2012 Mock Draft: The Bleacher Report Community Draft
With NFL draft season comes mock drafts galore. Over the course of the past couple of weeks or so, Featured Columnists from each team gathered to collaborate on a community mock draft. The goal was to create a draft where each team was represented by an expert in their draft needs.
Some teams had a "war room", others just one "general manager." Teams were allowed to trade draft picks, as you will note the draft order diverges from the official order. Surprises abounded as the draft yielded interesting results round after round.
The first round is accompanied by commentary from each team's GM. Take a look at how your favorite teams fared...
1. Indianapolis Colts
Pick: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
The Colts released their franchise quarterback and desperately need a superstar replacement.
Andrew Luck is the best quarterback in the draft since Peyton Manning, so why not replace Manning with Luck? This pick makes all the sense in the world.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Eric Smith
2. Washington Redskins (from St. Louis)
Pick: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
The Washington Redskins traded their second-round pick in this draft, as well as two future first-round picks, all to move up four spots in the first round so they could draft Robert Griffin III. There will be no surprises at this selection: RG3 will be the pick.
The Redskins are in desperate need of a franchise quarterback, and Griffin can be that guy.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Dan Hope
Assistant General Manager(s): Matthew Brown
Check out Washington's entire draft here.
3. Minnesota Vikings
Pick: Matt Kalil, LT, USC
The risk factor is low and the upside is endless, which makes Matt Kalil a no-brainer pick here at No. 3. He will come in and make an immediate impact at left tackle for the next decade.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Brian Dezelske
4. Cleveland Browns
Pick: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
The Cleveland Browns’ pass-first West Coast offense is floundering under the oversight of offensive guru Mike Holmgren. Normally, the Browns might pass on drafting a WR this early on in the draft.
However, Blackmon’s too good to pass up.
His great hands, speed, physicality and awareness will draw coverages from opposing defenses and open up the passing game for whoever is at center for the Browns in 2012.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Mike Hoag
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Pick: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
With three of the top four candidates off the board, Rams take BPA Trent Richardson to pair with Steven Jackson in the backfield. Richardson will be the heir apparent to 29-year-old SJ and injury insurance.
I considered offering to trade down and probably should have. However, he was the BPA and, with Fisher's propensity to build around his running game and Jackson missing four straight games last season, too good to pass up.
He and SJ39 will form a formidable 1-2 punch that will take pressure off of Bradford, control time of possession and set up a great play-action game, making the receivers we do have essentially better.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Shane Gray
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
Pick: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina
The logic here is simple. Claiborne would have been ideal. He is gone.
Coples is not to our liking, and Michael Floyd isn't worthy of this high a pick.
Ingram can play on the line, inside and as a Terrell Sugg-type of pass-rusher. You cannot go wrong with that. We will take our shot at a receiver in the second round.
Featured Columnist General Manager: David Levin
8. Dallas Cowboys (from Miami)
Pick: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
Brockers is a beast of an athlete and allows Dallas to move current DT Jay Ratliff down to defensive end.
This allows the Cowboys to still get great pass-rush out of their DT, but have a Pro Bowler like Ratliff providing pressure at an end position where Dallas struggled to see consistent production out of all of last season.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Alex Hall
Check out Dallas' entire draft here.
9. Carolina Panthers
Pick: David DeCastro, OL, Stanford
If Brockers were still available, he would be the likely pick, despite a lackluster combine performance. DeCastro is one of the most technically sound players in this draft class and would be an immediate replacement for the recently released guard Travelle Wharton.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Tyler Horner
Assistant General Manager(s): Jimmy Grappone
10. Buffalo Bills
Pick: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
The Bills spent free-agency fortifying their defensive line. Now it's time to add some weapons to the offense.
During the second-half collapse of 2011, the lack of premier talent at the wide receiver position was extremely apparent.
