Re-Drafting the 2012 NFL Draft

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Re-Drafting the 2012 NFL Draft
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With the 2014 NFL draft upon us—make that finally upon us—it's worth taking a look back at some of the recent drafts and seeing whether things could or should have been done differently.

Hindsight is 20-20, they say, and we in the media never shy away from hopping into the time-travel device of our choice (I'm a huge nerd, so mine is a TARDIS) and attempting to rewrite history.

In this slideshow, we'll be reexamining the 2012 NFL draft and taking a stab at figuring out what, if anything, should have been done differently in the first round.

Before we do that, though, here are a few ground rules to go over.

First, we are only tackling the first round. Secondly, we're using the original draft order—before any "day of" trades.

So Washington still has the second pick, but all the teams who made a trade on the first day of the draft are back in their original spot. We will not be replicating or making up our own trades at all.

If you're curious and want to check out how the entire 2012 NFL draft went down, you can see it here.

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