Updated 2012 NFL Mock Draft: Where Does RG3 Land?

Clemson DT Brandon Thompson is a good fit for the Denver Broncos

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1. Indianapolis Colts (0-13): Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

Obviously the Colts go with a QB here, but I lose confidence by the day that it will be Andrew Luck for some reason.

**Projected Trade with Minnesota**
2. Miami Dolphins (4-9): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

Dolphins get arguably the best player in the draft in RG3 who would revive the franchise.

**Projected Trade with St. Louis**
3. Kansas City Chiefs (5-8): Matt Barkley, QB, USC

Kansas City gets a franchise QB of the future for their new regime.

4. Washington Redskins (4-9): Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

Richardson would be a very interesting fit with the Redskins and head coach Mike Shanahan.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9): Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

Blackmon would provide Blaine Gabbert or whatever QB the Jaguars use with a big time playmaker at the receiver position.

6. Carolina Panthers (4-9): Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

Panthers get a top notch defender in Morris Claiborne who can also return kicks and punts.

7. Minnesota Vikings (2-11): Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

Vikings get some much-needed help on the offensive line with Riley Reiff.

8. Cleveland Browns (4-9): Zach Brown, LB, North Carolina

Fast athletic linebacker prospect who adds another dimension to the Browns’ defense.

9. Tampa Bay Bucs (4-9): Dre’ Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

Big cornerback prospect who has a ton of potential as a shut-down cornerback.

10. Philadelphia Eagles (5-8): Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

Eagles need to get tougher on the offensive line, and Martin is one of the best in the country.

11. Buffalo Bills (5-8): Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis

Poe is an athletic freak with huge upside. I think the Bills adding him along with Marcel Dareus could be dangerous.

12. St. Louis Rams (2-10): Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

Floyd is a sure-handed WR prospect who would help the desperate St. Louis Rams and QB Sam Bradford.

13. Seattle Seahawks (5-7): Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

Bit of a reach here, but Tannehill is a solid prospect who will likely have a great offseason.

14. Arizona Cardinals (6-7): David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

The Cardinals just need to add more protection up front, and getting  DeCastro would be huge at this point.

15. San Diego Chargers (6-7): Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama

The Chargers continue to try to rectify their pass rush problems with the addition of the talented Upshaw.

16. Dallas Cowboys (7-6): Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

The Cowboys need a center in a bad way. Peter Konz is the best in the country.

17. Tennessee Titans (7-6): Quinton Coples, DL, North Carolina

The Titans end the fall of Quinton Coples and get themselves a nice DL prospect who can play multiple positions.

18. Cincinnati Bengals (7-6): Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

Miller would add another dimension to the improving and young Bengals offense.

19. Oakland Raiders (7-6)(traded to Cincinnati): Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

The Bengals are not afraid to take character risks, and they are missing the presence of Jonathan Joseph in the defensive backfield.

20. Chicago Bears (7-6): Devon Still, DT, Penn State

The Bears’ defense is aging, and they could really use some help at defensive tackle. Still is one of the top DT’s available in this year’s draft.

21. New York Giants (7-6): Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama

Big, athletic linebacker who would likely start immediately in the middle of the Giants’ defense.

22. Atlanta Falcons (8-5)(traded to Cleveland): Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

Jeffery would be great value here for the Browns, who continue to seek out playmakers at the WR position.

23. New York Jets (8-5): Alamada Ta’amu, NT, Washington

Jets get a big, nasty nose tackle to clog up lanes in the middle of that defense.

24. Denver Broncos (8-5): Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson

Complete DT prospect who has great size and could be a force for the Broncos in the middle of the line.

25. Detroit Lions (8-5): Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

Great value pick here and gives the Lions a tackling machine who can lead the defense.

26. Houston Texans (10-3): Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

Big playmaker at wide receiver who would add insurance if Andre Johnson continues to miss time due to injuries.

27. New Orleans Saints (10-3)(traded to New England): Mark Barron, S, Alabama

Patriots upgrade the safety position with the All-American Barron from Alabama.

28. New England Patriots (10-3): Jared Crick, DL, Nebraska

Tough defensive lineman coming off of injury who can provide pass rush as a 5-technique.

29. San Francisco 49ers (10-3): Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

Solid, physical corner with a good build who could step in and start right away on one of the best defenses in the NFL.

30. Baltimore Ravens (10-3): Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin

Physical running back who would complement Ray Rice as Ricky Williams likely won’t play much longer at a high level.

31. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3): Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia

Big, nasty offensive lineman who fits in perfectly with what Pittsburgh likes to do.

32. Green Bay Packers (13-0): Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

Decent value pick here, adds some much needed talent and depth to the front line for Green Bay.

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  • TheVillainWillieWill

    This mock blows……. The rams wouldn’t trade with the dolphins that high up. And being a redskins fan we would NOT draft Trent Richardson. He’s a awesome pick but we have a tail back

  • Dave5

    4-3 LBs don’t hold enough value to go top ten. Also the fact the alshon jeffry runs poor routes and struggles to create seperation make him a bad fit for the Browns west coast offense.

