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2012 NFL Mock Draft: First and Second Round Predictions

Scott SewellCorrespondent IMay 26, 2016

2012 NFL Mock Draft: First and Second Round Predictions

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    I recently wrote an article for Bleacher Report wherein I revealed that I have acquired the Sports Almanac from Back to the Future II.

    I decided to make the Chiefs fans aware of their pending Super Bowl Championship, and have now decided that I should I just go ahead and reveal the draft order and career results for all of the players drafted in the first and second rounds of the 2012 NFL draft.

    The draft order is based on how teams actually finished in the 2011 season; they are not my own projections.

    Again, all stats and accomplishments referenced are sourced from from the second edition of Grays Sports Almanac, and it covers all sports up to the year 2050.

    Spoiler alert: Beer Pong is added into the Summer Olympics in 2032!

    Enjoy!

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2 of 65

    59,637 yards passing

    426 touchdowns

    227 interceptions

    4 Super Bowl wins

    2 Super Bowl losses

    11 Pro Bowls

    5 NFL MVPs

    It turns out Andrew Luck was the next Peyton Manning after all.

2. Miami Dolphins: Matt Barkley, QB, USC

3 of 65

    28,137 yards passing

    160 touchdowns

    162 interceptions

    0 Super Bowl wins

    1 Super Bowl loss

    2 Pro Bowls

    It appears that Barkley had a few solid seasons before settling into a slightly above average quarterback on some bad Dolphins teams.  His Super Bowl appearance came as a back up late in his career.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

4 of 65

    913 receptions

    10,280 yards receiving

    81 touchdowns

    0 Super Bowl wins

    0 Super Bowl losses

    5 Pro Bowls

    Justin Blackmon ends up with a very Ochocinco-esqe career.

4. Indianapolis Colts: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

5 of 65

    182 games played

    61 career AV

    2 Pro Bowls

    1 Super Bowl win

    0 Super Bowl losses

    Kalil was a pro bowl caliber tackle his first few years in the league, but a nagging ankle injury ultimately derailed his career.

5. Minnesota Vikings: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

6 of 65

    5,500 yards passing

    26 touchdowns

    38 interceptions

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    Jones bounced around a bit.  Minnesota never surrounded him with the receivers to be successful and finally drafted another young quarterback with the first pick of the 2015 draft. I'm saving that secret for another time.

6. St. Louis Rams: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

7 of 65

    275 receptions

    3,112 yards receiving

    18 touchdowns

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    0 Pro Bowls

    Dropped passes plagued Jeffery's seven year career.

7. Buffalo Bills: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

8 of 65

    27,222 yards passing

    172 touchdowns

    151 interceptions

    3,391 yards rushing

    26 rushing touchdowns

    2 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Losses

    The good news for Bills fans is that they drafted a bonafide star in RG3.  The bad news is that the two super bowl wins came with a different a team, and the super bowl loss came during his time in Buffalo.

    The term "The Snap" will enter football lore.

8. Seattle Seahawks: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

9 of 65

    870 rushes

    3,329 yards rushing

    126 receptions

    1122 yards receiving

    11 rushing touchdowns

    2 receiving touchdowns

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    An extremely weak running back class with a few successful third rounders, but the first running back taken off the board never developed like the Seahawks envisioned.

9. Cincinnati Bengals: Quinton Coples, DE, UNC

10 of 65

    382 tackles

    2 interceptions

    71 sacks

    1 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Loss

    Coples had a solid, but unspectacular career.  The really good news is that he wasn't arrested one time during his stay in Cincinnati.

10. Denver Broncos: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

11 of 65

    211 games

    118 Career AV

    8 Pro Bowls

    2 Super Bowl Win

    2 Super Bowl Losses

    Martin became a superstar and helped to lead the Broncos offense to four super bowls over a nine year period from 2016-2025.

11. Arizona Cardinals: Vontaze Burfict, LB, ASU

12 of 65

    812 tackles

    13 interceptions

    26.5 sacks

    2 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Burfict started his career as an early star, but injuries and suspensions ultimately derailed his once promising career.

12. Carolina Panthers: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

13 of 65

    9 games

    2 Career AV

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Win

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    Sadly, Reiff suffered a serious injury in the ninth game of his rookie year and was never able to fully recover.

13. Cleveland Browns: Michael Floyd, WR, Noted Dame

14 of 65

    499 receptions

    5512 yards receiving

    26 touchdowns

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    0 Pro Bowls

    Floyd was an average wide receiver in the NFL that never fully clicked with his starting quarterback.  Most of his success came after his time in Cleveland.

