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2012 NFL Mock Draft Updated on 04/24/2012
1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB-Stanford
This pick could not be more obvious. There were some rumors lately that the Colts were really considering taking Robert Griffin the third here, but Jim Irsay recently hinted that he will take Andrew Luck.
Luck is one of the best quarterback prospects in the last decade and it will take a major travesty for him not to turn into one of the best to ever play the position. Luck has it all: he is intelligent; he has great leadership, great accuracy, good arm, great pocket presence and decision making. He is also an under-rated athlete. While I like Robert Griffin better, Luck is the most pro-ready prospect in many years.
Andrew Luck’s NFL comparison: Aaron Rodgers.
2. Washington Redskins via STL: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylore
The Redskins did not trade up to take anyone but RGIII, and I have to say I really believe the Rams could have asked more. If Andrew Luck were not in this draft, we would be talking about RGIII being the best prospect since Peyton Manning, so the Redskins will have an elite quarterback that will make them a contender for years to come.
RGIII is a great athlete with a great arm and he also has top-notch football intelligence. He has everything that you want in a quarterback besides being ridiculously athletic. He has all the physical and mental tools to become and elite franchise quarterback.
3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT-USC
I really hope for the sake of the franchise that those rumor of the Vikings not in love with Kalil and interested in taking Claiborne or Blackmon at this is spot are some sort of bad joke. Seriously, what the hell would Rick Spielman be doing if he did not take Kalil? Offensive tackle is Minnesota´s most dire need and Matt Kalil is easily the top prospect available. I would dare to say that he is in the same level of Joe Thomas and Jake Long. You do not pass on a guy like that when you have Charlie Johnson protecting your rookie quarterback’s blind side.
Besides, Minnesota uses cover-2, which would even make questionable taking a cornerback…in the top 20! Kalil would also be a great fit in Minnesota and this pick could really define Christian Ponder’s career.
4. Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma St
Trent Richardson is the favorite at this spot; however, I am having this feeling that the Browns are really hiding their interest in Blackmon, which concurs with what some Cleveland bit writer have been saying recently. I agree that Richardson would help McCoy, but if Holmgren really plans on playing his cards with him, he will need more than a running back; he will need a number one receiver.
Blackmon is that. I do not care if he is 6-1 or if he does not have "elite speed" because, you know who did not have elite speed? Larry Fitzgerald. And you know who did? Roy Williams. I have been hearing media people saying Blackmon should not be a Top 10 pick, but I could not disagree more.
Blackmon reminds me so much of Hakeem Nicks. He has pretty much the same size and both play bigger than that; neither of them has elite speed, but he have great hands and run after the catch ability. And I really doubt many teams would hesitate on using a top 10 pick on Hakeem Nicks in a re-mock.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
This is a perfect world for the Buccaneers as they can pick between Claiborne and Richardson. I am going with the later because I think they believe they solved their cornerback problems by signing Eric Wright…They have no idea. Nevertheless, Richardson is an elite prospect. He is simply the best running back since Adrian Peterson. I actually believe he can make some the same kind of impact as Peterson has made if he stays healthy.
I was re-checking some Richardson’s tape and I really got excited. This guy runs with fury, balance and real explosion. He has no flaws in his game. I firmly believe this guy can turn around and offense and the Buccaneers are avid of a playmaker as Richardson is.
Usually, I would never take a running back this high, but this guy is a complete stud. Great pick by the Bucs.