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

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17. Oakland Raiders (8-8) (traded to Cincinnati)-Michael Floyd, WR, Norte Dame

I don’t think the Bengals entered the draft considering taking a player like Michael Floyd, but if he happens to be available at this spot how do you pass it up? Imagine having Floyd on one side and A.J. Green on the other side. There are still doubts about whether or not Dalton has much higher of a ceiling, well if he has A.J. Green and Floyd to throw too with Jermaine Gresham and Jerome Simpson and Jordan Shipley, he’ll never be able to blame the talent around him.

I’ll write it again-I don’t love the talent in this draft so teams should just take the best player available and hope it pans out. Floyd is a terrific prospect, except for that pesky baggage.
18. San Diego Chargers (8-8)-Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama Crimson Tide

I think this is an ideal pick for the Chargers. They need a pass rusher and Upshaw is a pretty darn good one.
19. Chicago Bears (8-8)-Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

Every year the Bears draft OL and every year their OL stink. Well here comes another offensive linemen. Konz is a vastly superior prospect, to me, than Mike Pouncey of a year ago and good value here. Perhaps the Bears also consider a Dwayne Allen here (though it’s about 15 spots too early) with Martz out, they could use a real tight end.
20. Tennessee Titans (9-7)-Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

Derrick Morgan hasn’t developed quite the way the Titans had hoped probably due to numerous injuries, but they could look to grab a talent like Mercilus if he’s available at this point. He was one of the most productive players in College Football this year, I’d also be stunned if they didn’t consider adding a wide receiver here.
21. Cincinnati Bengals (9-7)-Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Hurricanes

The Bengals run game needs to improve if they want to be a balanced offense. With two first round picks here the Bengals can go in any number of directions. I think this draft is a bit down so the Bengals should really just grab the top players on their board and move forward with the new infusion of talent. Miller can run between the tackles, but unlike Benson also brings big play ability to the table.
22. Atlanta Falcons (10-6)(traded to Cleveland)-Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor Bears

If at all possible, the Browns need to find a way to improve their offense. If they are not going to take Robert Griffin III they should at least give Colt McCoy a real option at the wide receiver position. I think Justin Blackmon is the ideal fit for their offense, but he might not be available at #4 overall, if not they could use their second first round pick to add a player who brings a lot of speed to the position and an ability to rack up the yards after the catch.
23. Detroit Lions (10-6)-Mark Barron, S, Alabama Crimson Tide

The Lions need to improve their secondary. Pairing Barron with Louis Delmas would give the Lions two smart, tough, athletic safeties in the back of their defense, which might improve the whole defense. Barron won’t get beaten deep often because he’s out of position, that’s for sure.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)-Janoris Jenkins, CB, Northern Alabama

If anyone watched Ike Taylor (the best CB on the team) play in the playoffs you realize how much talent is needed at the cornerback position for the Steelers. Yes, OL is also a bit of a worry as is replenishing the talent on an aging defensive line, but cornerback offers the best value here and fills a huge need. Jenkins also has some character issues, but is a terrific prospect and was potentially a top 15 pick last year had he kept out of trouble off the field.

25. Denver Broncos (8-8)*-Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

Worthy had an impressive bowl game and has had some big time games this season. You’d like to see a bit more consistency, but he’s always had 1st round physical ability. The Broncos have ok weapons on offense though they could use an upgrade at Tight End, another WR, and another RB the value’s not here with this selection. They need to beef up the interior of their defensive line.

26. New York Giants (9-7)*-Cordy Glenn, G/T, Georgia

The Giants offensive line is playing better as of late, but Kareem McKenzie looks like he’s on his last leg. The Giants like versatility in their offensive linemen and Glenn has shown this year that he is athletic enough to play tackle. He has great size and is powerful. Adding Glenn would provide talent and depth to any of the guard spots or tackle spots, even though the Giants have some young talent they like there with Mitch Petrus and James Brewer I wouldn’t be surprised to see them make this move.

27. Houston Texans (10-6)*-Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

This is a position I’ve mocked to the Texans a few times, often looking at Kendall Wright the WR out of Baylor who has the best speed of potential first round WR picks. Sanu is a fringe first round guy who is a jack of all trades and does everything for Rutgers. Sanu has been compared to Hakeem Nicks by Dan Kadar of mocking the draft which might be a bit of a generous comparison. Sanu can be Brad Smith, if Brad Smith was a legitimate #2 WR option. The Texans should find someone to play opposite of Andre Johnson in this draft.
28. Baltimore Ravens (12-4)*-Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State University

At this point you have to take a chance on the potential next Ray Lewis. Burfict is supremely talented, he just doesn’t have great instincts and can’t play consistently under control. The Ravens will coach that out of him, and if they can’t it’s not meant to be and no one probably would get the best out of him.

29. New Orleans Saints (13-3)*(traded to New England)-Brandon Thompson, DL, Clemson Tigers

The Patriots need to beef up their defense in whatever way they can during the off-season either through free agency and draft. I think one of these years the Patriots will actually use both of their first round picks one of these teams while the Tom Brady window is still open I’d think.

30. San Francisco 49ers (13-3)*-Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma Sooners

Late in the first round in mock drafts, I always like to highlight a player I think has a big chance of shooting up draft boards between now and the draft. I don’t think Fleming is a first round talent, but his stock could really emerge during the pre-draft process. Be on the lookout for him.

31. New England Patriots (13-3)* -Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

Kuechly’s better than the 31st overall prospect, but players who lack elite measurables sometimes have a habit of slipping in the draft despite how productive they have been in college football for example James Laurinatis, Paul Poz, and Rey Maluaga. Kuechly could be the next and everyone’s loss is the Patriots gain.

32. Green Bay Packers (15-1)*-Melvin Ingram, OLB, South Carolina

The Packers have done a great job of creating turnovers this year, but haven’t been able to stop anyone really. It could be their undoing in the playoffs, though that remains to be seen. Melvin Ingram is a very talented player who is versatile at the College level, but will likely have to move off the line and play in the 34. Ingram can play opposite Matthews to give the Packers defense some more teeth and play-makers.


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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 !!!