2012 NFL Mock Draft: Projecting Every First-Round Pick
For some, like me, the NFL draft feels like Christmas morning. It's a time for every NFL fan to have a glimmer of hope and excitement for the next season. This draft class features a ton of players that will make an instant impact and change the future of their franchises.
The first two picks of the draft are all but set in stone, but after that it seems like anything can happen. This draft might feature a flurry of trades and surprise picks. There just doesn't seem to be a true consensus on where the players after Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III will land.
This mock is my final one before the draft. Enjoy.
No. 1 Indianapolis Colts
Pick: Andrew Luck, Quarterback, Stanford
According to ESPN, the Indianapolis Colts have notified Andrew Luck that he's going to be the No. 1 overall pick. This isn't much of a surprise, as the Colts decided to part ways with Peyton Manning because of the availability of Luck.
Luck is a once-in-a-decade prospect who'll instantly find success in the NFL. A team looking to rebuild can't find a better building block to start the process. He not only brings good play on the field, but he also brings great leadership.
It wouldn't be unrealistic to project the Colts to double, or even triple, their win total.
No. 2 Washington Redskins (From STL)
Pick: Robert Griffin III, Quarterback, Baylor
The Washington Redskins' decision to move up the draft gives them a chance to finally answer their problems at quarterback. Robert Griffin III is both a terrific athlete and accomplished passer. He'll instantly provide the Redskins with an offensive spark.
Griffin will absolutely head into training camp as the starter, as no other quarterback on the roster gives the Redskins a chance to win. Washington's offense quickly becomes one of the more explosive units in the NFL thanks to Griffin's ability to throw an accurate deep ball.
Despite some recent reports about selfishness, Griffin shows the leadership skills needed to turn a franchise around.
No. 3 Minnesota Vikings
Pick: Matt Kalil, Offensive Tackle, USC
The best way to land a franchise left tackle is through the draft. Matt Kalil has a nice balance of size and athletic ability. He uses his quick shuffle to reach the edge and protect the quarterback. The Minnesota Vikings desperately need someone to help provide Christian Ponder with time to locate open targets.
Kalil doesn't only do a good job in protection—he also uses a nasty streak to facilitate his ability to open running lanes. His all-around strong play is exactly what the Minnesota Vikings need to solidify their offensive line. The importance of the left tackle position is what makes this pick a no-brainer.
There's speculation that the Vikings are not completely sold on Kalil. I have my concerns about his overall potential. While he's a good athlete, he can play a little upright. This limits his ability to protect the passer with balance.
His weight and overall strength are also concerns. He may end up as a right tackle in the NFL.
However, concerns accompany every prospect, and what Kalil did in college shows he can handle the left side.
No. 4 Cleveland Browns
Pick: Trent Richardson, Running Back, Alabama
The Cleveland Browns have a ton of needs on the offensive side of the ball. However, the running back position might be lacking the most talent. Trent Richardson is an every-down back who can carry the ball 30 times a game. He'll give the Browns a dynamic playmaker in the backfield.
Richardson isn't limited to only contributing rushing yards, as he also does a good job catching the football and helping in pass protection. The running back position's draft value has decreased in recent years. However, Richardson is a different type of talent who's capable of being the face of a franchise.
Cleveland should also consider adding Justin Blackmon, as it also has a need at wide receiver. It couldn't really go wrong with either pick. The Browns just need to come out of this draft with a legitimate offensive playmaker.
No. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pick: Morris Claiborne, Cornerback, LSU
The NFL's continuing push towards a pass-heavy league increases the value of cornerbacks. Morris Claiborne is the type of defender who can lock down his side of the field. He's a fluid athlete who uses his speed and balance to break on the football.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers only put a band-aid on their secondary issues by signing Eric Wright. Wright is a solid player but lacks consistency and upside.
Claiborne gives the Buccaneers a potentially dominant force on the outside. His presence won't only improve coverage but will also assist the pass-rushers in generating pressure.
