2012 NFL Mock Draft: Luck to Colts, then Griffin Scramble


Indianapolis has been swallowed by the Super Bowl Experience, but most of the talk around town still centers around all the moves the Horseshoes have made this off-season.  Next up, the Peyton Mannning-or-Andrew Luck decision.  Here is how I see the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft playing out, as of January 30.    Also, check out DC Pro Sports Report Mock Draft Database, the web’s biggest and best compendium of mock drafts.

1. Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck
QB, Stanford

With every trigger that owner Jim Irsay pulls, Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis career becomes more precarious.  Hard to see anyone but Luck landing in this first spot.

2. St. Louis Rams
Matt Kalil

The Rams continued to make noise about Robert Griffin III, but they are almost surely blowing smoke.  Could a trade be in the works?

3. Minnesota Vikings
Justin Blackmon
WR, Oklahoma State

4. Cleveland Browns
Robert Griffin III
QB, Baylor

The Browns are reportedly feeling a little unsure about Griffin, but he’d probably be too enticing to pass up.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Morris Claiborne

6. Washington Redskins

Riley Reiff
OT, Iowa

Unless they trade up, the Redskins may have to improve their anemic offense by focusing on a position other than QB.  Their line is pretty bad, too, so Reiff would make some sense.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars

Dre Kirkpatrick
CB, Alabama

8. Carolina Panthers

Devon Still
DT, Penn State

9. Miami Dolphins

Quinton Coples
DE, North Carolina

10. Buffalo Bills

Courtney Upshaw
OLB, Alabama

See the rest of my draft after the jump …

11. Kansas City Chiefs

Jonathan Martin
OT, Stanford

12. Seattle Seahawks
Nick Perry

13. Arizona Cardinals
Zach Brown
OLB, North Carolina

14. Dallas Cowboys
Alfonzo Dennard
CB, Nebraska

15. Philadelphia Eagles
Luke Kuechly
ILB, Boston College

16. New York Jets
Mark Barron
SS, Alabama

17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland)
Trent Richardson
RB, Alabama

18. San Diego Chargers
Vontaze Burfict
ILB, Arizona State

19. Chicago Bears
Michael Floyd
WR, Notre Dame

20. Tennessee Titans
Melvin Ingram
DE, South Carolina

21. Cincinnati Bengals
Janoris Jenkins
CB, North Alabama

22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta)
Lamar Miller
RB, Miami

23. Detroit Lions
Dont’a Hightower
ILB, Alabama

24. Pittsburgh Steelers
Cordy Glenn
T, Georgia

25. Denver Broncos
Dwayne Allen
TE, Clemson

26. Houston Texans
Alshon Jeffery
WR, South Carolina

27. New England Patriots (from New Orleans)
Fletcher Cox
DT, Mississippi State

28. Green Bay Packers
Andre Branch
DE, Clemson

29. New York Giants
David DeCastro
OG, Stanford

30. Baltimore Ravens
Peter Konz
C, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers
Mohamed Sanu
WR, Rutgers

32. New England Patriots
Dontari Poe,
DT, Memphis