2012 NFL Mock Draft
By Neal Driscoll
- Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck-Quarterback-Stanford
Analysis: The Colts franchise had a great over the last decade but I think it’s time for them to turn the page and move on. Andrew Luck is the best NFL prospect that has come out in a very long time so when a player of his caliber is available you take him. What they do with Peyton Manning will be interesting as teams such as the Jets, Redskins, and Dolphins could be viable trade candidates. The Colts will have a new coach by this point and now a new franchise quarterback to build their team around.
- St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil-Offensive Tackle-USC
Analysis: The Rams have needs on the defensive side of the ball and still need to find a go-to wide receiver for Sam Bradford but they also have to keep Bradford on his feet. 2009 first round selection Jason Smith has been a bust and Rodger Staffold is better suited on the right side. Kalil is the best offensive line prospect to declare for the draft since Jake Long in 2008 and should keep Sam Bradford upright.
TRADE: The Miami Dolphins send their 2012 1st Round Selection (#8) and their 2013 1st Round Selection to the Minnesota Vikings for their 1st Round Selection (#3)
- Miami Dolphins (MIN): Robert Griffin III-Quarterback-Baylor
Analysis: The Dolphins need to make a bold move and get a franchise quarterback. They have had more than a dozen quarterbacks start for them since Dan Marino retired in 1999 and are currently no closer to finding a franchise quarterback than they were when they were starting Jay Fiedler. Dolphins’ C.E.O. Stephen Ross will be all over RG3 who is coming off of winning the Heisman trophy and is the type of player than electrify a fan base.
- Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon-Wide Receiver-Oklahoma State
Analysis: The Browns simply need to draft play-makers and they have failed to find an elite receiver despite drafting players such as Greg Little and Brian Robiskie. Blackmon is built in the “Andre-Johnson” mold and can stretch the field which is something that theClevelandoffense lacks. The Browns will be on the market for a running-back and quarterback as well but wide receiver has to be their priority at this point.
- Jacksonville Jaguars: Morris Claiborne-Cornerback-LSU
Analysis: It is foolish to think Jacksonville would give up Blaine Gabbert so quickly after trading up to get him in 2011. Gabbert needs to be surrounded with some weapons and I believe Justin Blackmon will be their primary target but with the Browns taking him they will turn to free agency to find a receiver such as Vincent Jackson, Dwayne Bowe, or DeSean Jackson. The Jaguars use this pick to draft the best defensive player in the draft and a player who fills a major need for them. In the pass happy AFC South it is important that you have shut-down cornerbacks to cover the likes of Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, and Kenny Britt. Claiborne is a great cover guy with a knack for making big plays.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers:Trent Richardson-Running Back-Alabama
Analysis: The Buccaneers struggles are baffling but it doesn’t help that their current running back is a fumbling machine. Sure LaGarrette Blount makes a nice run from time to time but he is inconsistent and the Buccaneers have an opportunity to take the second coming of Adrian Peterson. Trent Richardson defines “complete back” as he is a power runner with brilliant speed, brilliant hands, and he can pick-up the blitz well. A dynamic back likeRichardsonwill take some of the weight off of Josh Freeman’s shoulders as well.
- Washington Redskins: Ryan Tannehill-Quarterback-Texas A&M
Analysis: There is no question this is a major reach but we see teams’ do this every year ala the Denver Broncos taking Tim Tebow in 2010 and the Minnesota Vikings taking Christian Ponder last year. Ryan Tannehill is exactly what Redskins head coach Mike Shannahan looks for in a quarterback is he is athletic, accurate, and can make throws on the run. This is a major risk for the Redskins to take Tannehill so high but there is no question that they need to move on from Rex Grossman and John Beck.
- Minnesota Vikings (MIA): Riley Reiff-Offensive Tackle-Iowa
Analysis: The Vikings pick up a 2013 1st rounder for trading down with the dolphins and they get an elite left tackle prospect here. Riley Reiff is strong and from a technical standpoint is completely polished. The Vikings let Bryant McKinnie go prior to the 2011 season and didn’t have a replacement in place. Reiff is great in pass protections and is an absolute mauler in the running game.
- Carolina Panthers: Devon Still-Defensive Tackle-Penn State
Analysis: Cameron Newton jump-started the Panthers’ offense and makes them a dangerous team in the future. If they get a defense in place they can be serious contenders in the NFC. Devon Still is a massive defensive tackle who is going to rise up draft boards when teams’ get a close look at how he can dominate the line of scrimmage.
- Buffalo Bills: Quinton Coples-Defensive End-North Carolina
Analysis: The Bills need a pass rush in the worst way and they cannot rely on the health of Shawn Merriman. Coples is a player who at times flashes elite potential but then tends to disappear. With good coaching Coples could easily become the steal of the draft but if he can’t find a way to turn his motor on he could be a bust ala Derrick Harvey inJacksonville.