If Trent Richardson is available at No. 5, the Buccaneers will absolutely make him their pick. His running style will fit in nicely with how Greg Schiano wants to attack.
No. 6 St. Louis Rams (From WAS)
Pick: Justin Blackmon, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma State
The St. Louis Rams are desperate to find some wide receiver help for Sam Bradford. His development and future depend on them adding a legitimate weapon in this draft. Justin Blackmon is exactly the type of consistent playmaker St. Louis needs to add to the roster.
Blackmon might not be the most explosive athlete, but he's a tough and hard-working player. He excels at picking up yards after the catch, always fighting for extra yardage. His 40-plus touchdowns at Oklahoma State show he knows how to find the end zone.
The discussion that St. Louis would take Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox or LSU's Michael Brockers over Blackmon doesn't make sense. St. Louis owns two early second-round picks where it could be in position to add someone like Penn State's Devon Still or Michigan State's Jerel Worthy.
No. 7 Jacksonville Jaguars
Pick: Michael Floyd, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame
The Jacksonville Jaguars don't follow conventional draft wisdom; they follow their draft board. This is supported by their recent selections of Blaine Gabbert and Tyson Alualu. Michael Floyd is an NFL-ready prospect who also fits a need. Adding him to the mix would greatly improve the Jaguars' receiving corps.
Floyd possesses a good mix of size and speed, which allows him to attack all parts of the field. Blaine Gabbert's development heavily depends on the Jaguars' ability to surround him with talent. The combination of Floyd, Laurent Robinson and Marcedes Lewis would give Jacksonville a nice group of targets.
Don't rule out a pass-rusher like North Carolina's Quinton Coples or South Carolina's Melvin Ingram being the pick at No. 7.
No. 8 Miami Dolphins
Pick: Ryan Tannehill, Quarterback, Texas A&M
Teams that have a major need at quarterback typically fill that need via the draft, and more often than not with a first-round pick. The Miami Dolphins are desperate to find their quarterback of the future, and many believe Ryan Tannehill is capable of filling that void.
Tannehill has all the physical tools needed to succeed in the NFL. He's tall, athletic and features a strong throwing arm. In his limited experience at quarterback, he showed tremendous potential. Landing with the Dolphins will also give Tannehill the familiarity of working with his former head coach, Mike Sherman.
There's a lot of discussion about Tannehill's overall potential. I've had him rated as a third-round prospect for much of the season. All the hype forced me to go back and take another look at him as a prospect. There were things I missed, but not enough to elevate him into the first round.
However, I wouldn't have an issue if someone selected him in the second round.
No. 9 Carolina Panthers
Pick: Luke Kuechly, Linebacker, Boston College
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants players capable of making an immediate impact, not players he needs to develop. There might not be a player available who'll make the same type of instant impact as Luke Kuechly. He's a smart player who makes plays sideline to sideline.
Carolina could plug Kuechly in the middle and bump Jon Beason outside. This would give them one of the better linebacking corps in the entire NFL. Kuechly won't only tally a ton of tackles, but he'll also act like a coach on the field. Leadership is an important skill to have for an NFL middle linebacker.
Look for Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox to also get some consideration at No. 9. He would give Rivera a versatile playmaker along the defensive line.
No. 10 Buffalo Bills
Pick: Stephon Gilmore, Cornerback, South Carolina
It tends to be very difficult to pinpoint the Buffalo Bills' direction in the draft, as nobody saw them taking C.J. Spiller two years ago. However, Buffalo selecting Stephon Gilmore might not be such a big surprise. He's a tough football player who'll help the Bills continue to rebuild on the defensive side of the ball.
GM Buddy Nix strongly believes that Chris Hairston can fill the void at left tackle. This is a position most draft analysts feel the Bills must address. Hairston is a good-looking player, but he's better suited to play right tackle in the NFL.
Nevertheless, Buffalo is going to make its selection based on its evaluation of prospects and the roster. Adding Gilmore will absolutely improve the Bills' chances of winning. They do face Tom Brady twice a year, which makes good secondary play important.
