Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona State
134. Minnesota Vikings: Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State
135. Dallas Cowboys: Charles Brown, CB, North Carolina
136. Indianapolis Colts: Marvin Jones, WR, California
137. Denver Broncos (from St. Louis): Malik Jackson, DE, Tennessee
138. Minnesota Vikings: Aaron Henry, S, Wisconsin
139. Cleveland Browns: Nigel Bradham, LB, Florida State
140. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Emmanuel Acho, LB, Texas
141. Washington Redskins: Tom Compton, OT, South Dakota
142. Jacksonville Jaguars: Christian Thompson, S, South Carolina State
143. Carolina Panthers: Jermaine Kearse, WR, Washington
144. Buffalo Bills: Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State
145. Miami Dolphins: Tony Bergstrom, OT, Utah
146. Kansas City Chiefs: Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati
147. Buffalo Bills (from Seattle): Rhett Ellison, TE, USC
148. Oakland Raiders: Mike Harris, CB, Florida State
149. San Diego Chargers: Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford
150. Chicago Bears: DeVier Posey, WR, Ohio State
151. Arizona Cardinals: Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma State
152. Dallas Cowboys: Vick Ballard, RB, Mississippi State
153. Philadelphia Eagles: Trenton Robinson, S, Michigan State
154. New York Jets: Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M
155. Tennessee Titans: Mike Daniels, DT, Iowa
156. Cincinnati Bengals: Brandon Lindsey, LB, Pittsburgh
157. Atlanta Falcons: Taylor Thompson, DE, SMU
158. Detroit Lions: Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
159. Pittsburgh Steelers: Hebron Fangupo, DT, BYU
160. Cleveland Browns (from Denver): Jaye Howard, DT, Florida
161. Houston Texans: Markus Zusevics, OT, Iowa
162. New Orleans Saints: Marcus Forston, DT, Miami
163. Green Bay Packers: Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
164. Baltimore Ravens: Edwin Baker, RB, Michigan State
165. San Francisco 49ers: Kheeston Randall, DT, Texas
166. Cincinnati Bengals (from New England): Cliff Harris, CB, Oregon
167. New York Giants: Miles Burris, LB, Nevada
168. Oakland Raiders: David Paulson, TE, Oregon
169. Baltimore Ravens: David Molk, C, Michigan
170. Indianapolis Colts: Coryell Judie, CB, Texas A&M
171. St. Louis Rams: Travis Benjamin, WR, Miami
172. Philadelphia Eagles (from Indianapolis): Kyle Wilber, LB, Wake Forest
173. Washington Redskins (from Minnesota): Chris Rainey, RB, Florida
174. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Patrick Edwards, WR, Houston
175. Minnesota Vikings (from Cleveland): Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State
176. Jacksonville Jaguars: B.J. Cunningham, WR, Michigan State
177. Arizona Cardinals (from Washington): Tank Carder, LB, TCU
178. Buffalo Bills: Marquis Maze, WR, Alabama
179. New Orleans Saints (from Miami): Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa
180. Carolina Panthers: Akiem Hicks, DT, Regina
181. Seattle Seahawks: Jacquies Smith, DE, Missouri
182. Kansas City Chiefs: Trevor Guyton, DE, California
183. San Diego Chargers: Janzen Jackson, S, McNeese State
184. Chicago Bears: Coty Sensabaugh, CB, Clemson
185. Arizona Cardinals: Justin Bethel, CB, Presbyterian
186. Dallas Cowboys: Dominique Hamilton, DT, Missouri
187. New York Jets (from Philadelphia): Andrew Tiller, OG, Syracuse
188. Denver Broncos (from New York Jets): Emil Igwenagu, TE, Massachusetts
189. Oakland Raiders: Frank Alexander, OLB, Oklahoma
190. Tennessee Titans: Chris Greenwood, CB, Albion
191. Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
192. Atlanta Falcons: Jerry Franklin, LB, Arkansas