    • http://NFLmocks.com Jesse Bartolis

      Usually,k but Aaron Curry went top 10. As did Von miller both play in the 43

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  • iontop

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  • teejaysplace

    I will literally boycott my team if the Bears pick ANOTHER defensive tackle. First and foremost, the Bears have way, way, waaaaaaaaaaaay more pressing needs than DT, secondly they spent their second pick of last year’s draft on a DT and there’s still plenty of time for him to develop, and thirdly they currently have a rotating crew of DT’s that have been effective throughout the season. All of them can probably be resigned for a reasonable rate. If they’re going to spend first round money on any position on the defensive line, it’s going to be a pass rushing end to compliment Peppers. But, in all likelihood, the Bears will invest on the other side of the ball and attempt to give Jay Cutler some more reliable pieces. Presuming a left tackle doesn’t fall into their lap, a G/C and WR are tops on the list.

  • Jesse Bartolis

    Dave 5-43 linebackers are drafted in the top five from time to time, and often in the top 10. Most recently Von Miller and Aaron Curry.

    Zach Brown is a special athlete who has reportedly been clocked under 4.3 in the 40 yard dash (when he was younger). He might run a 4.39-4.41 40 yard dash and his upside could intrigue someone enough to go in the top 10.

  • Jesse Bartolis


    The value of Devon Still is pretty good there, but based on this board I’d also hope the Bears would take Alshon Jeffery despite his poor year,and questionable deep speed he has a lot of ability

  • JimBobv2

    TheVillainWillieWill +1

    Roy Helu has solidified the Redskins RB situation. If the top 3 QBs are off the board and the Redskins are on the clock, they will trade back in that spot.

    If they absolutely can’t trade back, then I see them taking Blackmon, a CB, or an OT (especially with Williams getting the 4 game suspension…) in that spot. No way do they go RB.

    And I wouldn’t be shocked if the Redskins do something crazy like try and deal Williams and their pick for the 1st overall to take Andrew Luck if the Colts decide to stick with Peyton Manning and don’t want to deal with the potential drama of having Luck and Manning on the same team.

    Heck, if the Redskins are at 4, the Colts could get lucky and get a QB like Barkley or RGIII AND a LT in Williams in that scenario.

  • sayre111589

    @TheVillainWillieWill Hey, I’m glad Redskins fans like Roy Helu. That’s important if your team should pass up on Richardson. Who would you take instead?

  • sayre111589

    @Dave5 Who would be your picks instead, Dave?

  • sayre111589

    @teejaysplace I totally agree they have more pressing needs. That’s never stopped the Bears from overloading on defense. Who would you pick with who is available?

  • sayre111589

    @JimBobv2 Interesting–the reason why I had the Skins taking Richardson is b/c I didn’t want to give them a WR after all the guys they drafted last year. You don’t think any of them has top notch potential? I would like to be able to mock them a QB every draft…

  • JimBobv2

    @sayre111589 I think it’s as simple as I see Helu having more upside in the Redskins system than Paul or Hankerson. Plus, Blackmon is a monster that has top 5 WR in the NFL upside.

    Then you have the Fred Davis/Chris Cooley future questions to deal with. Getting another weapon in the passing game may be more important given Davis’ suspension and looming UFA status and Cooley’s injury and age.

    After all the trade downs last year, I would expect it’s “QB or trade back” for the Redskins this year.

    But, I definitely don’t see them taking a RB in the 1st round. That is not Shanny’s style.

  • TheVillainWillieWill

    @JimBobv2 @sayre111589 Hankerson has most upside in our wide receiver corps. we still do need a BIG receiver and blackmon would give us that if we can’t get one of those quarterbacks nor trade that pick.

    I pray we can get RGIII, he’s a franchise changer. We don’t gave the line capabilities to protect Barkley or luck. We need someone that can move out of pocket and move out fast!

  • JimBobv2

    @TheVillainWillieWill@sayre111589 I like RGIII.

    But, I wouldn’t sleep on Luck’s mobility.

    He’s not RGIII. But, he’s plenty mobile (think Aaron Rodgers).

    I’d be happy with either of those two on draft day from a Redskins fan POV.

  • TheVillainWillieWill

    @JimBobv2 agreed, totally….. But Rodgers has tons of weapons Downfield that teams have to respect and drop back in coverage to give him that 15 yards of running space. my redskins don’t have that unfortunately. But I respect luck mobility……… We won’t be able to pull luck.

  • Dave5

    @sayre111589 I think with the top 3 QBs and Richardson off the board the Browns have to make a slight reach for Floyd and with the second pick they could take Luke kuechly or a DE like Melvin Ingram or Whitney Mercilus.