- Philadelphia Eagles: Alshon Jeffery-Wide Receiver-South Carolina
Analysis: The Eagles are a far better team than their draft slot would indicate so this gives them a chance for a good team to become really good. DeSean Jackson won’t be brought back after his antics in 2011 so the Eagles give Michael Vick another weapon built in the Brandon-Marshall mold. Alshon Jeffery has the tools to be an elite player in the NFL and playing in the high powered Philly offense will make him a terror.
- Kansas City Chiefs:Luke Kuechly-Linebacker-Boston College
Analysis: Kuechly isn’t the biggest or the strongest or the fastest but he may be the smartest player in this draft. Kuechly has an amazing nose for the football and is a tackling machine that sheds off blockers as well as anyone in the draft. Kuechly can be a defensive leader and pairing him in the middle with Derrick Johnson could be a lethal combination. Kuechly is a player that Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli will covet.
- Tennessee Titans: Dre Kirkpatrick-Cornerback-Alabama
Analysis: Reports have surfaced that the Titans are prepared to move on from Coutland Finnegan after the 2011 season leaving them weaker at a position that they are very weak in already. Dre Kirkpatrick is build in the mold of the Jets’ Darrelle Revis and him falling to the thirteenth pick in the draft is a crime but a steal for the Titans.
- Arizona Cardinals: Jonathan Martin-Offensive Tackle-Stanford
Analysis: The Cardinals might have the worst OLINE in the NFL and if they do not fix it soon than it doesn’t matter who is playing quarterback. Martin gives them a player who can come in and start right away and anchor the OLINE for the next decade. Martin did a remarkable job at protecting Andrew Luck during his tenure at Stanford.
- Seattle Seahawks: Landry Jones-Quarterback-Oklahoma
Analysis: The Seahawks need to move on from Tavaris Jackson and Landry Jones is an elite pocket passer but he needs to play behind a good OLINE because he struggles mightily when faced with pressure. Jones isn’t the most mobile player but he does have an elite arm and can make all the throws.
- San Diego Chargers: Courtney Upshaw-Outside Linebacker-Alabama
Analysis: The Chargers need a pass rusher and 2009 1st round pick Larry English has been a bust so far. Upshaw is a gifted pass rusher who shows up for big games and makes his biggest plays on the big stage. He is also a sound tackler against the run and has a great motor which the Chargers will covet.
- Cincinnati Bengals (OAK): David DeCastro-Offensive Guard-Stanford
Analysis: The Bengals get the best interior offensive linemen in the draft. DeCastro is an ox who does a great job at creating running lanes. He is an effective pass rusher as he teamed with Jonathan Martin to protect Andrew Luck. This move gives the Bengals one of the best OLINE’s in the league and should make the team tougher in the trenches.
- Chicago Bears: Michael Floyd-Wide Receiver-Notre Dame
Analysis: Roy Williams, Devin Hester, and Johnny Knox can be supporting receivers but none of them can be go-to guys. Jay Cutler hasn’t had a viable #1 target during his tenure inChicagobut when he did with Brandon Marshall inDenverhe was a top ten quarterback in the NFL. Michael Floyd reminds me of Larry Fitzgerald as he can out jump defenders for the football and he might have the best hands in the entire draft.
- Dallas Cowboys: Janoris Jenkins-Cornerback-Northern Alabama
Analysis: Terrence Newman is an ageing free agent and Mike Jenkins hasn’t been as good as advertised and the Cowboys secondary has been their Achilles heel for two seasons now. Janoris Jenkins would be a top fifteen pick if he didn’t face off-field issues that led to his dismissal from theUniversityofFlorida.
- Cincinnati Bengals: Lamar Miller-Running Back-Miami
Analysis: Cedric Benson is a free agent and the Bengals need a more dynamic option at the running back position. Lamar Miller is a burner who reminds me of the Eagles’ LeSean McCoy. Having the trio of AJ Green, Andy Dalton, and Lamar Miller will make the Bengals relevant for a long time.
- New York Jets: Zach Brown-Outside Linebacker-North Carolina
Analysis: has been very effective in situations where he has played in the 34 defense at the University of North Carolinaand the Jets need a pass rusher in the worst way. Brown is an athletic marvel who can cover backs out of the backfield and rush the quarterback. He needs to get stronger as he misses open tackles in space but the Jets will need Brown to lineup and get to Tom Brady.
- Cleveland Browns (ATL): Cordy Glenn-Offensive Guard-Georgia
Analysis: The Browns draft Glenn here and I don’t see how they don’t have the best OLINE in the NFL. Joe Thomas, Alex Mack, Eric Steinbach, and now Cordy Glenn will give the Browns a gifted OLINE and help protect whoever starts for them at quarterback in 2012.