Really, I'm going with the best player available approach here, and I've given Floyd a higher grade than Stanford's left tackle Jonathan Martin. With Floyd, Buffalo has a receiving corps that goes 6'2'' (Stevie Johnson), 6'3'' (Michael Floyd), 6'4'' (Marcus Easley, if healthy) and 6'5'' (David Nelson).
Featured Columnist General Manager: Chris Trapasso
11. Kansas City Chiefs
Pick: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
With DeCastro off the board, Dontari Poe could be an option. However, Scott Pioli needs a sure thing with this pick, and Poe's stock jumped after a solid effort at the NFL combine. And without someone wanting to jump ahead of Seattle to take Poe, the Chiefs will go with the surest thing here in Riley Reiff.
Reiff's shorter arms have some teams talking about him as a potential guard, and that's where Kansas City will use him in his rookie year.
Reiff will also be a solid insurance policy if they can't re-sign Branden Albert. The better of the two will start at left tackle with the other supplanting Ryan Lilja at left guard to complete what will become one of the top offensive lines in the league.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Derek Estes
12. Seattle Seahawks
Pick: Quinton Coples, DE, UNC
Unable to work a trade, Seattle must pick between needed help at DE, LB and OT. Coples is a bit of a risk but has the highest up-side of any player left on the board. Seattle certainly needs the help with their pass-rush.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Darin Pike
Assistant General Manager(s): Thomas Holmes
13. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Arizona)
Pick: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
There's a bit of a risk here that Poe could be a workout warrior because of his standout combine performance. However, Casey Hampton will be 35 next season and is coming off ACL surgery.
It's hard to find a mountain of a nose tackle to put in the middle of a 3-4 defense, and the 346-pound Poe is just that.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Mike Batista
14. New England Patriots (from Dallas Via Miami)
Pick: Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College
On the phones until the very last second, New England finally sweetened the package enough to move into the 14th slot.
With defense on the mind, New England selected Luke Kuechly, an inside linebacker, yes, but one of the more fundamentally sound players available. Jerod Mayo has shown the ability to play OLB, which would allow the team to keep Brandon Spikes on the field as well.
Kuechly is a leader, a sound-tackler and a student of the game with football instinct rarely seen. He'll fit right in on Bill Belichick's defense for years to come.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Aaron Dodge
Assistant General Manager(s): Erik Frenz
15. Philadelphia Eagles
Pick: Fletcher Cox, DE/DT, Mississippi State
With the biggest need addressed by the trade for DeMeco Ryans, this is the biggest need for the Eagles in bolstering the middle of the defense.
Cox is the best combination of need and BPA. His versatility also makes him an ideal fit along the Eagles' defensive line, as he can play both inside and out.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Ron Pasceri
Assistant General Manager(s): Dave Stoessel
16. New York Jets
Pick: Mark Barron, SS, Alabama
With Jim Leonhard leaving in free agency and Eric Smith's subpar play, the Jets desperately need to upgrade at the safety position. So why not take the best safety prospect in the draft?
Barron could pair nicely with the recently signed LaRon Landry to start a new era in the backfield.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Danny Paskas
17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland)
Pick: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
The Bengals need a receiver opposite of last year’s first-round pick, A.J. Green. Kendall Wright is the best player on the board and fills a big need for the team here.
Cincinnati can afford to gamble a bit here having two first-rounders, and Wright joins a dangerous offense along with Green, Jermaine Gresham, Jordan Shipley and Andy Dalton.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Chris Roling
Check out Cincinnati's entire draft here.
18. San Diego Chargers
Pick: Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC
The Chargers signed the solid Jarret Johnson to start at OLB, and he is a fantastic run-stopper but not a huge pass-rushing threat. With Shaun Phillips getting older and Larry English solidifying his status as a bust, the Chargers need to bring in a young pass-rusher.