No. 11 Kansas City Chiefs
Pick: David DeCastro, Guard, Stanford
Adding David DeCastro to a Kansas City Chiefs offensive line that already features Eric Winston and Branden Albert makes it one of the best units in the league. This will allow the Chiefs to continue their run-heavy offensive attack. Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis should find a ton of success running behind this unit.
DeCastro is an all-around excellent player who'll anchor the interior of the line for the next decade. In the past few drafts, guard prospects have seen their value rise. Players like Mike Iupati helped show the value of the position.
The Chiefs would jump on Luke Kuechly if he happens to be available at this spot. There's some depth at guard, and they could find a starter in the later rounds.
No. 12 Seattle Seahawks
Pick: Quinton Coples, Defensive End, North Carolina
The Seattle Seahawks need to find another player capable of generating pressure from the defensive line. Quinton Coples possesses both the quickness and the strength to consistently get after the quarterback. His strength also helps him hold up against the run.
Coples' ability to play the run should be intriguing to the Seahawks, as he could play the five-technique in their unique style of defense. The questions about his motor aren't an issue for me, as his limited production is more a result of double-teams.
Seattle is another team that would consider adding Luke Kuechly, as it's desperate for linebacker help. If the Seahawks are truly worried about Coples' effort concerns, they may turn to South Carolina's Melvin Ingram.
No. 13 Arizona Cardinals
Pick: Jonathan Martin, Offensive Tackle, Stanford
It would be a major mistake for the Arizona Cardinals not to take the top-rated offensive lineman on their board. Last year's unit allowed 54 sacks, which contributed to the injuries of quarterback Kevin Kolb. Jonathan Martin has the balance and fluid movements needed to protect the quarterback.
Martin is more of a finesse player who uses his quickness and change-of-direction ability to hold off the pass rush. His run-blocking ability focuses on maintaining balance and inside hands. In order for him to reach his full potential, Martin needs to spend more time in the weight room getting stronger.
Iowa's Riley Reiff is also an option here for the Cardinals; it really all depends how their draft board looks.
No. 14 Dallas Cowboys
Pick: Mark Barron, Safety, Alabama
Improving the secondary should continue to be a main focus of the Dallas Cowboys. Their additions of Brandon Carr and Brodney Pool help but don't completely solve the problems. Mark Barron's ability to play both the run and pass makes him a great addition. He'll instantly give the Cowboys a playmaker and leader at the back end of their defense.
Barron's experience against SEC competition will help him make the adjustment into the NFL. He's an immediate starter and someone Rob Ryan will use all over the field. Adding Barron, Carr and Pool absolutely gives the Cowboys a better shot at making the playoffs.
Dallas could also take a risk and pull the trigger on Dontari Poe. He's the type of space-eater Ryan likes to feature in the middle of his defense.
No. 15 Philadelphia Eagles
Pick: Fletcher Cox, Defensive Tackle, Mississippi State
There are plenty of reports that the Philadelphia Eagles covet Fletcher Cox. They love his versatility and ability to play in the backfield. Defensive end isn't a major need for the Eagles, but finding another pressure player could really improve the defense.
Cox would rotate across Philadelphia's defensive line, playing defensive end and tackle. He'd fit nicely with the Eagles' preference to feature defensive linemen capable of getting pressure on the quarterback. Cox is seen as a safe pick because of his physical abilities and high motor.
Dontari Poe is also a possibility for the Eagles, as they need to improve their run defense. Poe will be able to occupy blockers and allow the linebackers to flow to the ball.
No. 16 New York Jets
Pick: Dont'a Hightower, Linebacker, Alabama
The New York Jets need to find some young talent to help their linebacking corps. Bart Scott's play slipped last season, and there were struggles at outside linebacker. Dont'a Hightower is versatile enough to play either on the outside or in the middle. Rex Ryan will be able to find plenty of places to utilize Hightower's skill set.
His best position is manning the middle, but his ability to rush the pass makes him a viable option on the outside. It's this versatility and experience in Nick Saban's system that will help Hightower come off the board earlier than expected.
