2012 NFL Mock Draft: Colts Sucked for Luck Where does Peyton Manning Land?

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Congratulations are in order to the Colts who have efirst round pick in the N.F.L. Draft. Now It's up to a new general manager to take Andrew Luck

With the results official on this weekend’s wild card games the top 24 picks for the 2012 N.F.L. draft are now set. The rest of the results will be based of course on what occurs going forward. The Cleveland Browns got great news today with the Steelers loss, which pushed the Falcons down one more slot because of their record.

There is a ton of speculation that the Colts will eventually release Peyton Manning if they do where does he end up? There are many things to take into consideration. I think the best spot for him is clearly the 49ers, teams like the Jets and Redskins play in a tough division and outside in cold weather why would he choose those places if all options were open.

But for fun’s sake let’s say he ends up in Miami, the Dolphins clearly want stars and they have enough pieces for them to make a real championship run if they can continue to add to their offense and they had a Peyton Manning type at quarterback.

1. Indianapolis Colts (2-14)-Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford Cardinal

The only pick here. Colts owner Jim Irsay has reportedly already decided on Luck and for good reason. The new G.M. will have to be on board with that decision if he wants to be the Colts general manager.
2. St. Louis Rams (2-14)-Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

I’ve mocked Matt Kalil here forever, but maybe the team decides they desperately need a WR (I don’t think that terribly with Brandon Lloyd if he stays and if they improve their OL their passing game could look much better). I think Kalil offers better positional value and is a better overall talent and fixes a more immediate need, but Charlie Casserly yesterday said he would take Blackmon and maybe the Rams general manager will feel pressure to do the same.

3. Minnesota Vikings (3-13)-Matt Kalil, T, USC

Absolutely ideal situation for the Minnesota Vikings. They will sprint to the podium to select Matt Kalil if he’s available with the second overall pick.

4. Cleveland Browns (4-12)-Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

Claiborne is a better coverage cornerback than last year’s 5th overall pick Patrick Peterson. Peterson offers more upside and has dynamic return ability, but Claiborne is that good. If the Browns were able to pair Claiborne with Haden they would have the young best cornerback duo in the entire league which would only help their pass rush (which also needs to improve). Unless they are drafting Robert Griffin III or Trent Richardson here the value isn’t available at positions of need so they should just make sure they improve instantly.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12)-Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

This is not the typical pick, but I like to explore different options. Jeffery is a very talented WR prospect whose numbers took a big hit this season and right now this looks like a reach, but Jeffery has the entire pre-draft process to improve his draft stock up into this range. 6-4 229 WR do not grow on trees. But what are the great options for the Buccaneers here? They could take Trent Richardson. Whatever they do there really aren’t a ton of terrific options for them here.

6. Washington Redskins (5-11)-Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor Bears

Easy pick here. I just have a feeling as of today that the Redskins will really consider moving up to select Griffin so I can’t imagine them passing up on him here.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11)-Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

I don’t have a ton of confidence in the Jaguars ability to put up a similar year from their secondary next year as they did in 2011 because they don’t have great secondary talent. Kirkpatrick is extremely gifted with great size and has plus instincts. He has loads of potential and though has played inconsitent at times is worth the pick here at #7 overall.

8. Carolina Panthers (6-10) (coin flip)-Jonathan Martin, T, Stanford Cardinal

The Panthers will consider OT based on how the board shakes out and here without Claiborne or Kirkpatrick available, no DT worth the pick and the top two WR off the board. Tackle is an easy choice.

9. Miami Dolphins (6-10) (coin flip)-Riley Reiff, T, Iowa Hawkeyes

In this scenario they secured Peyton Manning, but want to make sure he has more than enough protection. With Long, Pouncey, Reiff they are well on their way.

10. Buffalo Bills (6-10) -Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama Crimson Tide

And Bills fans become irate! The Bills are in a bad position here and Richardson is the best player available on my board and it’s not even that close. If the Bills don’t resign Fred Jackson they will need another weapon on offense, they are not talented enough on offense to move forward with what they have.With the top three tackles off the board and no pass rusher worth this selection (or quarterback), the Bills should be choosing between Michael Floyd who comes with a lot of baggage or Trent Richardson who could be the next Adrian Peterson?   Peterson and Spiller would be absolutely dynamic.