Scouts doubt Nick Perry's ability to drop into coverage as a linebacker, but they also rave about his ability to rush the passer. He will be a great addition to the Chargers, and he will be able to be eased into the NFL as a pass-rushing specialist.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Mike Walkusky
19. Chicago Bears
Pick: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
With Floyd gone, the Bears considered an OT or a DE. In the end, the team viewed pass-rushers as game-changers in a league with several elite QBs, and sack monster Whitney Mercilus was too good to pass up.
The Bears' pass-rush seemed completely limp for too many games in 2011 as teams routinely doubled Julius Peppers, so Mercilus adds much-needed juice to the Bears' defense.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Rob Tong
Assistant General Manager(s): Bob Warja
20. Tennessee Titans
Pick: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
With Kamerion Wimbley signed and Cortland Finnegan off the team, the Titans' priorities have shifted away from defensive end.
Adding another corner is definitely a priority, and Kirkpatrick happens to be the best player available. His character concerns are minor and won't bother the Titans.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Daniel Barnes
21. Cincinnati Bengals
Pick: Cordy Glenn, OG/OT, Georgia
The Bengals’ interior offensive line was horrendous last year. The team has lost both starting guards Nate Livings and Bobbie Williams to free agency, and second-year man Clint Boling is still an unknown.
Cordy Glenn is the best guard available and is a massive (345-pound), athletic (4.9 40, 31 reps on bench press) lineman that will instantly upgrade the offensive line in both run and pass-blocking.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Chris Roling
22. Cleveland Browns
Pick: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
There is no bigger question mark on the Cleveland Browns than right tackle. Jonathon Martin is skilled enough to play the left tackle, but the Browns take him here at great value to anchor the shaky right side of their o-line.
With Blackmon and Martin now added to the fold, the Browns’ offense has taken huge strides toward improvement in 2012.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Brian Murtaugh
23. Detroit Lions
Pick: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
Ignore Mike Adams' lackluster combine numbers for a second and remember that he is 6’7", 323 pounds and can anchor an offensive line. Adams can step right on to the Lions roster and compete with Gosder Cherilus for the right tackle spot, plus he could develop into Jeff Backus’ replacement at left tackle in the future.
With Martin and Glenn off the board, this pick became a no-brainer. The offensive line still needs work, but Adams is a great piece to the puzzle.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Nick Kostora
24. Arizona Cardinals
Pick: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
The No. 2 wide receiver spot has been a bit of an issue since Arizona traded Anquan Boldin to Baltimore following the 2009 season.
Hill was the talk of the combine, posting a blazing 4.36 40-yard dash and 39.5" vertical leap. At 6'4" and 215 pounds, Hill is a physical specimen who should compete for the No. 2 receiver position early in his career despite being used very little throughout his career in the triple-option offense that Georgia Tech employs.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Shaun Church
Assistant General Manager(s): Cedric Hopkins
25. Denver Broncos
Pick: Devon Still, DT, Penn State
The Broncos are in desperate need of a defensive tackle that can contain the rush and collapse the pocket. The need was there even before the loss of Brodrick Bunkley.
Still's strength is playing behind the line of scrimmage and is equally proficient in collapsing the pocket. He is a disruptive force that handles double teams well and has plus-athletic ability, which translates to being an immediate impact in the NFL.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Brian Silberberg
26. Green Bay Packers (from Houston)
Pick: Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama
The Packers need a competent outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews in the worst way.
A player like Courtney Upshaw will be able to step in from day one and provide an all-around game that will compliment Matthews greatly. He is a threat to get after the quarterback, is a beast against the run and even has some abilities in pass coverage.
It was well worth swapping a fourth-rounder for a fifth-rounder to move up and grab Upshaw with his surprising fall on draft day. Worst case scenario is that Green Bay has a 3-4 inside linebacker to replace A.J. Hawk with.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Matt Stein
27. Miami Dolphins (from New England)
Pick: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
When the Dolphins whiffed on Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn, it became clear they would target a quarterback in the draft.
