2012 NFL Mock Draft: Which Stud WRs Will Go in First Round?

Jon BanksContributor IIOctober 23, 2011

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 15:  Wide receivers Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State University Cowboys celebrates a second quarter touchdown against the University of Texas Longhorns on October 15, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  Oklahoma State beat Texas 38-26.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
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There are a lot of teams in need of a difference-maker in terms of a receiver. The Rams are one, but the 49ers could be one too. Good news for them, there are some good receivers coming out in this draft. But of those, which are likely to go in the first round?

Justin Blackmon is a guarantee to be in the first. He's a physical freak and will bring any teams passing attack back from the dead. He has 60-plus receptions for over 600 yards this year and will likely add a lot more to that total before the end of the year. He's good, very good.

Michael Floyd is another freak receiver who seems to be a man among boys in college. He currently has 57 receptions, yet has the same amount of yards as Blackmon. He's a great receiver who has been responsible for a lot of Notre Dame's successes.

Finally, Ashlon Jeffery is the last guarantee to go in the first. His stats don't look as good, but don't let that fool you. He had a fantastic 2010 season and is capable of doing it again. Any NFL team would love to have him in the first round.

Another receiver that will likely go in the first, but likely late first, is Ryan Broyles. He's been on fire in Oklahoma this year and has been destroying Big 12 defenses. He's currently slotted for late first, but could go higher. However, some teams that make the playoffs, but are unable to go deep, may look at getting Broyles to help open up their pass attacks or their running games.

Team Draft # Selection
Dolphins 1 Luck
Colts 2 Kalil
Rams 3 Blackmon
Cardinals 4 Martin
Jaguars 5 Jeffery
Vikings 6 Floyd
Browns 7 Jones
Seahawks 8 Barkley
Broncos 9 Richardson
Chiefs 10 Coples
Redskins 11 Griffin III
Panthers 12 Claiborne
Titans 13 Thompson
Bengals 14 Burfict
Browns 15 Kuechly
Bears 16 Reiff
Jets 17 Upshaw
Eagles 18 Kirkpatrick
Bucs 19 Dennard
Bengals 20 Jenkins,CB
Texans 21 Ta'amu
Cowboys 22 Glenn
Giants 23 Brown
Steelers 24 Te'o
Chargers 25 Floyd
Lions 26 Brewster
Bills 27 Jenkins,DE/OLB
49ers 28 DeCastro
Ravens 29 Irvin
Patriots 30 Worthy
Patriots 31 Lewis
Packers 32 Winn