11. Seattle Seahawks (7-9) (coin flip)-Zach Brown, LB, UNC

I don’t love the talent in this draft class, but I like Brown. Brown is one of the few players who bothered to show up for North Carolina’s bowl game. Brown has tremendous speed you can’t teach and could appeal to the Seahawks. They could also consider making a play for Ryan Tannehill here. If not, maybe Coples?

12. Kansas City Chiefs (7-9) (coin flip)-Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis Tigers

The Chiefs need a nose tackle and Poe could be a guy who skyrockets up some draft boards leading up to the draft.

13. Arizona Cardinals (8-8)-Mike Adams, T, Ohio State

The Cardinals really need help along their offensive line. Adams is not yet in the top15 conversation, but if he has a good pre-draft process and can show better than anticipated agility he will be. He has massive arms and hands which scouts drool over (hand size and arm length are the “40 yard dash” for Offensive linemen).

14. Dallas Cowboys (8-8)-Devon Still, DE, Penn State

The Cowboys were rumored to be extremely interested in J.J. Watt last year and the pick was going to come down to J.J. Watt or Tyron Smith. They chose Smith who has had a good year for the Cowboys, but they are vulnerable at Defensive end still (as well as the secondary). At this point in the draft the Cowboys, based on this mock, have the benefit of adding whatever defensive linemen they have the highest rated which is a nice option to have and could be a realistic option come draft day.

15. Philadelphia Eagles (8-8)-Quinton Coples, DE, UNC

It’s like clock work, but the Eagles add linemen almost every year in the first round. If Coples is available this could be no exception. Brandon Graham has been hurt and while they have a ton of sacks from their defensive front they lack size which has hurt them at times this year. Coples can play inside or outside. This pick could depend largely on who ends up coaching the defense for the Eagles. Spags was able to do a lot of terrific things with Justin Tuck and the Giants defensive line’s versatility when he was with them and Coples could give him a terrific option. He has some consistency problems, but based on the board available here the Eagles don’t have a lot of great options. DeSean Jackson seems to have backed off of his contract demands recently which  means his return is much more likely which is why I’m off the Michael Floyd bandwagon here.

16. New York Jets (8-8)-David DeCastro, G, Stanford Cardinal

The Jets need to improve their offensive line one way or the other. The big problem spot is actually right tackle, but there isn’t a great option at right tackle available at this juncture so they take the best offensive linemen available. DeCastro is perhaps the safest prospect in this draft class. He does everything well, he doesn’t offer great positional value, but is a great player value here.


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  • coorc5

    @NFLMocks I’d kiss you if the skins get RG3 at 6

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  • BarbieriAnthony


  • BarbieriAnthony

    1 Andrew Luck Colts/ RG III to the Vikings @ 3rd

  • BarbieriAnthony

    Christion Ponder Vikiings traded to Redskin’s once RG III is Drafted by Vikings ! But Skin’s trade Down to get Picks to get Christion Ponder !!!

  • BarbieriAnthony

    Skins draft Donts Hightower ILB Alabama in Two trade Downs also Aquire Ponder,Possibly, another QB in another Trade Down take your Pick Ryan Mallet Patriots,Terrel Pryor Raiders,Tyrod Taylor Ravens,Colin Kaepernick 49ers also Skins Sign Jason Campbell FA QB !!

  • BarbieriAnthony

    Skin’s in The Driver Seat will Draft a QB in 2013 if RG III goes to Vikings do not Feel in a Indoor Stadium Vikings can Pass On RG III Next Possible Scenario Redskin’s Trade with RAMS for the # 2 Slot !!! For RG III Baylor !!!

  • BarbieriAnthony

    Next Possible Scenario RAMS DRAFT RG III , to have Two #1 QB’s on the Roster !!! RG iii Going 2nd or 3rd but skin’s will have to trade Down to Package Picks for RG III @ 2nd overall Pick If RAMS & Skin’s have a deal !!! for “2012″

  • BarbieriAnthony

    Can see Ryan Kerrigan going to RAMS al is Reached, Ryan Kerrigan & The 6th Pick for the 2nd Overall pick & RAMS 2nd Rd considering Ryan Kerrigan is a #1 2011 Draft Pick 16th Overall , It’s just how Much Skin’s want RG III & will RAMS like the package Skin’s have to Offer !!!

