The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft was one of the most surprising and unpredictable ever.
Some players who absolutely should have been first-round picks, like Alabama outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw and Stanford offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, will still be on the board when the second round begins Friday.
On the other hand, some teams made some absolutely head-scratching choices with their first-round picks.
I decided to rank, from best to worst, all 32 selections from the first round this year. These rankings are not done based upon the best player selected to the worst, but rather from the best picks in terms of value and need.