- Detroit Lions: Alfonzo Dennard-Cornerback-Nebraska
Analysis: The Lions need for a cornerback reminds me of the Dolphins need for a quarterback. The Lions have made major strides in 2011 but if they want to beat the Packers they need to find cornerbacks that can slow down Aaron Rodgers’ passing attack. Alfonzo Dennard instantly becomes the Lions best cornerback and can develop into a pro-bowl type of player.
- Houston Texans: Dontari Poe-Nose Tackle-Memphis
Analysis: Wade Phillips’ Houston Texans defense is the most improved unit in the NFL and the switch to a 34 defense seems to be the right move. Right now the undersized Shaun Cody plays Nose Tackle for them so it’s time for them to get an upgrade. Poe is raw but extremely talented and if he develops into the player he can than the Texans will have the best defense in the NFL.
- New York Giants:Vontaze Burfict-Linebacker-ArizonaState
Analysis: Giants’ fans have been waiting for their next Lawrence Taylor for quite some time and while Vontaze Burfict will never be as good as L.T. he is a dynamic linebacker who has potential to be an elite player in the NFL. Burfict is at times too aggressive both on and off the field but when he is mentally tuned into a game he is a feared hitter who finds the ball and punishes opposing players.
- Denver Broncos: Brandon Thompson-Defensive Tackle-Clemson
Analysis: Everyone can run on the Broncos’ defense as they have to get bigger on the interior of their DLINE. They have gifted pass rushes and drafting a guy like Brandon Thompson will be a good move as Thompson will eat up blockers allowing Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil to run free.
- Pittsburgh Steelers: Donta Hightower-Inside Linebacker-Alabama
Analysis: Linebackers are the heart and soul of the Steelers football team and there is no secret that their once dominant defense is ageing and the guy in the middle James Farrior is now in his 15th season and is slowing down in a big way. Donta Hightower can come in and lineup next to Lawrence Timmons immediately and give the Steelers the best linebacker core in the game. Hightower is big and strong and when he hits you, you do not get away.
- Baltimore Ravens: Peter Konz-Center-Wisconsin
Ravens’ fans won’t like this pick but Matt Birk is a free agent and the team is set to lose Ben Grubbs in free agency as they have to pay Ray Rice and Joe Flacco. Konz is the best Center in the draft and with the ravens being a team that depends on running the football it is a must that they upgrade the center position.
- San Francisco 49ers: Melvin Ingram-Defensive End/Outside Linebacker-SouthCarolina
Analysis: The 49ers defense is very good and finding another pass rusher to play opposite of Aldon Smith could make them great. Ingram can rush the passer, plays the run very well, and has a knack for making big plays. The 49ers need a wide receiver, upgrade their OLINE, but Ingram is too gifted to pass at this point.
- New England Patriots (New Orleans): Mark Barron-Safety-Mark Barron
Analysis: The horrific play by the Patriots’ secondary has made their secondary the laughing stock of the NFL. Quarterbacks such as Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matt Moore have lit them up so the Patriots address it by drafting the best safety in the 2012 class.
- New England Patriots:Kendall Wright-Wide Receiver-Baylor
Analysis: The Patriots need to give Tom Brady more weapons on the outside and Kendall Wright reminds me a lot of a young Steve smith from the Panthers. Wright is an early favorite for offensive rookie of the year if he gets selected by the Patriots and a dangerous offense gets even better.
- Green Bay Packers: Nick Perry-Outside Linebacker-USC
Analysis: The Packers’ defense has caught a lot of heat for their play in 2011 but the truth is that they have a very good defense but they are on the field way too much because their offense scores so many points. Finding a pass rusher to play opposite of Clay Matthews Jr. should be their priority and Nick Perry reminds me of the 49ers’ Aldon Smith and could have a huge year thrown into Dom Capers’ defensive scheme.
- Indianapolis Colts: Chase Minnifield-Cornerback-Virginia
Analysis: The Colts secondary is god awful and for them to reclaim the AFC South they better find a way to cover Andre Johnson.
- St. Louis Rams: Jayron Hosley-Cornerback-Virginia Tech
Analysis: The Rams might have the worst secondary in the NFL which is a shame because their front seven has played well in 2011. The Rams cannot win with such a bad pass defense which is why Hosley makes a ton of sense here.
- Minnesota Vikings: Dwight Jones-Wide Receiver-North Carolina
Analysis: Percy Harvin emerged as a go-to guy for Christian Ponder but with Adrian Peterson being out for the beginning of the 2012 season after tearing his ACL the Vikings will rely on their passing attack even more next season. Dwight Jones gives them a receiver with some size who should bring a red-zone presence as well.
- Cleveland Browns: Chris Polk-Running Back-Washington
Analysis: The Browns had to pass on Trent Richardson in round 1 and they are certain to move on from Peyton Hillis which is why drafting Polk here is a great move. Polk is a back who can easily handle 25 touches a game and fits the Browns’ style of play. Adding Justin Blackmon and Chris Polk give the Browns some serious play-makers.
