NFL Mock Draft 2012: January 27

This week’s mock includes the two teams eliminated from the playoffs last week (Baltimore and San Francisco)(haha San Francisco you assholes). I still think Chris Polk is a first rounder. He doesn’t have eye-popping measurables. He’s like Rashard Mendenhall but perhaps more athletic.

I mocked another defensive end to the Seahawks. I love Ryan Tannehill‘s game, but I don’t want to see them reach that far for a quarterback.

The new Ocho Cinco is a guy named Whitney. Just kidding. He can't wear that number in the NFL. Dummy.

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.

3. Minnesota Vikings: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

The Vikings need to replace Bryant McKinnie, and while Martin is a reach, he’s much better than any 2nd rounder.

4. Cleveland Browns: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

Mike Holmgren is willing to spend very high picks on defensive players, and not quarterbacks.

Last Week: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

New Bucs coach Greg Schiano may want to run the ball a ton, and LeGarrette Blount may not cut it.

Last Week: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

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: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

The Jags need a weapon more than anyone, and Blackmon is the best available receiver in this draft.

8. Miami Dolphins: Riley Rieff, OT, Iowa

Dolphins need to protect the passer, no matter who it is next year.

Last Week: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

9. Carolina Panthers: Devon Still, DT, Penn State

Panthers need help across their defensive line, and Still is best DT in draft full of DEs.

Last Week: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

10. Buffalo Bills: Courtney Upshaw, 34OLB, Alabama

If the Bills commit to a 3-4 they will need an edge rusher.

Last Week: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

11. Kansas City Chiefs: Nick Foles, QB, Arizona

I scouted Foles earlier, he could rise up draft boards and may fit in Kansas City.

Last Week: Nick Perry, 34OLB, USC

12. Seattle Seahawks: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

Mercilus can rotate in for Red Bryant on pass downs, and may replace him if Bryant signs elsewhere.

Last Week: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

13. Arizona Cardinals: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

Wright can step into the slot, or play opposite Larry Fitzgerald immediately.

14. Dallas Cowboys: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

The Kirkpatrick slide ends. A little weed never got between Jerry Jones and a player, ask Nate Newton.

Last Week: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

Andy Reid drafts D-linemen. The Eagles need D-linemen. Quinton Coples can play every position on the Eagles D-line.

Last Week: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

16. New York Jets: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

Can step in for Plaxico Burress if he leaves in free agency.

Last Week: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

17. Cincinnati Bengals (via Oakland): Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

The Bengals need corner help across from Leon Hall.

Last Week: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

18. San Diego Chargers: Melvin Ingram, 34OLB, South Carolina

The Chargers haven’t had a dominant pass rusher since Shawne Merriman started dating Tila Tequila.

Last Week: Whitney Mercilus, 34OLB, Illinois

19. Chicago Bears: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

Elite talent at guard, and the Bears need offensive line help.

20. Tennessee Titans: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

Best center in the draft, a team that needs a center, and that will prioritize offensive line.

Last Week: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

Good complement to Cedric Benson, who is aging.

Last Week: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

22. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta): Chris Polk, RB, Washington

Polk is a versatile back and Mike Holmgren figures to be a fan of him.

Last Week: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

23. Detroit Lions: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

The Lions should have drafted their future left tackle the pick after they picked Jeff Backus in 2001. Or somewhere in between.

Last Week: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alameda Ta’amu, NT, Washington

Nose tackle certainly isn’t an immediate need, but replacing Casey Hampton will eventually have to happen.

25. Denver Broncos: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia

Brian Dawkins is on his last leg, and the Broncos should move Champ Bailey to safety.

26. Houston Texans: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

The Texans showed this year that their depth at wide receiver is pretty thin.

Last Week: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

27. New England Patriots: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

Best player available. Belichick collects DBs like baseball cards.

28. Green Bay Packers: Brandon Washington, OL, Miami

The Packers need help on their offensive line, which will help their run game and Aaron Rodgers.

Last Week: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

29. Baltimore Ravens: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

Ed Dickson didn’t replace Todd Heap, and Allen is an elite talent.

30. San Francisco 49ers: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

Michael Crabtree is a diva, and a diva on his way out of the building.

  • Anonymous

    Why is drafting the 2nd best QB in the draft at number 6 considered a flashy move by Dan Snyder. If the Browns drafted RGIII at 4 would that be considered a flashy move? One other thing Snyder isn’t making the move he has no say in what the Redskins do personnel wise as long as Shanny is here.

  • Ibleedgreen1030

    The eagles need dline? Why?#1 in sacks best pass rush in NFL.and they’re deep there.they have a #13 overall first round draft pick waiting for his chance already.if your argument is that the dline didn’t stop the run u have to understand that in a wide nine defense the dline job is to get upfield and pressure the qb while the lbs stuff the run.so they need lbs not dline.

    • Anonymous

      They are getting old across the whole line and Coples adds depth everywhere, and may be able to unseat a starter. I don’t personally have any 43 LB’s graded high enough for that pick at this time either. Andy Reid has a history of drafting BPA, close to the ball, and often defense.

  • Luke28ludke

    Why would the packers get oline in the first round when their major concern is the defense. They should get a d line or linebacker.

  • Tub

    Eagles couldn’t stop the run to save there life. I’d say they need d-line help. But that’s my opinion from watching my Seahawks run wild all over there faces. I’m a little wary of mercilus, seeing as hes kinda like last years Daquan bowers, a one year wonder. I really like nick perry and coples. Red Bryant isn’t leaving Seattle. He’s got too many ties there

  • Nwardell20

    You may love Chris Polk but Cleveland dosent mock him to your team, and if RG3 is there at 4 we will take him you can book that…Its down to him or Blackmon Heckert has already said it will be an Offensive Playmaker..

    • Have_notz

      he never said it will be offensive. claiborne would be a hell of a pic this draft is loaded with offensive talent

  • Tomtom2

    Love the Dwight Jones pick, but how is Crabtree a diva?