Trading back was a risky move, but the Dolphins were prepared to lose out on Tannehill. The move ultimately paid off as their top target, Ryan Tannehill, fell to the bottom of the first round.
Tannehill has the potential to become a franchise quarterback for the Dolphins, something they have sorely lacked over the past 13 years.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Alessandro Miglio
Check out Miami's draft here.
28. Minnesota Vikings (from Green Bay Via Houston)
Pick: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
It could be debated that moving up to get a guy with a checkered past doesn’t make much sense. However, Janoris Jenkins’ talent cannot be overlooked. His ability alone garners him worthy of being in the top 15, and the WRs that the Vikings have to face within the division makes this decision an easy one.
We also believe there are enough positive influences in the locker room to steer him in the right direction.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Brian Dezelske
29. Baltimore Ravens
Pick: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
The best player available happens to fill the Ravens' biggest need, making this a no-brainer.
Konz should step in right away and man the left guard spot vacated by Ben Grubbs, and he can also take over for Matt Birk when he eventually retires. This pick should solidify the Ravens' interior offensive line for years.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Shawn Brubaker
30. Miami Dolphins (from San Francisco)
Pick: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
With Ryan Tannehill and a stockpile of draft picks in their pocket, the Dolphins sacrifice one of the picks they acquired from Chicago in the Brandon Marshall deal to move up and select Coby Fleener.
The Stanford product is hands-down the best tight end prospect in the draft. He gives Tannehill a legitimate seam threat to pair with underrated, do-it-all Anthony Fasano.
Miami felt the need to move up with the Giants and Colts ahead of them.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Alessandro Miglio
31. Jacksonville Jaguars (from New England)
Pick: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
Never dull when it comes to drafting, the Jaguars add Jeffery, a receiver they targeted months ago.
If Jeffery can become a red-zone target, the Jaguars, with Mike Thomas and Laurent Robinson and possibly Lee Evans, look better in the receiving game and give Blaine Gabbert another tall target to throw to.
Featured Columnist General Manager: David Levin
32. New York Giants
Pick: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
With the release of Brandon Jacobs, the New York Giants are left only with an injury prone Ahmad Bradshaw, a utility back in D.J Ware and an unproven Da'Rel Scott.
Lamar Miller brings solid size with great speed to the position and, most importantly, durability. He has the skill set to be a three-down back and has not had the wear and tear of most college featured runners.
In 2011, Miller averaged 5.6 yards per carry with 1,272 yards rushing and nine touchdowns. He will make an immediate impact for a rebuilding NY Giants running game, and besides which, he is a good value at the No. 32 pick.
Featured Columnist General Manager: Jake Silver
The second round got off with a bang as two expected first-rounders were stolen at the top in Stephon Gilmore and Dont'a Hightower by the Colts and Texans respectively. Cleveland got a similar surprise in Doug Martin with the 37th pick.
That the Texans were also able to snag Alameda Ta'amu late in the second round is putting Houston in the early hunt for the best draft award.
Vontaze Burfict's selection here is a bit of a head-scratcher considering how far down he is falling the boards after a poor combine followed by an equally poor pro day to go along with motivational issues.