- Jacksonville Jaguars:Brandon Jenkins-DefensiveEnd-Florida State
Analysis: The Jaguars have had a hard time finding a pass rushing defensive end as Aaron Kaampman has battled the injury big and we all know the bust that was Derrick Harvey. Jenkins is raw but very talented and recent off-field issues have him fall into the Jaguars’ laps in the top of round 2.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Robert Lester-Safety-Alabama
Analysis: The Buccaneers secondary needs major retooling so getting a talented safety like Lester here is a great move. Robert Lester might turn out to be of the best defensive players in this draft and give the Buccaneers a play-maker in their secondary.
- Washington Redskins: Fletcher Cox-Defensive Tackle/Defensive End-Mississippi State
Analysis: The Redskins front seven needs to player better especially their DLINE so a player like Fletcher Cox offers versatility and a player strong against the run.
- Miami Dolphins: Dwayne Allen-Tight End-Clemson
Analysis: Anthony Fasano is due $4,000,000 in 2012 and there is no guarantee he is back. Dwayne Allen is the best tight end in the draft and gives the Dolphins an immediate red-zone threat and tight end that can stretch the field. The combination of Dwayne Allen and Charles Clay spells success for the Dolphins in the future.
- Carolina Panthers: Stephon Gilmore-Cornerback-South Carolina
Analysis: The Panthers continue to rebuild their defense by drafting a cornerback who can see playing time right away. Gilmore is also a lethal return man so he offers value to the special teams as well.
- Buffalo Bills:Mike Adams-OffensiveTackle-Ohio State
Analysis: The Bills paid Ryan Fitzpatrick a lot of money and now they need to protect them. Mike Adams is a 1st round talent that falls due to a strong class at offensive tackle.
- Philadelphia Eagles: Lavonte David-Outside Linebacker-Nebraska
Analysis: The Eagles defense was woeful in 2011 and their linebacker core is horrid. David can play immediately and instantly becomes the Eagles’ best linebacker.
- Kansas City Chiefs: Ronnell Lewis-Outside Linebacker-Oklahoma
Analysis: A pass rush that consists of Tamba Hali and Ronnell Lewis will strike fear into the quarterbacks of the AFC West. The Chiefs add Lewis and Kuechly in the first two rounds and now they have a championship type linebacker core.
- Tennessee Titans: Whitney Mercilus-Defensive End-Illinois
Analysis: It’s was too early to call Derrick Morgan a bust but they are getting nowhere near the production they were getting from Jason Babin. Mercilus’ numbers don’t lie and they show that he can get to the quarterback.
- Philadelphia Eagles (ARZ):Kelechi Osemele-Offensive Tackle-Iowa State
Analysis: The Eagles have a major need at right tackle which Osemele can fill. If he doesn’t far well at right tackle he is a pro bowl caliber offensive guard.
- Seattle Seahawks:Jonathan Banks-Cornerback-Mississippi State
Analysis: The Seahawks need to get younger at the cornerback position as Marcus Trufant isn’t getting younger. Banks has a good combo of size and speed that Pete Carroll will be all over.
- San Diego Chargers: Orson Charles-Tight End-Georgia
Analysis: Antonio Gates is still an elite tight end and isn’t going anywhere any time soon but getting another guy to groom behind him would be a good move. Charles can stretch the field and the Chargers’ would be extremely dangerous in their two tight end sets.
- New England Patriots (OAK): Brandon Lindsey-Outside Linebacker-Pittsburgh
Analysis: The Patriots need to get better at rushing the passer and they will be active to find one during the off-season. Lindsey is a guy who can be an annual 10 sack guy.
- Chicago Bears: Andre Branch-Defensive End-Clemson
Analysis: Branch has been very productive at Clemson in 2011 and there isn’t a better scenario for him to jump into than starting opposite of Julius Peppers.
- Dallas Cowboys: Billy Winn-Defensive End/Defensive Tackle-Boise State
Analysis: Winn is the perfect 5 technique in the Cowboys’ 34 defense;
- Cincinnati Bengals: Leonard Johnson-Cornerback-Iowa State
Analysis: I have Leonard Johnson rated higher than most but I think this guy is going to be a very good player in the NFL. The Bengals were foolish to let Jonathan Joseph go in the off-season and need to find a way to replace him.
- New York Jets: Barrett Jones-Offensive Tackle-Alabama
Analysis: Wayne Hunter shouldn’t be starting on any line in the NFL.
- Atlanta Falcons: Coby Fleener-Tight End-Stanford
Analysis: The Falcons need to groom a young tight end behind Touchdown tony as Matt Ryan relies on the tight end in his passing game.
- Detroit Lions: David Wilson-Running Back-Virginia Tech
Analysis: Mikel LeShoure and Jahvid Best are coming off injuries and are no sure bets in 2012.Wilsonis a productive runner who makes the Lions’ offense more dangerous.
