Just when you thought the last mock was turned in, D the Producer wanted to submit his version before the teacher gives out grades. Here is how D's draft stacked up:
1. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck QB, Stanford
Has this pick ever been in question? If you thought Indy was going to take RG3 you must have been on some pretty snazzy LSD. Luck is and always has been the best QB in the draft.
2. Washington Redskins – Robert Griffin III QB, Baylor
RG3, he's dynamomite! RG3 won't sleep at night......after he goes 0-5 in his first 5 starts! I don't see Griffin III going any lower than #2 just because the Redskins need a QB so bad. I am not as excited about RG3 as all of the experts are simply because he isn't an established pocket passer like a Luck, or Tannehill.
3. Minnesota Vikings –Matt Kalil LT, USC
The o-line is the cornerstone of any good team. Patriots; good o-line, Giants; good o-line, Ravens; good o-line etc etc. The Vikings may have one of the worst o-lines in the league and what better way to start rebuilding than to draft an instant impact player like Kalil.
4. Cleveland Browns – Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Arguably the most athletically gifted player in the draft, Claiborne is a beast and cannot be passed up. When you are a team like the Browns and you need to fill so many holes on your roster, you take the best player available over the flashy pick in Richardson.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Trent Richardson, RB, Bama
Bucs need to get back to the days of Warrick Dunn and Mike Alstott. Right now the Bucs are basically running back by committee with Earnest Graham and Cadillac Williams. Both guys are an injury waiting to happen and are at the later part of the their careers. Bucs will draft powerful runner Richardson here.
6. St. Louis Rams – Justin Blackmon, WR, OK ST
With Bradford at the helm, the Rams need some legit target for him to throw too. "They have Brandon Lloyd," you may say. My answer to that is, he isn't a number one wide receiver. Sure he had one breakout year in Denver, but that was a fluke. Blackmon will have a productive NFL career and Bradford/Blackmon could end up being a Manning/Wayne type combo.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars – Quinton Coples DE, UNC
Best D-lineman in the draft, the Jags need most help on defense and what better than to build around a talented defensive end. IE- Mario Williams with Houston.
8. Miami Dolphins – Ryan Tannehill QB, Texas A&M
The Dolphins can't buy a QB, literally. Matt Moore is not the answer in Miami but between him and Tannehill, the Dolphins will at least have some options.
9. Carolina Panthers – Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St.
Now with Cam Newton, the Panthers actually have a potent offence. Ever since they lost Peppers however, they have been pathetic on defense. Look for the Panthers to revamp their D and by drafting Cox, they may fill one of the missing cogs they need.
10. Buffalo Bills – Mark Barron, S, Bama
Barron has shot up the draft boards over the past few weeks and would fill an instant need the Bills want at the safety spot. This is a no brainer pick.
The Rest of the First Round:
11. Kansas City Chiefs - Luke Kuechly, ILB, BC
12. Seattle Seahawks - Michael Floyd, WR, ND
13. Arizona Cardinals - Riley Reiff OT, Iowa
14. Dallas Cowboys – Shea McClellin, MLB, Boise State
15. Philadelphia Eagles – Chandler Jones, DE, Cuse
16. New York Jets – David Decastro, OG, Stanford
17. Cincinnati Bengals – Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
18. San Diego Chargers – Dontari Poe, DL, Memphis
19. Chicago Bears – Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
20. Tennessee Titans - Dre Kirkpatrick CB, Bama
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Dont'a Hightower, LB, Bama
22. Cleveland Browns – Courtney Upshaw OLB, Bama
23. Detroit Lions - Alfonzo Dennard CB, Nebraska
24. Pittsburgh Steelers – Harrison Smith, FS, Notre Dame
25. Denver Broncos - Kendall Reyes DT, UConn
26. Houston Texans – Cordy Glenn OT, Georgia
27. New England Patriots – Jonathan Martin OT, Stanford
28. Green Bay Packers – Stephen Hill WR, Georgia Tech
29. Baltimore Ravens – Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
30. San Francisco 49ers – Mike Adams OT, Ohio State
31. New England Patriots – Jerel Worthy DT, Michigan State
32. New York Giants – Devon Still DT, Penn State
So there you have it STOB’ers, that is the entire 1st round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Let me know what you agree or disagree with in the comments section below.