33. St. Louis Rams—Zach Brown, LB, UNC
34. Indianapolis Colts—Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
35. Houston Texans (from Minnesota)—Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama
36. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California
37. Cleveland Browns—Doug Martin, RB, Boise St.
38. New England Patriots (from Jacksonville)—Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame
39. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)—Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
40. Carolina Panthers—Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
41. Denver Broncos (from Buffalo)—David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
42. Miami Dolphins—Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall
43. Seattle Seahawks—Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
44. Dallas Cowboys (from Kansas City)—Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
45. Miami Dolphins (from Dallas)—Marvin Jones, WR, Cal
46. Philadelphia Eagles—Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
47. New York Jets—Vontaze Burfict, ILB, Arizona State
48. San Francisco 49ers (from New England via Miami)—Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin
49. San Diego Chargers—Kelechi Osemele, G, Iowa State
50. Chicago Bears—Rueben Randle, WR, Louisiana State
51. Philadelphia Eagles—Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
52. Tennessee Titans—Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut
53. Cincinnati Bengals—Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati
54. New York Giants (from Detroit)—Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss
55. Atlanta Falcons—Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
56. Arizona Cardinals (from Pittsburgh)—Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana
57. Buffalo Bills (from Denver)—Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma
58. Houston Texans—Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington
59. New Orleans Saints—Pick Forfeited
60. Green Bay Packers—Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska
61. Baltimore Ravens—Ronnell Lewis, DE, Oklahoma
62. San Francisco 49ers—Mike Martin, DE, Michigan
63. New England Patriots—Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
64. Detroit Lions (from New York Giants)—Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech
The Chargers continue to do well with what the draft is giving them, landing talented tight end Dwayne Allen in the bottom half of the third round after many pegged him to land in the middle of the second. At the very least, Michael Egnew's selection before him should certainly raise a few eyebrows.
Tommy Streeter was a surprising early-round pick in the third with the bevy of wide-receiver options left, but combination of size (6'5") and speed (4.40 40) must have been too much to pass up for the Vikings, who lack a big receiving option.
65. Indianapolis Colts—Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
66. St. Louis Rams—Zebrie Sanders, OT, FSU
67. Minnesota Vikings—Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami
68. Cleveland Browns—Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
69. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah St.
70. Miami Dolphins (from Washington)—George Iloka, S, Boise St.
71. Jacksonville Jaguars—Amini Silatolu, OG/OT, Midwestern State
72. Buffalo Bills—Audie Cole, LB, NC State
73. Washington Redskins (from Miami)—LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
74. San Francisco 49ers (from Miami)—Chris Polk, RB, Washington
75. Kansas City Chiefs—Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
76. Seattle Seahawks—Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State
77. Houston Texans—Josh Norman, CB, Costal Carolina
78. New York Jets—Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri
79. Oakland Raiders—Used in 2011 supplemental draft
80. San Diego Chargers—Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
81. Chicago Bears—Keenan Robinson, LB, Texas
82. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Arizona)—James-Michael Johnson, ILB, Nevada
83. Kansas City Chiefs (from Dallas)—Josh Chapman, NT, Alabama
84. Tennessee Titans—Philip Blake, C, Baylor
85. Cincinnati Bengals—Josh Robinson, CB, UCF
86. Green Bay Packers (from Atlanta)—Markelle Martin, FS, Oklahoma State
87. Detroit Lions—James Brown, OT, Troy
88. Pittsburgh Steelers—Lucas Nix, OG, Pitt
89. Denver Broncos—Tank Carder, LB, TCU
90. Philadelphia Eagles—Demario Davis, OLB, Arkansas State 88
91. New Orleans Saints—Cam Johnson, DE/OLB, Virginia
92. Atlanta Falcons (from Green Bay)—Ben Jones, C, Georgia
93. Baltimore Ravens—Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State
94. San Francisco 49ers—Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
95. New England Patriots—Brandon Washington, OG, Miami
96. Detroit Lions (from New York Giants)—Sean Spence, LB, Miami
97. Oakland Raiders (compensatory)—Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
Which of these is most surprising: Russel Wilson being drafted at the top of the fourth round, or Brandon Weeden falling all the way to the end of it?
Both are unexpected, but Weeden's precipitous fall that included seven quarterbacks taken before him is quite shocking. It appears ageism was rampant amongst the draft's general managers. (Though, in hindsight, the Dolphins may have approached their draft differently had they known Weeden would fall this far.)
The fourth was also the round of the receiver, with six going in the first half and seven overall.