- Houston Texans:Merkelle Martin-Safety-Oklahoma State
Analysis: The rich get richer as the Texans’ defense gets even better by adding a safety with the caliber of Martin.
- New York Giants: Ben Jones-Center-Georgia
Analysis: The Giants started revamping their OLINE last year and continue to do so in 2012. Jones can be the player than Shaun O’Hara was in his prime.
- Denver Broncos: Brandon Weeden-Quarterback-Oklahoma State
Analysis: If Weeden weren’t 29 years old when the 2012 draft came around he would be a top 15 pick. Weeden has the skill-set of an elite quarterback and “Tebowmania” could be in for a huge challenge.
- Pittsburgh Steelers: Levy Adcock-OffensiveTackle-Oklahoma State
Analysis: Adcock is one tough, mean SOB that fits the Steelers’ mold. Adcock will have an easy challenge when it comes to cracking the Steelers’ starting OLINE.
- Baltimore Ravens:Bobby Wagner-Inside Linebacker-Utah State
Analysis: Ray Lewis cannot play forever and they need to find his replacement. Wagner isn’t a household name but he is a tackling machine whose best football is in front of him.
- San Francisco 49ers: Nick Toon-Wide Receiver-Wisconsin
Analysis: the Braylon Edwards experience didn’t fair well and the 49ers need to find a receiver who can play opposite of Michael Crabtree.
- New Orleans Saints: Travis Lewis-Linebacker-Oklahoma
Analysis: Lewis an athletic monster who can provide an upgrade to either outside linebacker position.
- New England Patriots:Alameda Ta’amu-Defensive Tackle-Washington
Analysis: Albert Haynesworth didn’t last long inNew Englandand they need someone they can pair with Vince Wilfork to stop the run.
- Green Bay Packers: Jared Crick-Defensive Tackle-Nebraska
Analysis: If Jared Crick wasn’t coming off a major injury he is a top fifteen pick and the Packers’ can afford to gamble here. The Packers need defensive ends and if Crick recovers from injury this could be the best pick of the entire draft.
- Indianapolis Colts: Alex Okafor-Defensive End-Texas
Analysis: The Colts are rebuilding and that means Robert Mathis isn’t coming back. They need to get younger and bigger and Okafor does that and more.
- St. Louis Rams: Marcus Forston-Defensive Tackle-Miami
Analysis: Drafting a monster like Forston will free up Chris Long and Robert Quinn which could be dangerous for opposing quarterbacks.
- Minnesota Vikings:Doug Martin-Running Back-Boise State
Analysis: Peterson is no lock for 2012 and Toby Gerhart cannot shoulder the load alone.
- Cleveland Browns: Nick Foles-Quarterback-Arizona
Analysis: Colt McCoy doesn’t seem to be the answer inClevelandand Foles has an elite arm. With proper coaching Foles could be a steal for the Browns.
- Jacksonville Jaguars: Marvin McNutt-Wide Receiver-Iowa
Analysis: the Jaguars didn’t get Justin Blackmon in Round 1 but Blaine Gabbert needs weapons in the worst way.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: TY Hilton-Wide Receiver-Florida International
Analysis: Josh Freeman needs a down field threat and Hilton might be the fastest player in the 2012 draft. Hilton is a dangerous return man as well giving him even more value.
- Washington Redskins:Michael Brewster-Center-Ohio State
Analysis: The middle of the Redskins’ OLINE is weak and a player like Brewster can come in and make an immediate impact.
- Miami Dolphins: Vinny Curry-Defensive End/Outside Linebacker-Marshall
Analysis: The Dolphins’ need to generate a pass rush opposite of Cameron Wake and Vinny Curry is an explosive pass rusher which makes a good Dolphins’ defense much better.
- Chicago Bears (CAR): Coryell Judie-Cornerback-Texas A&M
Analysis: The Bears’ need to find someone who can play opposite of Charles Tillman.
- Buffalo Bills:Ryan Lindley-Quarterback-San Diego State
Analysis: They made their bed with Ryan Fitzpatrick and they have to lay in it but drafting a young quarterback with NFL size and an NFL arm could spell well for their future.
- Philadelphia Eagles:Audie Cole-Linebacker-NC State
Analysis: The Eagles continue to rebuild their defense by drafting Cole who can take over for the middle linebacker position currently held by Casey Matthews.
- Kansas City Chiefs: Josh Chapman-Nose Tackle-Alabama
Analysis: Kelly Gregg is ageing and not as effective as he was inBaltimoreso the Chiefs draft a young monster tog room behind him
- Tennessee Titans: Juron Criner-Wide Receiver-Arizona
Analysis: Criner was Nick Foles’ favorite target atArizonaand has big play potential but needs to stay healthy at the next level.
- Arizona Cardinals: Frank Alexander-Defensive End-Oklahoma
Analysis: Defensive end is a major need for the Cardinals and the productive Alexander is a good fit.