14. Washington Redskins: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

15 of 65

    412 tackles

    2 interceptions

    14 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Loss

    Kuechly had a short career and was never really given an opportunity to perform for the Redskins.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers: Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame

16 of 65

    1311 tackles

    22 interceptions

    34 sacks

    8 Pro Bowls

    3 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Loss

    Some say Te'o, not luck was the best pick of the draft.  Te'o was able to learn from the Steelers veterans and quickly become one of the fiercest linebackers in all of football.

16. Dallas Cowboys: Zach Brown, LB, UNC

17 of 65

    451 tackles

    7 interceptions

    16.5 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    1 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Brown started slowly before finally have a three to four year period of success for the Cowboys.  He even had a game changing interception off of a tipped pass in the Cowboys' super bowl win.

17. San Francisco 49ers: Jared Crick, DL, Nebraska

18 of 65

    374 tackles

    2 interceptions

    19 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    1 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Loss

    Crick simply never developed into the dominant interior presence the 49ers had envisioned.

18. Chicago Bears: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

19 of 65

    268 tackles

    9 interceptions

    11 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Claiborne was the first defensive back taken in the draft, but certainly not the best.  His injury prone career ended after just six seasons.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Andrew Datko, OT, Florida State

20 of 65

    148 games

    49 Career AV

    1 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Win

    1 Super Bowl Losses

    Datko was only a starter for a few years.  He spent most of his career platooning on the Tampa front line.

20. Cleveland Browns: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

21 of 65

    741 tackles

    53 interceptions

    16 sacks

    5 Pro Bowls

    2 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Loss

    Cleveland missed on their Michael Floyd pick, but Kirkpatrick teamed with Joe Haden to become the best cover corner duo in football.

21. New York Jets: Andre Branch, DE, Clemson

22 of 65

    299 tackles

    0 interceptions

    62 sacks

    2 Pro Bowls

    2 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Branch had dominating first three seasons for the Jets, but injuries cut his once promising career very short.

22. Tennessee Titans: Bruce Irvin, DE/OLB, West Virgina

23 of 65

    112 tackles

    1 interceptions

    19 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Irvin just didn't have the talent to break through the Titans starting lineup.  He was a career backup and special teamer.

23. Oakland Raiders: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

24 of 65

    282 tackles

    6 interceptions

    2.5 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    The Raiders ultimately cut Jenkins who consistently found himself in trouble with the league.

24. New York Giants: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

25 of 65

    402 tackles

    1 interceptions

    99.5 sacks

    4 Pro Bowls

    1 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Loss

    Jerel Worthy became one of the most recognizable faces in Giants history.  He was a force in the middle and led the team to two super bowls.

25. Philadelphia Eagles: Cordy Glenn, G, Georgia

26 of 65

    112 games

    51 Career AV

    1 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Win

    1 Super Bowl Losses

    Glenn was a solid, but unspectacular player for the Eagles for a long time.

26. San Diego Chargers: Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington

27 of 65

    211 tackles

    1 interceptions

    21 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Fans in San Diego curse the name Ta'amu.  They'll always wonder what would've happened had they taken Brandon Thompson instead.

27. New England Patriots: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson

28 of 65

    352 tackles

    4 interceptions

    86 sacks

    2 Pro Bowls

    3 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Loss

    Thompson won two super bowls with the New England Patriots and then won a third championship later in his career.  He was an intimidating presence throughout his career.

28. New England Patriots: Ronnell Lewis, LB, Oklahoma

29 of 65

    612 tackles

    5 interceptions

    31.5 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    2 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Loss

    The Patriots had a bit of a revolving door at linebacker and Lewis was ultimately just another in a long line of players that couldn't live up to Tedy Bruschi status in New England.

29. Houston Texans: Brandon Jenkins, DE, FSU

30 of 65

    240 tackles

    5 interceptions

    26.5 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    1 Super Bowl Wins

    2 Super Bowl Loss

    Jenkins ultimately became a role player on some very good Houston teams.

30. Detroit Lions: T.J. McDonald, S, USC

31 of 65

    861 tackles

    32 interceptions

    14 sacks

    3 Pro Bowls

    2 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Loss

    TJ McDonald was the best defensive back of the 2012 class.  His numbers were very similar to Rodney Harrison and he's revered for helping bring two super bowl championships to Detroit.