98. Buffalo Bills (from St. Louis)—Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
99. Indianapolis Colts—Jeff Allen, OT, Illinois
100. Houston Texans (from Minnesota)—Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas
101. Houston Texans—Nate Potter, OT, Boise State
102. Cleveland Browns—Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia
103. Washington Redskins (from Jacksonville via New England)—Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa
104. Washington Redskins—Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
105. Miami Dolphins—Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
106. Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina)—Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
107. St. Louis Rams (from Buffalo)—Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
108. Seattle Seahawks—Mitchell Schwartz, OT, Cal
109. Kansas City Chiefs—Derek Wolfe, DE, Cincinnati
110. Denver Broncos—Coryell Judie, CB, Texas A&M
111. New England Patriots (from Washington)—Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas
112. San Diego Chargers—Billy Winn, DE, Boise State
113. Chicago Bears—Juron Criner, WR, Arizona
114. Arizona Cardinals—Jonathan Massaquoi, OLB, Troy
115. Dallas Cowboys—Nigel Bradham, LB, FSU
116. Philadelphia Eagles—Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn
117. Tennessee Titans—Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas
118. Cincinnati Bengals—DeQuan Menzie, CB, Alabama
119. Detroit Lions—Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State
120. Cleveland Browns—Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami (OH)
121. Pittsburgh Steelers—Trenton Robinson. FS, Michigan State
122. Denver Broncos—Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
123. Houston Texans—Donte Paige-Moss, DE, UNC
124. New Orleans Saints—Aaron Henry, S, Wisconson
125. Houston Texans (from Green Bay)—Ryan Miller, OT, Colorado
126. Buffalo Bills—Matt McCants, OT, UAB
127. San Francisco 49ers—Leonard Johnson, CB, Iowa State
128. Miami Dolphins (from New England)—Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple
129. New York Giants—Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana Tech
130. Minnesota Vikings (compensatory)—Marcus Forston, DT, Miami
131. Oakland Raiders (compensatory)—Josh Kaddu, LB, Oregon
132. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)—Antonio Allen S, South Carolina
133. New York Giants (compensatory)—Travis Lewis OLB Oklahoma
134. Green Bay Packers (compensatory)—Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State
135. Green Bay Packers (compensatory)—Malik Jackson, DE, Tennessee
136. Minnesota Vikings (compensatory)—DeVier Posey, WR, Ohio St.
137. Dallas Cowboys (compensatory)—Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State
The draft is entering "anybody's guess" territory, but there are still a few surprises to be had here.
That Devon Wylie fell into the fifth round after the run on receivers in the fourth is a bit of a surprise, considering many are comparing him to Wes Welker. A.J. Jenkins is a bit of a steal here going late to the 49ers.
138. Indianapolis Colts—David Molk, C, Michigan
139. Denver Broncos—T.Y. Hilton, WR, Florida International
140. Minnesota Vikings—Andrew Datko, OT, Florida St.
141. Cleveland Browns—Terrell Manning, LB, NC State
142. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State
143. Washington Redskins—Tony Bergstrom, G/OT, Utah
144. Jacksonville Jaguars—Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M
145. Carolina Panthers—Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford
146. Buffalo Bills—Emmanuel Acho, OLB, Texas
147. Miami Dolphins—Ryan Steed, CB, Furman
148. Philadelphia Eagles (from Kansas City)—Devon Wylie, WR, Fresno State
149. St. Louis Rams (from Buffalo via Seattle)—Asa Jackson, CB, Cal Poly
150. Oakland Raiders—Kyle Wilber, OLB, Wake Forest
151. San Diego Chargers—Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona State
152. Chicago Bears—Donald Stephenson, OT, Oklahoma
153. Arizona Cardinals—Dwight Jones, WR, UNC
154. Dallas Cowboys—Phillip Thomas, FS, Syracuse
155. Philadelphia Eagles—Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M 154
156. New York Jets—Taylor Thompson, DE, SMU
157. Tennessee Titans—Senio Kelemete, OG, Washington
158. Cincinnati Bengals—Brandon Lindsey, DE/OLB, Pittsburgh
159. Atlanta Falcons—Tom Compton, OG/OT, South Dakota
160. Detroit Lions—Tyrone Crawford, DE, Boise State
161. Arizona Cardinals (from Pittsburgh)—Jack Crawford, DE, Penn State
162. Cleveland Browns (from Denver)—Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
163. Green Bay Packers (from Houston)—Quenton Saulsberry, C, Mississippi State
164. New Orleans Saints—DaJohn Harris, DT, USC
165. Atlanta Falcons (from Green Bay)—Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas
166. Baltimore Ravens—Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU
167. San Francisco 49ers—A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois
168. Cincinnati Bengals—Winston Guy, S, Kentucky
169. New York Giants—Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon
170. Oakland Raiders (compensatory)—James Hanna, TE, Oklahoma
171. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory)—Miles Burris, OLB, San Diego State
172. Indianapolis Colts (compensatory)—Tyler Nielsen, OLB, Iowa
Two surprising fallers who landed in the sixth round here are Levy Adcock and Olivier Vernon. Neither is getting much attention this draft season, but both generally have much higher draft grades.