  • BarbieriAnthony

    Browns,Dolphins,Redskins, all willing to deal for RG III, Browns may have the draft Pick’s to get the deal Done @ 4th & Prior Picks from Falcon’s, rams will jump on a 2nd to 4th Switch, That means Andrew Luck # 1 is a More trade-able Pick than # 2 Rams !!!

  • BarbieriAnthony

    So Again Browns,Vikings RG III going 2nd or 3rd, Unless Colts take RG III for Redskin’s, Take their chance on Andrew Luck @ 6th, RG III may have more Upside in a Trade Than Andrew Luck QB Stanford !!!

  • BarbieriAnthony

    Why Colts may take the 6th Pick Give Redskin’s the # 1 Pick , Peyton Manning’s Contract, Team’s May be willing to deal More For RG III , Colt’s in a Position to have to UNLOAD Peyton Manning as Skin’s Unloaded Albert Hanesworth Contract to Big for Most teams to take a gamble on a QB that was Hurt /Surgery also !!!

  • BarbieriAnthony

    Colts fired Bill Polian , That means Peyton Manning could be OUT in Indianapolis, But feel Caldwell, & New GM ex Eagles Like RG III so Look for Colts to Draft RG III # 1

    Then also a Mad scramble By Redskins For the # 2 with RAMs for Andrew Luck, But again Browns have thee advantage unless Rams get Ryan Kerrigan OLB/DE

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  • LuisSalas

    P.Manning to 49ers.
    49ers win three super bowls in a row

  • BarbieriAnthony

    Feel Colts Coach & GM like RG III , all indoor stadium Teams will Like RG III, so Much Upside for a trade, Vs your Standard Andrew Luck, FEEL COLT’S want the 4th Slot or Even 3rd, Either Or Peyton Manning could Go to Rams,Vikings,Browns,Redskin’s , if RG III is the Pick for Colt’s !!! That Means, Browns have thee advantage for Peyton Manning also with Thee Falcons # 1 , If Andrew Luck falls to #2 or #3 Christian Ponder as well as Rams Current QB could be Traded to Redskin’s that Means Skin’s Trade down to amass Picks for a trade !!!

  • BarbieriAnthony

    RG III NO # 1 to Colt’s, But That maybe to apply leverage for a deal hat means Colt’s Either Take RG III to Succeed Peyton Manning or Pick RG III for a TRADE PARTNER, Possibly Browns Thee TRADE partner Because ANDREW LUCK falls to 4th Pick Unless Redskin’s Undercut Colt’s @ 2 nd or #r3 , Lots of Jockeying, here I feel With Bill Poilian Gone, RG III Gives Colts a Edge for a Trade Will Be Interesting to See What Jim Irsay Does but with a New GM Ex Eagles, Arena League also Possibly a New Coach RG III is The Man, For Colt’s If Andrew Luck is The Man , Feel Caldwell will be Gone from Colts , To develop Andrew Luck QB Stanford,/ if RG III, Caldwell Stays ONLY BECAUSE RG III is The RIGHT PICK @ # 1 So A Conflict of Interest may happen , Jim Irsay wins It will be His Call especially after Thee $ 90 Million Dollar Peyton manning Contract The Surgery, Jim Irsay May Fire the Whole Coaching Staff. Only because $ 90 Million is a hard pill to Swallow If & When Peyton is available Peyton Manning May Not PASS HIS PHYSICAL for a TRADE to Much RISK in Permanent Damage if Peyton Plays Football PERIOD !!!

  • BarbieriAnthony

    Do Not FEEL RAMS are SOLD on SAM BRADFORD as QB, Can See RG III or Andrew Luck @ 2nd Overall, SAM BRADFORD going to The REDSKINS or VIKINGS,OR BROWNS , Both COLTS & RAMS Get QBS , But COLTS may Get RG III @ 1st RAMS ANDREW LUCK 2nd, either Way Bradford is OUT as RAMS QB, if that is the CALL or RAMS Like COLTS jockeying for a Potential TRADE , either way Colts & RAMS will want too Much for #1 or # 2 , Browns maybe the only Legit Trade threat with falcons # 1 Pick, can also SEE PATRIOTS as thee OTHER Legit TRADE partner with TWO # 1 .will be interesting to see these two teams what COLTS OR RAMS DO IN 2012

