NFL Mock Draft 2012: January 13

Now that the first 24 picks are set, we will take another look at how the draft could play out. Notably, RG3 made his entering the draft official, and Ryan Tannehill (who I would have mocked to the Browns at No. 22) has a broken bone in his foot that may require surgery, that will definitely make him miss the Senior Bowl, and that may force him to miss the combine as well.

Also, check out our Seahawks QB Candidates series.

Hey, this guy may have a third round grade, but at least he can change the light bulbs in the locker room without a step ladder. And you should see him push start a car!

1.       Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

No matter if the Colts use this pick or trade it, the top pick in this year’s draft will be Luck.

2.       St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

Jason Smith and Alex Barron have been busts. The Rams need an upgrade at tackle.

Last Week: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

3.       Minnesota Vikings: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

Christian Ponder needs a physical target to throw to. Save for Percy Harvin he doesn’t have many targets.

Last Week: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

4.       Cleveland Browns: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

Mike Holmgren isn’t afraid to draft CBs early, Claiborne is best in class.

5.       Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

The new regime must eventually protect Josh Freeman, or draft RG3.

6.       Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

Daniel Snyder isn’t afraid to make a flashy move, and the Redskins need a QB.

7.       Jacksonville Jaguars: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

The Jags need a weapon more than St. Louis, and Jeffery contrasts Mike Thomas well.

8.       Miami Dolphins: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

The Dolphins could use depth at corner and Kirkpatrick has potential to be on of the best in the league.

Last Week: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

9.       Carolina Panthers: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

With a better pass rush this year’s Panthers are a playoff team.

10.   Buffalo Bills: Alfonzo Denard, CB, Nebraska

The Bills could use a corner to cover slot receivers, or a corner across from Leodis McKelvin.

Last Week: Riley Rieff, OT, Iowa

11.   Kansas City Chiefs: Nick Perry, 34OLB, USC

The Chiefs have holes on defense, and a solid pass rusher could help mask many of those.

Last Week: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

12.   Seattle Seahawks: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

Ingram can rotate Red Bryant out next year (if he’s back) and take over for Chris Clemons after that.

Last Week: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall

13.   Arizona Cardinals: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

The Cards could use another physical target opposite Larry Fitzgerald.

Last Week: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

14.   Dallas Cowboys: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

Felix Jones is inconsistent, and DeMarco Murray is coming off a broken ankle.

Last Week: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

15.   Philadelphia Eagles: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall

The Eagles could use some depth on the line, and Curry has a very high ceiling.

Last Week: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

16.   New York Jets: Riley Rieff, OT, Iowa

The Jets may switch to run-heavy attack, but will need better blocking.

Last Week: Nick Perry, 34OLB, USC

17.   Cincinnati Bengals (via Oakland): Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

The Bengals have the opportunity to add depth to their defensive backfield.

Last Week: Chris Polk, RB, Washington

18.   San Diego Chargers: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

If Kris Dielman retires the Chargers must replace him to remain competitive.

Last Week: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

19.   Chicago Bears: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

Jay Cutler doesn’t have any big physical targets to throw to.

Next Week: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

20.   Tennessee Titans: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

The Titans got run and passed all over this year. Mercilus should be able to help on both.

Last Week: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Chris Polk, RB, Washington

Cincinnati will eventually need to replace Cedric Benson, who doesn’t catch the ball well and who has a lot of mileage.

22. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta): Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

The Browns could use a tackle opposite Joe Thomas

23. Detroit Lions: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

Dominic Raiola may be on his way out, and the Lions could use offensive line depth.

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Barrett Jones, OT, Alabama

Pittsburgh has needed new blood on their offensive line for what seems like a half-decade.

  • Jesse

    Demarco Murray is coming off an ankle injury…he’ll be back…not a good mock. Needs work.

  • Guest

    RGiii NOT going to get past browns at #4. browns will be drafting playmakers on offense after scoring almost dead last in NFL last year. will definitely not be drafting a CB at #4

  • eazc

    no way OT gets past Cardinals at #13. They have greater needs at G and T, than selecting a wide receiver.

  • Sean

    Can’t really put Snyder in on the moves in DC. Shanahan makes personnel moves. That’s why the skins have been smart for two years (minus McNabb).