31. Baltimore Raves: Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M

32 of 65

    119 receptions

    1583 yards receiving

    8 touchdowns

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Losses

    0 Pro Bowls

    Fuller was never given the opportunity to be successful in the NFL, but ultimately was a star in the Canadian Football League.

32. Green Bay Packers: Kelechi Osemele, OT, Iowa State

33 of 65

    16 games

    3 Career AV

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Win

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    Osemele suffered a career ending injury on the last game of the 2012 season.  It was the second career ending injury to an offensive lineman drafted in the first round.

33. Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Brewster, C, Ohio State

34 of 65

    184 games

    92 Career AV

    5 Pro Bowls

    3 Super Bowl Win

    2 Super Bowl Losses

    Many attribute a portion of Andrew Luck's success to the Chiefs smartly drafting Michael Brewster in the second round.  Brewster and Luck matured together and ultimately turned the Chiefs into a perennial contender.

34. Miami Dolphins: Kheeston Randall, DE/DT, Texas

35 of 65

    96 tackles

    0 interceptions

    9.5 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Randall was disappointment to the Dolphins who expected him to quickly contribute.  Unfortunately he just wasn't good enough to break through to the first team. 

35. Jacksonville Jaguars: DJ Fluker, OT, Alabama

36 of 65

    35 games

    9 Career AV

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Win

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    Fluker was a career backup that never flashed the ability the Jaguars expected.

36. Indianapolis Colts: Cliff Harris, CB, Oregon

37 of 65

    312 tackles

    15 interceptions

    2 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    1 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Harris had trouble adjusting to the NFL game and never became the ball hawk Indianapolis expected when they drafted him.

37. Minnesota Vikings: Juron Criner, WR, Arizona

38 of 65

    75 receptions

    751 yards receiving

    4 touchdowns

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    0 Pro Bowls

    Criner spent the majority of his time on special teams and never fully got a shot at being a main option for the Vikings.

38. St. Louis Rams: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

39 of 65

    181 tackles

    9 interceptions

    0 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Dennard wasn't the answer the Rams looking for at cornerback.  They drafted another cornerback in the 5th round of the 2012 draft that was starting in place of Dennard by Week 9 of the 2012 season.

39. Buffalo Bills: Donte Paige-Moss, DE, UNC

40 of 65

    175 tackles

    0 interceptions

    24 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    1 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Paige-Moss draft stock slipped considerably after subpar pre draft workouts.  The workouts were telling as Paige-Moss never became more than role player. 

40. Seattle Seahawks: Nick Foles, QB, Arizona

41 of 65

    2100 yards passing

    7 touchdowns

    19 interceptions

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    0 Pro Bowls

    Foles just didn't have the talent to be an NFL quarterback.  However, he did win three championships in the Arena Football League.

41. Cincinnati Bengals: Keenan Robinson, OLB, Texas

42 of 65

    521 tackles

    3 interceptions

    13.5 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    2 Super Bowl Loss

    Robinson had a solid career as a role player for the Bengals.  He was a starting Outside Linebacker in the super bowl they lost to the 49ers in 2017.

42. Denver Broncos: Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma

43 of 65

    582 receptions

    7211 yards receiving

    36 touchdowns

    1 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Losses

    2 Pro Bowls

    Broyles was a great second round steal and a key veteran on starter on some great Broncos teams.

43. Philadelphia Eagles: Nate Potter, OT, Boise State

44 of 65

    174 games

    72 Career AV

    2 Pro Bowls

    1 Super Bowl Win

    1 Super Bowl Losses

    While Cordy Glenn never really delivered for the Eagles, Nate Potter was able to make a significant impact right away helping protect Michael Vick.

44. Carolina Panthers: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall

45 of 65

    88 tackles

    0 interceptions

    15 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Curry was quickly out of the league.  His dominance at Marshall just didn't translate to the pro game.

45. Cleveland Browns: Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina

46 of 65

    211 tackles

    1 interceptions

    32 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Loss

    Taylor had a few good years as a starter, but he never played a full season 16 game season for Cleveland.

46. Washington Redskins: David DeCastro, G, Stanford

47 of 65

    45 games

    21 Career AV

    2 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Win

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    DeCastro was a Pro Bowl guard in both his first and second seasons in the NFL, but but he became the third offensive lineman to lose his career to injury in the 13th game of the 2015 season.  This was a crushing blow to the Redskins offense.

47. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

48 of 65

    141 games

    39 Career AV

    0 Pro Bowls

    1 Super Bowl Win

    1 Super Bowl Losses

    Pittsburgh never gave Adams a chance to be the starter.  He ultimately settled into a second string role for several seasons.

48. Dallas Cowboys: Ryan Miller, G, Colorado

49 of 65

    10 games

    1 Career AV

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Win

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    Miller just didn't have the talent for the pro game was cut late in the 2012 season.

49. San Francisco 49ers: Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama

50 of 65

    102 tackles

    0 interceptions

    19.5 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Upshaw was cut during training camp by the 49ers and ultimately became a role player for the Tennessee Titans.

50. Chicago Bears: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

51 of 65

    0 receptions

    0 yards receiving

    0 touchdowns

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    0 Pro Bowls

    Sanu was cut after the fourth preseason game for Chicago.  He did wind up becoming an excellent player in the Arena Football League.

51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ray Ray Armstong, S, Miami

52 of 65

    988 tackles

    22 interceptions

    18 sacks

    2 Pro Bowls

    1 Super Bowl Wins

    2 Super Bowl Loss

    Armstrong was a steal at the 51st pick and became the best Buccaneers safety since John Lynch.

52. Atlanta Falcons: Baker Steinkuhler, DT, Nebraska

53 of 65

    155 tackles

    0 interceptions

    13.5 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Steinkuhler started for the Falcons for four years, but he never lived up to the potential he displayed at Nebraska.

53. New York Jets: Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin

54 of 65

    74 games

    11 Career AV

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Win

    0 Super Bowl Losses

    The Jets envisioned Zeitler as an anchor to their offensive line for the next decade, but injuries ultimately cut his career short.

54. Tennessee Titans: Dwight Jones, WR, UNC

55 of 65

    612 receptions

    6439 yards receiving

    31 touchdowns

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Losses

    0 Pro Bowls

    Jones had an unremarkable career as a wide receiver with the Titans and Seahawks.

55. New England Patriots: Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama

56 of 65

    419 tackles

    8 interceptions

    12.0 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    1 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Loss

    Hightower played seven seasons but never broke out of the Patriots consistent linebacker rotation.

56. New York Giants: Stephen Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

57 of 65

    384 tackles

    41 interceptions

    1 sacks

    2 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    4 Super Bowl Loss

    Gilmore was another successful pick by the Giants in 2012.  He didn't become a superstar but he was a major contributor on several good teams.

57. Philadelphia Eagles: Robert Lester, S, Alabama

58 of 65

    129 tackles

    3 interceptions

    3 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Lester just never fully broke into the starting rotation for the Eagles.

58. San Diego Chargers: Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas

59 of 65

    213 tackles

    0 interceptions

    41.5 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    1 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Bequette was a bit contributor to some very poor Chargers team. He ultimately won a super bowl with the Chiefs late in his career.

59. New England Patriots: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

60 of 65

    180 games

    31 Career AV

    0 Pro Bowls

    2 Super Bowl Win

    3 Super Bowl Losses

    Konz was a career backup that collected two super bowl rings by watching from the sidelines.

60. New Orleans Saints: Brandon Lindsay, DE, Pittsburgh

61 of 65

    281 tackles

    0 interceptions

    24.5 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    Lindsay didn't have any success in New Orleans, but he ultimately caught on in Detroit where he had some okay seasons as a role player.

61. Houston Texans: Barrett Jones, G, Alabama

62 of 65

    159 games

    61 Career AV

    0 Pro Bowls

    2 Super Bowl Win

    1 Super Bowl Losses

    Solid, but unspectacular career for Jones on some great Texans teams.

62. Detroit Lions: DeVier Posey, WR, Ohio State

63 of 65

    559 receptions

    5022 yards receiving

    39 touchdowns

    1 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Losses

    0 Pro Bowls

    Posey was considered a reach by many, but he did turn in a few good seasons as the #3 option for Matthew Stafford and the Lions.

63. Baltimore Ravens: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virgina

64 of 65

    152 tackles

    3 interceptions

    2 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    1 Super Bowl Loss

    Minnifield was a career backup for Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

64. Green Bay Packers: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt

65 of 65

    246 tackles

    13 interceptions

    2.5 sacks

    0 Pro Bowls

    0 Super Bowl Wins

    0 Super Bowl Loss

    The Packers originally expected Hayward to take over for Charles Woodson, but he struggled in his rookie year and was ultimately replaced by a 2014 1st round pick.

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