- Seattle Seahawks: Bernard Pierce-Running Back-Temple
Analysis: they have beats mode but in today’s NFL you need two backs and Pierce in an absolute steal here.
- San Diego Chargers:NatePotter-OffensiveTackle-Boise State
Analysis: Jeremy Clary has no business starting in the NFL. Phil Rivers was roughed up big time in 2011.
OAKLAND RAIDERS-Used Pick in Supplemental Draft onOhioStateQB Terrell Pryor
- Chicago Bears: Montee Ball-Running Back-Wisconsin
Analysis: Matt Forte is coming off an injury and didn’t get the new contract he wanted; I sense a stand-off;
- Dallas Cowboys: Kevin Zeitler-Offensive Guard-Wisconsin
Analysis: The Cowboys continue to rebuild their OLINE. Zeitler is a good guard prospect who will be starting somewhere in 2012.
- Cincinnati Bengals: Jeff Fuller-Wide Receiver-Texas A&M
Analysis: Fuller didn’t live up to his hype in 2011 but at 6”5 he presents matchup nightmares for most teams. Playing in a passing attack that has AJ Green, Jermaine Gresham, Jerome Simpson, and Jordan Shipley might open up some single coverage for Fuller.
- New York Jets: Joe Adams-Wide Receiver-Arkansas
Analysis: Joe Adams is that explosive play-maker that the Jets have lacked in 2011.
- Atlanta Falcons:Cam Johnson-Defensive End-Virginia
Analysis: John Abraham is a free agent and they need to start grooming his replacement.
- Detroit Lions:Zebrie Sanders-OffensiveTackle-Florida State
Analysis: Jeff Backus is in his swan song inDetroitas they need to upgrade the left tackle position to protect Matthew Stafford.
- Houston Texans: Jairus Wright-Wide Receiver-Arkansas
Analysis: Wright is an explosive receiver in the slot who would put up huge numbers in theHoustonpassing attack.
- New York Giants:Andrew Datko-OffensiveTackle-Florida State
Analysis: The Giants continue to rebuild their OLINE drafting a replacement for pending free agent Kareem McKenzie.
- Denver Broncos: LaMichael James-Running Back-Oregon
Analysis: LaMichael James has homerun speed and would be the perfect complement to Willis McGahee.
- Pittsburgh Steelers: Bruce Irvin-Outside Linebacker-West Virginia
Analysis: James Harrisson isn’t getting younger and his penalty issues could be wearing out his welcome inPittsburgh. Irvin is a hustle pass rusher with a ferocious motor.
- Baltimore Ravens: Winston Guy-Safety-Kentucky
Analysis: Ed Reed has contemplated retirement before so the end is near and Bernard Pollard is a liability in coverage.
- San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Boykin-Cornerback-Georgia
Analysis: The 49ers need depth at cornerback as they don’t have much besides Carlos Rogers.
- New Orleans Saints: Rueben Randle-Wide Receiver-LSU
Analysis: Is there a better place for a rookie receiver to land? The saints throw the ball more than any team in the NFL.
- New England Patriots: Ryan Broyles-Wide Receiver-Oklahoma
Analysis: The Patriots like to double dip when drafting position ala drafting Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez in the same draft. They already drafted Kendall Wright and now they get an absolute steal in Ryan Broyles. Before injuring himself Broyles was as productive as any receiver in the nation and is a 1st round talent that falls into the Patriots’ laps.
- Green Bay Packers: Ryan Miller-Offensive Guard-Colorado
Analysis: Ryan Miller is versatile as he can play offensive guard or tackle and worst case scenario brings depth to the OLINE.
