Andrew's 2012 NFL Mock Draft
1. Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Already announced by Colts GM Ryan Grigson. Mark it down.
2. Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
Mark this down - When it's all said and done, RG3 will be better than Andrew Luck. I'd take him first without hesitation. I love this guy.
3. Minnesota Vikings - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Facing Aaron Rodgers, Matt Stafford, and Jay Cutler will kill you if you don't have a good pass defense. Claiborne's the first step.
4. Cleveland Browns - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
Best player available and best fit. Could be Rookie of the Year.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Matt Kalil, OT, USC
When you have a top 10 pick, you have to take the best player available. Offensive line isn't a need for Tampa Bay, but Kalil is the best player there and he'll make a strength even stronger.
6. St. Louis Rams - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma St.
A weapon for Sam Bradford, who doesn't have any at all.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
Coples has the highest upside of any pass rusher in the draft, and Jacksonville needs all the help they can get on the D-line.
8. Miami Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
He has to sit for a year, but it's finally time for the Dolphins to get a franchise QB. If his former college coach and an NFL QB guru can't help Tannehill, the Dolphins might be in trouble for another 10 years.
9. Carolina Panthers - Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St.
The Panthers need help on the D-line, and Cox is the surest thing in this draft at that position.
10. Buffalo Bills - Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
With Floyd on one side and Stevie Johnson on the other, the Bills offensive should develop even further under Ryan Fitzpatrick.
11. Kansas City Chiefs - Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
The Chiefs need help on defense and Kuechly might be the most consistent prospect coming out in years.
12. Seattle Seahawks - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
Seattle will take Tannehill if he drops, but in this scenario, he doesn't.
13. Arizona Cardinals - David DeCastro, G, Stanford
I think DeCastro should go higher because he's the best offensive lineman in this draft. He's mean, nasty, and consistent. He'll fit in perfectly with O-line coach Russ Grimm in Arizona.
14. Dallas Cowboys - Mark Barron, S, Alabama
The Cowboys are apparently high on Barron and will be thrilled if they don't have to trade up to get him.
15. Philadelphia Eagles - Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
The Eagles could go a lot of different directions here, but Reiff is the best lineman available and his blue-collar approach should fit well in Philly.
16. New York Jets - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
Rex Ryan won't be able to help himself here. He sees another Haloti Ngata in Poe, who didn't do much at Memphis but looked like a superhero at the Combine.
17. Cincinnati Bengals - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
With Leon Hall on one side and Kirkpatrick on the other, the Bengals should be set at corner for years to come. And we know they don't shy away from guys who have character issues.
18. San Diego Chargers - Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama
Upshaw may fall, but the Chargers would be stupid not to scoop him up. They need a pass rush and Upshaw was dominant in Tuscaloosa.
19. Chicago Bears - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
A speedy WR to pair with newly acquired Brandon Marshall should give the Bears a formidable offense along with Jay Cutler and Matt Forte.
20. Tennessee Titans - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
Gilmore will step in and try to replace Cortland Finnegan who left for St. Louis.
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
The Bengals already got a corner, so a pass rusher is next on the priority list. Mercilus is one of the best available in this class.
22. Cleveland Browns - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
The Browns desperately need help at right tackle and Martin should be able to start there from day 1.
23. Detroit Lions - Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia
The Lions offensive line is getting old and isn't all that good anyway, so Glenn should be able to provide some protection for Matt Stafford.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama
Hightower screams Dick LeBeau. He'll fit in perfectly in Pittsburgh.
25. Denver Broncos - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
The Broncos will be thrilled to see Brockers fall this far. He could end up being the steal of the first round if he plays to his potential. Plus, Denver needs help on the D-line in the worst way.
26. Houston Texans - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
The Texans are still looking for an upgrade opposite Andre Johnson, and Hill's speed and size would definitely provide that.
27. New England Patriots - Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC
As long as the Patriots don't trade down, they'll have to take a pass rusher. Perry should fit in with Bill Belichick's scheme, plus as a Packer fan, I hope they don't take Shea McClellin.
28. Green Bay Packers - Shea McClellin, OLB, USC
Line him up across from Clay Matthews and go from day 1. With Nick Collins' release, the Pack could also look for a safety in which case they could trade down from this spot.
29. Baltimore Ravens - Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
It seems like the Ravens have been looking for help at receiver for forever, and they still haven't found it. Maybe Randle can be the guy.
30. San Francisco 49ers - Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma St.
I hear Jim Harbaugh likes Brandon Weeden, and I don't think he'll be able to help himself when he sees him there at this point. He may take over for Alex Smith next year if Smith doesn't perform.
31. New England Patriots - Jerel Worthy, DT/DE, Michigan St.
The Pats will still need more of a pass rush up front, and Worthy is versatile enough to play every down whether the Pats go with their 4-3 or 3-4 schemes.
32. New York Giants - Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Corner isn't necessarily a need for the Giants, but Jenkins is the best player available and they don't really have any shut-down guys there. He definitely has the potential to fill that role.