193. Pittsburgh Steelers: Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn
194. Philadelphia Eagles (from Denver): Tauren Poole, RB, Tennessee
195. Houston Texans: Ron Brooks, CB, LSU
196. Miami Dolphins (from New Orleans): Derrick Shelby, DE, Utah
197. Green Bay Packers: Eric Page, WR, Toledo
198. Baltimore Ravens: Matt Conrath, DE, Virginia
199. San Francisco 49ers: Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas
200. Philadelphia Eagles (from New England): J.R. Sweezy, DT, North Carolina State
201. New York Giants: DeAngelo Tyson, DT, Georgia
202. New York Jets: Phillip Thomas, S, Syracuse
203. New York Jets: Kashif Moore, WR, Connecticut
204. Cleveland Browns: Brandon Hardin, S, Oregon State
205. Cleveland Browns: Keith Tandy, CB, West Virginia
206. Indianapolis Colts: Najee Good, LB, West Virginia
207. Carolina Panthers: Thomas Mayo, WR, California (PA)
208. Indianapolis Colts: Desmond Wynn, OG, Rutgers
209. St. Louis Rams: Chaz Powell, CB, Penn State
210. Minnesota Vikings: Tyler Nielsen, LB, Iowa
211. Cleveland Browns: Quentin Saulsberry, C, Mississippi State
212. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Donald Stephenson, OT, Oklahoma
213. Washington Redskins: Jarrett Boykin, WR, Virginia Tech
214. Indianapolis Colts (from Jacksonville): Brian Linthicum, TE, Michigan State
215. Miami Dolphins: Gerell Robinson, WR, Arizona State
216. Carolina Panthers: Kelvin Beachum, OG, SMU
217. Buffalo Bills: Brandon Taylor, S, LSU
218. Kansas City Chiefs: Danny Coale, WR, Virginia Tech
219. Detroit Lions (from Seattle): Bryan Anger, P, California
220. Chicago Bears: Cyhl Quarles, S, Wake Forest
221. Arizona Cardinals: Blair Walsh, K, Georgia
222. Dallas Cowboys: Kelcie McCray, S, Arkansas State
223. Minnesota Vikings (from Philadelphia): Jamie Blatnick, DE, Oklahoma State
224. Green Bay Packers (from New York Jets): Duke Ihenacho, S, San Jose State
225. Seattle Seahawks (from Oakland): Darius Fleming, LB, Notre Dame
226. San Diego Chargers: Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor
227. Tennessee Titans: Julian Miller, DE, West Virginia
228. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Cincinnati): Jeff Adams, OT, Columbia
229. Atlanta Falcons: Junior Hemingway, WR, Michigan
230. Detroit Lions: Marcel Jones, OT, Nebraska
231. Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Kaddu, LB, Oregon
232. New York Jets (from Denver): Tony Jerod-Eddie, DT, Texas A&M
233. Houston Texans: Vaughn Meatoga, DT, Hawaii
234. New Orleans Saints: Tydreke Powell, DT, North Carolina
235. Green Bay Packers: Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona
236. Baltimore Ravens: Jaymes Brooks, OG, Virginia Tech
237. San Francisco 49ers: Sean Richardson, S, Vanderbilt
238. Kansas City Chiefs (from New England): Robert Blanton, CB, Notre Dame
239. New York Giants: DeQuan Menzie, CB, Alabama
240. Pittsburgh Steelers: Charles Mitchell, S, Mississippi State
241. Green Bay Packers: Manase Foketi, OG, Kansas State
242. New York Jets: Rokevious Watkins, OG, South Carolina
243. Green Bay Packers: Dan Herron, RB, Ohio State
244. New York Jets: Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State
245. Cleveland Browns: Blake DeChristopher, OT, Virginia Tech
246. Pittsburgh Steelers: Micah Pellerin, CB, Hampton
247. Cleveland Browns: James Hanna, TE, Oklahoma
248. Pittsburgh Steelers: Evan Rodriguez, TE, Temple
249. Atlanta Falcons: Jeremy Jones, CB, Wayne State
250. San Diego Chargers: B.J. Coleman, QB, Chattanooga
251. Buffalo Bills: D’Anton Lynn, CB, Penn State
252. St. Louis Rams: Winston Guy, S, Kentucky
253. Indianapolis Colts: Max Holloway, OLB, Boston College
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