Hightower's teammate at Alabama, Courtney Upshaw, is also in play for the Jets. He's an excellent player who would fit in at outside linebacker. I went with Hightower here because of his ability to play multiple positions.
No. 17 Cincinnati Bengals (From OAK)
Pick: Cordy Glenn, Offensive Line, Georgia
The Cincinnati Bengals need help along the interior of their offensive line. They made some patchwork upgrades during free agency, but someone like Cordy Glenn would bring more upside.
Glenn is a massive player who also possesses good athleticism. His addition would give the Bengals a strong force at one of the guard spots.
Glenn is also capable of playing some tackle. During his career at Georgia, he lined up at both left and right tackle. His surprising quickness and balance are what allow him to hold up in pass protection. He's shown enough for me to feel comfortable with him playing some left tackle in the NFL.
Cincinnati also must address the cornerback position early in this draft. It may feel a prospect like Dre Kirkpatrick is worth taking at No. 17.
No. 18 San Diego Chargers
Pick: Melvin Ingram, Linebacker/Defensive End, South Carolina
Finding someone capable of generating pressure is one of the San Diego Chargers' top offseason needs. Melvin Ingram possesses the burst and quickness needed to bring pressure off the edge. He'll fit in great at outside linebacker, but he also boasts some position versatility.
During his college career, Ingram lined up at defensive end, linebacker and defensive tackle. The Chargers can move him around the field in order to find the best mismatch. Ingram has received some top-10 attention but drops a little because of questions about his ability to play defensive end.
San Diego also has a major need along the offensive line. Someone like Cordy Glenn, Jonathan Martin or David DeCastro could be the pick if one is available.
No. 19 Chicago Bears
Pick: Chandler Jones, Defensive End, Syracuse
It's no secret that the Chicago Bears are looking to upgrade their pass rush. Julius Peppers is still playing at a high level, but the other side features rotational players like Israel Idonije. Chandler Jones possesses the ability to take advantage of the one-on-one situations created by Peppers.
Jones plays with a nonstop motor, which should allow him to tally a minimum of four sacks just based on effort. He's a long and explosive athlete who has a great burst off the line of scrimmage. His best fit at the next level is at defensive end, which is why he makes sense for the Bears.
Chicago has some other needs, including secondary and offensive line. It may just sit back and take the top player available at one of those need positions.
No. 20 Tennessee Titans
Pick: Dre Kirkpatrick, Cornerback, Alabama
The loss of Cortland Finnegan via free agency creates a need for the Tennessee Titans. Current starters Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner are decent players, but neither offers the same type of upside as Dre Kirkpatrick. He has the skill set needed to immediately step in and contribute.
Kirkpatrick is a physical defender who does a great job coming up in run support. He likes to play close to the line and uses his hands to disrupt the timing of the route. He's a good enough athlete to fit multiple schemes, but he might be best suited in a zone.
Don't rule out a possible pass-rusher for the Titans at No. 20. If one of the top guys like Melvin Ingram or Chandler Jones is still available, Tennessee may pull the trigger.
No. 21 Cincinnati Bengals
Pick: Dontari Poe, Defensive Line, Memphis
The Cincinnati Bengals did a good job in free agency signing players who provide them with depth. This will allow them to take a very wide-open approach to the draft. They don't need to draft based on need and can just target playmakers.
Dontari Poe is a tremendous athlete who possesses a lot of potential. He combines his massive size with surprising quickness. He's able to line up at either nose tackle or three-technique on the defensive line. His best attribute is his ability to eat up space and occupy blockers. Cincinnati would be a good fit for Poe, as he can learn from both Mike Zimmer and Marvin Lewis.
Again, the Bengals need help in the secondary and might decide to reach on a player here. However, they could still find some good cornerbacks in the second round.
No. 22 Cleveland Browns (From ATL)
Pick: Kendall Wright, Wide Receiver, Baylor
The Cleveland Browns went with Trent Richardson with the No. 4 pick, leaving a major void at the wide receiver position. Kendall Wright would give the Browns an explosive playmaker who can work well out of the slot. He'd be a nice complement to the bigger receivers currently on the roster, Greg Little and Mohamed Massaquoi.
