2012 NFL Mock Draft

My 2012 NFL Mock Draft

2012 Mock Draft


Well, it is that time again, and the Browns are once again at the top of the draft board.  With the Atlanta trade last year, the Browns have two first round picks, adding to the excitement.  The Browns have thirteen total picks in the upcoming seven round NFL draft.  My first choice would be for the Browns to trade down and get Michael Floyd from Notre Dame along with getting at least an extra second round pick.  With that said, here we go with this year’s mock draft.  I am always interested in your feedback.  I can be reached on twitter @daveborcas 


  1. Indianapolis:  Andrew Luck  I guarantee this one even if Jim Irsay denies it in one of his late night drunken tweets.
  2. Washington:  Robert Griffin III  Another lock if you can get anyone to bet with you.  The Browns were just short of trading up to get this special player.
  3. Minnesota: Matt Kalil  Ready to play LT.  Other options are a trade down or Morris Claiborne.
  4. Cleveland: Trent Richardson  Instantly upgrades the running game and the offense.  Other options are a trade down, Morris Claiborne, Justin Blackmon or Matt Kalil if Minnesota trades with someone wanting to get in front of Cleveland for Richardson.  Bottom line is any player will help the Browns.
  5. Tampa Bay: Morris Claiborne  Shutdown corner that makes your pass rush better.  Other options are Trent Richardson and Justin Blackmon.
  6. St. Louis: Justin Blackmon  Some question his height, but Sam Bradford gets help.  Other options are Fletcher Cox or Melvin Ingram.
  7. Jacksonville: Melvin Ingram  Explosive pass rusher who’s stock is rising.  Other options are Quinton Coples, Riley Reiff or Michael Floyd.
  8. Miami Dolphins:  Ryan Tannehill  A QB that most experts agree is 1-2 years away from being NFL ready.  I really think Miami will pass on Tannehill here, but what do I know.  Other Options are Riley Reiff, Michael Floyd or Jonathan Martin.
  9. Carolina:  Fletcher Cox  Can play the run or rush the passer, stock really rising.  Other options are Dontari Poe or Quinton Coples.

10.  Buffalo:  Riley Reiff  Bills need a pass protector for what looks to be a potent offense.  Other options are Jonathan Martin, Michael Floyd or Quinton Coples.

11.  Kansas City Luke Kuechly Solid linebacker and tackling machine who comes up with big plays.  Other options are Jonathan Martin, Dontari Poe or David DeCastro.

12.  Seattle  Whitney Mercilus  A pass rusher to help a defense that is already solid against the run.  Other options are Nick Perry, Quinton Coples or David Decastro.

13.  Arizona  Michael Floyd  Its now or never for Kevin Kolb with all the weapons on this offense.  Other options are Jonathan Martin, David DeCastro or Whitney Mercilus.

14.  Dallas Mark Barron  Upgrades the run and pass defense for the Cowboys.  Other options are David DeCastro, Cordy Glenn or Dre Kirpatrick.

15.  Philadelphia  Dontari Poe  Shores up a shoddy run defense.  Other options are Michael Brockers or Fletcher Cox.

16.  New York Jets  Courtney Upshaw  Line him up at LB or DE and let him go.  Other options are Cordy Glenn, David DeCastro or Andre Branch.

17.  Cincinnati  David DeCastro  Bengals offense will be very good in 2012.  Other option sinclude Stephon Gilmore, Kendall Wright or Courtney Upshaw.    

18.  San Diego  Jonathan Martin  Time to fill some holes on the OL.  Other options are Andre Branch and Chandler Jones.

19.  Chicago Bears  Michael Brockers  The Bears are going to pressure the QB in 2012.  Other options are Devin Still, Ander Branch or Stephon Gilmore. 

20.  Tennessee  Stephon Gilmore  Big shoes to fill for the Titans.  Other options are Dre Kirpatrick or Courtney Upshaw.

21.  Cincinnati  Dre Kirpatrick  Bengals will be happy with this physical corner.  Other options are Dontari Poe, Mark Barron or Michael Brockers.

22.  Cleveland  Cordy Glenn  If he plays T or G he will be a big boost to the OL.  Other options are Ryan Tannehill, Mike Adams or Jonathan Martin. 

23.  Detroit Mark Barron  This will upgrade the run and pass defense.  Other options are Mike Adams, Dre Kirpatrick or Cordy Glenn.

24.  Pittsburgh  Dont’a Hightower  Tough inside LB to replace Farrior.  Whoever they pick lets hope it is a flop!  Other options are Mike Adams or Nick Perry.

25.  Denver  Stephen Hill  Have to get Manning some weapons.  Other options are Coby Fleener, Kendall Wright or Jerrel Worthy.

26.  Houston   Coby Fleener  Surprise pick that could make their offense unstoppable with him in the slot.  Other options are Stephen Hill, Kendall Wright or Reuban Randle.

27.  New England  Jerrel Worthy  Upgrades the front seven.  Other options are Harrison Smith, Kendal Wright or Devin Still. 

28.  Green Bay  Nick Perry  Helps cut down on the double teams of Clay Matthews.  Other options are Jerrel Worthy, Mike Adams or Peter Konz.

29.  Baltimore  Peter Konz  Solid pick that makes Ray Rice and Joe Flacco happy.  Other options are Dont’a Hightower, Harrison Smith or Jerrel Worthy.

30.  San Francisco  Kendall Wright  Last year they upgraded the D.  Other options are Stephen Hill, Coby Fleener, Reuben Randle.

31.  New England  Harrison Smith   Bill will fix the defense this year.  Other options are Kendall Reyes, Shea McClellin or Janoris Jenkins.

32.  New York Giants  Janoris Jenkins  Big time talent this late in draft.  Other options are Mike Adams, Coby Fleener or Bobbie Massie.

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Dale Vokurka April 21, 2012 at 10:26 PM
To be completely truthful... I really think we should draft justin blackmon.... we need a wide receiver that can catch the football.. there are plenty of second round running backs that could be awesome additions
Dave Borcas April 22, 2012 at 10:17 PM
I cannot argue with that thinking...thanks
Joe Strailey April 23, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I don't disagree on drafting Blackmon, bu I don't see it happening. We have, potentially, the worst crew of WRs in NFL history, obviously Blackmon would fill a need. That being said, I do think Richardson is going to be the pick by the Cleveland Browns. I think they'd trade the #4 in a heartbeat, but I don't think anyone wants it bad enough to trade for it. As long as we don't reach on Tannehill with #4, I'll be content.


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