- 96. Indianapolis Colts: Tommy Streeter-Wide Receiver-Miami
- 97. St. Louis Rams:George Iioka-Safety-Boise State
- 98. Minnesota Vikings: Jammell Fleming-Cornerback-Oklahoma
- 99. Cleveland Browns: Devin Taylor-Defensive End-South Carolina
- 100.Jacksonville Jaguars: AJ Jenkins-Wide Receiver-Illinois
- 101.Philadelphia Eagles (TampaBay): Case Keenum-Quarterback-Houston
- 102.Washington Redskins: Casey Hayward-Cornerback-Vanderbilt
- 103.Miami Dolphins: Bobby Massie-Offensive Tackle-Mississippi
- 104.Carolina Panthers: Sean Spence-Linebacker-Miami
- 105.Buffalo Bills: Ladarius Green-Tight End-Louisiana Lafayette
- 106.Philadelphia Eagles: Senio Kelemente-Offensive Guard-Washington
- 107.Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Egnew-Tight End-Missouri
- 108.Tennessee Titans: Kheeston Randall-Defensive Tackle-Texas
- 109.Arizona Cardinals: Jermaine Kearse-Wide Receiver-Washington
- 110.Seattle Seahawks: Shaun Prater-Cornerback-Iowa
- 111.San Diego Chargers:KendallReyes-Defensive Tackle/ Defensive End-Connecticut
- 112.Washington Redskins (OAK): Julian Miller-Defensive End-West Virginia
- 113.Chicago Bears:KirkCousins-Quarterback-Michigan State
- 114.Dallas Cowboys: Harrison Smith-Safety-Notre Dame
- 115.Cincinnati Bengals: Tony Dye-Safety-UCLA
- 116.New York Jets: Adrian Robinson-Outside Linebacker-Temple
- 117.Cleveland Browns (ATL): Keenan Robinson-Linebacker-Texas
- 118.Detroit Lions: Mike Martin-Defensive Tackle-Michigan
- 119.Houston Texans: Kawann Short-Defensive Tackle/ Defensive End-Purdue
- 120.New York Giants:Donnie Fletcher-Cornerback-Boston College
- 121.Denver Broncos:BrianQuick-Wide Receiver-Appalachian State
- 122.Pittsburgh Steelers: Lucas Nix-Offensive Guard-Pittsburgh
- 123.Buffalo Bills (BAL): Jake Bequette-Defensive End-Arkansas
- 124.San Francisco 49ers: Lonnie Edwards-Offensive Guard-Texas Tech
- 125.New Orleans Saints: Russell Wilson-Quarterback-Wisconsin
- 126.New England Patriots: Tank Carder-Linebacker-TCU
- 127.Green Bay Packers: Antonio Allen-Safety-South Carolina
- 128.Indianapolis Colts: Brandon Mosley-Offensive Tackle-Auburn
- 129.Denver Broncos (STL): Keith Tandy-Cornerback-West Virginia
- 130.Minnesota Vikings: Trumaine Johnson-Safety/Cornerback-Montana
- 131.Cleveland Browns:Nigel Bradham-Linebacker-Florida State
- 132.Jacksonville Jaguars: Eddie Whitley-Safety-Virginia Tech
- 133.Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Malik Jackson-Defensive End-Tennessee
- 134.Washington Redskins:Devier Posey-WideReceiver-OhioState
- 135.Miami Dolphins:Robert Turbin-Running Back-Utah State
- 136.Carolina Panthers: Cliff Harris-Cornerback-Oregon
- 137.Buffalo Bills: Jordan White-Wide Receiver-Western Michigan
- 138.Philadelphia Eagles: Brandon Washington-Offensive Guard-Miami
- 139.Kansas City Chiefs: Trevor Guyton-Defensive End-California
- 140.Tennessee Titans: David Molk-Center-Michigan
- 141.Arizona Cardinals: Jacqiues Smith-Defensive End-Missouri
- 142.Seattle Seahawks: Mike Daniels-Defensive Tackle-Iowa
- 143.San Diego Chargers: BJ Cunningham-Wide Receiver-Michigan State
- 144.Oakland Raiders: Matt McCants-Offensive Tackle-UAB
- 145.Chicago Bears: Cyrus Gray-Running Back-Texas A&M
- 146.Dallas Cowboys:Dan Herron-Running Back-Ohio State
- 147.Cincinnati Bengals: Matt Reynolds-Offensive Tackle-BYU
- 148.New York Jets:George Bryan-Tight End-NC State
- 149.Atlanta Falcons: Jeff Allen-Offensive Tackle-Illinois
- 150.Detroit Lions: Emmanuel Acho-Linebacker-Texas
- 151.Houston Texans: Marquis Maze-Wide Receiver-Alabama
- 152.New York Giants:JakeStoneburner-Tight End-Ohio State
- 153.Denver Broncos: Jaye Howard-Defensive Tackle-Florida
- 154.Pittsburgh Steelers: Isaiah Pead-Running Back-Cincinnati
- 155.Baltimore Ravens: Jeffery Demps-Running Back-Florida
- 156.San Francisco 49ers: Aaron Henry-Safety-Wisconsin
- 157.New Orleans Saints: Tydreke Powell-Defensive Tackle-North Carolina
- 158.Cincinnati Bengals (New England): William Vlachos-Center-Alabama
- 159.Green Bay Packers:Kellen Moore-Quarterback-Boise State
- 160.Indianapolis Colts:Arthur Brown-Linebacker-Kansas State