On the flip side, two players who could very well go undrafted were taken in this round: Kellen Moore and Cliff Harris. In a quarterback-driven league, Moore's value shows here, but the Ravens GM must have felt that locker room could keep Harris in line after a string of off-the-field incidents.
173. St. Louis Rams—Hebron Fangupo, DT, BYU
174. Kansas City Chiefs (from Philadelphia)—Tavon Wilson, Southern Illinois
175. Washington Redskins (from Minnesota)—Jerry Franklin, ILB, Arkansas
176. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma State
177. Minnesota Vikings (from Cleveland)—Robert Blanton, CB, Notre Dame
178. Jacksonville Jaguars—Chris Rainey, WR, Florida
179. Arizona Cardinals (from Washington)—Kelcie McCray, SS, Arkansas State
180. Buffalo Bills—Antonio Fenelus, CB, Wisconsin
181. New Orleans Saints—Brian Linthicum, TE, Michigan State
182. Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina)—Christian Thompson, S, S. Carolina St.
183. Seattle Seahawks—Olivier Vernon, DE, Miami
184. Kansas City Chiefs—George Bryan, TE NC State
185. San Diego Chargers—Brandon Taylor, SS, LSU
186. Chicago Bears—Donnie Fletcher, CB, Boston College
187. Arizona Cardinals—Duke Ihenacho, SS, San Jose State
188. Dallas Cowboys—Terrance Ganaway, RB, Baylor
189. New York Jets—Gerell Robinson, WR, Arizona State
190. Denver Broncos (from New York Jets)—Brett Roy, DT, Nevada
191. Oakland Raiders—Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State
192. Tennessee Titans—Danny Trevathan, OLB, Kentucky
193. Cincinnati Bengals—DeAngelo Peterson, TE, LSU
194. Detroit Lions—Pick Forfeited
195. Atlanta Falcons—Micah Pellerin, CB, Hampton
196. Pittsburgh Steelers—Rishard Matthews, WR, Nevada
197. Kansas City Chiefs (from Philadelphia)—Janzen Jackson, FS, McNeese State
198. Houston Texans—Duplicate Pick
199. Miami Dolphins—Adam Gettis, OG, Iowa
200. Green Bay Packers—Desmond Marrow, CB, Toledo
201. Baltimore Ravens—Cliff Harris, CB, Oregon
202. San Francisco 49ers—Trevor Guyton, DE, California
203. Philadelphia Eagles—Evan Rodriguez, FB/TE, Temple
204. New York Giants—Lamar Holmes, OG, S Miss
205. New York Jets (compensatory)—Jerrell Harris, LB, Alabama
206. New York Jets (compensatory)—Lavasier Tuinei, WR, Oregon
207. Cleveland Browns (compensatory)—Eddie Whitley, FS, Va Tech
208. Cleveland Browns (compensatory)—Ryan Lindley, QB, SD State
209. Indianapolis Colts (compensatory)—Shawn Losieau, LB, Merrimack
210. Carolina Panthers (compensatory)—Chase Ford, TE, Miami
There was plenty of talent left for the seventh round, but perhaps the most surprising is B.J. Coleman of Tennessee Chattanooga. Coleman's stock has quietly been rising throughout draft season, but he fell all the way to the seventh here, much to the delight of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Finally, Mr. Irrelevant, perhaps the most difficult draft pick to predict, is Quenton Washington, a cornerback out of USF going to the Indianapolis Colts in the Bleacher Report community draft.