Wright isn't only a slot receiver, as he has experience working on the outside. Cleveland's offense will be finally going in the right direction if it is able to add two playmakers like Richardson and Wright. This would also allow it to finally get a proper evaluation on quarterback Colt McCoy.
However, if the Browns are completely down on McCoy, they could opt to select a QB like Brandon Weeden at No. 22. This would be a major reach, but the importance of quarterbacks forces teams to make rash decisions.
No. 23 Detroit Lions
Pick: Riley Reiff, Offensive Tackle, Iowa
Riley Reiff would be a great young addition to the offensive tackle mix. He would immediately push Cherilus for the starting spot on the right side of the line, while also being the long-term replacement for Backus.
Reiff is a good athlete who plays with excellent technique. He does a good job protecting the edge and reacting to counter moves.
Detroit is another team looking for help at cornerback. Its willingness to take risks on troubled players could mean it'll jump at the chance to select Janoris Jenkins.
No. 24 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pick: Courtney Upshaw, Linebacker, Alabama
The Pittsburgh Steelers must come out of this draft adding some youth on the defensive side of the ball. They can sit back at No. 24 and pull the trigger on the top available defensive player, no matter what position. Courtney Upshaw possesses top-15 talent and would be a steal at this point in the draft.
Upshaw's a great fit at outside linebacker in Dick LeBeau's defensive system. He'll provide excellent run support and the ability to rush the passer. Upshaw's strength means he could also play some defensive end if the Steelers want to mix it up.
Pittsburgh also needs some help along the offensive line. If someone like Cordy Glenn falls to this spot, the Steelers might make him the pick at No. 24.
No. 25 Denver Broncos
Pick: Michael Brockers, Defensive Line, LSU
The Denver Broncos could go in a few different directions with their first-round pick. However, they have a major need at the defensive tackle spot. This was a need even before Brodrick Bunkley signed with the New Orleans Saints in free agency. Michael Brockers has a similar skill set to Bunkley and would be able to help immediately.
Brockers' draft stock is tied to his upside, but he can still make an instant impact with his run-stuffing ability. He does a good job using his strength to anchor after contact and hold at the point of attack. He's still developing as a pass-rusher, and it could take a few years before he makes an impact in that area.
There's also a chance the Broncos could look to provide Peyton Manning with more offensive weapons. Someone like Kendall Wright would be in play if he's still available.
No. 26 Houston Texans
Pick: Stephen Hill, Wide Receiver, Georgia Tech
Finding a complement to Andre Johnson is one of the Houston Texans' top needs. Johnson is a terrific player but faces constant double-teams. This extra attention does limit his production, and the Texans don't really have any other threats to make the defense pay.
Stephen Hill possesses the size and quickness to make defenses think twice about double-teaming Johnson.
Hill reminds me a lot of Johnson, as both have good size and game-breaking speed. Johnson was much more polished when he came out of college, but this is the type of upside Hill possesses. Houston doesn't only need Hill to be a complement for Johnson—it also needs him as a bit of a replacement. Johnson has had his share of injury issues.
Houston must also consider addressing the offensive line in the first round. It lost starters Eric Winston and Mike Brisiel to free agency. So much of Houston's success last season was thanks to the way it ran the football.
No. 27 New England Patriots (From NO)
Pick: Whitney Mercilus, Defensive End/Linebacker, Illinois
Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots must use one of their early picks to bring in someone capable of creating pressure on the quarterback. They were unable to bring back Mark Anderson and have yet to re-sign Andre Carter, who combined tallied 20 of the team's 40 sacks.
Whitney Mercilus is more than capable of immediately helping New England replace Anderson and Carter.
Mercilus was the most productive college pass-rusher last season. He uses his combination of quickness and balance to work his way to the quarterback. Mercilus plays with a nonstop motor, never quitting on the play. He's scheme-versatile, able to line up at either defensive end or outside linebacker.