  • BarbieriAnthony


  • BarbieriAnthony

    THAT IS WHY $ 90 MILLION CONTRACT is not Good Owner Jim Irsay will feel Deceived By Bill Polian, Chris Polian !!! Right after The CONTRACT is SIGNED SURGERY, NOT GOOD for JIM IRSAY to STOMACH that Deal . Leaves COLTS with Cutting, releasing,Peyton Manning, No Doctor May Give Peyton Manning a Clean Bill of Health Peyton Manning Should RETIRE !!! I can not POSSIBLY SEE any DOCTOR do that TO RISK PERMANENT PARALYSIS …

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  • BarbieriAnthony

    HERE IT IS Jeff Fisher New COACH of RAMS , Plus he Picks GM,, So see Jeff Fisher Making a Deal But SAM Bradford could be the OUT QB here , with RG III , as well as ANDRE LUCK QB Stanford, SAM BRADFORD to The ? 49ers,Cardinals,Patriots,Browns, even Broncos, can see Rams dealing if a QB is Chosen, Colts RG III That Leaves Vikings Trent Richardson RB Alabama is the call here with Adrian Petersen going to Surgery @ 3rd

    4th Pick Browns, Not Hard to see WR Justin Blackmon here Since Browns Passed on Julio Jones in 2011, Finally 5th Tampa Bay Bucs New Coach, Claiborne CB LSU after what Thee CB Petersen did for Arizona Cardinals, That Leaves Skin’s @ 6th Kalil OT USC, or a Trade Down With New England Patriots seems Patriots may want a WR, or OLB, or DT Quinton Coples, Patriots have the Picks to Go 6th I am Sure Patriots want another IMPACT PLAYER, especially if Vikings do Not take Trent Richardson, RB Alabama to go for OT Kalil USC so Patriots will trade up if Trent Richardson available to the 6th Slot with Redskins !!!

  • BarbieriAnthony

    IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY IN ST LOUIS, BRADFORD OUT TO THE Browns or Patriots ONLY two Teams That have enough Picks to get BRADFORD plus rebuild the RAMS JEFF FISHER’S WAY ANDREW LUCK OR RG III to the RAMS PLAIN & Simple all about that new ROOKIE Salary Cap that WAS NOT THERE when Sam Bradford went # 1 so See Two Smaller Market Teams READJUSTING unloading PEYTON MANNING*(RETIRES) & SAM BRADFORD gone due to SALARY CAP plus both COLT’s & RAMS are a MESS NEW CBA makes smaller Market Teams COMPETE !!!

  • BarbieriAnthony

    Caldwell got Fired as Coach of COLT’s , Like I said earlier this Move then is a Andrew Luck QB Stanford Move, To Me RG III is a More NFL Ready QB, , Because of Speed ,Size, But Andrew Luck Needs a QB Type Coach to Develop , Looks Interesting How the Picks Line Up .

    1. Andrew Luck Colts UNLESS THEE NEW COACH LIKES RG III , I feel the Conflict of Interest with Colts was thee NO # 1 Question who would Caldwell Draft # 1 Jim Irsay may of Gotten thee Wrong Answer from Caldwell EX Coach of Colts !!!

    2. Rams Indoor Stadium ????????? RAMS Both these Teams will consider RG III Bottom Line I Feel RG III will be Drafted By Jeff Fisher This Maybe a Economical Move in Salary Cap Ceiling for Free Agents as well as Rookie Salary Cap, Rams Can also Trade RG III for a Lot of Picks Feel this is a NO BRAIN’ER RG III A RAM FOR 15 MIN THEN TRADED TO REDSKINS FOR THEE 6TH PICK, & Much More Ryan Kerrigan a Ram is very Likely at this Moment !

    3. Vikings Indoor Stadium ????????? Vikings

    4. Browns Will Draft RG III So to me who Ever Drafts RG III , / a QB is Going Out whether it’s Colt McCoy,Sam Bradford do to His Huge Contract, Or Christian Ponder will be Interesting Between thee 4 Spots How to Handle thee RG III deal , Jeff Fisher Had A great QB Vince Young that did not Live to expectations but when Vince Young Had his Game on he was Decent !!! Run & Pass Type Deal !!!