- 161.St. Louis Rams: Korey Williams-Linebacker-Southern Mississippi
- 162.Minnesota Vikings: Jerry Franklin-Linebacker-Arkansas
- 163.Cleveland Browns: Sammy Brown-Linebacker-Houston
- 164.Jacksonville Jaguars: Marcel Jones-Offensive Tackle-Nebraska
- 165.Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Blake DeChristopher-Offensive Tackle-Virginia Tech
- 166.New Orleans Saints (WASH):Lance Mitchell-Safety-Oregon State
- 167.New Orleans Saints (MIA): Phillip Blake-Center-Baylor
- 168.Carolina Panthers: Mychal Kendricks-Linebacker-California
- 169.Buffalo Bills: Cordarro Law-Outside Linebacker-Southern Mississippi
- 170.Philadelphia Eagles:BrandonJoiner-DefensiveEnd-Arkansas State
- 171.Kansas City Chiefs: Austin Davis-Quarterback-Southern Mississippi
- 172.Tennessee Titans: Markus Zusevics-Offensive Tackle-Iowa
- 173.Arizona Cardinals: Derek Wolfe-Defensive Tackle-Cincinnati
- 174.Seattle Seahawks:Lavon Brazill-Wide Receiver-Ohio University
- 175.San Diego Chargers:Trenton Robinson-Safety-Michigan State
- 176.Oakland Raiders: Carmen Messina-Linebacker-New Mexico
- 177.Chicago Bears:Amini Silatolu-Offensive Guard-Midwestern State
- 178.Dallas Cowboys:Omar Bolden-Cornerback-Arizona State
- 179.Cincinnati Bengals: DaJohn Harris-Defensive Tackle-USC
- 180.New YorkJ ets: Blair Walsh-Kicker-Georgia
- 181.Atlanta Falcons: Danny Trevathan-Linebacker-Kentucky
- 182.Detroit Lions: Moe Petrus-Center-Connecticut
- 183.Houston Texans: Will Blackwell-Offensive Guard-LSU
- 184.New York Giants: Shawn Cattouse-Safety-California
- 185.Philadelphia Eagles (DEN): Chris Galippo-Linebacker-USC
- 186.Pittsburgh Steelers: Asa Jackson-Cornerback-Cal Poly
- 187.Baltimore Ravens: Aaron Coorp-Quarterback-Richmond
- 188.San Francisco 49ers:Chandler Harnish-Quarterback-Northern Illinois
- 189.New Orleans Saints: Tyler Neilson-Linebacker-Iowa
- 190.Philadelphia Eagles (New England): Grant Garner-Offensive Guard/Center-Oklahoma State
- 191.Green Bay Packers:Jack Crawford-Defensive End-Outside Linebacker-Penn State
- 192.Indianapolis Colts: DeAngelo Tyson-Defensive Tackle-Georgia
- 193.St. Louis Rams:Quinton Saulsberry-Center-Mississippi State
- 194.Minnesota Vikings:Logan Harrell-Defensive Tackle-Fresno State
- 195.Cleveland Browns: D’Anton Lynn-Cornerback-Penn State
- 196.Jacksonville Jaguars: Charles Brown-Cornerback-North Carolina
- 197.Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Oglesby-Offensive Tackle-Wisconsin
- 198.Washington Redskins: James Wilson-Offensive Guard-Florida
- 199.Miami Dolphins:Janzen Jackson-Safety-McNeese State
- 200.Carolina Panthers: Tom Compton-Offensive Tackle-South Dakota
- 201.Buffalo Bills: Antoine McClain-Offensive Guard-Clemson
- 202.Minnesota Vikings (PHI): Rishard Matthews-Wide Receiver-Nevada
- 203.Kansas City Chiefs: Trevin Wade-Cornerback-Arizona
- 204.Tennessee Titans: David Paulson-Tight End-Oregon
- 205.Arizona Cardinals: BJ Coleman-Quarterback-Tennessee Chattanooga
- 206.Seattle Seahawks: Renard Williams-Defensive Tackle-Eastern Washington
- 207.San Diego Chargers: James Michael Johnson-Inside Linebacker-Nevada
- 208.Seattle Seahawks (OAK):Duke Ihenacho-Safety-San Jose State
- 209.Chicago Bears: Brandon Taylor-Safety-LSU
- 210.Dallas Cowboys: Marvin Jones-Wide Receiver-California
- 211.Cincinnati Bengals:Chad Diehl-Fullback-Clemson
- 212.New York Jets: Drew Butler-Punter-Georgia
- 213.Atlanta Falcons: Tauren Poole-Running Back-Tennessee
- 214.Detroit Lions:Derek Moye-Wide Receiver-Penn State
- 215.Houston Texans: Neiko Thorpe-Safety-Auburn
- 216.New York Giants:Joe Suhey-Fullback-Penn State
- 217.Denver Broncos: Cameron Chism-Cornerback-Maryland
- 218.Pittsburgh Steelers: Dominique Davis-Quarterback-East Carolina
- 219.Baltimore Ravens: Elvis Fisher-Offensive Tackle-Missouri
- 220.San Francisco 49ers:VickBallard-Running Back-Mississippi State
- 221.New Orleans Saints: Ryan Steed-Cornerback-Furman
- 222.Kansas City Chiefs (New England): Jarrett Boykin-Wide Receiver-Virginia Tech
- 223.Green Bay Packers: Mike Ryan-Offensive Tackle-Connecticut