No. 28 Green Bay Packers
Pick: Shea McClellin, Linebacker, Boise State
It would be a major disappointment if the Green Bay Packers were unable to land a premier pass-rusher early in the draft. They need someone to come in and help draw attention away from Clay Matthews, who saw a massive drop in production. Shea McClellin does a great job bringing pressure off the edge and would help free up Matthews.
McClellin knows how to anticipate the snap count and ensure he gets a good jump off the line. His second gear is what allows him to tally a high number of his sacks. McClellin is an underrated athlete who fits best at outside linebacker in a 3-4 system.
The Packers must pull the trigger on the top-rated pass-rusher available at No. 28.
No. 29 Baltimore Ravens
Pick: Peter Konz, Center/Guard, Wisconsin
Adding Peter Konz would be a great situation for the Baltimore Ravens. They need immediate help at guard and someone to eventually take over for Matt Birk. Konz is talented enough to play either position and make an immediate impact.
The Ravens' success depends on their ability to run the football, which, in turn, depends on strong offensive line play. Konz doesn't only bring excellent on-field production but also provides great leadership and awareness. He does a good job reading a defense and helping ensure everyone understands the calls.
Baltimore could also look to add some youth on the defensive side of the ball. Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are both near the end of their careers, and a long-term replacement is needed at both positions.
No. 30 San Francisco 49ers
Pick: Kevin Zeitler, Guard, Wisconsin
The San Francisco 49ers' ability to avoid any turnover on the defensive side of the ball means they can address some needs on offense. They have a major need at right guard, one that can be filled by Kevin Zeitler.
Zeitler is a strong player who excels at generating a push off the line. His toughness and ability to run-block will fit with the 49ers' offensive scheme.
This might be a little high for Zeitler, but if he's someone San Francisco covets, it'll have to pull the trigger here. There's little chance he remains on the board late into the second round. The 49ers know their style of play and should be willing to reach a little to find their type of players.
There's also a possibility San Francisco moves back and picks up some extra picks. However, I would love to see it move up the draft in order to land David DeCastro.
No. 31 New England Patriots
Pick: Kendall Reyes, Defensive Line, Connecticut
The versatility of Kendall Reyes is what will make him an attractive prospect for many teams. The New England Patriots' utilization of multiple defensive alignments means they need versatile players. Reyes would fit in at either the five-technique, three-technique or even at nose tackle.
While playing at Connecticut, Reyes was rotated across the defensive line. He could benefit from a more defined role and better coaching. Reyes is still very raw with his best football still ahead of him. New England needs to continue to use the draft to replenish the talent on defense.
No. 32 New York Giants
Pick: Doug Martin, Running Back, Boise State
The departure of Brandon Jacobs and continued injury problems of Ahmad Bradshaw make adding help at running back important for the New York Giants. While Eli Manning is the star of the team, the running game is what helps this offense remain consistent. Doug Martin would be a great complement to Bradshaw and even serve as a possible long-term replacement.
Despite his size (5'9", 223 lbs), Martin is one of the most powerful runners in this draft class. He keeps his pads low and never stops churning his legs. Martin also possesses an excellent burst, which allows him to quickly press the hole. His commitment to pass protection means that he can remain on the field in passing situations.
New York could also look to bring in a tight end, offensive line help or a linebacker with this pick.