211. Indianapolis Colts—Markus Zusevics, OT, Iowa
212. St. Louis Rams—Rishaw Johnson, OG, Mississippi
213. Houston Texans (from Minnesota)—Jarrett Boykin, WR, Virginia Tech
214. Cleveland Browns—Jaye Howard, DT, Florida
215. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—B.J. Coleman, QB, Tennessee Chattanooga
216. New England Patriots (from Washington)—Mike Harris, CB, Florida State
217. Indianapolis Colts—Travis Benjamin, WR, Miami
218. Washington (from Miami)—Tramain Thomas, FS, Arkansas
219. Carolina Panthers—Mike Daniels, DT, Iowa
220. Buffalo Bills—Andrew Tiller, OL, Syracuse
221. Kansas City Chiefs—Brandon Bolden, RB, Mississippi
222. Detroit Lions (from Seattle)—Brandon Hardin, FS, Oregon State
223. Chicago Bears—Ron Brooks, CB, LSU
224. Arizona Cardinals—Max Gruder, LB, Pittsburgh
225. Dallas Cowboys—Matt Daniels, SS, Duke
226. Minnesota Vikings—Jerrell Young, SS, USF
227. Green Bay Packers—Aaron Corp, QB, Richmond
228. Seattle Seahawks—Bobby Rainey, RB Western Kentucky
229. San Diego Chargers—Nic Jean-Baptiste, NT, Baylor
230. Tennessee Titans—Austin Davis, QB, Southern Miss
231. Jacksonville Jaguars—Josh McGregor, QB, Jacksonville
232. Atlanta Falcons—Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland
233. Detroit Lions—Danny Coale, WR, Virginia Tech
234. Pittsburgh Steelers—Kevin Koger, TE, Michigan
235. New York Jets—Justin Bethel, FS, Presbyterian
236. Houston Texans—Kheeston Randall, DL, Texas
237. New Orleans Saints—Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona
238. Green Bay Packers—Sammy Brown, OLB, Houston
239. Baltimore Ravens—Marquis Maze, WR, Alabama
240. San Francisco 49ers—Charles Brown, CB, UNC
241. Kansas City Chiefs—Jordan White, WR Western Michigan
242. Detroit Lions (from New York Giants)—Tauren Poole, RB, Tennessee
243. Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory)—Jacquies Smith, DE, Missouri
244. Green Bay Packers (compensatory)—Bryce Brown, RB, Kansas State
245. New York Jets (compensatory)—Jeff Demps, RB, Florida
246. Green Bay Packers (compensatory)—Bradley Sowell, OT, Mississippi
247. New York Jets (compensatory)—Darron Thomas, QB, Oregon
248. Cleveland Browns (compensatory)—Emil Igwenagu, FB, Massachusetts
249. Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory)—Akiem Hicks, DT, Regina
250. Cleveland Browns (compensatory)—Dustin Waldron, OT, Portland State
251. Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory)—Landon Walker, OT, Clemson
252. Atlanta Falcons (compensatory)—Junior Hemingway, WR/RS, Michigan
253. San Diego Chargers(compensatory)—Keith Tandy, CB, West Virginia
254. Buffalo Bills (compensatory)—Jamie Blatnick, DL, Oklahoma State
255. St. Louis Rams (compensatory)—Coty Sensabaugh CB Clemson
256. Indianapolis Colts (compensatory)—Quenton Washington, CB, USF