2012 NFL Mock Draft: Grading Todd McShay's First 2012 Mock Draft

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Grading Todd McShay's First 2012 Mock Draft
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Andrew Luck doesn't have to raise his hand; every team in the NFL knows he is coming next year.

The sure-fire, consensus No. 1 prospect in the country is widely considered the best quarterback prospect since Peyton Manning in 1998.

Since then, we have seen nine other quarterbacks taken No. 1, with only Peyton and little brother Eli winning Super Bowls.

Sam Bradford and Matt Stafford are still too young to grade, but they both show promise as franchise players.

JaMarcus Russell has already washed out the league. While Alex Smith lived up to expectations, he is still playing his original team and has a chance to start in 2011.

Carson Palmer has had regular season success but has done little in the playoffs and will likely retire or force a trade to a new team this year.

David Carr has turned into a career backup after being destroyed behind a Texans offensive line while Michael Vick is an extremely tough grade as a player, though he certainly can win football games.

Unfortunately, Tim Couch never panned out for the expansion Cleveland Browns.

And that brings us to the 2012 NFL Draft, which is so far away that some may find this rather ridiculous.

However, ESPN's Todd McShay has released his first mock draft for 2012 and ironically has the Cleveland Browns at No. 1, selecting a quarterback all over again.

Oh, how the league wheel turns.

I'm going to breakdown McShay's mock draft and see if we can't have some fun doing so.

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