33. St. Louis Rams: Devon Still, Defensive Tackle, Penn State
34. Indianapolis Colts: Coby Fleener, Tight End, Stanford
35. Minnesota Vikings: Rueben Randle, Wide Receiver, LSU
36. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David Wilson, Running Back, Virginia Tech
37. Cleveland Browns: Bobby Massie, Offensive Tackle, Ole Miss
38. Jacksonville Jaguars: Vinny Curry, Defensive End, Marshall
39. St. Louis Rams (from WAS): Lavonte David, Linebacker, Nebraska
40. Carolina Panthers: Alshon Jeffery, Wide Receiver, South Carolina
41. Buffalo Bills: Mike Adams, Offensive Tackle, Ohio State
42. Miami Dolphins: Nick Perry, Linebacker/Defensive End, USC
43. Seattle Seahawks: Mychal Kendricks, Linebacker, Cal
44. Kansas City Chiefs: Alameda Ta'amu, Nose Tackle, Washington
45. Dallas Cowboys: Janoris Jenkins, Cornerback, North Alabama
46. Philadelphia Eagles: Harrison Smith, Safety, Notre Dame
47. New York Jets: Jeff Allen, Offensive Lineman, Illinois
48. New England Patriots (from OAK): Jamell Fleming, Cornerback, Oklahoma
49. San Diego Chargers: Kelechi Osemele, Offensive Lineman, Iowa State
50. Chicago Bears: Amini Silatolu, Guard, Midwestern State
51. Philadelphia Eagles (from ARZ): Jerel Worthy, Defensive Tackle, Michigan State
52. Tennessee Titans: Andre Branch, Defensive End/Linebacker, Clemson
53. Cincinnati Bengals: Jayron Hosley, Cornerback, Virginia Tech
54. Detroit Lions: Josh Robinson, Cornerback, UCF
55. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Brooks, Guard, Miami (OH)
56. Pittsburgh Steelers: James-Michael Johnson, Linebacker, Nevada
57. Denver Broncos: Lamar Miller, Running Back, Miami (FL)
58. Houston Texans: Mitchell Schwartz, Offensive Tackle, Cal
59. Green Bay Packers: Brandon Taylor, Defensive Back, LSU
60. Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Thompson, Defensive Lineman, Clemson
61. San Francisco 49ers: Billy Winn, Defensive Lineman, Boise State
62. New England Patriots: Trumaine Johnson, Defensive Back, Montana
63. New York Giants: Bobby Wagner, Linebacker, Utah State
64. Colts: Mike Martin, Defensive Lineman, Michigan
65. Rams: Brandon Boykin, Cornerback, Georgia
66. Vikings: Chase Minnifield, Cornerback, Virginia
67. Browns: Brandon Weeden, Quarterback, Oklahoma State
68. Buccaneers: Zach Brown, Linebacker, North Carolina
69. Redskins: James Brown, Offensive Lineman, Troy
70. Jaguars: Casey Hayward, Cornerback, Vanderbilt
71. Bills: Mohamed Sanu, Wide Receiver, Rutgers
72. Dolphins: Tommy Streeter, Wide Receiver, Miami (FL)
73. Dolphins (from CHI): Dwayne Allen, Tight End, Clemson
74. Chiefs: Marvin Jones, Wide Receiver, Cal
75. Seahawks: LaMichael James, Running Back, Oregon
76. Texans (from PHI): Ronnell Lewis, Linebacker, Oklahoma
77. Jets: Chris Polk, Running Back, Washington
78. Chargers: Isaiah Pead, Running Back, Cincinnati
79. Bears: Ron Brooks, Defensive Back, LSU
80. Cardinals: A.J. Jenkins, Wide Receiver, Illinois
81. Cowboys: Joe Looney, Guard, Wake Forest
82. Titans: Ben Jones, Center, Georgia
83. Bengals: Terrell Manning, Linebacker, NC State
84. Falcons: Matt McCants, Offensive Lineman, UAB
85. Lions: Malik Jackson, Defensive Lineman, Tennessee
86. Steelers: Derek Wolfe, Defensive Lineman, Cincinnati
87. Broncos: Brock Osweiler, Quarterback, Arizona State
88. Eagles (from HOU): Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Michigan State
89. Saints: Cam Johnson, Defensive End/Linebacker, Virginia
90. Packers: Nick Foles, Quarterback, Arizona
91. Ravens: George Iloka, Safety, Boise State
92. 49ers: Bruce Irvin, Linebacker, West Virginia
93. Patriots: Brian Quick, Wide Receiver, Appalachian State
94. Giants: Josh Norman, Cornerback, Coastal Carolina
95. Raiders: Orson Charles, Tight End, Georgia